Canton Town Highway Department worker Ross Putman helps clean up a large willow tree that was brought down on lower West Front Street in Rensselaer Falls during Tuesday evening's storm that swept through St. Lawrence County. Several hundred households in Canton, Colton and Parishville were still without electricity this morning. (Submitted by John Danis, Rensselaer Falls)View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The long-delayed Farm Bill has been approved by both the U.S. Senate and House agricultural committees with several million dollars in cuts to the Food Stamp program, now called SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Do you think a cut to the Food Stamp program will be detrimental to St. Lawrence County residents in need?
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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
The state Assembly recently passed a bill to allow voters to cast a ballot early, up to 15 days before a general election. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says early voting strengthens democracy by making voting easier, more convenient and promoting higher turnout. St. Lawrence County Elections Commissioners Jennie Bacon and Tom Nichols have expressed concern about the extra expenses associated with staffing and equipment for early voting.
Do you think the costs of early voting are outweighed by the potential increase in voter turnout?
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Potsdam High School is proud to announce that five members of the Class of 2013 will be joining the military after graduation. From left: Shanell Claffey, U.S. Army, Emily Deon, U.S. Army Reserves, Thomas Hobbs, U.S. Air Force R.O.T.C., Joe Barrett, U.S. Air Force (Missing Zachary Hinman, U.S. Navy)View enlarged photo.
Peggie Lynn, Dan Berggren and Dan Duggan will entertain Spring Outing participants on Saturday June 15. The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club is hosting ADK’s Spring Outing 2013 in Potsdam. The outing includes a range of full-day outdoor trips on Saturday June 15, with shorter offerings on Friday and Sunday. For more on the event see earlier story.View enlarged photo.
"I know who has it," said Natalie Aldrich of Canton, who submitted this photo. The fox was walking down the road toward an intersection with Rt. 68, Aldrich said.View enlarged photo.
A line of campers was waiting at the entrance to Blake Campgrounds in South Colton Monday. “ Ready, set, go, is all the campers will need to start this coming camping season. I’m told the line will be much longer on opening day,” said Natalie Aldrich of Canton.View enlarged photo.
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