The presidents of SUNY Potsdam and Canton say they are excited and preparing for the rollout of the Excelsior Scholarship, despite many unknowns, while the presidents of Clarkson and St. Lawrence universities are not talking about it.The controversial state scholarship program offers taxpayer-subsidized SUNY tuition to middle class students whose tuition costs are not covered by the federal Pell Grant and the state Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). It was recently approved as part of the 2017-18 New York state budget. For more, see story.

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St. Lawrence County Legislator John Burke, R-Norfolk, wants to prohibit the sale of tobacco products for those under 21, but County Legislative Chair Kevin Acres, R-Madrid, says the proposed law is “government overreach.” St. Lawrence County legislators agreed to hold a public hearing in June on a resolution that would raise the age requirement on purchasing tobacco products. Burke says the law would include prohibition of sales of e-cigarettes to those under 21 as well.

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