Dry spring in North Country and around state has Gov. Cuomo warning about wildfire danger
As dry weather conditions make for very high wildfire danger in St. Lawrence County and across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging all New Yorkers to be extra cautious.
“These conditions should not be taken lightly,” Cuomo said. “The potential for disastrous wildfires is present in all areas of the state and we must do whatever we can to prevent fires from occurring. The state will continue to closely monitor the wildfire danger and I will deploy whatever resources are necessary to protect New Yorkers should a critical situation occur.”
Massena Memorial Hospital First in New York State to link electronically with Opt-to-Quit Program
Department representatives who are part of putting the MMH Opt to Quit Program together are, from left, Jay Lawrence, Information Technology; Donna Dishaw, RN, Medical/Surgical Unit; Debbie Willer, RT, Respiratory Therapy Director; Beth Gero, Ph.D., MA, Certified Tobacco Intervention Specialist; and Ty Batten, Information Technoloogy
Annual Professional Clothing Fair at SUNY Canton Wed. & Thurs. offers interview, work duds
CANTON -- AAUW and SUNY Canton will host the 11th Annual Professional Clothing Fair April 18 and 19 in SUNY Canton’s Miller Campus Center.
The cost of new clothing makes dressing for success an expensive proposition. But help is at hand for anyone looking to get a few items of clothing suitable for a job interview, student teaching, the office, or an employment upgrade, for free.
The fair will be in Miller Multipurpose Rooms 212-214, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19.
Turkey and biscuit dinner at Parishville Town Hall Wednesday to benefit P-H prom party
PARISHVILLE -- A turkey and biscuit dinner will be served April 18 starting at 5 p.m. at the Parishville Town Hall.
Cost will be $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under five and adults over 90. Takeouts will be available.
Proceeds will benefit the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School After Prom Party.
County Industrial Dvelopment Agency meets Wednesday in Canton to consider bond issue
CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency and St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency Civic Development Corporation will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the Best Western, East Main Street, Canton.
They will consider authorization of the issuance and sale of bonds relative to a Clarkson University project and discuss litigation matters.
The meeting is open to the public.
Another season at the Cecilie Garden is about to begin, but the sign that identifies the garden has disappeared and stunned volunteers hope it will be returned.The garden, in Lehman Park just south of the village of Potsdam, was established in 2003 by Jessica Pletcher and fellow SUNY Potsdam students in memory of Jessica’s mother, Cecilie Pletcher. Click here for story.
Congressional candidate Doheny qualifies for GOP, Conservative, Independence Party ballot lines
The Doheny For Congress campaign has submitted 8,357 signatures to qualify Matt Doheny for the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties’ lines in the upcoming 21st Congressional District election.
That tally includes:
• 6,621 signatures from registered Republicans; the campaign needed 938 to qualify
• 1,375 signatures from registered Independence Party members; the campaign needed 852 to qualify
• 361 signatures from registered Conservatives; the campaign needed 196 to qualify
State Dems, IBEW endorse 'Energy Highway'
The state Democratic Rural Conference (DRC) Executive Board unanimously passed a resolution in favor of the electric power and generation upgrade proposal known as the “Energy Highway” proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his recent 2012 budget plan.
The DRC Resolution was also approved by the 15,000 member New York State International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Utility Workers (IBEW).
Two-day network security workshop Wednesday and Thursday at Clarkson
POTSDAM -- Hands-On Network Security: Practical Tools and Methods, an intensive two-day workshop on assessing and securing network infrastructure using current open-source tools and techniques, will be offered via video-teleconference at Clarkson University.
Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 and 19 in Snell Hall’s Petersen Boardroom on the Hill Campus.
The cost is $599 for members of NYSERNet, also known as the New York State Education and Research Network; $649 for non-NYSERNet educational staff; and $849 for all others.
Adirondack quilt lecture Wednesday at Canton Free Library
CANTON -- The Canton Free Library, 8 Park St., will present a free lecture by Hallie E. Bond, curator at the Adirondack Museum, titled “Common Threads: Adirondack Quilts Tell Their Stories,” 6:30 p.m. April 18 in the Paige Room.
Quilters are invited to bring Adirondack and North Country quilts to the library starting April 16 so they can be displayed the afternoon of the program.