Potsdam Youth Basketball announces sign-up dates
POTSDAM -- With basketball season just around the corner, the Potsdam Youth Basketball Association (PYBA) is gearing up for another season with signups 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 in the lobby of A.A. Kingston Middle School, Lawrence Avenue.
Canton teen crashes truck, breaks utility pole trying to avoid cat; two injured
CANTON – A Canton woman who told deputies she was trying to avoid a cat in the road Sunday crashed her pickup truck, breaking a utility pole, and injuring herself and a passenger.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies say Briana R. Sibbitts, 17, of the Irish Settlement Road, and her passenger were taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
National Grid came and reset the pole.
No tickets were issued.
St. Lawrence Valley Human Resources Management Association to meet Oct. 13 in Canton
CANTON – The St. Lawrence Valley Human Resource Management Association has a session of updates and “hot topics” for members from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13, including a networking luncheon, at St. Lawrence University’s Sullivan Student Center.
There will be sessions on social media and contesting unemployment claims.
The fee for members is $50, non-members $60. People can register at www.bsk.com. Info: (800) 339-8897.
Science Cafe to focus on ‘Cocktail Party Problem’ Oct. 6 in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Tensors and the "Cocktail Party Problem" will be discussed by Clarkson University Mathematics Professor Carmeliza Navasca at the next Science Café at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street, Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7:15 p.m.
Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs.
For information, visit www.clarkson.edu/sciencecafe.
'Inside a German Mega-Brothel' talk Oct. 5 in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- The SUNY Potsdam Women's and Gender Studies Anne R. Malone Lecture Series will continue at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 with a talk given by Clarkson University professor Dr. Annegret D. Staiger entitled "Inside a German Mega-Brothel: What the New Legal Regimes Tell Us About Sex and Commerce," in the Raymond Hall eighth floor dining room on the SUNY Potsdam campus.
CPH observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month with several events
POTSDAM -- Staff and physicians of Canton-Potsdam Hospital's main campus and outpatient services campuses are marking breast cancer awareness month by participating in a number of events.
To kick off the month, the Hospital held a "pinkest department" contest. Finalists included Cardiology Services, CPH Warner Cancer Treatment Center, Environmental Services, Registration/Switchboard, Medical/Surgical Unit 2, and Human Resources.
Morgan seeks election to Canton Town Board
To the Editor:
My name is Mike Morgan and I’m seeking election to the Canton Town Board. I reside in the Village of Canton and I’m a 20-year member of Canton Fire & Rescue where I served five years as chief. Canton is a great place to live and work and I would love the opportunity to help make it even better.
Don’t remain silent about park vandalism
To the Editor:
I am a member of the Canton Garden Club and a professor in the Veterinary Technology Program at SUNY Canton.
Three arrested following investigation into $7,000 worth of bad checks in Potsdam area
POTSDAM – St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies charged three people with grand larceny Saturday following an investigation into $7,000 worth of bad checks.
Scott W. Bickford, 33, of 680 Southville Road, West Stockholm, Jonathan P. Samelski, 35, and Autumn H. Samelski, 33, both of 285 Allens Falls Road, Potsdam, were charged with third degree grand larceny, a class D felony, and first degree scheming to defraud, a class E felony. The Samelskis were also charged with falsely reporting an incident and offering a false instrument for filing, both misdemeanors.
Worried about flu shot
I’m responding to last week’s question regarding the flu shot (NCNow Survey, Sept. 22-28, 2010). I’m used to getting the regular old flu shot, but this new serum (for H1N1 or H3N2) that the government says is safe has me a bit uneasy. If the regular shot is not available, I’ll take my chances–just printed some home remedies suggested by WebMD.com article.