Superintendents at Canton and Potsdam schools say a study of merging the two schools districts shows a joint school district could reduce tax rates and offer more educational opportunities to students. Costs for transportation and time students will spend riding buses would remain close to the same. More programs and sports teams could be added if the merger passes but competition for spots on sports teams would likely increase.

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St. Lawrence County legislators have proposed a tentative budget that grows the tax levy by 3.9 percent and raises the tax rate by 2.1 percent. The budget grows the county's fund balance and is under the state's tax cap of 4.6 percent.

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Interdivisional: Canton, Norwood-Norfolk, Malone top the field in girl's cross country

Interdivisional: Malone, Norwood-Norfolk, Gouverneur top field in boy's cross country

Gouverneur captures share of division title; E-K ties Malone 47-47 in girl's swimming

Massena, Tupper Lake win; Chateaugay clinches share of East in volleyball

Edwards man held on $50,000 cash bail after alleged kidnap with a gun

Potsdam 'Fright Night' to include haunted tour and house, perforances, free treats, activities throughout the town on Thursday

District 7 county legislator candidate Perkins describes his vision for St. Lawrence County in 2020

Troopers identify body found in August in Massena

Recently hired St. Lawrence Central superintendent one of three finalists for top job in Finger Lakes school district

Hermon couple accused of child kidnapping, sex abuse to face federal jury in December

Rensselaer Falls resident promoted to private first class in the Army National Guard

Massena Boys and Girls Club to celebrate pilot program kick-off on Oct. 29

Ogdensburg K of C offering Friday fish fries, free Wednesday hot lunch

Trial date set for accused kidnappers of Heuvelton Amish girls in child porn case

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BOCES students from Massena, Canton, N-N, Potsdam, Brasher Falls attend SkillsUSA conference

Opinion: County fund balance issue explained by Norwood resident

Civil exchanges in Tuesday’s final NY-21 congressional debate

Step By Step hosting haunted house in Ogdensburg on Friday, Saturday

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Massena Business Development Corporation plans to have rail spur project up and running by New Year

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Open auditions in Ogdensburg on Thursday for 'A Kreepy Christmas Carol'

Massena Drug Free Community Coalition to receive $625,000 federal grant; enables hiring coordinator, training, campaigns

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Three contenders for North Country seat in House face off in final debate

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St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES allied health students shadow with the Ogdensbrug rescue squad

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Opinion: Hammond man supports Byrne to represent 116th Assembly District

Halloween festival to feature carnival games, haunted house, costume contest Saturday in Heuvelton

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Nicole Bailey 5K Color Fun Walk/Run set for Oct. 25 in Parishville

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Massena village officials, residents not enthusiastic about state plan to offer tax cuts based on yearly tax increase

SUNY Canton names classroom after Coakley family

Ogdensburg, Potsdam veterinary clinics partner with Spay/Neuter/Now

Listen to Tuesdsay's North Country congressional candidates debate

Opinion: Elect candidate to take us down different path, says Louisville resident

Potsdam library offers computer, iPad workshops

Canton VFW offers cabbage roll dinner Oct. 24

Massena trustees ratify new water and sewer fee schedule that charges 50 percent of labor and materials to village residents

Quad Seniors hosting card parties in Brasher Falls

Clarkson student jailed for allegedly assaulting university security officer

St. Lawrence County lawmakers cut $60K from budget; legislators disagree on 2 percent tax increase

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Canton and Potsdam merger presentation and open discussion set for Friday in Canton

Hogs for Humanity raises over $3,000 for local food pantries, centers during motorcycle ride through St. Lawrence County

Russell receives support from LaBaff in election

Free turkey dinner to be served Oct. 24 in Brasher Falls

Indigent defense lawsuit supported by St. Lawrence County admins settled, state to provide more support for criminal defense

Trial date set for accused Hermon kidnappers in child sex case

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SUNY Canton to offer 10 online degree programs in Open SUNY+ Initiative

Fall waste cleanup in Ogdensburg begins Oct. 27

Ogdensburg's Claxton-Hepburn celebrates 100 days with no patient falls

Akwesasne singers honored for preserving Mohawk language

Training on working with calves planned in Canton for Oct, Nov

St. Lawrence County lawmakers support plan to regulate St. Lawrence River water flow, levels

Massena church to offer 'Safeguarding God's Children' training Oct. 23

Unemployment rate in St. Lawrence County down one percent from August to September

Lisbon's Twin Mill Farms soccer squad wraps up 2014 season

Former St. Lawrence County Democratic Chair Burke 'probably will' endorse Funiciello

Opinion: Dann will stand up for our rights, says Gouverneur man

Canton-Potsdam Hospital to join in Oct. 23 Fright Night in Potsdam

Sign up for Nov. 16 advanced softball offense clinic in Potsdam

Local facilities will comply the state’s Ebola order, St. Lawrence County Public Health says

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Acapella North Chorus to perform in Potsdam tonight

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Massena Lions Club offers vision screening, safety days for kids, raised money for those in need of glasses

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NY-21 congressional candidates debate today, gubernatorial hopefuls to hash it out tomorrow

Wednesday to do: Science Cafe in Potsdam, coupon group meets in Massena, free rabies clinic in Lisbon

Massena's St. Lawrence Centre Arena hosting hockey boot camp on Saturday

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Ogdensburg's Remington Museum Kids Place hosting Halloween party on Friday

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Massena Memorial Hospital developing protocols to respond to potential Ebola cases

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