The village may consider discontinuing fluoridation of the water supply, in part depending on the results of a study they hope to conduct. The village equipment used to add the fluoride – a popular tooth decay prevention measure in the U.S. for decades – is old and might need repair or replacement soon, according to Village Administrator Greg Thompson.

Also in question is the desire of the community to continue the sometimes-controversial practice of adding fluoride to municipal water. “Some municipalities have discontinued it, some have continued,” the administrator said.

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An official with the state Unified Court System says there is a legal basis to enforce the town supervisor’s request that out-of-area drug suspects be barred from returning to Massena as part of their sentences. Several weeks ago, Town Supervisor Joseph Gray wrote the letter asking Acting County Court Judge Derek Champagne to ban three Utica residents who pleaded guilty to possessing narcotics. Lucien Chalfen, communications director for the New York State Unified Court System, says a judge would have a legal basis to enforce Gray’s request. For more, see front page story in Aug. 5-11 Massena-Ogdensburg issue of North Country This Week.

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Clarkson Volleyball earns votes in AVCA pre-season coaches' poll

SeaComm donates $500 to Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures golf tournament in Massena

St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers duathlon draws 30 participants

Car wash, bottle drive in Norwood on Sunday benefits North Storm Girls 14U hockey

NNY lawnmower races in Louisville Sunday

Massena sales tax receipts up 1 percent over last year

Comptroller audit: DMV must do more to crack down on unregistered auto repair shops in St. Lawrence County, across state

Attorney general says to beware of flooding repair scams

Story from WWNY-tv , Aug 18, 11:42 am

Higley Hundred Bike ride planned Sept. 9 in Colton

Special St. Lawrence County board meeting set for Aug. 28 in Canton

Ogdensburg Free Academy hosting orientation Tuesday Aug. 22

The Whistle Stop Thrift Shop in Norfolk hosting bag sale Aug. 22

Complaints about DPW leads to closed session discussion in Massena

St. Lawrence County law enforcement agencies warn of crackdown on impaired driving through Sept. 3

Why are medevac flights ‘the cost of a house’ for patients in St. Lawrence County?

Waddington Library hosting Medicaid presentation Aug. 22

Back Country Band playing in Morristown Aug. 21

Picnic for veterans planned for Aug. 21 in Ogdensburg

Carlisle Law Firm in Ogdensburg donates to Ogtoberfest

Massena Central names committee to assist with consolidation study; includes teachers, students, admins, support staff, residents

Ogdensburg pumping millions into wastewater treatment plant

Story from WWNY-tv , Aug 18, 5:56 am

United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country to get $124,840 for 'exceeding quality standards and patient care goals'

Public hearing slated for Monday in Hopkinton to discuss wind law and possible expansion of wind overlay zone

Crews work to fix broken water line in DeKalb

Story from WWNY-tv , Aug 18, 5:56 am

SeaComm donates $500 to Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures golf tournament in Massena

Lyme disease support group set to meet Monday in Ogdensburg

Potsdam Central senior running for town councilman in Democrat primary

Four indicted in Massena robbery, shooting, machete slashing

Story from WWNY , Aug 17, 5:25 pm

St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers duathlon draws 30 participants

State officials warn of contractors scamming residents in state program that pays for St. Lawrence River flood damages

Boutique Air complaints, child endangerment involving ATV, stormy forecast among Aug. 17 NCNow top five

Potsdam Community Performance kicks off Sept. 16 with traditional Irish music

Massena museum board moving ahead with $108,000 addition to Philibert Center

Car wash, bottle drive in Norwood on Sunday benefits North Storm Girls 14U hockey

All-you-can-eat breakfast in Lisbon Saturday

DOL: St. Lawrence County gained no jobs in July, despite statewide increase

Alleged drunk driving crash in Fowler injures driver, mangles vehicle

Seaway Valley Modelaires Club hold fly-in at Massena field

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

NNY lawnmower races in Louisville Sunday

Festival of the Foods and summer social in Norfolk Sunday

ExxonMobil donates land to Fort Association in Ogdensburg

Lasagna dinner in Waddington Sunday

Norfolk man charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child following ATV complaint, troopers say

Massena Town Council fills rescue squad board vacancy

Local youth help paint fire hydrants in Madrid as part of Waddington Boy Scout Eagle Scout project

Lasagna dinner set for Aug. 20 at Waddington American Legion

First United Methodist Church hosting chicken barbecue Aug. 19 in Gouverneur

Food distribution planned for Aug. 19 in Massena

Massena town and village will pay $12,500 each for dissolution feasibility study

Chicken barbecue set for Aug. 19 in Norwood

St. Lawrence County forecast: Warm summer day expected today; heavy rain, hail, strong winds, lightning likely tomorrow afternoon

SUNY Canton named to Top Online Colleges for Student Economic Mobility list

St. Lawrence County Soil & Water Conservation District offering pond stocking

Watch the July 25 Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority airport committee meeting

Tri-town minor hockey hosting tubing event Aug. 19 in Winthrop

Opinion: DMV service is always efficient and friendly, says Norwood man

Norwood-Norfolk Class of 2018 offering concession stand at Garage Sale days

St. Lawrence University hosting special conference Sept. 22 to 24 in Canton

Ogdensburg's waterfront repairs could cost $1.5 million

Story from WWNY-tv , Aug 17, 6:30 am

Watch the Aug. 16 Massena Town Board meeting

Gov. Cuomo announces regulations implementing New York’s paid family leave program this coming January

Village-wide garage sale weekend set for Aug. 19 and 20 in Norwood

SUNY Potsdam Campus Community Band seeking adult musicians

Ice cream social to be held Saturday in Lisbon

Sons of AMVETS Squadron 282 to serve a chicken BBQ Aug. 19 in Potsdam

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