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Superintendents at Potsdam, Canton and Norwood-Norfolk schools say they won’t stop parents who want to keep their third through eighth grade children from taking Common Core assessment tests in April and May. The state Education Department said its policy is that students must take the tests. However, the New York State United Teachers challenged that, saying parents have an innate right to see after their children’s best interests.

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Canton's FC Freeze U12 girls soccer team seeks members

Canton-Potsdam Hospital to host performance screening for runners, joggers on April 11

Waddington Minor League to hold registration April 2 and 8

Massena Little League registration will end April 4

Knights men's lax hold off Potsdam 8-4

Massena mayor, Clarkson president laud state budget's economic development, rural broadband initiatives

Massena man to launch new interview show on YouTube

County asks court to decide who owns Fowler's Emeryville Bridge

Story from WWNY , Apr 1, 5:33 pm

The top five NorthCountryNow stories for April 1

Former Massena man pens novel about growing up in the North Country in the 1950s

Fiber arts group meets Saturday in Norwood

Arts council to host 'stuff a bear' workshop April 11 in Potsdam

Study claims St. Lawrence County one of state's least healthy

Potsdam Public Library to host Craigslist class

State budget will send $10M to Port of Ogdensburg, and will fund improved rural broadband access countywide

Old north span of Massena-Cornwall Seaway International Bridge coming down piece by piece

Food Sense taking April orders; delivery in Ogdensburg April 23

Canton's FC Freeze U12 girls soccer team seeks members

Waddington Minor League to hold registration April 2 and 8

Ogdensburg Senior Citizens to host 'Spring Fling' on Saturday

Massena teen facing felony for breaking into office, stealing $3 in quarters

Canton-Potsdam Hospital to host performance screening for runners, joggers on April 11

Gouverneur mayor applauds governor and legislature for passing state budget on time, spending money on North Country

Colton-Pierrepont National Honor students raise $1,000 for Hospice

Tax break for yacht buyers included in state budget draws criticism

New state budget approved by legislature includes changes in teacher evaluations

Story from WWNY , Apr 1, 11:26 am

Seed swap in Winthrop on Saturday

Spring bazaar in Canton on Saturday

North Country Assemblymen Butler, Blankenbush say new state budget doesn't help middle-class families

Musical act The Currys to perform in Heuvelton on Saturday

St. Lawrence Seaway set to reopen April 2

Story from , Apr 1, 8:57 am

New York State budget restores some 'Gap Elimination Adjustment' funding to North Country schools

Deadline for ordering seeds from St. Lawrence County is April 3

Massena Little League registration will end April 4

Potsdam Public Library hosting internet safety class April 10

SUNY Canton to inaugurate president April 10

Lawmakers pass 2015-16 New York State budget which includes education and ethics reforms

Winthrop American Legion to host shuffleboard tournament April 3

Bigfoot report April 1: Warming could increase sightings in St. Lawrence County

Easter bunny entertains over 200 in Norwood

Three Ogdensburg women receive yellow roses in honor of their contribution to the community

Oneida County Sheriff’s Office solar array project made possible by lease of 14 acres in St. Lawrence County

Massena Senior Citizens to host social hour April 3

WIC clinics planned throughout April in St. Lawrence County

Despite millions in state aid increases, some St. Lawrence County schools will struggle to close their budget gaps

Ogdensburg child rapist apologizes as he is sentenced to six years

Story from WWNY , Mar 31, 5:42 pm

The top five stories for March 31

Gouverneur pair was charged for selling drugs in front of young children; kids have been removed by child protective services

Continuing January trend, unemployment and jobs in St. Lawrence County both dip compared to a year ago

Citing different amounts, Assemblywoman Russell and Sen. Ritchie pleased with education spending hikes

$10,000 up for grabs at St. Lawrence County NYSARC fundraiser in Canton

St. Lawrence County school districts stand to gain $11.3 million increase in state aid

Learn 'Maple Syrup Science' in Canton on Friday

Claxton-Hepburn official to speak at Friday National Alliance on Mental Illness meeting in Canton

Woman allegedly shows up to Massena state police barracks impaired, is charged with DWAI

Fires burn through nearly all of Red Cross's St. Lawrence County budget

Story from WWNY , Mar 31, 2:37 pm

Madrid's St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum holds annual meeting, elects new board members

Lawmakers brace for long day finishing state budget

Story from WWNY , Mar 31, 2:36 pm

Author Mark Irwin to speak in Canton on Thursday

Lisbon Central to host 'Awakened, Breaking the Chains' April 18

Canton's SLU to host North Country Symposium April 20

  • LOST: Very large reward offered for the safe return of Lily. She is a golden doodle missing for almost a week from the Lake Bonaparte area.
  • LOST: a single Chrysler remote access key either in Morristown area or Ogdensburg.
  • FOUND: CATS: One black male cat, not fixed, medium hair length, very loveable. Male cat light haired multi color, blue eyes, very large male looks like he's been neutered, very affectionate. One orange male tabby cat with a collar and a bell.
  • LOST: set of Toyota car keys, they are the keyless entry/start keys.
  • LOST: Samsung Galaxy 5 S disappeared from Potsdam school gym locker on 3/24 3:00-4:45pm If you find just drop off at Verizon...

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