Massena Police are now carrying gloves designed to protect officers from being stuck while responding to calls of improperly discarded syringes. The department purchased them with a $200 donation from the Loyal Christian Benefit Association. Earlier this week, Acting Chief Adam Love said his officers have fielded 35 calls of needles being found in public since Jan. 1. 'Several of our needles were located in the roadway,' Love said. From left, LCBA President Laura Jandrew, Massena Police Acting Chief Adam Love and LCBA Treasurer Rita LeBlanc.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The majority of St. Lawrence County legislators want the state to investigate District Attorney Mary Rain for a variety of issues that have occurred since she took office in 2014, including a lawsuit brought by a former employee. Such an investigation has the potential to have her removed from office depending on the findings, but could also cost the county tens of thousands of dollars.
Would you like to see a state investigation of the St. Lawrence County District Attorney?
Results will be posted Monday, May 2.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County residents may soon be required to put all trash in clear bags. County legislators will be asked later this year to approve the measure as part of updated waste disposal local laws designed to keep more recyclables out of landfills.
Are you in favor of requiring clear trash bags so that more items get recycled?
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Fourth-graders at St. Mary’s School recently researched historical figures, developed persuasive speeches from their figure’s perspective and then presented their speeches to an audience. Their research included Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Frederic Remington, Nelly Bly, Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.View enlarged photo.
F. Finley saw a sunset described as 'wonderful' developing over Cranberry Lake recently and took this photo.View enlarged photo.
Clarkson University has agreed to lease the Bayside Cemetery gatehouse for the next 50 years and finance renovations to the building. At the beginning of the 20th century a new front wall, gateway and lodge (gatehouse) at Potsdam's Bayside Cemetery were completed through the generosity of the Clarkson family. See story.
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Quilter Mary Knapp will lead a day-long quilting workshop featuring a tessellating bird/fish pattern at TAUNY, 53 Main St., Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. Tessellation designs involve repeating patterns of interlocking shapes.View enlarged photo.
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