THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
More Democrats are registered to vote in St. Lawrence County than any other party, but Republicans have better turnout at the polls in recent years, according to information provided by St. Lawrence County Board of Elections. In St. Lawrence County there are 58,133 registered voters. The majority are women with 30,187. There are 27,946 men registered to vote in the county. Of those voters 21,616 are registered as Democrats and 19,960 are members of the Republican Party.
Do you plan to vote in the general election on Nov. 7?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Canton Central School has filed a formal protest against Potsdam Central claiming that having multiple boys on the girls swim team is having an adverse effect upon the female swimmers. Having boys on the swim team has raised concerns in the community about unfair competition. PCS is in preliminary discussions with other schools to form an athletic merger so that boys who are interested will have a boys' swim team to participate on.
Do you feel like boys should be able to compete with girls in high school sports when no other options are available?
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Carol Mason, Kiwanis lieutenant governor for the St. Lawrence Division, joined the club's Norwood chapter at their Oct. 2 dinner meeting to preside over installing 2017-2018 officers and board of directors members. From left, board members Sharon Walker, Sharon Jones, Meg Boyle, Molly Pressey; Mason; Norwood Kiwanis president Patti Dean; board member Lee Mittelstaedt; and Joan Eurto, secretary.View enlarged photo.
Dr. David Kistler, SUNY Potsdam economics professor, takes on 18 competitors during a recent simultaneous chess game exhibition at Massena High School. Kistler, an avid local chess competitor, took on James Farbotnik, Mathias LeBlanc, French exchange student Axelle Langle and 15 others, and won every match during the eventView enlarged photo.
The 366th Combat Engineer Company was selected by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) for two company awards: AUSA: Northern New York - Fort Drum Chapter ‘Salute A Unit’ and AUSA: ‘First Region "Salute A Unit.’ The 366th Combat Engineer Company was honored Oct. 14 at the Army Reserve Center, 45 West Main St. Additionally, the AUSA recognized excellence in six individual Soldiers, honored a veteran of the 366th Engineer Company, and recognized St. Lawrence University as a community partner for their outstanding contributions to the soldiers and their families. A new sign was unveiled at the award ceremony at the Army Reserve Center, 45 West Main St. in Canton. Photo by Sergeant First Class Erik Taylor.View enlarged photo.
Friday the 13th was a fun day at Lawrence Avenue Elementary School in Potsdam. Teachers and staff switched roles for part of the day to see a different perspective when working with the students. A fourth grade teacher filled in for the office secretary, the principal spent time in a Kindergarten class room, a counselor was the custodian while the custodian become a Pre-K aide or a few hours and many other staff members gladly took on a new role at the school. This activity was to emphasize this week’s Positivity Project theme, perspective, and how that relates to what other people do in school. Pictured above are students identified as Timmy, Sadie and Parker with second grade teacher Jen Saber, who dressed as the laminating queen for the day.View enlarged photo.
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