"Recently as I was driving home from work, the sky presented interesting contrasts. Overhead, it was ominous, but off in the distance, it was clear and blue, with wispy clouds," said photographer Don Straight of Winthrop. "I could even see the mountains far off! The line of autumn color and the green grass in the foreground completed the somewhat strange image, and I had to stop and capture it," he said. The picture was taken on U.S. Highway 11 near Winthrop.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Superintendents at Canton and Potsdam schools say a study of merging the two schools districts shows a joint school district could reduce tax rates and offer more educational opportunities to students. Costs for transportation and time students will spend riding buses would remain close to the same. More programs and sports teams could be added if the merger passes but competition for spots on sports teams would likely increase.
Do you feel the merger is in the best interest of both schools?
Results will be posted Monday, Oct. 27.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County legislators have proposed a tentative budget that grows the tax levy by 3.9 percent and raises the tax rate by 2.1 percent. The budget grows the county's fund balance and is under the state's tax cap of 4.6 percent.
Are you pleased with tentative budget?
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State police keep watch on SUNY Canton's campus following two threats via social media site Yik Yak. The college canceled classes and put the campus under lockdown early this afternoon following the second threat, asking students and staff to shelter in place. The campus later reported that police were escorting students and staff to residence halls or parking lots. No incidents have been reported, according to the college. Canton Central School has also canceled after school activities due to the potential threat. See our previous stories on the threats and the evacuation. Photo by SUNY Canton student Alyssa Matthews.View enlarged photo.
United Helpers will hold its 4th annual Oktoberfest “Costumed” Prediction Run/Walk. The run/walk will be held Saturday at the Roos House on the SUNY Canton College Campus. Registration Begins at 9 a.m. Walkers will depart at 10 a.m and. Runners will depart at 10:30 am. Learn more at www.UnitedHelpers.org.View enlarged photo.
Jerry Smith of Heuvelton, left won $10,000 in the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation's Cash for the Holidays raffle. Foundation executive director Jim Michaels hands him an oversized check.View enlarged photo.
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