A Canton Day Care Center received a donation of $1,000 from Beta Sigma Phi chapter Theta Pi from the annual Dairy Princess Cake Walk. Pictured are Theta Pi President Penny Pitts, School Agers Lily Moore, Daniel Richardson, Aidan Richardson, and Director Nancy Addison.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The debate over the future of public schools in St. Lawrence County has expanded in the wake of the defeat of a merger plan for Potsdam and Canton school districts. Many believe alternatives to the current system must be considered to keep costs and property taxes down, while many others fear losing educational value.
Which would you prefer for St. Lawrence County public schools?
Results will be posted Friday, Dec 26.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
The Massena Neighborhood Center recently refused to accept donations from the proceeds of a drag show. A neighborhood center official says it is due to what they believe to be the show’s sexually explicit content. One of the show’s organizers, Massena native Michael Cameron, who performs female impersonation under the name Amber Skyy, says the show is mainly cross-dressed men and women lip-syncing songs with comedy sprinkled in.
Should charitable organizations reject donations based on how the money is raised?
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Lights on the River, located at the Lisbon Beach, will be open for the last time this year tonight, Dec. 21, featuring dozens of lighted displays viewable during a 15- to 20-minute car ride through the beach. Donations are accepted to benefit area food pantries. Above photo of one of the many displays submitted by Natalie Aldrich. For more photos of Lights on the River displays, view slideshow.View enlarged photo.
Frost crystals encase a dead plant near Ogdensburg. "Saturday morning I was on my way to Ogdensburg and noticed how beautiful last summer's remains were glowing in the sunlight," said Natalie Aldrich of Canton, who submitted the photo.View enlarged photo.
State Senator Patty Ritchie met with SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran recently to discuss the president’s plans for the future of the college as well as issues affecting the SUNY system as a whole. Senator Ritchie is pictured in the attached photo with President Zvi Szafran and Lenore Vanderzee, Executive Director for University Relations.View enlarged photo.
Staff from Claxton-Hepburn’s Richard E. Winter Cancer Center recently donated proceeds from their Pink Ribbon Night to Remember to the Gouverneur Business Women Breast Cancer Fund. The fund assists area women battling breast cancer with medical bills and related expenses. From left, Christine Richardson, Judy Bush and Kay Zimmer.View enlarged photo.
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