Lasagna dinner at Lisbon American Legion Hall April 7
LISBON – A lasagna dinner sponsored by the Saints Philip and James Church will be held Thursday, April 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lisbon American Legion Hall.
Dinner includes lasagna prepared by the culinary arts class at Northwest Tech BOCES, salad, Italian bread, hot and cold beverages and an assortment of pies.
The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5.50 for children 5 to 12, free for under 5, $25 for family.
Takeouts will be available.
For large orders, call 393-2090 after 2 p.m.
Questions about pot legalization
To the Editor:
Once again some stoner takes to the Sound Off column ("Alcohol Far Worse Than Pot" online, Monday April 4) to promote pot as less harmful and a better alternative to alcohol. I have a few questions for the pot heads who promote these ideas. If we legalize pot how do we:
Measure the level of intoxication on the stoned driver who runs over a kid near the play ground? How much pot did he/she smoke? Are they a true pot addict (and yes, people do become addicted to this “harmless” drug) or did they just have a “couple of tokes” before they got behind the wheel?
Norwood-Norfolk grad makes president's list at NCCC
Nicole Charter, a 2010 graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School, was recognized on the President’s List at North Country Community College, Saranac Lake Campus.
She is currently enrolled in the Nursing Program at NCCC.
Sen. Ritchie on clothing tax break
To the Editor:
Shopping for children's clothes can be expensive.
With rising gas prices and an uncertain economy, most families in Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence County tell me they have been looking to cut costs where ever they can.
I am pleased to report that the new state budget holds the line on new taxes while cutting the state's four percent tax on clothing purchases up to $55.
The Potsdam High School Saxophone Quartet recently played at Crane's Saxophone Chamber Music Festival, which brought together saxophonists from around the country and was organized by Crane Saxophone professor Christopher Creviston. The Potsdam high school group performed "Chorale and Canon," by world-renowned composer Arthur Frackenpohl. Students in the Wind Ensemble as well as the sax quartet were treated to a session at the high school with Mr. Frackenpohl during which he spoke about his composition and made some suggestions to the quartet about the performance of his piece.
Public misled about Regan appointment
To the Editor:
This letter is to address the rash of disparaging letters, and the irresponsible and inaccurate statements that have appeared in Chuck Kelly’s column since Gavin Regan was appointed to serve out the term of St. Lawrence County Clerk.
First we’d like to thank Mary Lou Rupp for her service and dedication, both in her years as DMV Clerk and her two years as First Deputy Clerk. We have nothing but respect for Mary Lou, and wish her well.
Support staff cuts, too
I have been reading all the stories about cuts to school budgets. The only responses in the papers are about programs, teacher or teacher-aide cuts. What about the cuts to support staff? We are the people who bring your children to and from school safely, we are the people who make the school clean and safe for your children, we are the people who serve your children a healthy breakfast and lunch each day. Aren’t we just as important? At the same time, we are the lowest paid in the scheme of things.
Potsdam crossing bad
In response to “Fix Canton Roads” (Sound Off, March 23-29): You haven’t crossed the railroad crossing on the Ames Road in Potsdam, have you? You have to drive over it at less than 5 mph unless you want damage done to your vehicle. I agree with your question though. When will they fix these tracks, and if they are not, where can I send my repair bills?
Bring back good hockey
Regarding “Enough is Enough” (Sound Off, March 16-22) I agree with you. My family and I have been season ticket holders for many years now. It’s not enjoyable to watch Clarkson Hockey anymore. I believe it falls on the coaching staff. Every year, Clarkson seems to be getting worse and worse. They are not bringing in the caliber of recruits that they used to, they are amongst the leaders in penalty minutes in the nation, and they get walked all over on their home ice. Clarkson Hockey used to be considered one of the tops in college hockey, now that tradition is fading fast.
Alcohol far worse than pot
The fact that alcohol is legal and marijuana is not is not based on any science whatsoever. Alcohol is the number one cause of birth defects and is the cause of FASD or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, which can include facial deformities and neurological deficits that are untreatable. Just because booze is in the Bible and has more lobbyists and money backing it is a shame. Prohibition did not work and only served to grow organized crime. Likewise the laws against pot result in the same market distortions.