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Superintendents at Potsdam, Canton and Norwood-Norfolk schools say they won’t stop parents who want to keep their third through eighth grade children from taking Common Core assessment tests in April and May. The state Education Department said its policy is that students must take the tests. However, the New York State United Teachers challenged that, saying parents have an innate right to see after their children’s best interests.

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Potsdam youth qualifies for the Adirondack All-Star swim team

RIT sweeps Saints baseball in high-scoring doubleheader

Whelan Individual Champion, Saints men's golf 7th at McDaniels Spring Invtiational

O'Neil, Saints women's golf win McDaniel's Invitational

Massena Moose gives to Little League program

Lawmakers pass 2015-16 New York State budget which includes education and ethics reforms

Bigfoot report April 1: Warming could increase sightings in St. Lawrence County

Easter bunny entertains over 200 in Norwood

Three Ogdensburg women receive yellow roses in honor of their contribution to the community

Oneida County Sheriff’s Office solar array project made possible by lease of 14 acres in St. Lawrence County

Massena Senior Citizens to host social hour April 3

WIC clinics planned throughout April in St. Lawrence County

Despite millions in state aid increases, some St. Lawrence County schools will struggle to close their budget gaps

Ogdensburg child rapist apologizes as he is sentenced to six years

Story from WWNY , Mar 31, 5:42 pm

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Gouverneur pair was charged for selling drugs in front of young children; kids have been removed by child protective services

Continuing January trend, unemployment and jobs in St. Lawrence County both dip compared to a year ago

Citing different amounts, Assemblywoman Russell and Sen. Ritchie pleased with education spending hikes

$10,000 up for grabs at St. Lawrence County NYSARC fundraiser in Canton

St. Lawrence County school districts stand to gain $11.3 million increase in state aid

Learn 'Maple Syrup Science' in Canton on Friday

Claxton-Hepburn official to speak at Friday National Alliance on Mental Illness meeting in Canton

Woman shows up to Massena state police barracks intoxicated, is charged with DWAI

Fires burn through nearly all of Red Cross's St. Lawrence County budget

Story from WWNY , Mar 31, 2:37 pm

Madrid's St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum holds annual meeting, elects new board members

Lawmakers brace for long day finishing state budget

Story from WWNY , Mar 31, 2:36 pm

Author Mark Irwin to speak in Canton on Thursday

Lisbon Central to host 'Awakened, Breaking the Chains' April 18

Coast Guard fleet flushing ice downriver to prevent ice jams, facilitate shipping; warning of ice dangers on St. Lawrence River

Story from, Mar 31, 11:34 am

Canton's SLU to host North Country Symposium April 20

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Award-winning maple bowl by Winthrop man on display at Maple Run Emporium in Potsdam

Story from, Mar 31, 11:34 am

Closing sheltered workshops 'removes an option' for disabled, St. Lawrence NYSARC director says

Potsdam youth qualifies for the Adirondack All-Star swim team

Story from, Mar 31, 11:34 am

Reception welcoming new SUNY Canton president planned for April 8 at TAUNY

Story from, Mar 31, 11:34 am

Good Friday fish fry set for April 3 in Canton

Story from, Mar 31, 11:34 am

North Country Assemblyman says his defeated amendment would have eliminated tax on gas, hygiene products

Details are still sketchy on education portion of New York State budget

St. Lawrence River Valley Ducks Unlimited to host 'Sportsman's Night Out' at Heuvelton Fire Department

Moroccan bean soup tasting and discussion Thursday at Potsdam Food Co-op

Opinion: North Country Jr. Iron Chef youth cooking competition a success

Canton SeaComm Federal Credit Union donates $1,000 to TAUNY

'Has Unconventional Become Conventional?,' speaker will discuss topic in Potsdam

Heuvelton's historic Pickens Hall to receive $100,000 in funding from new state budget, Sen. Ritchie says

Morley Library Association to meet Thursday

Are public defenders in St. Lawrence County abusing the system to pad salaries?

Story from WWNY-TV , Mar 31, 6:01 am

NCNow Survey: 74 percent of respondents think parents should have choice to keep kids from taking assessment tests

Hammond woman charged with DWI following property-damage accident, deputies say

Former Massena resident named hockey Division III All-American by American Hockey Coaches Association

Live music and dancing, karaoke, acoustic jams planned in April in DeKalb

Potsdam United Methodist Church to host Holy Week and Easter services through Sunday

  • LOST: a single Chrysler remote access key either in Morristown area or Ogdensburg.
  • FOUND: CATS: One black male cat, not fixed, medium hair length, very loveable. Male cat light haired multi color, blue eyes, very large male looks like he's been neutered, very affectionate. One orange male tabby cat with a collar and a bell.
  • LOST: set of Toyota car keys, they are the keyless entry/start keys.
  • LOST: Samsung Galaxy 5 S disappeared from Potsdam school gym locker on 3/24 3:00-4:45pm If you find just drop off at Verizon...
  • FOUND: Swiss Army Knife. In Potsdam a week or two ago.

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