Omega Delta Phi Alumni Association recentLy donated school supplies to Lawrence Avenue Elementary School in Potsdam. Pictured in the front row standing are Donnalyn Shuster and Marc Porcaro. Kneeling are Valerie Henniger Steltzer and Donna Maniet Deruchia. Standing are Wilma Reynolds Willson, Lois Little, Peggy Blumenthal Jerchower, Jacqui Sparks Biernat, Betsy Webb-Bronzetti and Carole Lauzon Raymonda.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County is changing the formula used to calculate worker’s compensation contributions from municipalities that participate in the self-funded insurance program. The formula will use risk factors and actual payouts to determine contributions, whereas the prior method took property value into consideration.
The change will lower payments for many municipalities and the county, but Massena and Ogdensburg will pay significantly more.
Do you agree with the new method of calculating worker’s compensation insurance contributions?
Results will be posted July 24.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County residents who use cell phones may see a new monthly 30-cent fee for each cell phone line, beginning in December.
At a Finance Committee meeting June 26, legislators called for a public hearing on a proposal that would levy a new surcharge on cell phones to help fund the E911 systems operating within the county.
The proposal still requires approval from the full Board of Legislators before it would take effect. A public hearing is currently planned for Aug. 7.
Do you support this proposal?
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One young frog jockey works to inspire his amphiphian to airbourne athletics during Colton Country Days Frog Jumping contest last year. This year’s competition will be relocated to in front of the Colton Museum gazebo this Saturday morning. For more on the contest and Colton Country Days, view earlier story.View enlarged photo.
The village’s plan for a playground at Ives Park is about to move to the construction phase. The ‘Play Space,’ to be near the south end of the riverside park, will consist of a six-foot high sodded mound with an embankment slide, a culvert tunnel, a five-foot high climbing wall, a tandem rope climb, and stone steps up one side. There will be monkey bars and a ‘jump stumps.’ The work is expected to begin this summer and be completed in the spring. Sketch by Miranda Brosell.View enlarged photo.
This 1963 Oldsmobile caught fire at the intersection of Market and Main streets in Potsdam on Wednesday afternoon around 4 p.m. Firefighters at the scene said it was extinguished in about a minute and no one was injured. Photo by Michael Griffin.
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A king's cloak day lily blooms in Hopkinton. Photo submitted by Katharine MacKay.View enlarged photo.
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