Health system to blame
The problem does not rest on the teachers themselves. They put a lot into their education and are still not concurrent with people of equal education. The problem lies with the health care system and the insurance companies that keep allowing rates to go up. Why is there not a complaint against that as much as there are against teachers? As for the teachers in Wisconsin and anyone else that is in a union, we have a right to organize and to fight for that right. The government lied to the people about the reason for the games.
Hammond man accused of head-butting girlfriend and endangering her children
HAMMOND – A Hammond man has been charged with head-butting his girlfriend and endangering her children.
County deputies arrested Ryann A. Wilson, 26, of 3 Shady Lawn Dr., Wednesday, charging him with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child, both Class A misdemeanors.
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says that Wilson pushed his 21-yer-old girlfriend onto a couch and head-butted her in the face injuring her lip, nose and left eye.
Hammond Rescue took the woman to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg for treatment.
Clarkson students present research April 16
POTSDAM -- "Child Soldiers and the Girls and Women of Sierra Leone," "Breathing Detection in a Portable Apnea Detection Unit," and the "Impact of Historic District Designation on Housing Prices" are among 71 research projects being presented Saturday, April 16 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 13th annual Clarkson University Symposium on Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE).
Students will make presentations on a wide variety of topics in Clarkson University's Bertrand H. Snell Hall on the hill campus.
Suicide Awareness Walk at SUNY Potsdam Saturday
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam is hosting a Suicide Awareness Walk at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Knowles Conference Center.
Gena Nelson, a senior counselor at the college’s counseling center and director of the Wellness Advocates there, is coordinating the walk with help from the St. Lawrence County Suicide Coalition and Clarkson University.
All proceeds from the walk will go to the Suicide Awareness Coalition of St. Lawrence County for education and awareness.
Chris Cutler snapped this shot of a truck engine fire that occurred close to 8 a.m. at the intersection of Elm and Market streets in Potsdam. The fire was reportedly under control by the time the Potsdam Fire Department arrived on the scene.
Norfolk Knights of Columbus breakfast Sunday
NORFOLK – The Knights of Columbus will serve a brunch in the Visitation Parish Center Sunday, April 10, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Menu items will include pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, home fries, ham, sausage, toast, muffins, juice and coffee.
Price will be $6 for adults, $4 for under age 12, free for under age five and $16 for a family. Take-outs will be available.
Run for school board
In reply to “Cut N-N Middle School” (March 16-22), this person needs to get their facts straight. First, as a member of a school board elsewhere, board members do not protect “sacred cows” such as middle schools. We are charged with making sound decisions for the best of our students and our educational systems. Boards do not have the discretion to just cut middle schools. Education has changed drastically over the years. Boards of education and school districts are directed to do certain things by New York State Higher Education.
Still supports tenure
Why tenure? Well, it is a sharp double-edged sword. I have personally witnessed verbally abusive teachers who could not be fired because of tenure. That was sickening, yet I still support tenure. Why? Academic freedom is crucial to the American ideals, and beliefs put forth by our founding fathers. It’s like this: Let’s say, you’re a Tea Party supporter. You act professionally, but the values you uphold are no secret to your students, whether you teach elementary school or college. These values are a part of who you are.
ADK makes ski trip to Lampson Falls
Daniels named first-year associate dean at St. Lawrence University
CANTON - Birdsong Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Rebecca Daniels has been named associate dean of the first year at St. Lawrence University, beginning in the summer. In the position, she will lead and have administrative responsibility for all aspects of the University's First-Year Program.