Colton Winterfest planning meeting Thursday
COLTON – An organizational meeting for the Colton Winterfest will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14 in the Colton Town Hall.
All who are interested in participating in any way are welcome to attend.
Concession building the result of many volunteers
To the Editor:
On Sept. 11, the Potsdam Booster Club held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of our new concession building.
This building would not have been possible if we had not had the support and help of so many volunteers and local businesses.
Grandaw: experience, training to be coroner
To the Editor:
I am a seeking the position of Coroner for St. Lawrence County. I have been involved in public safety for over thirty years, helping people in their time of need. I see the Coroner’s position as a continuation of serving the public in their time of need by helping them find closure in determining the manor and cause of the death of their loved one. I believe the training I have received and the experiences of my work, make me qualified to serve the people of St. Lawrence County as Coroner.
Sustainable living can be done
To the Editor:
Even a couple of weeks after the event, I’m still pumped about the sustainable living fair organized by Seedcorn at the Cooperative Extension Learning Farm in Canton.
What a great day, and I thank the organizers, the busy St. Lawrence County transit shuttle drivers, and the many volunteers and exhibitors. The fair should become an annual event.
There were lots ideas and techniques for living light on the land on display, mostly by fellow North Country people, which I appreciated.
Hankfest director grateful for support
To the Editor:
We would like to thank all who came to support the 5th annual Hank Williams Festival held on Sept. 12, 2010 in Potsdam.
We had a very great turnout this year despite the not-so-good weather. But we did have a big crowd and had around 400 fans raising $500 for the Warner Cancer Treatment Center in Potsdam, accepted by director Tom Bercume.
A special thank-you to our talented musicians, the vendors, and special guest star Peter Darling.
Show some compassion
I am writing on the subject of handicap accessibility in Potsdam (particularly downtown). I am not handicapped but ever since my son was born, I take him everywhere in a large stroller. So I experience similar difficulties and unlike me, the handicapped in this town cannot just toss the stroller aside and carry the baby down the flight of stairs. There are very few stores downtown that are wheelchair accessible. Most stores and restaurants have steps, no ramps, and even in some cases indoor flights of stairs that you must ascend or descend to even get to their store.
More than mischief
In regards to an article in last week’s edition of North Country This Week, I would like to know how the mayor of Norwood can say, and I quote, “There has been some mischief in the village lately,” when people’s personal property, including vehicles, have been damaged. I must be old-school because I would call that vandalism! In our senior citizen housing complex, they had personal air conditioners damaged by someone pushing them in. This is not mischief--this is vandalism. There is a big difference and somehow there has to be an end to it.
Gouverneur man accused of rape of 14-year-old girl
GOUVERNEUR -- A Gouverneur man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.
New York State Police in Gouverneur arrested Jonathan Graybill, 22, of Gouverneur, Tuesday afternoon, charging him with two counts of second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual act, all felonies, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.
The arrest stems from an investigation in which Graybill was accused of having sexual intercourse and oral sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old female on two separate occasions in August and September in the town of Gouverneur.
Adolescence expert to speak at counselors' association session in Potsdam Nov. 12
POTSDAM -- The Northern Zone Association for Counselors and Development sponsors a day with adolescence expert Michael Nerney for staff development day Friday, Nov. 12.
Nerney will provide training on “The Adolescent Brain and Bullying,” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Knowles Conference Center at SUNY Potsdam. The cost is $30 for non-members and $20 for members. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Canton Central School Garden Project Work Party & Appreciation Dinner Friday
CANTON -- A work party behind the Banford School playground to help prepare a new garden site is the first event in an appreciation celebration by the Canton Central School Garden Project Friday.
The work party begins at 4 p.m. A light dinner featuring garden produce begins at 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
If it rains, they will postpone the work party but not the dinner.
RSVPs are requested: Sarah at [email protected] or 386-2086.