Massena Memorial Hospital chief nursing executive Sue Beaulieu gives a demonstration of equipment used in the treatment of the Ebola virus to the hospital’s Board of Managers. Senior director of practice management Zachary Chapman dons a full face protective mask with a respirator that is worn around the waist. See story for more details about steps MMH is taking to address potential Ebola cases. NorthCountryNow.com photo by Andy Gardner.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Superintendents at Canton and Potsdam schools say a study of merging the two schools districts shows a joint school district could reduce tax rates and offer more educational opportunities to students. Costs for transportation and time students will spend riding buses would remain close to the same. More programs and sports teams could be added if the merger passes but competition for spots on sports teams would likely increase.
Do you feel the merger is in the best interest of both schools?
Results will be posted Monday, Oct. 27.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County legislators have proposed a tentative budget that grows the tax levy by 3.9 percent and raises the tax rate by 2.1 percent. The budget grows the county's fund balance and is under the state's tax cap of 4.6 percent.
Are you pleased with tentative budget?
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Jefferson Elementary School fourth grade teacher Diane Toth assists students harvesting tomatoes and peppers in Massena. Front, Toth, Andrew LaMora, Brahm De Coning, Adyson Bergeron, Noah Trombly, Katelyn Deragon, Camdyn Farmer and Isaac Donahue. Back, Destiny LaShomb and Alorha Shantie. Photo provided by Massena Central School District. See story for more details about the project.View enlarged photo.
Lawrence Avenue first graders Ethan Shelly and Ella Grewell hold the book, This School Year Will Be the Best, while Principal Larry Jenne reads the story to kindergarten through fourth grade students during a recent assembly at the school.View enlarged photo.
Laura Tarbell’s Women of Worth Competition Team dominated the Fitness-Universe Tour Canada held in Montreal, QC, Canada Oct. 18. Team members include Alanna Darling, Annette Swamp, Chelsea Clark, Cheyenne, Lazore, Cubby Jackson, Karen Francis, Kayla Babcock, Sabrina Adams, Shelby Mitchell-Adams, and Stephanie Houle. Laura also coached Andrew Sutter and Patrick Durant Jr for the competition. See story.View enlarged photo.
Maleya Mullen of Norfolk recently donated her hair in honor of her grandmother Cindy Mullen. "Maleya wanted to donate her hair so people like her nana who have cancer, can have hair again," her proud parents said in an email. Phot submitted by her parents Jason and Michelle Mullen.View enlarged photo.
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