After two disappointing seasons, Clarkson hockey team eager to rebuild program, starting Friday at University of Nebraska
POTSDAM -- After posting disappointing seasons the past two years, the Clarkson University Hockey team is eager to start the 2010-11 campaign and rebuild its program back up into one of the NCAA’s elite.
The Golden Knights will begin their 89th season of play with their first-ever trip out to Nebraska to battle the University of Nebraska-Omaha and St. Cloud State in the Mutual of Omaha Stampede.
The Green and Gold face the host Mavericks on Friday at 8:37 p.m. EST, and then square off against St. Cloud on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. EST. RIT rounds out the classic field.
St. Lawrence County one of only a few counties outside NYC without primary day voting irregularities
St. Lawrence County's Board of Elections was not among the boards in 44 New York counties that reported voting problems on primary day in September.
A report released Thursday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says that of the 57 counties outside of New York City, 44 reported problems that included things like privacy issues and polls opening late.
Peak Moment TV has resource expert on cable Oct. 11 & 12
Peak Moment host Janaia Donaldson speaks with natural resource analyst Sean Brodrick, who provides a perspective on what may be coming for the economy and how to prepare for it, to be aired on WCKN, cable channel 30 in the Potsdam-Canton area, on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m.
Norfolk K of C breakfast Sunday
NORFOLK – A brunch hosted by the Norfolk Knights of Columbus will be held at the Visitation parish center on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
The menu includes pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, home fries, ham, sausage, toast, muffins, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 adults, $4 under 12, free under 5, $16 per famil.
Takeouts will be available.
Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid Saturday and Sunday
LAKE PLACID -- You can celebrate the fall season during the annual Flaming Leaves Festival, at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Claxton-Hepburn board member Patterson receives trustee advocacy award
OGDENSBURG – During its annual meeting at The Sagamore on Lake George, the Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS), presented Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center board member, the Reverend Thomas Patterson, the 2010 Trustee Advocacy Award. The award recognizes and encourages trustee engagement in advocacy on behalf of the hospital, health system, or healthcare organization.
Mark Webster, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center President, notes, “Tom is an exemplar, whose enthusiasm for life, service to others, and inspiring vision is infectious to all of us privileged to work with him.”
Lt. Col. Gardner receives award for excellence as instructor
Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey V. Gardner received the Joint Forces Staff College Recognition of Excellence Award for extraordinary contributions as an instructor.
The Joint Forces Staff College, located in Norfolk, Va., is a component of the National Defense University that educates national security professionals in the planning and execution of joint, multinational, and interagency operations to instill a primary commitment to joint, multinational and interagency teamwork, attitudes, and perspectives.
LaFleur gets kudos for Fresh Air Fund work
To the Editor:
This year, 30 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in St. Lawrence County.
Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youngsters experience simple summertime pleasures, including afternoons of swimming, fishing at sunset and roasting s’mores over a campfire.
Colton Amvets grateful for Howell fundraiser success
To the Editor:
Amvets Post 262 held a fundraiser on Sept. 11 to help Marine Cpl. Aaron Howell and his family with the cost that he and his family are incurring while Cpl. Howell is recovering from injuries he sustained while protecting our country. The members that were able to participate feel privileged and honored to have been part of this endeavor. We are so proud of him and his family for staying strong through all these difficult days and nights.
In response to “Crosswalk Danger” (Sept. 8-14), in Potsdam and anywhere else with a double lane roadway: The crosswalk in Canton near Jreck’s is extremely dangerous. I have been hit and almost hit a pedestrian several times. It is impossible to see with the number of vehicles parked along the street and with the busy traffic. Not to mention pedestrians just assume that if one car is stopped the lane adjacent will stop as well. All crosswalks on double lanes should be controlled by a light, not up to the pedestrian.