Potsdam village dissolution programs to air on local cable Oct. 31, Nov. 1
Monday, October 31, 2011 - 6:35 am

The newest voter education video available from North Country Matters on WCKN is a second program exploring the alternatives to dissolution for Village of Potsdam voters. It will air at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 on cable channel 30.

Potsdam’s Bob Burns, a retired village administrator and former village trustee, spoke with Potsdam Town Supervisor Marie Regan on how services might be shared between the town and village as outlined in the alternatives to dissolution in the Dissolution Study Committee’s report.

The first program on alternatives to dissolution, taped on Oct. 21, airs again at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, with Bob Burns, along with Michele Arnold and Alex Jacobs of the Dissolution Study Committee.

In addition, you can watch any of the shows at any time on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/danieledullea.

Meanwhile Conversations with Candidates air at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 with Mary Lou Rupp, county clerk candidate, followed by Andrew Moses, county family court judge candidate at 7:30 p.m.; Gavin Regan, county clerk candidate at 8 p.m.; Cecily Morris, family court judge candidate at 8:30 p.m.; Mark Lee, Potsdam trustee candidate at 9 p.m.; Steve Yurgartis, Potsdam mayor candidate at 9:30; and Eleanor Hopke, Potsdam trustee candidate at 10 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3, the same candidates’ lineup begins at 7 p.m., is interrupted from 8 to 9 for a public health video, and the remaining candidates’ talks continue from 9 to 11 p.m.

Each of the half-hour segments will be broadcast on a rotating basis through Election Day, Nov. 8. They are also available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/danieledullea. You can also visit the websites for AAUW-St. Lawrence County (http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/index.html) and the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County (http://slc-leaguewv.org/ ) for specific program links.

The final Candidate Conversation will be taped Friday, Nov. 4 with village trustee candidate Ronald Tischler.

The civic partners for the Conversations and the Dissolution programming include AAUW-St. Lawrence County, the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County, the Center for Excellence in Communication at Clarkson University, Clarkson students in Comm. 310 and 327 classes, and the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce.