If a large-scale disaster were to impact St. Lawrence County, the American Red Cross says a plan is in place, according to Jane Gendron, executive director for the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross. Designated shelters include schools and colleges. ‘The hurricanes offers us a chance to promote being prepared locally,’ Gendron said. ‘Winter is coming. ‘With snow and ice, power outages happen, she said, and being prepared for those situations takes planning. Gendron recommends people keep a supply of water and non-perishable food. The Red Cross website suggests keeping one gallon per person, per day with a three-day supply for evacuation and two week supply for staying at home. A three-day supply of food for evacuation and two week supply for home is also recommended.

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A recent Sound Off to North Country This Week titled “Breastfeeding in Church” criticized mothers who choose to breastfeed their child in church. The law reads “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mother may breast feed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether or not the nipple of the mother’s breast is covered during or incidental to the breast feeding.”

Even though it is legal, some people still have issue with women choosing to breastfeed in public.

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O.F.A. girl's soccer nips Malone; E-K stops Heuvelton; H-D and Hammond tie

Massena, Salmon River, Chateaugay Pgirls pck up East Division volleyball wins

Waddington tracking dog handler offering service to hunters for free

Smith scores twice as Roos' men’s soccer shuts out Delhi, 3-0

Rowe scores OT game-winner to lift Roos' women’s soccer to fourth straight win

Ogdensburg drainage issues near Burger King resolved, city to release funding to contractor

Sen. Schumer says North Country teachers are missing out on tax deductions

Missing New Jersey man's body recovered from Adirondack peak

Edward C. Seymour VFW to recognize POW/MIA Day with remembrance service in Canton

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg celebrating their 'National Surgical Technologies Week'

Adirondack North Country Association Inc. meeting set for Sept. 22 in Massena

Entrepreneurial meeting planned for Sept. 22 in Massena

Hurricane Jose not expected to bring any rain to St. Lawrence County as forecasters call for warm, dry weather over next week

Salvation Army Bazaar set for Nov. 11 in Massena

Parishville man accused of booby trapping home with shotgun has his case dismissed

Story from WWNY-tv , Sep 19, 6:10 am

Worries over North Country wind farms' effect on Fort Drum

Story from Spectrum News , Sep 19, 6:10 am

Fort Covington man pleads to drug felony

Registration open for Potsdam Junior Hockey

Rare tour of Rainbow Falls Powerhouse being offered Friday in Parishville

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner to be served Sept. 22 in Ogdensburg

North Woods Outfitters in Potsdam closing its doors

Fall fish fry to be served Friday in Pierrepont

Canton Senior Citizens Club offering bus trip to Waterloo Outlets and Christmas Tree Store in Syracuse on Oct. 9

Waterfront committee in Canton holding public hearing Sept. 26 on revitalization plan

Retired state police major publishes book about leading 2015 manhunt for Dannemora prison escapees

Interview with Judy Plumb from Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures about the upcoming Warrior Challenge Run in Parishville

Podcast from B99.3FM radio , Sep 18, 5:38 pm

Man pleads guilty in Massena shooting, stabbing case

Story from WWNY-tv , Sep 18, 5:33 pm

Freedom Homes in Canton to hold second annual Walk for Recovery

Grandmother of 5-year-old who died in Massena fire charged for endangering the welfare of a child, investigation continuing

Nigerian gets six months after being caught in U.S. illegally in Massena

Canton Presbyterian to host fall rummage sale

Traditional Scottish and Canadian maritime music featured at SLU

Blood drive to be held in Gouverneur Thursday

New Dollar General open in Colton on Route 56

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

Village of Massena to discuss code changes at Sept. 19 meeting

Instrumental trio to play at the Buc in Canton

St. Lawrence Surgery hosting ribbon cutting ceremony in Potsdam

Morristown Central, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES getting just under $1 million for after school program

Cocktails & Cards networking event hosted by Massena chamber

Autumn gift shop sale in Ogdensburg at hospital

Waddington tracking dog handler offering service to hunters for free

Forum in Ogdensburg to address community's drug problem

Story from WWNY , Sep 18, 11:32 am

Opinion: Violence will not help struggles in America, says Potsdam resident

St. Lawrence County libraries allow patrons to manage a library card account with a new app

Hopkinton Town Council will not discuss wind law or the overlay zone expansion at Monday night meeting

Microchip and rabies clinic Wednesday in Potsdam

St. Lawrence County assistant county administrator announces resignation; will run for 118th Assembly District seat

Free dinner in Potsdam Thursday

Edible wild plants lecture Wednesday in South Colton

Chase Mills man wins first prize in Norwood Kiwanis Duck Pluck

September is Potsdam Fire Department's 'Campus Fire Safety Month'

St. Lawrence University chaplain named a Minority Access National Role Model

Event near Massena discusses Canada's role in American Civil War

Chicken pie dinner in Norwood Thursday

Bag sale at Norwood thrift store Thursday

Potsdam man jailed after trying to inject himself with drugs in downtown park, police say

Ham dinner in DePeyster Thursday

Food sampling at Potsdam Co-op Thursday

Gogolak brothers honored at OFA for revolutionizing kicking in NFL

Story from WWNY-tv , Sep 18, 5:57 am

North Country at Work: From horseback to high-tech, a century of state police Troop B unit in St. Lawrence County

Boys & Girls Club of Massena receives $2,000 grant from Taco Bell Foundation to support local youth

A throwback to the old plow days on the farm in Fowler

Story from WWNY-tv , Sep 18, 5:57 am

'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' to screen at Cinema 10 showing tonight in Potsdam

Wednesday preschool story time begins Sept. 20 in Norfolk

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla to meet in Massena Wednesday

Grasse River Superfund Site open-house info session planned Sept. 20 in Massena

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  • 1955 Potsdam High School Year Book! I rented my Colton Cottage out a year ago, and someone borrowed my year book!
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