The debate over the future of public schools in St. Lawrence County has expanded in the wake of the defeat of a merger plan for Potsdam and Canton school districts. Many believe alternatives to the current system must be considered to keep costs and property taxes down, while many others fear losing educational value.

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The Massena Neighborhood Center recently refused to accept donations from the proceeds of a drag show. A neighborhood center official says it is due to what they believe to be the show’s sexually explicit content. One of the show’s organizers, Massena native Michael Cameron, who performs female impersonation under the name Amber Skyy, says the show is mainly cross-dressed men and women lip-syncing songs with comedy sprinkled in.

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Beaver River girl's basketball tops Harrisville 47-29 in Pirates Tournament Consy

Larries win boy's hockey tournament; O.F.A. upends Potsdam; Islanders win OT

Inventory of Memory Lane shop in Massena's St. Lawrence Centre mall to be auctioned off in January

Former Congressional candidate, respected professor Bernie Lammers of Canton dies at 82

Waddington woman appointed court attorney for recently elected Surrogate Judge Richey

Santa visits Potsdam Fire Department

A. A. Kingston Middle School Lego Movie Night raises $400 for Potsdam Holiday Fund

Ogdensburg City School District receives ice skates for physical education classes from Healthy Schools NY project

Hands-on class on the chemistry in baking bread takes place at Cooperative Extension farm in Canton Dec. 30

Ogdensburg teen faces 36 counts following alleged burglaries, thefts in Potsdam

Two children hospitalized following snowmobile wreck in Massena

St. Lawrence among New York counties eligible for federal aid for recovery efforts after winter storm Nov. 17-26

Canton Police Department gets state accreditation

State education commissioner exits with Common Core as his legacy

Clarkson professor speaks at Science Teachers Association of New York State conference in Rochester

Quad Town Seniors hosting card parties, dinner meeting in Brasher Falls

Massena man jailed on accusations of stealing prescription drugs, nearly $4,000 worth of jewelry from his mother

Story from, Dec 22, 11:23 am

One of Rochester’s most influential families had ties to Ogdensburg

Police charge Massena man for resisting arrest after trying to start fight with another man

Story from, Dec 22, 11:23 am

Poll shows New Yorkers do not believe legislators should receive pay raise if they agree to ethics reforms by end of year

‘Musicality’ concert raises money for Parishville-Hopkinton Central School music program

Potsdam Public Library to host story time Dec. 24 and 26 with seasonal stories, crafts

Story from, Dec 22, 11:23 am

American Red Cross in need of blood and platelet donations from St. Lawrence County residents

Potsdam Holiday Fund Giving Tree sees 45 businesses participate

Massena woman charged with obstruction for hiding boyfriend from sheriff deputies

Story from, Dec 21, 11:35 am

Ways to recycle wrapping paper and more during holidays in St. Lawrence County

Story from WWNY-tv , Dec 22, 9:08 am

Tuesday to do: Potsdam Lion’s Club free public skating, free gift wrapping in Massena, folk jam in Heuvelton

St. Lawrence County Historical Association to close Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 for holidays

Bill signed into law to develop vaccines for deadly diseases that killed several St. Lawrence County horses

Dr. Jim's Chemistry Magic Show raises $700 for Potsdam Holiday Fund

You must see this edible art by 'The Cookie Architect' in Potsdam

Health officials setting up medical marijuana in New York by 2016

Article co-authored by Clarkson professor makes front page of leading journal of American Chemical Society

Potsdam television show North Country Matters to focus on education, domestic violence Dec. 22, 23

1,200 tax-delinquent properties in St. Lawrence County face foreclosure but only a few expected to go to auction

Customs officials warn of possible delays during holiday season crossing border at Ogdensburg, Massena

Waddington Health Center donates turkeys to community center

95 percent of NY public school teachers rated 'effective' or 'highly effective'

Story from , Dec 21, 4:30 pm

Snowmen popping up across St. Lawrence County

What will the Adirondacks be like in 300 years?

Norwood resident inducted into the Eta Sigma Delta honor society at Iowa State University

Clarkson University seeks applications for Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs Competition

Canton Golden Bears Alumni Hockey Games, silent auction to be held Dec. 26

Freezing temperatures, clear skies could give way to warm, wet Christmas in St. Lawrence County

Story from, Dec 21, 11:58 am

Car-buggy accident in Lisbon leaves one with minor injury

Story from, Dec 21, 11:30 am

  • Possibly a border collie mix, un-neutered male all black, very friendly and well behaved. Found in the woods off the Tracy Rd closer to Morley.
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  • LOST:red OR hat
  • LOST: mittens checkerboard pattern: 2 pr, maroon/black and lavender/grey
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