A voter receives instruction on how to cast her ballot at the Potsdam polling place. Voter turnout is ahead of expectations. As of 5 p.m., about 1,100 people had cast ballots. If voters in Canton and Potsdam approve the merger plan in Thursday's balloting, the proposal goes to a final vote in December. If voters turn down the plan, the proposal is dead. Voting on the proposed Canton-Potsdam school merger continues until 9 p.m. tonight in both Canton and Potsdam. NorthCountryNow photo by Craig Freilich.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
In response to federal and state directives, hospitals in St. Lawrence County have run drills and provided employee training in preparation for a patient who is suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus.
Although no cases have been confirmed near St. Lawrence County, are you concerned about the virus potentially coming to the county?
Results will be posted Monday, Nov. 3.
LAST 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?
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Canton rockers Waydown Wailers have enjoyed recent success with gigs in Sackets harbor, Edwards and Saranac Lake among several others. Band members are with WWNY sportscaster Mel Busler in Sackets Harbor. Members include brothers Dave and Christian Parker, with Michael “Scruffy” Scriminger on drums and Connor Pelkey on bass.View enlarged photo.
The Massena Fire Department recently visited Cub Scout Pack 31 in Massena. Photo submitted by Nathan LaShomb.View enlarged photo.
Local author Marguerite Mooers of Potsdam has written her first novel, the story of Detective Chris Bellini who is raising his six year old grand-daughter and trying to solve the cold case of murdered child Ethan LeBrun. "Take My Hand" is available on Amazon and as a Kindle e-book.View enlarged photo.
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