Potsdam Presbyterian Church is displaying this sign in the wake of a rally in Virginia where a white supremacist activist killed a counter-protester, an event that also lead to numerous injuries. Photo submitted by Cindy Bowen.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The village may consider discontinuing fluoridation of the water supply, in part depending on the results of a study they hope to conduct. The village equipment used to add the fluoride – a popular tooth decay prevention measure in the U.S. for decades – is old and might need repair or replacement soon, according to Village Administrator Greg Thompson.
Also in question is the desire of the community to continue the sometimes-controversial practice of adding fluoride to municipal water. “Some municipalities have discontinued it, some have continued,” the administrator said.
Are you in favor of adding fluoride to municipal water?
Results will be posted Aug. 21.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
An official with the state Unified Court System says there is a legal basis to enforce the town supervisor’s request that out-of-area drug suspects be barred from returning to Massena as part of their sentences. Several weeks ago, Town Supervisor Joseph Gray wrote the letter asking Acting County Court Judge Derek Champagne to ban three Utica residents who pleaded guilty to possessing narcotics. Lucien Chalfen, communications director for the New York State Unified Court System, says a judge would have a legal basis to enforce Gray’s request. For more, see front page story in Aug. 5-11 Massena-Ogdensburg issue of North Country This Week.
Would you like to see out-of-area drug suspects be barred from returning to St. Lawrence County?
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A local youth helped paint fire hydrants in the Village of Madrid as part of an Eagle Scout project for Waddington Boy Scout Troop 83. Trevor Tryon and 14 other members of his troop painted 44 hydrants as part of the community service project. He divided the volunteers into work groups, gave them paint and supplies and sent them to different areas.View enlarged photo.
The Cindy Talcott Memorial Golf Tournament for Helping Hands raised $30,000 for the community service organization. Board member Andy Gilbert and local branch manager Mike Haycock are pictured with Betty Connolly and Theresa Smith and HH Director Tom Chappell.View enlarged photo.
This blue heron was spotted in Richville recently by Rachel M. Guyre-Riley, who submitted the photo.View enlarged photo.
Grace Marsey, 1, Norfolk spent Wednesday morning visiting with and feeding the turtles and fish at the pond in her front yard. Grace is the daughter of Kazz and Brandi Marsey of Norfolk and the granddaughter of Jack and Debbi Vaisey of Massena. Photo submitted by Brandi Marsey.
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