Skip Navigation
on:

NCPR is supported by:

News stories tagged with "canton"

Photo: Children's Home of Jefferson County
Photo: Children's Home of Jefferson County

Preview: foster parenting information session in Canton

A Foster Parenting Information Night will be held this Thursday (6 pm) at the Human Service Center, second floor conference room, on Highway 310 in Canton. The event is sponsored by the Children's Home of Jefferson County. Todd Moe spoke with Victoria Peck, Director of the St. Lawrence County Foster Care Program.  Go to full article
5th grade math. Photo: Sarah Harris
5th grade math. Photo: Sarah Harris

Inside school: navigating Common Core

Common Core has become a lightning rod for dissatisfaction with educational policy. New York's Education Commissioner John King has been shouted down at public forums accompanying the roll out of the new federal standards in state schools this fall.

For teachers, Common Core isn't just a talking point. They have to find place for the new standards and recommended curriculum in their classrooms.
At Canton Central School, teachers are trying to figure out what Common Core means for them and their students.  Go to full article
The 28-member joint advisory committee in the Potsdam high school library Wednesday night. Photo: David Sommerstein.
The 28-member joint advisory committee in the Potsdam high school library Wednesday night. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Day 1 of Canton & Potsdam's school merger study

Two of the North Country's most prominent villages have begun studying the possibility of merging their school districts.

14 people from Canton and 14 from Potsdam met for their first joint advisory committee meeting last night. After a six month study led by a consulting group from Buffalo, they'll decide whether to recommend merging the two school districts.  Go to full article
Maria Corse, founder and director of Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning. Photo: <a href="http://www.deeprootcenter.org">Deep Root</a>
Maria Corse, founder and director of Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning. Photo: Deep Root

Alternative school in Canton recruiting for pilot program

A new education resource center for people exploring alternatives to the traditional school model will be launching a pilot program early next year.

Maria Corse, founder and director of Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning in Canton, believes that North Country students, 8 to 18, who aren't thriving in a typical school setting, deserve access to more options.

Corse is recruiting members for the pilot program in January, and is holding an open house tonight at 7 pm in Canton Free Library's Paige Room. She told Todd Moe that Deep Root Center is a resource center rather than a school, and it seeks to make homeschooling a viable option.  Go to full article
Tessa Mellas will read from and talk about her awarding winning collection of short stories, <i>Lungs Full of Noise</i>, on Thursday night (7 pm) at Dean-Eaton Formal Lounge at SLU.  Her book is published by University of Iowa Press.  Photo: Tessa Mellas
Tessa Mellas will read from and talk about her awarding winning collection of short stories, Lungs Full of Noise, on Thursday night (7 pm) at Dean-Eaton Formal Lounge at SLU. Her book is published by University of Iowa Press. Photo: Tessa Mellas

Ogdensburg native Tessa Mellas wins Iowa Short Fiction Award

Ogdensburg native and St. Lawrence University graduate Tessa Mellas returns to campus this week to read some of her award-winning stories. Tessa Mellas recently won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for her collection of a dozen short stories in Lungs Full of Noise.

Mellas was a 2001 English and Music major at St. Lawrence, and grew up skating at ice rinks around the North Country. Appleton Arena is one of her favorite rinks. She spoke with Todd Moe about her writing style -- realistic fiction with fantastic elements -- and what it's like to be a professional writer. She also reads from the story, "Mariposa Girls", in Lungs Full of Noise.  Go to full article
Mary Ann Ashley. Photo: Sarah Harris.
Mary Ann Ashley. Photo: Sarah Harris.

Meet Mary Ann Ashley, Canton's new mayor

Canton has a new mayor: Republican Mary Ann Ashley. Ashley ran as a Democrat in order to challenge Republican incumbent mayor Dave Curry. She won with 68% of the votes - a decisive victory that was coupled with new blood on the village board.  Go to full article
Democrat Nicole Duvé, left, and Republican Mary Rain. Photos: David Sommerstein
Democrat Nicole Duvé, left, and Republican Mary Rain. Photos: David Sommerstein

Rain apparent winner in St. Lawrence county DA race

Republican challenger Mary Rain appears to have unseated two-term Democratic district attorney Nicole Duvé in St. Lawrence County. According to unofficial results, Rain won 9,808 votes, or 51.8%, to Duvé's 9,113 votes, or 48.1%.

But Duvé says there are enough absentee ballots to change the final result. Duve did not concede victory Tuesday night.

We'll have updates on this story and a complete report later in the evening.  Go to full article
Democrat Nicole Duvé (left) faces a challenge from Republican Mary Rain for St. Lawrence County district attorney. Photos: David Sommerstein
Democrat Nicole Duvé (left) faces a challenge from Republican Mary Rain for St. Lawrence County district attorney. Photos: David Sommerstein

Accusations, but little information, in St. Lawrence DA race

The district attorney race has dominated the election season in St. Lawrence County. Incumbent Democrat Nicole Duvé has run a low-key - you could say, lawyerly - campaign for a third term. Republican challenger Mary Rain, on the other hand, has aggressively attacked Duvé's record and credibility, while calling for change.

Both women have their vulnerabilities. Duvé failed to get convictions on two high profile murders. Rain left her job as the county public defender under mysterious circumstances two years ago.

David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Rangoli decorations, made using coloured powder, are popular during Diwali.  Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Rangoli_of_Lights.jpg">Subharnab Majumdar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Rangoli decorations, made using coloured powder, are popular during Diwali. Photo: Subharnab Majumdar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

SLU hosts Diwali celebration

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, began last night and is celebrated around the world. The five-day event is one of the biggest festivals in India, and often includes food, dancing, parties and lots of colorful lights. The festival symbolizes the victory of light over dark, good over evil.

St. Lawrence University's Asia Club, which helps raise the awareness of Asian culture on campus, is hosting a Diwali celebration on Saturday, November 9 at 5 pm in Eben Holden Hall. Todd Moe spoke with two of the student organizers.  Go to full article
Village trustee Mary Ann Ashley challenges mayor Dave Curry on Tuesday. Photos: David Sommerstein/Lisa Lazenby
Village trustee Mary Ann Ashley challenges mayor Dave Curry on Tuesday. Photos: David Sommerstein/Lisa Lazenby

Two Republicans face off for Canton mayor

An odd numbered year means a sprinkling of local races on Election Day next Tuesday.
In St. Lawrence County, the race between Democratic incumbent district attorney Nicole Duvé and GOP challenger Mary Rain is grabbing the headlines. We'll have a profile of that race on Monday.

Ogdensburg has a five-way race for three city council seats. Gouverneur and Canton each have two village trustee seats up for grabs.

The village mayor of Canton is also up for election. Incumbent Republican Dave Curry is seeking a second term. Another Republican, Mary Ann Ashley, is running on the Democratic line to defeat him. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

« first  « previous 10  21-50 of 635  next 10 »  last »