We can’t let this week go by without mentioning the St. Lawrence County Fair in Gouverneur. It’s on through August 5th. I have fond memories of exhibiting at the Anoka County Fair in my home state, Minnesota.
I was active...
The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York recently lost $95,000 in Teenage Services Act funding from the state. That means the program to assist pregnant and parenting teenagers has been...
Aug 17, 2001 — Top awards for new music will be handed out Sunday afternoon at the Newcomb Young Composers Contest. Todd Moe talks with the first prize winner and the director of the contest. Go to full article
Jul 23, 2001 — The New York State-funded Liberty Partnership Program, which targets students at risk of dropping out of high school, sponsored its first summer camp at SUNY Canton last week. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jun 07, 2001 — True accounts of living with alcohol collected and read by Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD, from Massena High School. Martha Foley reports.
The Massena Central School students reading in this story are shown above: (l. to r.) Robbie Witkop, Brandon Johnson, Nick Toth, Meagan Carey, and Kristin Murphy. They stand in front of the "Wall of Support," a collaborative project among art teacher Chad Simpson's sculpture students and SADD participants. Go to full article
Jun 07, 2001 — Kids in Tupper Lake will soon face a new curfew that requires them to be off the streets before 10 pm. The law, passed this week by the Altamont town bord, was spurred by a rash of late-night vandalism. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
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 22, 2001 — Students in Hermon DeKalb High School are giving up food for a day to help fight hunger in St. Lawrence County. For the fourth year, teens will forgo meals and snacks for 30 hours to help replenish area food pantries. Jody Tosti has more on the story. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2001 — Heuvelton Central School added sexual orientation to its discrimination policies this month. It's one of a handful of districts in the region sending a clear message that anti-gay behavior won't be tolerated. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Feb 08, 2001 — After fifty years, the Saranac Lake Central School has decided to drop its team mascot name. The District school board voted 6-to-1 last night to retire the name "Redskins," a term which some in the community describe as insensitive or even racist. As Brian Mann reports, many of the school's students and alumni oppose the change. Others say schools across the north country will soon have to follow the district's lead. Go to full article