THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for a review of the Common Core program, which has faced heavy criticism in St. Lawrence County and the rest of the state. Locally a large percentage for students did not take the exams due because many parents disapprove of the program. The review panel will include education experts, teachers, parents, the education commissioner and legislative representatives.

Do you believe Common Core needs to be reformed?

Do you think the panel is the best approach to address the criticisms with Common Core?

  Take the NCNow Survery

Results will be posted Monday, Sept. 14.

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:

St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain has cut services to local municipal courts after the Legislature voted against filling a vacant assistant district attorney (ADA) position in her office. Rain says ADAs will appear in local courts only for official hearings and trials

Legislature Chairman Joseph Lightfoot says Rain’s policy will cause problems for local town justices.

Do you think the policy change was warranted due to the staff reduction?

Do you think the policy will create a backlog for local court cases?

 View survey results and comments from survey participants.

The NCNow Survey is an unscientific poll of visitors to NorthCountryNow.com who choose to participate. Submit suggestions for future NCNow Survey questions

Potsdam, St. Lawrence win Jeffers tourney semifinals; Hammond tops H-D in girl's soccer

Lisbon, Ogdensburg roll to shutout wins in semifinals of OFA tourney in boy's soccer

Legendary Massena football coach Mike Nicholas dead at age 95

Whitewater kayak racers to return to Stone Valley in Colton Labor Day Weekend

Non-league girl's soccer: Chateaugay blanks Salmon River; Harrisville edged by South Lewis

St. Lawrence County campers warned of campfire dangers over holiday weekend

St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum’s 25th Old Fashioned Harvest Days Saturday, Sunday in Madrid

New Massena cops, Potsdam store closes, 3 county men graduate from police academy among top 5 NCNow stories for Sept. 4

Cuomo: Common Core will work only if people have faith in it

Gouverneur-based Kinney Drugs donates $19k to American Heart Association's 'Go Red for Women' campaign

SUNY to make college credits more portable for transfer students

Canton First Presbyterian starting study of Ecclesiastes Sept. 8

Grants totaling $580,000 to fund Massena telecommunications, railroad in Newton Falls, Clarkson building rehab

Massena village considers halting demolition of Orvis Street property after owner says he will fix it

St. Lawrence County awarded $8,750 in welfare fraud settlements

NCNow Survey: 74 percent of respondents do not think DA Rain’s policy change was needed due to staff reductions

SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will kick off academic year with concert by faculty

Carlisle Law Firm donates $300 to Ogdensburg's Step by Step for greenhouse

Friends of St. Lawrence Hockey hosting annual meeting in Canton

Newton Falls woman charged with contraband possession after being jailed for prostitution Sept. 1

North Country assemblyman supports Cuomo’s call to review Common Core standards, says more needs to be done

Massena firehouse floor fix coming after October Fire Prevention Week banquet

NY Education Commissioner is open to delaying new teacher evaluations

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s to host fundraiser car wash Sept. 5 in Ogdensburg

Clarkson researchers publish paper in prestigious chemistry journal on design of ultra-high density data storage materials

Aldrich Fish and Game Club to host auction, potluck dinner Sept. 6 in Oswegatchie

As Common Core continues to catch heat in North Country, Gov. Cuomo establishes review panel to suggest curriculum reforms

DeKalb Junction man charged after signing fake name to lease in attempt to avoid order of protection against girlfriend

Magic show, parade, fireworks, baby contest, fishing derby, races planned at Labor Day celebration in Heuvelton

Massena's new smoking rules to be enforced in a few weeks

Story from WWNY-TV , Sep 4, 8:44 am

Massena Central legendary football coach Mike Nicholas field dedication

DEC fines dozens, locals graduate police academy, two stores close make top five NCN stories for Thursday

Chicken BBQ to be served in Gouverneur

Potsdam-based business agency aids in four-year project to clean up Great Lakes, reduce paper mill toxins

Christ's Church of Hope in Parishville to celebrate one year of service Sept. 6

Ogdensburg bishop and 200 parishioners to see pope in New York City

Canton Police Department is partners with DEA at Kinney Drugs to collect unused prescription drugs for safe disposal

Tribute video to legendary Massena Central football coach Mike Nicholas

Back to school in St. Lawrence County

Story from WWNY-TV , Sep 4, 5:44 am

Fall series of free planetarium shows and geophysical programs underway at SUNY Potsdam

Several paper making events planned in Canton throughout September

Two new Massena police officers appointed

Massena police contract with Onondaga County for cheaper fingerprint service

New Potsdam agency now open, selling Farmers Insurance

St. Lawrence County students head back to school

13 artists featured in Potsdam-based SLC Arts calendar

NNY Poultry Fanciers to host 18th fall show in Gouverneur Sept. 20

Reservation deadline is Sept. 8 for AARP lunch meeting

Ogdensburg, Heuvelton and Pierrepont men graduate from New York State Police Academy

Potsdam consignment shop closed after only two months of operations

North Country Rep. Stefanik receives $120k in campaign contributions through finance industry group in second quarter

Fobare's Fruits hosts St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce's 'Business in the Spotlight' in Rensselaer Falls

Brasher Falls Central School faculty treated to hot dogs and hamburgers by administrators

TAUNY music jam to feature local bluegrass musicians Sept. 11 in Canton

River Valley Gun Dog Club hosting youth pheasant hunt Sept. 26 in Oswegatchie

Legendary Massena football coach Mike Nicholas dead at age 95

Canada goose hunting season underway in North Country

Salvation Army, Price Chopper in O'burg, Massena, Canton, Potsdam, Gouverneur partnering in school supply campaign

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County Thursday

Potsdam resident seeks votes for open seat on town board

St. John’s Conservatory has talent from Ogdensburg, Heuvelton, Morristown, Gouverneur for Oct. musical 'Kreepy Hallow'

Free diabetes prevention program starts Sept. 28 at Massena Memorial Hospital

Whitewater kayak racers to return to Stone Valley in Colton Labor Day Weekend

Monster shooting, pumpkin racing, steampunk sideshows to be offered at Potsdam’s new ‘haunted’ venue

Ogensburg Diocese has no more tickets to Pope Francis's New York appearance

Story from WWNY-tv , Sep 3, 9:05 am

NY State Police assign 12 investigators to campus rape cases

Opinion: Canton-Potsdam Hospital staff professional, courteous during stay, Fort Jackson woman says

  • FOUND: Large St. Bernard dog with blue collar in Ogdensburg on Proctor Ave.
  • FOUND: Young female cat on McAdoo Road at the Corning Canto Plant.
  • LOST: Bangal cat on Chapel Hill Road, Colton/Parishville.
  • LOST: in Hailesboro a neutered male orange and white cat with yellow eyes named Creamsicle, also called Creamy.
  • LOST: Neutered male cat, orange and white with yellow eyes. Answers to Creamsicle. Very friendly.


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