A heron sits on a body of water in Richville. Photo submitted by Sharon Dafoe of Richville.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
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.
Will you or anyone in your home likely apply for the Excelsior Scholarship?
Results will be posted May 1.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
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.
Do you support this legislation?
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Mary Ann Ashley spotted this robin in her backyard in Canton.View enlarged photo.
St. John’s Conservatory Theater is seeking talent for their original musical “Orchard Of Hide & Seek,” which will open at OFA Auditorium this June for a two-week run. Auditions will be held Saturday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at the St. John’s Parish House on the corner of Knox and Franklin streets. Above OFA Auditorium sound designer Richard Patton prepares for “Orchard Of Hide & Seek,” the upcoming musical from St. John’s Conservatory Theater set for a two-week run in June. See story.View enlarged photo.
To celebrate Youth Art Month, the art department, faculty, staff, and students of Edwards-Knox Central School created a huge school color wheel. Students were assigned a specific color to wear and they were organized in the gym to create this amazing image. Submitted by art teacher Jennifer Impey.
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This snapping turtle took advantage of the warm weather by soaking up some sunshine in Richville. Highs reached around 81 across St. Lawrence County, which did not break the previous record of 89 which took place in 1990. Photo submitted by Sharon Dafoe.View enlarged photo.
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