Ramsdell named March student of the month at Seaway Tech
The staff and administration at Seaway Career & Technical Education Center in Norwood have announced the selection of Thomas Ramsdell as the Potsdam Rotary Club/Seaway Career & Technical Education Center Student of the Month for March 2011.
Thomas, who is enrolled in the Auto Technology Program, is also a student at SLC.
He is the son of Craig & Elizabeth Ramsdell.
In the Auto Technology program, Thomas is involved in computer diagnosis, drive train maintenance and overhaul, suspension systems diagnosis and repair, and brake systems repair.
Mr. William "Bill" Ralph Ayers, II, 81, of New Johnsonville, Tenn., and formerly of Massena, died April 17, 2011.
Mr. Ayers was born on June 28, 1929 in Massena.
Potter, Morris plan St. Lawrence County Family Court candidate announcements today
CANTON – President of the St. Lawrence County Bar Association and state Supreme Court Law Clerk Cecily L. Morris will announce on Tuesday whether or not she plans to run for St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge.
Morris says she will announce her decision immediately after sitting Family Court Judge Barbara Potter announces whether she will run for another 10-year term on the Family Court bench or not. Potter plans a news conference at 3 p.m. at the county courthouse, 48 Court St.
Geologist to speak on Marcellus shale Thursday at SLU
CANTON - Sedimentary geologist Chuck Ver Straeten, of the New York State Museum, will give a talk called "The Geological Story of the Marcellus 'Shale'" Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Bloomer Auditorium, Brown Hall, at St. Lawrence University.
The event is open to the public and free. Ver Straeten will discuss what is the geological history of these rocks, including the 390-million-year-old seaway where Marcellus rocks formed; who lived there at the time; and the mountains in New England that Marcellus mud and sands came from.
Potsdam UMC Holy Week services set
POTSDAM -- Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main St., will celebrate Holy Week and Easter with several events.
On Thursday, April 21, a 30-hour fast to raise funds to ease world hunger begins at noon. The fast ends at 6 p.m. on Good Friday, April 22 with a simple meal.
Easter Sunday, April 24, begins with Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. on the front lawn of the church. After worship, at 6:45 a.m., Easter breakfast will be served downstairs in the church. Juice, coffee, breakfast casseroles, muffins and fruit will be offered. All are welcome.
Canton's Little River Community School to host open house April 20
CANTON -- Little River Community School is having an open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Child-care and refreshments will be provided.
There will be an informal discussion about the program and the philosophy of the school and time for questions and answers.
The alternative school has openings for next school year for students ages 5 to 7.
Tuition aid, up to nearly half off the full price, is available to lower and middle-income families. Busing within a 15-mile radius is provided by the local school district.
Four NNY Cooperative Extension associations consider combining positions for dairy farmers, crop growers
Four Cornell Cooperative Extension associations in Northern New York are weighing interest in two new regional agriculture specialist positions.
One position will work with dairy farmers, the other with crop growers in St. Lawrence, Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties.
Fitness center to open in former Waddington bowling alley
WADDINGTON – A new fitness center, River Run Fitness, will soon be opening in the former bowling alley in Waddington, run by Pamela D. Dalton.
The St. Lawrence County Local Development Corporation is providing a $19,953 grant and $8,000 loan for renovations, equipment and working capital to help the business get up and running.
A huge part of Head Start is learning the printed word. The more children are exposed to books and labeling in the classroom and at home, the more likely literacy will be part of your child's life. Pictured are Kaylee B., Zachary C.and Nicholas B. from the Norwood Head Start.
Clarkson lacrosse players Huff and Cole named Liberty League weekly award winners
Junior Bryan Huff (Hillsborough, NJ) and sophomore Ryan Cole (Orchard Park, NY) spearheaded the Clarkson University Men's Lacrosse team to a pair of victories last week and the two players were rewarded with Liberty League Weekly honors on Monday.
The Golden Knights, 8-4 overall and 4-0 in the Liberty League, became the first team to clinch a post-season berth. The team looks to solidify its position in the conference standings this weekend when it hosts Union College on Saturday.