SUNY Potsdam students choose honors professor of the year
POTSDAM – After receiving a healthy amount of feedback—some of it rather grumbling—about the difficulty of the reading selections for his spring semester course, Dr. John McGinness, an associate professor of music theory at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, was surprised to learn that he had been selected as the 2010 Distinguished Honors Professor of the Year.
Every year, students in the College’s academically rigorous Honors Program vote for their favorite professor.
New Hope Community Church in Potsdam to celebrate 40th Anniversary July 30, Aug 1
POTSDAM -- New Hope Community Church, formerly Koinonia Church, is recognizing the church’s 40th anniversary during the weekend of July 30 to Aug. 1 with the theme, “Celebrating God’s Faithfulness: Yesterday, Today, and Forever.”
Special services will take place at the church, at the corner of Grant and Chestnut Streets, on Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning.
Guest speakers representing all four decades will include Dr. Harvey Smith, Dr. Mike Webster, Dr. Bryan Moore, Pastor Dave Coles, Dr. Gary Pasquarell, and Pastor John Ault.
Echoes in Black next featured performers in Massena’s Concert in the Park Series on Thursday
MASSENA – Echoes in Black will take the stage this Thursday evening as the next featured performance in the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce Concert in the Park series season.
All concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the Springs Park Amphitheater, W. Hatfield St., Massena. In the event of rain, concerts will be relocated to the Massena Fire Station, Andrews Street.
All concerts are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
The schedule includes:
• Sandy Cook and the Extravaganza Band, Friday, Aug. 6
Man jailed following arrest in Potsdam for weapon possession, failing to register as sex offender
POTSDAM – A Pierrepont man was jailed after being charged Friday with third degree criminal possession of a weapon and failure to register as a sex offender, both felonies, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.
Alan S. Klemko, 46, of 45 Burt Wood Park Rd., Pierrepont, was charged about 6:25 p.m. after deputies were called to the Village of Potsdam. Deputies responded after receiving information Klemko was in possession of a long gun and the family was concerned for his safety.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Performance Improvement Committee recently implemented an employee recognition program enabling other employees, regardless of rank in the organization, to nominate other workers they feel have gone the extra mile, always assist others, put forward and promote ideas for improvement, or are always professional and demonstrate a positive attitude. In June, 27 Debbie Duprey from the food services department won the drawing for the premium parking space.
Norfolk church to present concert by Dan Schall July 28
NORFOLK – The New Life Christian Fellowship will present a concert by Dan Schall at 7 p.m. July 28.
Being a stutter, God has blessed Dan with a beautiful singing voice, and he presents an evening of gospel music.
Through music, he conveys his love for Jesus Christ and his concern for his fellow man’s eternity.
The fellowship is located at 30 N. Main St., Norfolk. For more information, call 379-9239.
Clarkson prof helps celebrate 50th anniversary of when mentor was awarded Nobel Prize
POTSDAM – A Clarkson University professor was named honorary chairman of a conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when his mentor was awarded the Nobel Prize.
Jaroslav Heyrovsky was awarded the prize for inventing polarography, an electrochemical technique for determining the composition of solutions using electrical currents.
At the time, Petr Zuman, now a distinguished emeritus research professor at Clarkson, was his collaborator.
Ritchie blasts Aubertine for not backing 'reform pledge'
CANTON -- Now that a group that says it is dedicated to reform in New York politics has passed out its “Enemies of Reform” list, St. Lawrence County Clerk Patty Ritchie says it’s “disappointing” that Democratic Sen. Darrell Aubertine “has chosen not to endorse NY Uprising’s reform pledge.”
Ritchie, a Republican state Senate candidate and one of the group’s “Heroes of Reform,” will be challenging Aubertine in the November election.
Funeral services for 67 year old Linda L. Wilson, 50 Riverside Drive, Colton, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton with Harvey Smith presiding. Burial will be held in St. Patricks Cemetery, Colton. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 - 4 and 7- 9 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton. Mrs. Wilson passed away Friday afternoon at her home.
Funeral services for infant Esme Fiona Tyo, of Massena will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena with Rev. Joel Grigg presiding. Friends and family are welcome to be received from 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home until the time of the service. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery,II