A delay on May 20 in opening Massena Central School to prepare teachers on how to respond to a student suicide prompted several media outlets to report about the death of the student. Numerous posts and comments on social media sites contained misinformation about the incident.

Should St. Lawrence County media include the name of the deceased and cause of death when a suicide leads to other newsworthy events, such as a school delay, or other public safety issues?

Take the NCNow Survery.

Results will be posted Monday, June 1.


The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating an incident involving the use of a Taser on an Ogdensburg woman at a checkpoint May 7 in Waddington. Jess Cooke, 21, said she was pulled in for a secondary inspection after agents said she appeared nervous at the checkpoint. A conversation with agents escalated and Cooke was tackled and Tased after she resisted an agent who grabbed her after she refused to comply with a request for her to move. The scuffle was caught on video by Cooke and can be viewed by clicking here.

After viewing the video, do you think the Border Patrol agents handled the situation appropriately?

Do you feel like your rights have ever been violated at a Border Patrol stop in St. Lawrence County?

View survey results and comments from survey participants.

The NCNow Survey is an unscientific poll of visitors to who choose to participate. Submit suggestions for future NCNow Survey questions

Massena's Hawkins Point Visitors Center, boat launch opens for the season

Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm offering kids' summer camps in Canton

Indian Creek Nature Center in Rensselaer Falls offering bug hunts, canoe outings, bird watching

Registration underway for June 19 Community Bank charity golf tournament

Massena's women's slo-pitch softball scores May 25

For the first month this year, unemployment in St. Lawrence County goes down while number of jobs rises

Massena's Hawkins Point Visitors Center, boat launch opens for the season

DEC, state police citations, arson arrest, brain suspect arrested among NCNow top five for May 27

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County Thursday

Nicholville Volunteer Fire Department support means no closure

Weekend equestrian clinic May 29-31 in North Lawrence

Kiwanis auction in Ogdensburg Friday

St. Lawrence County planning board chair says Step By Step's Ogdensburg zoning proposal should go back to county for review

Summer workshops at Canton's Deep Root Center

Parole check in Ogdensburg leads to discovery of one-pot meth lab, Suboxone, weapons; two charged

Arson ruled in Tuesday night barn fire in Rossie

Story from WWNY , May 27, 2:39 pm

Case of elderly Potsdam woman's alleged murder may have actually been assisted suicide

Story from WWNY , May 27, 2:38 pm

Potsdam's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to mark completion of new church wing

Opinion: Canton Goldenaires look to build on spring concert success

Potsdam's 'Have a Heart' charity to raffle motorcycle in July

Fowler man charged with arson in January fire

Story from, May 27, 11:34 am

Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm offering kids' summer camps in Canton

Indian Creek Nature Center in Rensselaer Falls offering bug hunts, canoe outings, bird watching

Ogdensburg brush pickup policy and law remain in conflict as DPW awaits direction from council

Story from, May 27, 11:32 am

Massena hires grant writer, consultant in hopes of winning more funding

Story from, May 27, 11:32 am

Richville man charged with sexual abuse

Story from, May 27, 11:35 am

Waddington resident one of 24 WPI track and field students to finish in top eight at Division III New England championships

Registration underway for June 19 Community Bank charity golf tournament

Story from, May 27, 11:30 am

Free dinner in Brasher Falls Friday

Story from, May 27, 11:31 am

Ogdensburg tables Adaptive Reuse District, proposes change that would remove former Lincoln school from plan

Sign up for Red Cross babysitting class in Potsdam June 25

Story from, May 27, 11:30 am

State police issue 462 tickets in St. Lawrence County as part of 'Click It or Ticket' crackdown

Fire destroys barn in Rossie

Story from WWNY-TV , May 27, 8:54 am

St. Lawrence County re-enactors participate in Civil War anniversary event in Washington, D.C.

Pistol permits to be discussed at June 1 meeting in Canton

Father and son due to perform live music May 29 in Potsdam

Pierrepont community-wide sales May 29-30

South Colton and Clifton-Fine to get boat decontamination stations to help stop spread of aquatic invasive species

Free genealogy research help and museum tours set for Friday at Silas Wright House in Canton

Lisbon organic farmers try to make it big in New York City

DEC reports 22 people issued tickets by conservation officers in St. Lawrence County

Nearly 20 acts planned for St. Lawrence Talent Challenge Friday in Lisbon

St. Lawrence County Historical Association Antique and Artisan show celebrates 25th year

Ogdensburg Senior Citizens to hold donation auction June 6

Literacy of Northern New York to host tutor training in Gouverneur beginning June 4

Police say Gouverneur cranium caper is solved

Authorities still investigating 3-car crash that injured 7 Parishville-Hopkinton teachers on school rafting trip

Story from , May 26, 5:18 pm

Results from St. Lawrence Valley Paddlers duathlon in Canton

Long-time Potsdam couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

Man drops suit against Potsdam, Lyme disease warning, harassment charge at school make top five NCNow stories for May 26

DeKalb Junction firefighters to serve chicken and pork BBQ June 6; signups open for volleyball tournament

West Stockholm seeks listings for townwide garage sale map; event planned for June 20-21

Ogdensburg lawmakers expected to act tonight on long-delayed ARD zoning proposal

Learn to use Microsoft Excel May 29 in Potsdam

Ogdensburg DPW begins milling, several streets to close in June

Canton celebrates Memorial Day

Colton's Sunday Rock Legacy project seeks donations to cover 2015 season expenses

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County Wednesday

Concert on Friday in West Stockholm will raise money for Potsdam Music Friends

Summer fitness classes start June 1 in Canton

Warm weather returns to St. Lawrence County, storms possible Wednesday

Story from, May 26, 11:34 am

USW Active Retirees to meet Thursday in Massena

NCNow Survey: Respondents split on how Border Patrol handled Taser incident in Waddington

How will Ogdensburg deal with its old, empty buildings?

Norwood Village Green Concert Series starts season May 28

Story from, May 26, 11:37 am

Massena Disabled American Veterans name new commander

Story from, May 26, 11:33 am

Throttle Junkies Reloaded will sponsor charity motorcycle ride, poker run and bike rodeo Saturday in South Colton

Story from, May 26, 11:36 am

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