Selma Thagard appointed assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clarkson
POTSDAM – Selma Mededovic Thagard has been appointed assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Clarkson University. She began teaching this fall.
Thagard received her bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Florida State University. Her Ph.D. research earned the distinction as the best Ph.D. research work in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Florida State.
Clarkson names Lei Wu assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering
POTSDAM – Lei Wu has been appointed assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University. He started teaching this fall and is offering a course in power transmission and distribution and operation and control of electric power systems.
HAMMOND – Christine Tonya Williams and David Matthew Adams, both of 72 Demot Rd., are pleased to announce their engagement.
The bride’s parents are Ralph and Cindy Williams of 74 Fisher Rd., Lisbon. The groom’s parents are Richard and Lisa Adams of 413 Champlain St., Ogdensburg.
Christine is a 2005 graduate of Lisbon Central School. She graduated from SUNY Canton in 2007 and SUNY Institute of Technology in 2010 with a degree in health information management. She is employed as a secretary with Star Route Auto Service, Canton.
Lyle Martin Haggett, 91, of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of Norwood, passed away October 3 at Westminster Manor in Bradenton where he had been a resident for several weeks.
DeKalb apartment tenants catch alleged burglar entering through window, hold him until sheriff's deputies arrive
DEKALB JUNCTION – Apartment residents held an alleged burglar until St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene early Saturday morning after they caught him climbing into a bedroom window.
Deputies said Jacob D. Martinez, 18, of 1 Fisher St., Canton, was charged with third degree attempted burglary, a felony, fourth degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and trespassing.
He was caught entering the bedroom of an apartment attached to Dale’s Grocery, 4327 U.S. Hwy. 11 by the apartment tenants, who called 911 at 12:16 a.m., deputies said.
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia to perform three shows with puppetry, special lighting Oct. 5 in Potsdam
POTSDAM – The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will perform Leo Lionni’s Frederick, Swimmy and Inch by Inch Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Snell Theater, SUNY Potsdam, as part of the Community Performance Series Meet the Arts series.
Drawn from Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor books, Frederick, a poetic mouse, makes everyday life an artful experience; Swimmy is a tiny fish who uses ingenuity to fend off danger; and in Inch by Inch, a lovable inchworm shares his facility for measuring absolutely everything.
Waddington, Louisville Republicans to host 'Meet the Candidates' night Oct. 5
WADDINGTON – The Waddington Republican Town Committee and the Louisville Republican Town Committee host a “Meet the Candidates” night Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 7:30 at Waddington Hepburn Library, Main Street.
Candidates expected to attend are:
Patty Ritchie, Republican candidate for state Senate, 48th District;
David Forsythe, Republican candidate for NYS Assembly, 118th District
Kevin Perretta, Republican candidate for SLC Legislature - District 15, Waddington, Louisville, Massena
Matt Denner, Republican candidate for SLC Coroner
An enthusiastic and energetic group of Boy Scouts provided the muscle to help TAUNY staff in Canton transfer archive materials up two flights of stairs in preparation for planned renovations. Pictured here, from Scout Master Gerald Findley’s Troop 27, are (left to right, front row) Patrick Thompson, Gage Michael Mustain, Caleb Henderson, Philip Snow; (middle row) Austin Irwin, Joe Stahl, Fred Given, Austin Antle; (back row) Sam Haenel, Jonathan Pinckney, Dylan Flight, Jacob Beaudette, Christopher McGaw, and Senior Patrol Leader David Haenel.
St. Lawrence County Arts Council conducting membership drive
POTSDAM – This fall, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council is conducting a membership drive across the North Country region.
Over 900 membership invitation packages have been mailed out to encourage individuals and families, artists or not, to join the organization.
Members are part of the largest network of artists, cultural organizations, and arts supporters in Northern New York.
Ogdensburg Command Performances kicks off season tonight with 'Forever Plaid'
OGDENSBURG – Get ready for some great musical theater when Ogdensburg Command Performances kicks off its 2010-11 Season with 50s music-inspired Forever Plaid from the Barter Theatre.
Experience the beautiful four-part harmonies of “The Plaids” when the musical extravaganza takes the stage on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7:45 p.m.