THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County is changing the formula used to calculate worker’s compensation contributions from municipalities that participate in the self-funded insurance program. The formula will use risk factors and actual payouts to determine contributions, whereas the prior method took property value into consideration.
The change will lower payments for many municipalities and the county, but Massena and Ogdensburg will pay significantly more.
Do you agree with the new method of calculating worker’s compensation insurance contributions?
Results will be posted July 24.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County residents who use cell phones may see a new monthly 30-cent fee for each cell phone line, beginning in December.
At a Finance Committee meeting June 26, legislators called for a public hearing on a proposal that would levy a new surcharge on cell phones to help fund the E911 systems operating within the county.
The proposal still requires approval from the full Board of Legislators before it would take effect. A public hearing is currently planned for Aug. 7.
Do you support this proposal?
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The St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union recently donated $250 to the Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming NYS BASS tournament and sportsmans' show. On hand for the donaton are, from left, Sean McNamara, chamber president; Todd Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and chief executive officer; Michael Thayer, credit union chief financial officer and chamber board member; and Laura Pearson, chamber executive director. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center marina in Ogdensburg.
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Winner's have been announced for the recent Dragon Boat races held in Waddington and sponsored by Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. With their first-place medals, this is the winning Kelly Farm team, Johnny Newman, Gene Newman, Allen Kelly, Jake Fredericks, Bill Short, Steve Coffin, Brian Doyle, Jon Ignatowski, Carl Normandin, Peter Cain, Cara Coffin, Mary Kelly, Caitlin Boreyko, Kathy Duffany, Natalie Newman, Blanche Town, Lisa Guccione, Lyn Short, Emma Duffany, Eileen Visser, John Ozard and Taylor Bouchard. See story.View enlarged photo.
Waddington Mayor Janet Otto-Cassada, right, shares her vision for future improvements on the community's waterfront with Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, left, and Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne, center, earlier this week. Jenne says this week's Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament in Waddington isagain showcasing one of the greatest fisheries in the world. 'This is the third time in five years Waddington has hosted the event that attracts over 100 professional anglers and thousands of visitors to the community for the four-day event,' she noted. Jenne said the Bassmaster Elite Series stops in Waddington have brought the nation's attention to the world-class fishery that runs along the northern border of St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. For more, see story.View enlarged photo.
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