This fiery sunset was witnessed by Aryanna Mossow recently in Potsdam.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The village may consider discontinuing fluoridation of the water supply, in part depending on the results of a study they hope to conduct. The village equipment used to add the fluoride – a popular tooth decay prevention measure in the U.S. for decades – is old and might need repair or replacement soon, according to Village Administrator Greg Thompson.
Also in question is the desire of the community to continue the sometimes-controversial practice of adding fluoride to municipal water. “Some municipalities have discontinued it, some have continued,” the administrator said.
Are you in favor of adding fluoride to municipal water?
Results will be posted Aug. 21.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
An official with the state Unified Court System says there is a legal basis to enforce the town supervisor’s request that out-of-area drug suspects be barred from returning to Massena as part of their sentences. Several weeks ago, Town Supervisor Joseph Gray wrote the letter asking Acting County Court Judge Derek Champagne to ban three Utica residents who pleaded guilty to possessing narcotics. Lucien Chalfen, communications director for the New York State Unified Court System, says a judge would have a legal basis to enforce Gray’s request. For more, see front page story in Aug. 5-11 Massena-Ogdensburg issue of North Country This Week.
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Hayley Vallance, 13, Madrid, fishes during the 15th annual St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament. Hayley took first place in the 11-15 year old girls division this weekend. She is pictured above fishing in Waddington. Photo submitted by Amanda Peacock.View enlarged photo.
The Buck Funeral Home recently reopened following renovations to the business. Owner Brian Plonka wished to thank the Town of Norfolk for their patience and support with their remodeling project. The project is now complete and the funeral home, located at 23 West Main St., is now open to serve families in a time of need. Buck Funeral Home also has locations at 62 Riverside Dr. in Colton and 7 Park St. in Norwood.View enlarged photo.
SeaComm Credit Union donated $500 recently to organizers of an upcoming golf tournament which benefits the Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures project. From left, are golf committee chairperson Nancy Curran, SeaComm’s Massena branch manager Amy Hartford, Sons of AMVETS 4 Commander Ben Gladding, State of NY Dept. 4 Commander Jim Gardner, and SeaComm teller Molly Broderick.View enlarged photo.
This owl was spotted on Hewittville Road in Potsdam by Kenneth Labaff recently. “Not sure if he was hurt or just full from a big dinner,” he said.View enlarged photo.
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