99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 1/22/10
AUBERTINE, SUNY CANTON COLLABORATE ON GRANT SEARCH WEB SITE--The college and the senator unveiled the "North Country Grant Search" data base yesterday for stakeholders at an event in Watertown. SUNY Canton Vice President David Gerlach said the search for grants is difficult and time-consuming in this economic climate...out of 160 funders courted by the Canton College Foundation last year, one is visiting the campus. Aubertine says in the changed climate of Albany these days, non-profits, governments, and the like will be fighting for every nickel they can get.
OGDENSBURG MC.DONALD'S TO BE DEMOLISHED, REBUILT THIS YEAR--The project is expected to start in April and take three and a half months, tops depending on weather conditions. The new building will feature the latest 'green' technology and be similar in size. Company officials said yesterday the new store will have a 'more pleasant' dining and working environment. Also to be rebuilt will be the State Street, Watertown location. Both are 38 years old.
NORWOOD-NORFOLK SCHOOL DISTRICT WORKING ON 'DISTINCTION' PROGRAM--High School Principal Robin Fetter told the school board and Superintendent Elizabeth Kirnie this week the program is designed to challenge students, on a higher level than the current Honors program. She says many strong students get lost in the shuffle because they end up getting 'taught to the middle' by the time they reach 11th grade.
UNEMPLOYMENT IN ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY TOPS STATE AVERAGE, AGAIN--The State Labor Department posted a jobless rate of 9.9 percent last month, up eight-tenths of a point from November and 1.2 percent for the year-to-date. The state average was 9 percent last month. Nearby Lewis County posted 10.2 percent, nearly 2 points above the month before.
Barbara Cobb--64--Potsdam. Services at the convenience of the family to be handled by Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Eugene Pharo--74--Potsdam. Services 10am Tuesday at Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling Hours Monday 4-7pm Monday.