A delay on May 20 in opening Massena Central School to prepare teachers on how to respond to a student suicide prompted several media outlets to report about the death of the student. Numerous posts and comments on social media sites contained misinformation about the incident.

Should St. Lawrence County media include the name of the deceased and cause of death when a suicide leads to other newsworthy events, such as a school delay, or other public safety issues?

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Results will be posted Monday, June 1.


The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating an incident involving the use of a Taser on an Ogdensburg woman at a checkpoint May 7 in Waddington. Jess Cooke, 21, said she was pulled in for a secondary inspection after agents said she appeared nervous at the checkpoint. A conversation with agents escalated and Cooke was tackled and Tased after she resisted an agent who grabbed her after she refused to comply with a request for her to move. The scuffle was caught on video by Cooke and can be viewed by clicking here.

After viewing the video, do you think the Border Patrol agents handled the situation appropriately?

Do you feel like your rights have ever been violated at a Border Patrol stop in St. Lawrence County?

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Saints have 3 All Americas, finish 8th in NCAA

Massena wins Division I golf title; Tupper Lake earns Division II crown

Massena Wins Division I Title; Tupper Lake Earns Division II Crown

Gouverneur wins Wooden Bat Tourney; O.F.A. wins consolation

Biswal 14th in NCAA Hurdles, one of three Saints competing Saturday

New discount program can save St. Lawrence County vets money on food, auto repair, other services

1,200 Potsdam National Grid customers lose power Saturday night due to problem at substation

Potsdam man charged with drunk driving at more than three times legal limit,

Heuvelton Central School Class of 2016 holds its first ever 'Color Run'

Adirondack Park Agency plants tree in memory of Parishville crash victims

Story from Lake Placid News , May 24, 8:07 am

Firefighters say abandoned Gouverneur barn fire is suspicious

Story from WWNY-tv , May 24, 8:17 am

TripAdvisor travel site awards Remington Museum Certificate of Excellence

2,300 flags placed on Veterans' graves in Ogdensburg

Story from WWNY-tv , May 24, 8:18 am

North Country Rep. Stefanik wants Congress to keep working on budget if needed through planned August recess

Potsdam resident receives 'Great Dane Award' from University of Albany

West Stockholm Auxiliary Golf Tournament to be held June 6 in Winthrop

Tai-Chi class for adults to meet Tuesdays and Thursdays in Potsdam June 2 – July 30

Madrid dairy farmer part of panel recommending simpler pesticide regulations for farmers

New major in statistics approved for St. Lawrence University

Eisenhower Locks are cool, as is weather

The Root of the Problem: Keeping North Country trees healthy

St. Lawrence County company building out broadband here where Time Warner won't go

Story from WWNY-tv , May 23, 5:02 pm

Resort on Akwesasne islands under discussion with firm in Mohawk Council

Opinion: Terrorists wearing Border Patrol uniforms worry me, Heuvelton resident says

“Breathe Free” free smoking cessation program offered in Massena May 26, 28, 31, June 1 - 4

Massena Board of Trustees to hold special meeting to hear grant consulting services presentations May 26

Warm, sunny weekend in St. Lawrence County expected to give way to rainy Memorial Day

Steep drop in teacher education majors confirmed by SUNY Potsdam, St. Lawrence University

View latest Massena-Ogdensburg edition of North Country This Week

May 23-29, 2015 Issue , May 23, 8:21 am

New TASC test can help St. Lawrence County residents who didn’t pass GED

U.S. Border Patrol now hiring

Story from WWNY-tv , May 23, 8:35 am

Ogdensburg critic reviews ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and says it’s ‘awesome,’ lacks plot, but ‘the world, the environments tell the story’

Memorial Day Parade in Canton will be free of politics, Canton VFW Post commander says

'Primitive Fire Starting and Sweat Lodge' workshop offered by Local Living Venture May 30

Annual meeting of Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center to be held May 26

  • Fluffy orange male cat is still missing from the Needham Rd in Potsdam about one month now.
  • Set of house keys on a Harley Davidson key ring,Potsdam, Massena, Norwood Norfolk area.
  • FOUND: POW-MIA hat in Ogdensburg.
  • FOUND: A male orange cat on Lee Road outside of Ogdensburg.
  • LOST: Female, white miniature schnauzer named Mollie. Missing on Rt 37 in Ogdensburg, between the Windjammer Motel and the golf course.

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