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SUNY Potsdam President John Schwaller. Photo: SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Potsdam President John Schwaller. Photo: SUNY Potsdam

Schwaller resigns SUNY Potsdam presidency

SUNY Potsdam President John Schwaller made a surprise announcement Tuesday that he's stepping down from his post, effective July 31. Schwaller didn't detail his reasons for resigning. In a letter to campus, he said simply "the time is right for new leadership."

Schwaller's unexpected announcement comes during a period of change at the SUNY campuses in neighboring Potsdam and Canton, one touched off last year with a controversial plan to consolidate presidencies at the two schools, with Schwaller presumably at the top.

SUNY leadership in Albany stepped back from the shared presidency after protests from the Canton College community. Now, Schwaller's announcement is renewing concerns about consolidation.  Go to full article
State Senator Pattie Ritchie
State Senator Pattie Ritchie

State Sen. Pattie Ritchie introduces "President in Every SUNY" legislation

State Senator Pattie Ritchie announced Wednesday she's introduced legislation that would require every SUNY college to have its own president.

The legislation comes after the state university system announced last month it's planning to merge the leadership of several pairs of SUNY colleges including Canton and Potsdam, Morrisville and Utica, Delhi and Cobleskill.  Go to full article

Region's politicians remember Kennedy

Some of the region's polticians paid tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Paterson won?t rush senate pick

Governor David Paterson says he doesn't feel "rushed" about making his choice to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate. But he says gossip surrounding his possible pick has reached a new low. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Poll: Kennedy, Cuomo close in Senate poll

A new poll finds New Yorkers evenly split between two prominent political families in the choice to replace Hillary Clinton as Senator. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYC mayor praises Caroline Kennedy

Governor David Paterson says he's not even close to a decision on a successor to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's senate seat, if Clinton is confirmed as the next Secretary of State. New York City's mayor is giving a boost to Caroline Kennedy as a possible senator. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
William Kennedy
William Kennedy

Making the transition from page to screen

NCPR is media sponsor for the Lake Placid Film Forum this weekend. One of the guests is novelist William Kennedy, who lives near Albany. Kennedy will lead a master class on script writing at the forum. He co-scripted the screenplay for The Cotton Club and wrote the script for Ironweed, starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, both of whom won Oscars for their performances. He spoke with Todd Moe about his latest ventures and turning a novel into a film.  Go to full article

Preview: music inspired by dreams

The much-traveled married musical duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy will give a concert this Saturday night (8 pm) in Lowville, as part of the Black River Valley Concert Series. Their concert, at the Lewis County Historical Society building, will include music from their latest cd, Better Dreams. Todd Moe spoke with Pete Kennedy about their brand of folk-rock music, and the mix of philosophy, spirituality and love in their newest music.  Go to full article

Novelist William Kennedy Weaves Life and Fiction in Albany

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist William Kennedy is the author of eight novels, including Roscoe, Ironweed and Legs. Kennedy grew up in Albany and spent summers in the Adirondacks. He got his start as a writer at the Glens Falls Post Star newspaper. This home territory has proved a fertile ground for Kennedy's fictional world. He's created a sort of mythology of gamblers and bootleggers and politicians. But Kennedy says it took him a while to realize that his own history could was suitable raw material for his fiction. During a visit to Saranac Lake in October 2004, he spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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