Garrit M. Willis and his sister Gianna M. Willis drop letters off at Santa's Mailbox, in front of City Hall in Ogdensburg. Garrit and Gianna are the children of Melissa A. and Michael D. Willis of Ogdensburg. Photo submitted by Jim McCarthyView enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The Massena Drug Free Coalition recently issued 120 drug test kits to the Massena Central School District as part of the “Trust But Verify” initiative to promote drug abuse prevention and intervention. The kits are available to parents who wish to test their children at Rose Hill Treatment Center, the county probation office, the police department, or at the school nurses’ offices. Do you think it is appropriate for parents to drug test their children?
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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Sen. Patty Ritchie has called on state Education Commissioner John King to host a Common Core community meeting in the North Country. Given the concern many parents and educators feel about the implementation of the controversial new Common Core standards, would you attend a meeting if one were held?
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"This is my hamster Toffee, she's already getting in the Christmas spirit," said Amanda Ames of Potsdam, who submitted this photo.View enlarged photo.
The Norwood Norfolk Community Choir under the direction of Christine Paige will offer two performances of the Christmas Cantata, Together For Christmas. The first performance will be Dec. 8 at the First United Methodist Church in Norfolk. In front: Steven LaMere and Keri Lucey and Bill Felix.View enlarged photo.
Members of the Clarkson University men's varsity hockey team visited Colton-Pierrepont Central School recently to help serve lunch to the students, bus tables, and sign autographs during a special "Thanks-for-Giving" luncheon. Golden Knight senior captain Ben Sexton, junior James Howden, sophomore Jeff DiNallo, and freshman Perry D'Arrisso were invited as special guests to help recognize the effort by the students at Colton-Pierrepont for their support in donating to the Penny Harvest.View enlarged photo.
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