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.

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Colton's Higley Trail Series announces winners of its second race of season

Boy's high school basketball: Canton, SLC, M-W, St. Regis Falls win; Massena, N-N, Lisbon lose non-league contests

H-D downs Lisbon 64-24 in girl's high school hoops; Heuvelton beats Immaculate Heart 55-27; B-M tops SLC 42-33

Boy's high school hockey: Ogdensburg and Massena win non-league matchups; Potsdam falls to Bellows Free Academy 8-0

Potsdam and St. Lawrence Central fall in non-league girl's high school hockey games

Hermon-DeKalb, Madrid-Waddington delay two hours; Hammond delays 90 minutes; visit here for up-to-date cancellations and delays

Norwood-Norfolk Central principal and teachers to retire; Board of Education begins school budget discussions

Stewart's Shops, with many stores in St. Lawrence County, contributes $10.5 million to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

St. Regis Mohawks say elders benefit working group complies with 2013 tribal law

Clarkson University professor to represent U.S. in sleddog world championship

Comrades of Hope to host free Narcan training Jan. 29 in Massena

Colton's Higley Trail Series announces winners of its second race of season

Financial Peace University to begin Jan. 25 in Canton

Affordable Care Act repeal could cause problems for Ogdensburg and Massena hospitals

St. Lawrence County residents return from march on Washington feeling empowered, fired up, ready for action

Questions remain as negotiations to save Colton camps from demolition continue

Potsdam undergraduates offering free music lessons

Seniors enjoy exercise classes in Canton

Story from WWNY-tv , Jan 22, 3:58 pm

Opinion: Wind power deserves attention from residents, says Parishville resident

Sen. Little, whose district includes eastern St. Lawrence County, introduces plethora of bills that could affect Adirondacks

Story from Lake Placid News , Jan 22, 3:58 pm

Brier Hill fire department planning sweetheart dinner and dance Feb. 11

Potsdam chamber seeks business to volunteer storefronts for 'Cold Out Gold Out' event

Canton and Potsdam see 30 percent spike in rescue squad calls

Potsdam woman jailed for possession of cocaine and prescription pills after police search home

North Country Assembly member has key GOP assignment as chair

Freshman Assemblyman Jones, who represents Brasher, Hopkinton, Lawrence and Piercefield, named to five committees

Opinion: Legislator has company in his dislike for Obama, says Morristown man

Tobacco cessation counseling offered Jan. 26 in Ogdenburg

Freewill smorgasbord dinner to be served Wednesday in Heuvelton

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

  • FOUND: Tan/White Beagle on Steubinville Pike Road, Lison, Ohio.
  • LOST: Hearing aid in Massena Walmart or Price Chopper parking lots.
  • Lost 2-year-old male cat on January 14 on Douglas Road in Massena. Black and White short hair. His nose is entirely black. Wearing a striped collar with a bell.
  • LOST: Female pup, brown & black with stub tail, Gouverneur St., Canton
  • FOUND: Blue cell phone - Ogdensburg Free Academy.

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