Performers from Gouverneur, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Central and Heuvelton took top awards at the Ogdensburg Free Academy spring student talent show Thursday, May 28, at John F. Kennedy Elementary School. In the high school division, above, ninth grader Ben Foster of Gouverneur Central School took first place. He played piano and sang “Thinking Out Loud.” Tenth grade keyboard player Ryan McNally and eighth grade drummer Nathan McNally of Ogdensburg took second. Then played an original composition,which McNally wrote and sang. Third place went to Shawna Gambill, a ninth grader from St. Lawrence Central who sang “Put Your Records.” See story for more details.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
A delay on May 20 in opening Massena Central School to prepare teachers on how to respond to a student suicide prompted several media outlets to report about the death of the student. Numerous posts and comments on social media sites contained misinformation about the incident.
Should St. Lawrence County media include the name of the deceased and cause of death when a suicide leads to other newsworthy events, such as a school delay, or other public safety issues?
Results will be posted Monday, June 1.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating an incident involving the use of a Taser on an Ogdensburg woman at a checkpoint May 7 in Waddington. Jess Cooke, 21, said she was pulled in for a secondary inspection after agents said she appeared nervous at the checkpoint. A conversation with agents escalated and Cooke was tackled and Tased after she resisted an agent who grabbed her after she refused to comply with a request for her to move. The scuffle was caught on video by Cooke and can be viewed by clicking here. https://www.facebook.com/jess.cooke.7/videos/884263721635146/?pnref=story.
After viewing the video, do you think the Border Patrol agents handled the situation appropriately?
Do you feel like your rights have ever been violated at a Border Patrol stop in St. Lawrence County?
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Performers from Gouverneur, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Central and Heuvelton dominated the Ogdensburg Free Academy annual spring student talent show. Elementary division winners were Jaelyn Stevenson of Gouverneur, Delia Hooper of Ogdensburg and MacKenzie Spicer of Ogdensburg. See story here.View enlarged photo.
The American flag waves in the wind as the sun sets over the St. Lawrence River. Photo submitted by Elaine Seymour of Ogdensburg.View enlarged photo.
Garrett Wagner, 9, of Heuvelton, caught this 20-pound catfish measuring 35 inches on a recent fishing trip on the Oswegatchie River. Photo submitted by Brandi Wagner.
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Kasarian Dane submitted “Untitiled,” an oil and acrylic on aluminum he painted in 2006 and took first place in the Frederic Remington Juried Art show. Second place went to Gary Larsen of Edinburgh for his 2014 infrared photograph “Life on the Dunes.” From left, Nelson Dane, first prize winner Kasarian Dane and museum director Laura A. Foster.View enlarged photo.
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