CSX needs to be more considerate
Once again, third time this year, I’ve been late for work due to the super long wait at the South Main RR crossing waiting for the train. I understand that the CSX workers are doing their jobs, but is it fair to make people wait for over 20 minutes for the train? Maybe CSX would rather pay the fine for making people wait over the legally allotted time frame rather than letting traffic through. How would they like to start paying the wages for all the people they make late for work? Get it together boys – you’re not the only ones with jobs to do.
Barking dogs just as bad
OK, I am tired of reading about how ‘loud’ motorcycles are. You hear them go by for maybe a total of 10 seconds but ya’ll can put your dog outside all day, so that I have to hear them bark all day. I don’t think so. Give people their freedom a little. Everyone complaining is trying to take everyone’s fun and freedom away. Leave them alone. Also, how can you say that they are louder than they should be when you can’t figure that out just by listening. You don’t know everything, Norwood. Leave the bikers alone. They are only on the road for a few months out of the year.
Hopkinton Summer Fest a true hometown event
To the Editor:
The Hopkinton Summer Fest 2011 is now in the history books.
Thank you to everyone who donated their time to work and especially to the committee members who do a great job of organizing the event.
We would also like to take this time to extend a special thanks to the businesses that participated with their donations.
Due to this support, the committee is able to keep the food prices reasonable and offer free entertainment for children and adults.
This is truly a hometown event.
Potsdam study committee chair believes dissolution would be 'disastrous'
The chair of Potsdam’s dissolution study committee says he believes dissolution of the village would be “disastrous” for the town “and beyond.”
The village board this morning acknowledged that the work of the committee is done and they await their report.
Tim Connolly, who is now calling himself the former chair of the committee, considers himself now free to state his opinion on the proposal, and he is opposed.
Rep. Owens co-sponsors bill to clarify requirements of derivatives users
Two Republicans and a Democrat have joined Democrat Congressman Bill Owens to introduce a bill in the House of Representatives to alter a provision on derivatives in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Michael G. Grimm (R-NY), Gary Peters (D-MI), Austin Scott (R-GA), along with Owens, introduced the Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2011 (H.R. 2682), a bipartisan bill to clarify that true end-users of derivatives are exempt from the margin requirements applied by the Dodd-Frank Act to many derivatives contracts.
Big Seaway Festival parade in Ogdensburg Saturday
OGDENSBURG – The 51st annual Seaway Festival, billed as the biggest family reunion in St. Lawrence County, continues through Sunday, featuring music, fireworks, a parade, and a duck race and classic car show.
Nik and the Nice Guys will be the highlight show Friday night, just before the fireworks.
Ontario Amusement midway rides will operate from noon – 11 p.m. through Saturday, July 30 in the Greenbelt area.
The schedule of events follows:
Something for everyone at 160th Gouverneur/St. Lawrence County Fair Aug. 1-7
GOUVERNEUR – Whether you’re interested in raising livestock, learning about agriculture, watching performances by local bands, midway rides and fair food, or hearing the roar of a monster truck 160th Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair has something for everyone Monday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Barney Street fairgrounds.
Admission to the fairgrounds is free, however, admission to special events each day have ticket fees. See each day below for the various fees. Parking inside the gate is $3, and season parking is $12.
SLU professor writes book analyzing corporate television advertising
CANTON - A new book co-authored by a St. Lawrence University professor analyzes the way that corporate television advertising over the past 15 years has shaped our collective view of a world in transition.
Landscapes of Capital: Representing Time, Space, and Globalization in Corporate Advertising, by St. Lawrence Professor of Film and Representation Studies Stephen Papson and Lewis & Clark College Professor of Sociology Robert Goldman has just been published by Polity Press.
Papson has been a member of the St. Lawrence faculty since 1976.
This is a photo of Dan and Renée Dominie's “little girl” Raven doing what she loves…running with her poppy in the fields up at SUNY Canton. Photo by Dan Dominie.
The Ogdensburg Lady Maples Softball Team recently played in the Can Am Shoot Out in Brownville, N.Y. They played four games in all. The players are as follows: Coach Amanda Sharlow, #27 Mikayla Horton,#11 Riley Luckie, #20 Madi Bresett, #24 Alicia Sharpe, #25 Susie Morrow, #5 Kayli Downie, #12 Alicia Shaver, #15 Mollee Shrens, #10 Jill Lincoln, #4 Taylor Smith, #19 Sadie Frown, #17 Jennie Dalton, #18 Driston Snyder and Danielle Guimand.