The debate over the future of public schools in St. Lawrence County has expanded in the wake of the defeat of a merger plan for Potsdam and Canton school districts. Many believe alternatives to the current system must be considered to keep costs and property taxes down, while many others fear losing educational value.

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The Massena Neighborhood Center recently refused to accept donations from the proceeds of a drag show. A neighborhood center official says it is due to what they believe to be the show’s sexually explicit content. One of the show’s organizers, Massena native Michael Cameron, who performs female impersonation under the name Amber Skyy, says the show is mainly cross-dressed men and women lip-syncing songs with comedy sprinkled in.

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Salmon River boy's hoops upends Malone; Larries outlast P-H; Morristown falls

Chateaugay nips M-W; O.F.A., E-K, C-P, Malone, Hammond win girl's basketball

Larries, Icemen win boy's hockey tourney semifinals; Malone wins in overtime

Canton, Oswego, Albany girl's hockey teams win

Gouverneur drops double-dual boy's swim meet to Watertown, Beaver River

Man jailed for DWI, resisting arrest; Potsdam police officer injured during incident

Story from, Dec 20, 10:56 am

Sunny skies predicted for St. Lawrence County through Monday

Story from, Dec 20, 11:19 am

Massena rewind 2014: A bleak economy

St. Lawrence County receives $255,654 to help with legal services for low-income defendants

View the latest Massena-Ogdensburg edition of North Country This Week

Dec. 20-26, 2014 Issue , Dec 20, 8:23 am

Zinc mining company eyes Gouverneur project after striking NYPA deal

Old Canton fire call box with interesting history now hanging in home of 30-year firefighter

Flashlights light up the dark as Norwood-Norfolk third, fourth graders perform ‘Carol of the Bells’

Video from , Dec 20, 8:22 am

Sunday to do: Christmas concerts in Norfolk, Heuvelton; ‘The Present is the Future’ play in Colton, ‘Lights on the River in Lisbon

Potsdam Holiday Fund ready for a great holiday event for children

Judge refuses to loosen orders of protection against former soccer coach accused of killing Potsdam boy

Massena town and village offices to close for holidays

Lisbon teen realizes dream of becoming train conductor

Massena gastroenterology practice relocates

Norwood library outreach program connects young children with reading material

Time Warner Cable, with thousands of subscribes in St. Lawrence County, raising rates again

Story from WWNY-tv , Dec 19, 5:35 pm

Free skating in Potsdam Dec. 22-24, 26

25 cases confirmed in St. Lawrence County since start of flu season

NYPA approves budget that includes $24.5M for transformer and circuit breaker replacement in Massena

Food drive at Parishville-Hopkinton procures enough donations to feed 300 people

NCNow Survey: 54 percent of respondents think charitable organizations should accept any donation

Artwork by Madill Elementary student to appear on St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES holiday card

Dec. 22 celiac support group meeting in Potsdam canceled

Cold temps, cloudy skies likely for weekend; storm predicted for Chistmas Eve in St. Lawrence County

Story from, Dec 19, 11:25 am

Boy Scouts revoke membership of downstate man accused of sexually abusing boys in Cranberry Lake; was suspended in October

Voting ends tonight in St. Lawrence County trail camera contest

Story from, Dec 19, 11:24 am

Adirondack lake trout in decline, report says

Opinion: Deep Root Center in Canton debunks myths about homeschooling

Potsdam United Methodist Church to host Christmas Eve. candlelight worship

Story from, Dec 19, 11:24 am

Canton, Gouverneur, Potsdam, Massena and Ogdensburg among food pantries to receive large donations

Clarkson University offers backup power plan for Potsdam

Story from WWNY , Dec 19, 9:06 am

Is St. Lawrence County getting cheap hydroelectricity?

Saturday on tap: ‘Rock-n-Skate’ in O’Burg, Norfolk; holiday sing-along in Canton, dog treat fundraiser in Gouverneur

Merry Tuba Christmas raises $266 for Potsdam Holiday Fund and local neighborhood center

Canton-Potsdam area's WCKN cable television presents show on 'unlearning industrial civilization's distortions'

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center receives 'A' grade in fall 2014 update to hospital safety score

North Country Assembly members Russell, Blankenbush disagree over 'single payer' state health care proposal

Story from , Dec 19, 5:52 am

Cards requested for Brasher Falls teacher, mother with sick child who has been hospitalized for 75 days

Story from WWNY-tv , Dec 19, 5:52 am

Weller Mt. Breakfast Club donates $300 in memory of Robert Whalen to Parishville Volunteer Fire Company Dive team

Madrid-Waddington graduate completers Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps leader training course

Canton Pavilion hosting a skate with Santa Dec. 24, free skating on Christmas Day

  • LOST:red OR hat
  • LOST: mittens checkerboard pattern: 2 pr, maroon/black and lavender/grey
  • Found: Beagle mix puppy by Grove, East Orvis St., Massena
  • Earlier this week an orange and white short haired cat wearing a red collar appeared on our property on the Hitchcock Road in Rensselaer Falls/Dekalb area. Praying it was not a "dumped furbaby", would like to find owner or a good home.
  • Found: Gray cat with white face, chest, & paws. 5 mi. outside Waddington toward Ogdnsburg.

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