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Preview: St. Lawrence NYSARC's Spring Showcase

The St. Lawrence NYSARC Community Players present Murder on the Menu, an original theatrical production, Saturday night (7 pm) at SUNY-Canton's Kingston Theatre. The players are individuals with developmental disabilities from all parts of St. Lawrence County. the evening will also include music, poetry and monologues. Todd Moe talks with Andrea and Michelle Quinell of St. Lawrence NYSARC about the debut production.  Go to full article

Preview: Canton Celebrates Bicentennial

The Town of Canton is celebrating its 200th birthday this year. Martha Foley talks with historians about the early years of Canton and some of the special events this year.  Go to full article
SUNY Potsdam will officially dedicate the O'Shaughnessy Center for Assistive Technology on Friday at 4 p.m. in Satterlee Hall in memory of faculty member Tom O'Shaughnessy.
SUNY Potsdam will officially dedicate the O'Shaughnessy Center for Assistive Technology on Friday at 4 p.m. in Satterlee Hall in memory of faculty member Tom O'Shaughnessy.

SUNY Potsdam to Dedicate Center for Assistive Technology

The official dedication of the Thomas O'Shaughnessy Center for Assistive Technology at SUNY-Potsdam is Friday afternoon (4 pm) in Satterlee Hall. Tom O'Shaughnessy taught in the School of Education at Potsdam from 1979 until his death in 2002. He was well known for his expertise in assistive technology and his work with special education teachers and children in the North Country. The new center will provide special technology for students with physical and learning disabilities. Linda Reece is an Occupation Therapist for the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Preview: Mock Trials in Canton

The St. Lawrence County Bar Association hosts the Region III Mock Trial Tournament at the county courthouse in Canton Saturday (9am-5pm). The winning team will go on to compete in statewide finals in Albany next month. Attorneys Jane Garland and Andrew Moses are coordinating the tournament. They told Todd Moe it gives young people a chance to be lawyers for the day in a real courtroom.  Go to full article

Clinton Calls for Point Person on Northern Border

Senator Hillary Clinton says the controversy over new passport requirements is proof the U.S. needs someone to oversee border issues with Canada. Yesterday, Clinton introduced a bill that would create a Northern Border Coordinator in the Department of Homeland Security. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Dry Conditions Spark More Burn Bans

Franklin County is the latest to issue a ban on burning trash or debris outdoors. St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties also have bans in place. Nearly two weeks with little or no rainfall and lots of sun have led to hundreds of brush fires across the North Country. Volunteer fire departments are being stretched thin. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Debate Over North Country's Low Cost Power

There's renewed debate over the future of the North Country's share of cheap electricity produced at the hydropower dam in Massena. The local Alcoa and General Motors plants currently use almost 500 megawatts at below market prices. That's more than the amount of electricity all the households in northern New York use. The agreement expires in 2013. Lawmakers want the industrial giants to extend their side of the deal and commit to providing jobs long term. But if Alcoa and General Motors were to close, people worry downstate interests could grab the cheap power. Two North Country lawmakers are writing bills to stop that from happening. But as David Sommerstein reports, they differ over how to do it.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Warns Against Burning

St. Lawrence County is asking its residents not to burn grass or trash outside until conditions get wetter. Almost 30 fires burned out of control in just two days in the county. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Police Seek Stolen Morphine Patches

St. Lawrence County police are looking for up to 50 morphine patches and painkillers. Several teens stole the drugs from a house Friday night. As David Sommerstein reports, three teens overdosed on the drugs at a party. One remains in the hospital.  Go to full article

Mohawk Land Claim: State Entices Counties With Cash

The Franklin County legislature yesterday threw its support behind Governor Pataki's settlement to the 23-year old Mohawk land claim. St. Lawrence County is expected to do the same tonight. It's an about face for both counties, who had opposed the deal when it was announced last month. As David Sommerstein reports, the state more than quadrupled its compensation package to local communities.  Go to full article

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