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.

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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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