THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
A Canadian farming company is teaming with Akwesasne, Ont.-based consultants to possibly grow medical marijuana in Bombay. New York in 18 months will allow medical marijuana on a very tight basis under the Compassionate Care Act. They will license five growers that can each operate four dispensaries. Growing must be done indoors in a secured facility.
Would you support a medical marijuana plant coming to St. Lawrence County?
Results will be posted Monday, Dec 1.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County is among the top nine counties in New York with the highest lung cancer rate, according to a Surgeon General’s report. St. Lawrence County has a rate of approximately 88 cases of lung cancer per 100,000 people. The average across the state is about 64 cases per 100,000 people, the report shows.
Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with lung cancer?
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Don and Judi Ashley of Phillips Diner received the 2014 Business Improvement Award. Phillips Diner has been family-owned and operated in Ogdensburg since 1948, the chamber said. In recent years, they completely restored the exterior and the roof, and added a new front entrance, new front sign, windows and doors. Receiving the award are: Left to right: Don Ashley and Judi Ashley of Phillips Diner, Bonnie Dishaw and Suzanne Gilson, sisters of Judi Ashley who did the introduction, and Michael Brashaw, Chamber President. NCNOW photo by Sean McNamara.View enlarged photo.
Potsdam Deputy Mayor Ruth Garner is celebrating her 99th birthday today. Garner was the first woman to be elected to the Village of Potsdam Board of Trustees in 1973, in an era when many women were expressing themselves politically for the first time. In 1941, Ruth Garner posed with her infant daughter Susan, who now lives in the Chicago area. The photo was submitted by another daughter, Potsdam Acting Village Justice Margaret Garner. http://northcountrynow.com/news/potsdam-deputy-mayor-garner-celebrates-9...View enlarged photo.
SeaComm recently donated a $5,000 to local neighborhood centers of St. Lawrence County and JCEO of Franklin County. The money will assist the organizations in providing emergency shelter, utilities and food services to community families in need over the upcoming holiday season. From left, Canton Neighborhood Center director Leacy DuPre and SeaComm branch manager Jessica Zuhlsdorf.View enlarged photo.
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