Friday, November 9, 2012

Potsdam Central's Capital Project: Learn About It

The following press release was made public by Donna Seymour from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

North Country Matters, the local video news magazine produced by WCKN under the direction of Dan Dullea of the Center for Excellence in Communication at Clarkson University, will air its latest show on Mon., Nov. 12 and Tues., Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm, following Peak Moment TV. This edition looks at the proposed Potsdam Central capital improvement project. WCKN is available at Time Warner Cable Channel 30.

The Potsdam Central School Board of Education is proposing to send an $18 million Capital Improvement Project to the voters on Dec. 12. Patrick Brady, Superintendent of Schools for Potsdam Central, sat down in the WCKN studios to talk about the scope of the project. With him were two members of the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women, Ann Carvill, a former Potsdam Board of Education member, and Donna Seymour.

This proposal involves work at all three schools and the district’s bus garage to make safety, energy and equipment upgrades to infrastructure, including some large ticket items like roof replacement and repairs to all district buildings.

In addition to this North Country Matters video, district residents can learn more by visiting the district’s website for an overview of the project at

There will also be building tours for the public on Mon., Nov. 26 and an informational meeting in the High School Library on Mon., Dec. 3. The public referendum vote will take place on Wed., Dec. 12.

Once the show has premiered on WCKN, it will be available on YouTube at
 Check the websites for AAUW-St. Lawrence County and the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County for specific program links. As a service to local residents, the broadcast will repeat on each Monday and Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm through the week of the vote on Dec. 12.

The North Country Matters civic partners working to educate North Country residents about critical public policy issues facing our region include AAUW-St. Lawrence County, the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County, and Clarkson Media and Mass Communication students who provide the technical expertise for the productions.

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