“While kayaking the Oswegatchie River at Emeryville, this Belted Kingfisher seemed to like the company of our group of kayakers. He/she flew right around us and landed not more than 15 feet from one of us. It was enjoyable to watch as they flew so close to the top of the river looking for prey,” said Natalie Aldrich of Canton.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
As many as 1,000 people might be homeless in St. Lawrence County at some point each year, but there is no official homeless shelter here. ;Nobody wants it in their neighborhood,; said Jeffrey Reifensnyder, executive director of the Massena Independent Living Center (MILC). Also, in a county as huge at St. Lawrence, if only one shelter were built, it would be too far away to benefit most of the homeless, officials say.
Do you feel a homeless shelter or shelters should be built in St. Lawrence County, and if yes, how do you feel it should be done?
Results will be posted Monday, July 25.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
At least 31 people died from opiate or heroin overdoses in St. Lawrence County between 2010 and 2014 and the number appears to be rising. Records obtained from the state Department of Health through a Freedom of Information Request show that the annual number of opioid-overdose deaths doubled from five in 2010 to 10 in 2014. Numbers for overdose deaths in 2015 and 2016 were not available, but St. Lawrence County Department of Health officials confirmed in Feb. that a minimum of nine people had died form opiate or heroin overdoses in 2015. In Feb. of 2016, at least three people died from the same cause.
Do you know someone who died from an opiate or heroin overdose in St. Lawrence County?
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Even the squirrels are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the temperatures, according to Jamie Webber of Gouverneur.View enlarged photo.
“I walked within a 100 feet of this woodchuck before I saw it. He was so intent on eating his dinner, he never noticed me and I was able to get several good pictures of him,” said Mary Prinz Black Lake.View enlarged photo.
Noah Macaulay of Gouverneur recently caught this 23-inch, 10.2 lbs. largemouth bass fishing with his grandfather 'Bumpa' on Trout Lake.View enlarged photo.
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