Canton Knights of Columbus Council 1059 and Assembly 707 recently hosted a fourth degree exemplification. Thirty-five candidates from Canton, Malone, Massena, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga and Watertown received the highest degree the K of C bestows. John Taillon sent us the photo.View enlarged photo.
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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One of the Bassmaster Elite pro anglers zips up the St. Lawrence River near Waddington on Thursday. The photo was taken in the air from an Adirondack Helicopter Tours chopper. They are offering helicopter rides throughout the events. North Country Now photo by Andy Gardner. See tournament slideshows here.
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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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