THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to decriminalize marijuana possession for people who purchase and use the drug across New York State, including St. Lawrence County. Although no specific amount of the drug has been cited, Cuomo says it would be for “small amount” of pot. Cuomo says he will advance legislation amending the state’s marijuana drug laws by removing the criminal penalties that often result in the over-prosecution and jailing of non-violent individuals. The change would not reduce penalties for people who illegally supply and sell marijuana.
Do you want to see marijuana possession for users decriminalized?
Results will be posted Jan. 30.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Do you believe the proposed wind power farms for the Hopkinton and Parishville townships would change the character of the area?
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The Horsehead Nebula as seen from Clarkson University's Reynolds Observatory. The bright star on the left is Alnitak, the eastern most of the belt stars in Orion. The reddish hue is produced in part by ionized hydrogen. Below the horse is a bright blue reflection nebula, NGC 2023, which is blue for the same reason that the sky is blue. The whole region is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, where stars are being formed. Photo by Assistant Professor of Physics Joshua Thomas.View enlarged photo.
Potsdam and Canton girls led by Potsdam Central senior Jillian Todd attended the Women's March on Washington Saturday. Pictured from left Emma Bentley-Hicks, Lauren Lucht, Jillian Todd, Grace Bessette, Madison Gray, Ellie Schonberg, Mary Chisolm, Emma Kroll, and Lauryn Knowlden. Photo submitted by Jillian Todd.View enlarged photo.
Canton residents Kathy Crowe, Mary Ellen Carvel, Susan Hayden, Jo DenBleyker, and Marsha Akins were among the more than 150 people attending Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. The march was organized in response to Donald Trump’s election as president. For more photos, view slideshow. Photo submitted by Sandy Steinberg.View enlarged photo.
More than 150 St. Lawrence County residents and students are in Washington, D.C. today for the Women’s March on Washington, organized in response to Donald Trump’s election. Three 56-passenger buses and what an event organizer describes as a “caravan” of others left Canton on Friday. From left, Ginger Storey-Welch, Betsy Kepes, and Marianne Hebert are ready for the march. Photo submitted by Sandy Steinberg. For more details, view earlier story.
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