Aug 06, 2014 — New York is partnering with Clarkson University, National Grid, General Electric, SUNY Potsdam and other local businesses to design what's called a "resilient microgrid" for the Village of Potsdam.
The region is particularly susceptible to power outages during winter storms and flooding. The new grid would provide electricity to essential services, including the two colleges, Canton-Potsdam Hospital and National Grid's Potsdam Service Center.
Tom Ortmeyer is professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson, and is one of the researchers that will lead the Clarkson team.
Martha Foley reached him at the annual meeting of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in Maryland. He said the problem of supporting local services during disasters was high on the conference's agenda, especially the idea of "resiliency." Go to full article
Jul 09, 2014 — Student archaeologists excavating a site along the Raquette River in Potsdam have unearthed pieces of prehistoric Native American pottery, stone tools and part of a spear tip that could be 5,000 years old.
The SUNY Potsdam Anthropology Department is overseeing the summer school program on college property along the river. It allows budding young scholars the chance to get their hands dirty while learning more about uncovering buried artifacts, mapping and field research.
Todd Moe stopped by the dig site recently to watch the students search for more clues to the North Country's ancient past. Go to full article
Jul 03, 2014 — The Norwood Village Green Concert series continues this Sunday evening with the All Star Big Band under the direction of Wally Siebel. Next Wednesday, the Susquehanna String Band will be on stage in the bandshell.
Barb Heller talks with series director Joe Liotta about the performances and how these two groups are collaborating with the Crane Youth Music summer program at SUNY Potsdam. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2014 — SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam Vice President for Business Affairs Natalie Higley is pleading not guilty to charges of theft. Higley's been accused of stealing from Bainbridge... Go to full article
Feb 13, 2014 — The woman in charge of finances at both SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam has been indicted on theft charges in Georgia. Natalie Higley is charged with stealing from the state... Go to full article
Jan 29, 2014 — Harpist, singer and songwriter Mikaela Davis is not your average college student. She's making a big name for herself as an indie-pop harpist. She's just released her new EP... Go to full article
Jan 23, 2014 — Yesterday, singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis came to our studios for a brief recording session. Davis has an unusual set up: instead of singing over the standard acoustic... Go to full article