Heuvelton Central student Matthew Cameron recently received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and HCS. From left, Lee R. Harper, grandfather; Rhonda Cameron, mother; Matthew Cameron; Scott Cameron, father; and school Principal Jesse Coburn.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Rome says he will consider supporting legislation requiring students to disclose their criminal history if SUNY does not reverse a recent decision that did away with that requirement. According to SUNY’s decision, students who already have been admitted will only be asked about felony convictions if they are seeking to live on campus or participate in certain internships, clinical, or study abroad programs.
Do you agree with SUNY’s decision?
Results will be posted Oct. 3.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Based off of news stories of testimony and closing arguments of the murder trial for Oral ‘Nick’ Hillary, who is accused of killing 12-year-old Garret Phillips of Potsdam on Oct. 24, 2011, what verdict do you think Judge Felix Catena will hand down?
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Sharon Dafoe took this picture after she saw ‘tons of turkeys’ out one recent day in Richville, not far from two sites in St. Lawrence County that DEC has recommended for turkey hunting. The turkey season opens Saturday, and DEC says hunters can expect good conditions at Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area, south of Black Lake, and Beaver Creek State Forest, south of County Rt. 10 in the Town of Gouverneur. See our earlier story here.View enlarged photo.
Chief Petty Officer Tyler Murray, a graduate of Potsdam High School, was recently promoted to that rank by the U.S. Navy. After the ceremony, he posed with his father, Douglas Murray of Potsdam, in front of SSN-571, the USS Nautilus, the first nuclear powered sub in the world, Photo by Tyler’s uncle Greg Murray.
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The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce received a $1,500 donation to their Ogtoberfest celebration from the New York State Correction Officers Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA). The festival at the Lockwood Civic Center from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 could draw upwards of 1,000 people. Highlights of Ogtoberfest include a beer garden, traditional German food, live music by Double Axel, and evening fireworks.From left, NYSCOPBA Union Steward Don Dietschweiler, Jr., Chamber Vice President and Ogtoberfest chair Sean McNamara, chamber Executive Director Laura Pearson and Union Steward Jimmy Bell.View enlarged photo.
Tyler Fitzgerald took this shot of the moon recently in Madrid. It wasn't until after taking the photo until he realized he captured a spider in the picture, said Michele Fitzgerald, who submitted the photo.View enlarged photo.
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