Clarkson University Civil & Environmental Engineering Prof. Poojitha Yapa (left) received the Director's Award from the U.S. Geological survey of the Department of the Interior for exemplary service to the nation during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire. Here, Yapa is congratulated by Civil & Environmental Engineering Chair Stefan J. Grimberg (center) and Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering Dean Goodarz Ahmadi.
Heidi Zuhlsdorf, 152 Co. Rt. 27, Oswegatchie, and Thomas Zaluski, 118 New St., Edwards, have announced the engagement of their daughter Erica Lee Zaluski, 6232 Riverside Drive, Canton, to Derek John Brown, same address, son of Dona and Donald Brown, Rennselaer Falls.
Cache of historic documents found in late restaurant owner Chris Fay’s Waddington house
The contents of late restaurateur Chris Fay’s house in Waddington includes his antiques collection and, says Blanchard’s Auction Service, a trunk full of documents of historical interest found in the attic, some of which will be donated to local museums.
Blanchard’s Auction Service will have an auction in Potsdam on Saturday for some of Fay’s antiques.
North Country Alliance says its loans have created, saved jobs
The North Country Alliance says it has supported the creation and retention of 318 jobs and leveraged an additional $21 million in investments from other public and private sources with its loans of $1,469,960 to small businesses across the six-county North Country region in 2010.
Forty-two percent of the funded projects were new businesses, while the remaining projects were due to business growth and expansion.
Businesses included Hoosier Magnetics, Ogdensburg, which made improvements to its equipment to reduce emissions.
Art display at First Crush in Potsdam features Lammers' photography
POTSDAM – During February, as part of First Crush Bistro’s rotating art program, fine art photographer Jane Lammers is exhibiting a selection of her newest work.
The exhibit is titled “Exotic Flower Market” and includes large-format images from the Arizona – Sonora region as well as from flower markets in northern California and Ottawa.
Jane also exhibits fine art photography at Northern Interiors, The Pear Tree, The Frame Mill and original photo notecards at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the St. Lawrence University Bookstore and Willow Tree Florist.
Thanks, TWC, for doing the right thing
To the Editor:
As a Time Warner Cable digital phone customer, I have become increasingly annoyed with my calls to other digital phone customers, as well as calls to my home, ending up with the infamous “Channel 47-4” error message.
After recently placing a call to my home and receiving a different error message (“you have reached a non-working number…”) I decided to call TWC customer service and inquire if they had considered making an adjustment to customers’ bills for the month-long inconvenience.
Dairy plant disaster
Another company leaving the area with 100-plus jobs disappearing in a small town with no other options for work for most of these people. After getting loans for their business, this company basically says thanks for the money but now it’s time to leave. Too bad, we’re outta here. It’s time for our officials in upstate NY counties to find out just why every company is pulling out or doesn’t want to come here in the first place. Is it cost of living, unions,taxes or what?
Potsdam resident named to Bradley University dean's list
Philip W. Choong, Potsdam, has received recognition on the Dean's List for the Fall semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.
To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester on a 4.0 scale.
Two Gouverneur men accused of having laptop from December burglary
GOUVERNEUR – Two Gouverneur men have been charged in an ongoing investigation into a burglary in Philadelphia in December.
State Police arrested Joshua A. Lintz, 1404 Cty. Rt. 12, Monday morning, charging him with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property after he allegedly was found to have a Dell Latitude laptop computer that troopers say was stolen during that December burglary
Lintz was in Town of Gouverneur Court and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500 cash bail.
About twenty-five students from Participation in Government, Civics and AP Government at Potsdam Central had an opportunity to hear Governor Cuomo speech at in the Jules Center at Jefferson Community College on Friday, January 14, 2011. He called on Northern New Yorkers to support his agenda - and to push the legislators in attendance to do so, as well. "I have power over the Legislature when they look at me and they see you behind me." This was an excellent opportunity for the students to hear about the state of government in New York.