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We’ve reported a lot here in the last year or so about the financial problems North Country schools are facing and how they’re dealing with them, and that story continued last night with a meeting between school board members and...
Happy Friday! As we’re fond of saying here at NCPR, it’s the best day of the workweek. Today for your delectation from the newsroom we have some great stories. Julie Grant has reported extensively on the troubles EJ Noble...
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It’s a tough time for schools, budget-wise. We’ve been covering this story extensively for some time now, but one recent story by Julie Grant lays out the problem as it currently stands: In that story, Hermon-DeKalb Central School...
The budget isn’t likely to be formally passed until late this week (probably Thursday, it looks like), but information is coming out at this point about what’s in there, and people are starting to respond. For example, North Country Now...
News stories tagged with "potsdam"
Jun 21, 2001 — A conversation with violinist and composer Mimi Rabson. She returns to the North Country tonight for a concert in Norwood with her sister, Ann Rabson. Since graduating from Potsdam High School in the late '70s, Mimi Rabson's musical career has taken her around the world. Todd Moe. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
May 22, 2001 — Wednesday night, the public gets a look at a possible blueprint for the future of the Village of Potsdam. Jodi Tosti has more on the first of two public hearings scheduled to unveil the plan for future development in the community. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
May 15, 2001 — We hear from some students at SUNY Potsdam who spent Spring Break on-the-road. Lots of students spent Spring Break on the road, but these students kept journals of their travels as part of a final project for a class on North American literature and the open road. Go to full article
May 04, 2001 — The Crane Opera Ensemble's production of Sondheim's musical Assassins begins tonight. Todd Moe talks with Crane Opera Director Carleen Graham, and Crane student Jim Harrigan, who portrays John Wilkes Booth in the production. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Apr 27, 2001 — Nearly 1500 high school students from 18 school districts in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties had a chance to take part in mock job interviews during the 7th annual "Gateways to Careers" event at Clarkson University. Jody Tosti spoke with students as they prepared for the inevitable. Go to full article
Mar 30, 2001 — The Pointercounts, SUNYPotsdam's all-male acappella group, is hosting its annual A Cappella Jam, Saturday, March 31 at 8 pm in the Snell Music Theater on the SUNYPotsdam campus. It's a celebration of acappella music featuring The Pointercounts, as well as Ithaca College's Ithacappella, and A# Arrangement, also from SUNY Potsdam. The Pointercounts joined Todd Moe in the studio for a live performance. Go to full article
Mar 26, 2001 — In the 1990s a National Science Foundation study found that U.S. middle schoolers lag behind their peers in other countries in science and math preparation. The findings provoked national concern that U.S. students will be ill prepared to compete in the high-tech global economy. Many educators believe the problem is that students need to be more involved in real scientific inquiry, solving dilemmas they find in the world around them. David Sommerstein reports on two Clarkson University programs in local schools that are giving kids hands-on experience in the world of science. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Mar 14, 2001 — Mark Edmonds, author of Longrider, and Dee Gagnon, author of Dee Tours discuss their extensive experiences "on the road" and literature of the road. Both writers are taking part in the American Identities Festival this week at SUNY Potsdam. Go to full article
Mar 13, 2001 — David Sommerstein talks with avant-garde playwright Maria Irene Fornes. The SUNY Potsdam Dance and Drama Department will perform two of her plays as a part of the America 2000 celebration. Promenade will run March 29-31st, and Tango Palace debuts April 24th. SUNY Potsdam's American Identities Festival kicks off tomorrow with dozens of exhibits, performances, and lectures. Go to full article