Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s (CPH) named Alex Ashley, a radiation therapist as employee of the year. He was named employee of the quarter in April. He received this honor for his care of patients through the Center for Cancer Care, located on the hospital’s main Potsdam campus. Pictured with Alex are (l-r): David B. Acker, Chief Executive Officer, FACHE; Ashley; David Bender, Vice President; and Mark Serago, Director of The Center for Cancer Care. See story.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Participants in ACR Health's peer-delivered syringe exchange program, which is available in St. Lawrence County, are shielded from being prosecuted for illegal possession of a syringe, even if it contains residue of an illicit substance. Do you feel the program should or shouldn't extend such legal protection?
Results will be posted Monday, May 9.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
The majority of St. Lawrence County legislators want the state to investigate District Attorney Mary Rain for a variety of issues that have occurred since she took office in 2014, including a lawsuit brought by a former employee. Such an investigation has the potential to have her removed from office depending on the findings, but could also cost the county tens of thousands of dollars.
Would you like to see a state investigation of the St. Lawrence County District Attorney?
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A prescription drug take-back day at Massena Memorial Hospital yielded 306 pounds of medications. Between a drop-off site at MMH and the permanent drop box at the Massena Police station, 14 boxes of drugs were sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration for incineration. People can drop unused or unwanted medications at the village police station anytime.View enlarged photo.
The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting at Verville's Flower Shop in downtown Potsdam.View enlarged photo.
A Baltimore oriole takes off from a tree in Canton. Photo submitted by John Flint.View enlarged photo.
Shiitake mushrooms flourish in the great northern woods but need a tending hand to make them fruitful. Local grower Bob Wagner of Turtle Hill PLC will share the skills of preparing logs with shiitake mushroom spawn on Saturday, May 7 from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees at the Local Living Venture's 2014 Shiitake Mushroom workshop work together to inoculate and lay up their logs.View enlarged photo.
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