Community Bank recently gave the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University $2,500 to help support its North Country Regional Business Plan Competition. The competition was established in 2009 'to close the gap between local entrepreneurs and economic growth funding opportunities,' according to Clarkson. From left, bank branch manager Vicky Strader, commercial lender Duane Pelkey, Reh director Erin Draper and assistant director Ashley Sweeney.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
A Lisbon Central School and SUNY Canton graduate who was shocked by a border patrol agent following a dispute at a checkpoint is seeking $2 million in damages. The lawsuit claims Cooke suffered injuries to her neck, back, wrists and shoulders. It also states she suffered emotional distress, mental anxiety, humiliation, indignity and shame. The suit states Cooke was deprived of her liberty and suffered an invasion of privacy. For more see story.
Do you think Cooke has a strong case to win her lawsuit?
Results will be posted March 27.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
North Country politicians are putting forward a bill that would repeal several aspects of the states controversial gun control law known as the SAFE Act. The legislation, proposed by Assemblyman Marc W. Butler, R-Newport, would limit the SAFE Act’s restrictions only to New York City, while rolling back this attack on the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen throughout the rest of the state. For details see story.
Do you support this proposed legislation?
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'I was fortunate enough to capture the visit of a cardinal couple near my feeders in DeKalb Junction,' said photographer Genine Gehret.View enlarged photo.
Sandra Worden recently won a John Morrow print which was raffled at Potsdam Humane Society's Best Friends Thrift Shop, located on Raymond Street in Potsdam. Worden is a volunteer at the shop. Pictured from left are volunteers Leila Thurston, Worden and Llona Wilhelm. Photo submitted by Bonnie Boyd.View enlarged photo.
This baby lamb was recently born on a farm in the hamlet of Bigelow in the Town of DeKalb. Photo submitted by Samantha Stowell.View enlarged photo.
Girl Scouts from Raquette Valley Service Unit donated fleece pillows and fleece dogs to the Maple Wood Nursing Home on March 18 as part of their annual service project. Pictured above are scouts Lillian Bartholomew, Alysha Mayette, Violet Jones, Eleanor Hobkirk, Abigail Burns, Lydian Hunkins, Paige Dutton, Caitlin Donahue, Christanna Phelix, Willow Jones, Emmaleigh Fregoe, Ava Lucas, and Julianne Forney. Girl Scouts from the Raquette Valley Service Unit represent Potsdam, Madrid-Waddington, Colton-Pierrepont, Parishville-Hopkinton and Norwood-Norfolk schools. All are part of the Girl Scouts of the NYPENN Pathways Council.View enlarged photo.
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