Natalie S. Aldrich snapped this photo of a sunset on the Cowan Rd. “An evening walk with the dog and my camera,” said Aldrich.
Ogdensburg Walmart donates to St. Lawrence NYSARC Summer Camp
Walmart of Ogdensburg recently donated $500 to St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Dodge Pond summer camp program. The donation will support a specialized session held at Dodge Pond this summer. Pictured, from left, Suzanne Masters, Walmart Sales Associate and Joseph Montgomery, Program Director of St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Dodge Pond.
Hard to rebuild music program once it’s cut
To the Editor:
Eliminating another music position from Potsdam Central School will not solve the district’s problems either in the short nor the long run, and I hope that those responsible for handling school spending plans opt to preserve the program as it stands.
I’ve seen this situation develop in other states, so it’s nothing new, but I sure hope the powers that be will not make the same mistakes as have been made elsewhere.
Congrats Mary Lou Rupp; the campaign is on
To the Editor:
Congratulations Mary Lou Rupp. It didn’t take long for newly appointee St. Lawrence County Clerk Gavin Regan to fire acting St. Lawrence County Clerk, Mary Lou Rupp.
Mrs. Rupp has announced that she is running this November for the position on the Republican ticket. Mr. Regan said this was for budgetary reasons but anyone can see this was strictly a political move and that’s too bad.
Why not middle school?
Doesn’t it seem that the Board of Education in the Norwood-Norfolk district wants to listen to people, particularly the faculty? At a meeting with the school superintendent recently, it was brought up about the elimination of the middle school to help cut costs. The reply was, “The Board does not want it.” The question is why? NNCS was once a K-6 and 7-12 building. If cutting it saves jobs and programs, why not?
Big landowners will benefit
As a resident of Hopkinton, I’m increasingly concerned about the proposed wind farm that has been secretly in the works for several years and that has just come to light. What’s interesting to note is that of the 60 properties with signed leases, 30 of those are with Norco Farms. If you think that it’s regular folks who are going to benefit from this project, think again. It’s the regular folks who are going to lose 20 percent of their property values overnight and a few of the big landowners who are going to retire to Florida with the big lease payments from the big multi-national.
Rebecca Kelly dance camp returns to Potsdam for ninth year in July
POTSDAM -- Community Performance Series will again offer the Rebecca Kelly Ballet dance camp and residency July 5 to 9 at SUNY Potsdam.
The camp will culminate in a performance Saturday, July 9 featuring the Rebecca Kelly ONSTAGE dancers and camp participants.
St. Lawrence County deer harvest down slightly in in 2010
There were 3,662 bucks and 6,233 total white-tailed deer taken by hunters in St. Lawrence County during the 2010 season, according to figures reported Monday by DEC.
While the state as a whole saw slightly higher numbers this past season than in 2009, hunters in St. Lawrence County were slightly less successful in 2010 than 2009.
The St. Lawrence County take totalled 3,959 bucks and 6,850 total deer in the 2009 season harvest.
The 2010 figures per town in St. Lawrence County were reported in bucks and total deer taken:
Brasher 99, 176
Canton 21,3 374
Canton program to explore customs, sights and sounds of travel in 1890s
CANTON -- A March 30 program in the Canton Free Library will bring to life the customs, sights and sounds of travel in late 19th century New York.
Mary Jeanne Bialas, director of Victorian Whispers, an educational program development agency, will explore the preparations of a wealthy Victorian industrialist and his wife as they get ready to take a trip.
Learn about the joys and hardships of travel around the state in the late 1890s and help unpack luggage filled with antique and vintage undergarments, outer garments, shoes and accessories..
'Night out' March 30 in Canton for parents of adolescents with disabilities
CANTON – Parent to parent of NYS will host a “parents night out” for parents of adolescents with disabilities from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 at CP Association of the North County, 4 Commerce Lane.
Parents will learn new activities for the whole family, discuss ways to establish rules and learn about the Nurturing Parent Program offered by the Seaway Valley Prevention Council.
More info: 379-1538 or 1-800-603-6778. RSVP is recommended.