THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

The much-anticipated solar eclipse was to have taken place/took place Aug. 21 in St. Lawrence County. While a number of St. Lawrence County residents planned to travel to the path of totality, where the sun will be completely blocked by the moon, those who don’t were still expected to experience quite a show. It's the first total solar eclipse that will be seen in no other country but the U.S. since the nation’s birth in 1776. It is also the first one visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979.

Do you plan to watch/did you watch the solar eclipse?

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Results will be posted Aug. 28.

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:

An official with the state Unified Court System says there is a legal basis to enforce the town supervisor’s request that out-of-area drug suspects be barred from returning to Massena as part of their sentences. Several weeks ago, Town Supervisor Joseph Gray wrote the letter asking Acting County Court Judge Derek Champagne to ban three Utica residents who pleaded guilty to possessing narcotics. Lucien Chalfen, communications director for the New York State Unified Court System, says a judge would have a legal basis to enforce Gray’s request. For more, see front page story in Aug. 5-11 Massena-Ogdensburg issue of North Country This Week.

Would you like to see out-of-area drug suspects be barred from returning to St. Lawrence County?

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New assistant coach named to Golden Knights alpine ski team in Potsdam

Seven players, one team to be inducted into SLU Hall of Fame at Sept. 15 dinner event

Massena school board gives go-ahead to name high school athletic wing after Martha Slack

New assistant softball coach named to Golden Knights team in Potsdam

Wilderness Health Care Foundation’s charity Golf Classic in Star Lake raises record $20,000, organizers say

Could it be true? Seven days of clear, dry weather forecast for St. Lawrence County

Wife of Hopkinton man facing re-trial testifies about booby trap

Story from WWNY-tv , Aug 23, 6:32 pm

Camera crews arriving in North Country to film Ben Stiller-directed Dannemora prison break miniseries; some local worried

Watch the Aug. 14 Ogdensburg City Council meeting

Credit union donates $250 to Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce 'Ogtoberfest' event

Americana duo John and Orion Kribs to appear at Edwards Opera House Aug. 26

Rummage sale at St. Mary's School in Canton Aug. 24-26

Bill to allow farm distilleries in St. Lawrence County to sell beer, wine, cider signed by governor

Cranberry Lake, Five Ponds to be one of the most central viewing spots for the total eclipse in 2024 says county chamber director

Muskie Challenge on the St. Regis River in Brasher Falls to launch Aug. 25

400,000 New York residents dodged Obamacare health insurance mandate, paid combined $186 million in 2015 tax penalties

Story from Syracuse.com , Aug 23, 3:12 pm

Canton's Gardenshare plans activities in September to recognize National Hunger Action Month

Montreal Canadiens alumni to take on county residents in the softball game in Massena

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County on Thursday

St. Lawrence County anglers can now use three rods, North Country Assembly member says

Massena Memorial Hospital Foundation seeks new member to fill vacancy

Free rabies vaccination clinics set for Aug. 26, Nov. 2 in Canton

St. Lawrence University student building 'tiny house'

Opinion: Cobb cares about ethics and children, says Canton resident

Third grade teacher in Canton learns about most southern place on earth, will share experience with students

Hammond hosting ice cream social Aug. 26

Slic completes major internet project in Massena

Burglary in progress arrests, tornado watch, police requested at wind meeting among Aug. 22 NCNow top five

Canton resident reenlists with Army National Guard

Common Core test scores inch up in New York

Potsdam faculty members complete first phase of invasive species research project

Oshier Band to play in Massena Aug. 26

Open house planned for Aug. 26 at Kingston Middle School in Canton

Tuesday storm knocks out power to over 600 across St. Lawrence County in Macomb, Gouverneur, Rossie, Hammond, Fine, DeKalb

Watch the solar eclipse in downtown Massena

Students set to return to SUNY Potsdam Aug. 25-27 during Welcome Weekend

Outdoor Heritage Family Rendezvous Saturday in Morristown includes races, contests, food, raffles and games

New assistant coach named to Golden Knights alpine ski team in Potsdam

Opinion: Benefit from wind farm will not help majority, says Potsdam resident

Step It Out Dance Studio to host fall registration days Aug. 25-26 in Potsdam

Storm knocks out power to around 60 in Macomb, Nicholville, Waddington, areas

Storm prompts evacuation of county courthouse in Canton due to flooding concerns

Story from WWNY , Aug 22, 5:34 pm

View the latest Potsdam-Canton issue of North Country This Week

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County on Wednesday

Seven players, one team to be inducted into SLU Hall of Fame at Sept. 15 dinner event

Fiddle collection to be displayed in Canton starting Saturday

Woman wins first aid kit in Massena hospital raffle

Tornado Watch issued for St. Lawrence County, expect downed trees and power lines, weather service says

Massena school board gives go-ahead to name high school athletic wing after Martha Slack

St. Lawrence County had highest July unemployment rate in state

Ogdensburg man charged with making meth after police find active lab

Town of Fine cancels evening court

Story from WWNY , Aug 22, 2:28 pm

Fluorescent mineral hunt for kids in Canton Friday evening

Ice cream social and quilt show Friday in Louisville

Massena hospital CEO says asset transfer, non-profit application must progress before potential affiliates named

Local hairdresser buys Laurie’s Casual Cuts in Norwood

Missed the Monday eclipse? St. Lawrence County will experience near total solar eclipse in 2024

Story from MyNBC5.com , Aug 22, 11:38 am

Nature's Storehouse in Canton hosting t-shirt design contest

Golf tournament to benefit Ogdensburg museum set for Aug. 25 in Canton

SUNY Canton alumni and friends meeting at Township 7 Brewing Company Aug. 24

Hopkinton town supervisor requests police at public hearing for wind law; wind opponent kicked out of meeting for being 'disruptive'

New law allows North Country residents to seek damages if they are recorded while in their own back yard

Norwood boy asks for food donations to Snack Pack program instead of birthday presents

Chilly Delight in Potsdam now under new ownership

Northbound to play pop, rock and folk music Friday at final Waddington Concert Series show of season

New assistant softball coach named to Golden Knights team in Potsdam

Crafters and vendors sought for Oct. 7 craft fair and bazaar in Madrid

Editor on Duty: Adam Atkinson, 315-265-1000. ext. 28

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