Button knows how to think outside the box
To the Editor:
David Button has been involved in the planning and management of budgets in a variety of organizations for which I’ve had first-hand knowledge and has done an exemplary job.
He is very easy to work with and is always a team builder.
Treasurer’s staffer says Felt has her support
To the Editor:
Students are no good
In response to “No Soccer In The House” (Sept. 1-7), saying there should have been a more measured response to the citation for playing soccer in the street, I disagree. The writer obviously does not live in the Bay Street or Pierrepont Avenue area where the students think it is their own little fun park. They party at all hours keeping people up, they steal or destroy any item left out at night, they block sidewalks with their cars, they urinate and play in the roads forcing a person to drive around them, and they have no issues throwing their empty beer cans on my lawn.
Overnight parking in Potsdam
I don’t know how many times people have to complain before something is done about the parking situation in downtown Potsdam. Once the school year starts there is no place to park overnight. College students drive down and park in the lot across from the Roxy to go to the bars and then walk home, leaving their cars there all night. It’s great that they are responsible enough to not drink and drive, but where are the people who live downtown in buildings with no parking lots supposed to park?
Abuse only the beginning
Regarding “Senseless Cruelty To Animals” (Aug. 25 – 31), I agree with you 100 percent, with the single exception that all cowards are animal abusers. And then I’d like to add that several FBI and other studies have shown the most such abusers (even murderers) will go on to turn that same hatred to their own family, friends and people in general. Animal abuse is too often only the beginning of something much worse.
Potsdam resident one of two to win awards for graduate student presentations at Clarkson
Two Clarkson University students received two out of the three awards for Best Graduate Student Presentation for research they presented at the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) in Geneva, N.Y., in July.
Daegan A.J. Gonyer of Groveton, N.H., and Andrew F. Brouwer of Potsdam, N.Y., received first and third place awards, respectively.
S. Colton man charged with 3rd DWAI in 10 years
ROSSIE -- A South Colton man has been charged with a count of driving while ability impaired, his third such infraction within 10 years, state police say.
Gregory A. Dunning, 27, was, stopped at 5:20 p.m. along Cty. Rt. 22 in the town of Rossie. Troopers say they charged him with two felonies, driving while ability impaired-drugs-2 prior convictions in 10 years, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Troopers say he was held on $1,500 bail.
Potsdam Central Hall of Fame events this weekend start Friday morning
POTSDAM – The Potsdam Central School Athletic Hall of Fame seventh annual induction weekend is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11.
Events begin on Friday at 10 a.m. with golf at the Potsdam Town and Country Club, and a tailgate party at Sergi’s Banquet Room at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the Hall of Fame wall will be unveiled at the Gillette/Saunders Physical Education Complex at 12:30 p.m.
The Hall of Fame football game vs. Canton Central School will be at 1:30 p.m., with a dinner and induction ceremony following at 5 p.m. in the A.A. Kingston Middle School cafeteria.
Students all over St. Lawrence County picked up their book bags and headed back to school this week as the 2010-11 school year began. Nate and Caleb Haggett are shown here preparing for their first day in fourth grade at Norwood-Norfolk Central School. Photo submitted by Karen Haggett
Turkey pie dinner for Hopkinton First Congregational Saturday
HOPKINTON – A turkey pie dinner to benefit the Hopkinton First Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at Hopkinton Town Hall beginning at 5 p.m.
Takeouts are available at 4:30 p.m.
The dinner includes mashed potatoes, cabbage salad, cranberries and dessert.
The cost: adults $7, children 5-12 $4, under 5 years and over 90, free.