If a large-scale disaster were to impact St. Lawrence County, the American Red Cross says a plan is in place, according to Jane Gendron, executive director for the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross. Designated shelters include schools and colleges. ‘The hurricanes offers us a chance to promote being prepared locally,’ Gendron said. ‘Winter is coming. ‘With snow and ice, power outages happen, she said, and being prepared for those situations takes planning. Gendron recommends people keep a supply of water and non-perishable food. The Red Cross website suggests keeping one gallon per person, per day with a three-day supply for evacuation and two week supply for staying at home. A three-day supply of food for evacuation and two week supply for home is also recommended.

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A recent Sound Off to North Country This Week titled “Breastfeeding in Church” criticized mothers who choose to breastfeed their child in church. The law reads “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mother may breast feed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether or not the nipple of the mother’s breast is covered during or incidental to the breast feeding.”

Even though it is legal, some people still have issue with women choosing to breastfeed in public.

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Morristown assessor completes instructor training at Cornell University

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Massena school board takes action to aid students who don't speak English at home

Accomplished music educators coming to Crane School of Music in Potsdam

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Potsdam resident charged after sideswiping seven vehicles, police say

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North Country Assemblyman Jenne says new law will expand telehealth services to schools and childcare centers

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Ogdensburg man fleeing arrest runs into residence where police find one-pot meth lab, homeowner charged

Color Me Remington 5k planned Saturday in Ogdensburg

The Parishville & Hopkinton wind power wars, part one

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Model Train, Toy & Collectible Expo at Massena Arena Sept. 23-24

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Ron Kirkpatrick, Donny Woodcock, Rick Meilleur performing at Russell Theatre

Technology, Environment, Arts and Media summer program hosted in Potsdam

Running for Health 5K in Potsdam Oct. 1

Massena town board votes to spend $10,000 on Big Bass Blowout prize money

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SpiritFest set for Sept. 23 in Potsdam

  • LOST: large calico cat, declawed, Norfolk area.
  • LOST: Black Puma sneakers, men's size 12, at PCS.
  • LOST: Keyring with 3 keys and small red flashlight.
  • FOUND: prescription youth glasses.
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