99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 12/16/09
281 NEEDY FAMILIES IN THE POTSDAM AREA TO RECEIVE FOOD BASKETS TODAY--The Potsdam Holiday Fund and the Potsdam Rotary Club assembled the baskets Tuesday. Potsdam Big M provides the food for the baskets at cost, paid for by the generous donations from the community. The baskets containing an entire Christmas dinner are delivered as far away as Chase Mills. Holiday Fund Board member Laura Cordts told us the number this year is two shy of the record set last year, 283.
OVER 7 MILLION DOLLARS IN PROPOSED CUTS, NEARLY 60 F-T-E POSITIONS WOULD BE CUT AT SUNY POTSDAM THROUGH AID LOSS--College President Dr.John Schwaller issued a slate of cuts yesterday; the result of a corresponding loss in operating aid in the Legislature's deficit reduction plan. Many of the losses are in courses taught by adjuncts.
RUSSELL TO HOLD FORUM IN CANTON THURSDAY--118th Assembly District Representative Addie Russell will be holding a public input session at SUNY Canton Kingston Theatre Thursday night at 6.
COLLINS: REPORT VERIFIES WHAT MANY ALREADY KNOW--Clarkson University President Dr. Tony Collins told us yesterday the report accepted monday by Governor Paterson from a task force on higher education-industry partnerships contains much of what he and other stakeholders have been saying for years, that the State needs a better business-growing climate through lower taxes and business incentives. He says only a handful of companies make it through the so-called 'Valley Of Death"--the point where their innovations need to be capitalized and produced. Collins hinted at a new company forming locally that will use Clarkson technology in the nano-materials field.
Linda Daby--66--Hopkinton. Services 2pm Sunday at Hopkinton Congregational Church. Arrangements with Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam; no calling hours.