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Art on the blackboard welcomes visitors.
Art on the blackboard welcomes visitors.

Creating new art in old spaces

The St. Lawrence County Arts Council has run out of room at its storefront headquarters in downtown Potsdam. Faced with the challenge of offering more art classes and limited space, the Arts Council recently expanded to unused rooms in a building owned by Clarkson University. Executive Director Hilary Oak gave Todd Moe a tour of old Snell Hall this week. She says bringing new art to an old space is a step toward developing a multi-arts building in Potsdam that would serve all of the North Country. Oak says the former classrooms were "waiting to be used again."  Go to full article

State looks to invest in NC

State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli was at Clarkson University in Potsdam yesterday. It was the last of what he called his "roadshow" stops to promote New York's in-state private equity investment program. The program channels state retirement money to businesses in the state, or those who will come to New York. As Martha Foley report, Dinapoli said New York has done a good job at developing intellectual capital but the money isn't always there.  Go to full article

Hospital expansion plan forces debate over change in Potsdam

From Washington to Albany, the future of America's health care system is on the table. New York State has already closed and consolidated several hospitals in a planned restructuring that won't wrap up until at least 2011. In Potsdam, though, the hospital is hoping to expand. But not everyone's cheering. The Canton-Potsdam Hospital is in a residential area - with Potsdam High School across one street, and single family homes on other sides. Neighbors are worried about big new medical buildings and more traffic. As Jonathan Brown reports, the expansion has sparked debate over change and how to make it work for the hospital, its neighbors and the future of the village.  Go to full article
Holi, 1984.  Rajiv Narula and friends celebrate near his childhood home.
Holi, 1984. Rajiv Narula and friends celebrate near his childhood home.

Celebrating Holi, even in ice and snow

This week marks the culmination of spring festivities in India. The last major festival before the end of the lunar year is called Holi, or the Festival of Colors. It's celebrated by music, bonfires, feasts and people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. In India, flowers are blooming, winter crops have been harvested, houses are cleaned and it's a cause for celebration. Even in the North Country, some celebrate the festival of colors, love and hope.  Go to full article

Big hockey weekend ahead

It's a big weekend for college hockey. The women's National Championships - the Frozen Four - hits the ice in Lake Placid. And the men of the Eastern Conference play six, sudden-death games in Albany to determine League Champion. St Lawrence University teams are in both finals. The Clarkson University men's team will also be going to the capital. On Friday, we'll look at the women's Frozen Four. Today, we'll get a preview of the men's League Championship games. Jonathan Brown asked St Lawrence color commentator Wally Johnson about his team.  Go to full article

Hockey ECAC finals could draw big crowds

The prospect of a Clarkson/St Lawrence final is a big draw for fans, according to League Commissioner Steve Hagwell.  Go to full article

Clarkson?s CSEA approves contract

Members of the Civil Service Employees Union at Clarkson University approved a new contract yesterday. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Clarkson teams with Buffalo firm on bio-diesel

Potsdam and Clarkson University officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting yesterday, marking the opening of N-D Fusion - a technology start-up that will soon begin work on more efficient ways to make bio-diesel. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

A Rinkside Seat to History in Lake Placid

Memories of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid are flooding back as the village celebrates the 25th anniversary of the games. Hundreds of local people were involved in the endless behind-the-scenes details of logistics and hospitality. Steve Yianoukos is now associate athletic director at Clarkson University. He drove the zamboni at the 1980 Olympics. His assignments included the "Miracle on Ice" game between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. He shared his memories with David Sommerstein last year.  Go to full article
Watson (second from right) and his team
Watson (second from right) and his team

Blind Outdoorsman Inspires Teamwork, Self-confidence

Despite losing his eyesight at age 12, Ross Watson has been an outdoor enthusiast most of his life. Watson has participated in the Para Olympics, and was the first blind climber to reach the top of Mount Logan, Canada's highest mountain. He lives in Alberta, where he's received numerous awards for his work on human rights issues. Watson spoke with Todd Moe prior to a speech to MBA students at Clarkson University in Potsdam last week.  Go to full article

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