THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

The presidents of SUNY Potsdam and Canton say they are excited and preparing for the rollout of the Excelsior Scholarship, despite many unknowns, while the presidents of Clarkson and St. Lawrence universities are not talking about it.The controversial state scholarship program offers taxpayer-subsidized SUNY tuition to middle class students whose tuition costs are not covered by the federal Pell Grant and the state Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). It was recently approved as part of the 2017-18 New York state budget. For more, see story.

Will you or anyone in your home likely apply for the Excelsior Scholarship?

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Results will be posted May 1.

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:

St. Lawrence County Legislator John Burke, R-Norfolk, wants to prohibit the sale of tobacco products for those under 21, but County Legislative Chair Kevin Acres, R-Madrid, says the proposed law is “government overreach.” St. Lawrence County legislators agreed to hold a public hearing in June on a resolution that would raise the age requirement on purchasing tobacco products. Burke says the law would include prohibition of sales of e-cigarettes to those under 21 as well.

Do you support this legislation?

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Flyers sweep baseball; Heuvelton wins in 8th; Wildcats, SRF, SLC, B-M win

Flyers, Saints, Hammond sweep softball; E-K & Lisbon split; M-W wins

Canton boy's lax fends off stubborn Ogdensburg effort for 11-7 victory

Canton girl's lax stays unbeaten nipping Massena 8-6; Saranac Lake wins

Malone boys track tops Potsdam; O.F.A. sweeps, Flyers 2nd in Tri-Meet

Potsdam nuisance officer traps 12 beavers living in culverts

Massena chamber honors Bogosians with Community Support Award; recognizes others for business leadership, entrepreneurship

Trial underway for woman accused of leaving dog to die in ditch in Stockholm

Story from WWNY , Apr 28, 5:44 pm

Luis Clemente reflects on his father’s life as a hall of fame baseball player and humanitarian in Canton

Story from WWNY-tv , Apr 28, 5:51 pm

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

Colton, Gouverneur fire depts. hosting open houses this weekend

North Country Symposium May 8 in Canton

Ogdensburg brush pickup underway but will not resume in summer

Alzheimer's support groups in Canton, Gouverneur, Massena, O'burg

Potsdam police investigating Thursday night assault

Prisoner pleads in fellow Ogdensburg inmate's stabbing death

Story from WWNY-tv , Apr 28, 2:38 pm

Potsdam to use video inspection of suspect sewer line

National Grid to seek approval for ‘significant’ rate hike around upstate NY, including St. Lawrence County

Story from Syracuse.com , Apr 28, 2:38 pm

Troopers seek alleged Potsdam Walmart watch thief

Chicken barbecue May 20 at Lousiville Fire Department Station 2

Massena Central School Academic Banquet May 11

Five candidates to vie for two Parishville-Hopkinton Central Board of Education seats; elementary teacher to retire after 30 years

Louisville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary flea market seeks vendors

Record highs recorded Thursday in Canton, Ogdensburg, Gouverneur, Star Lake; cold front, rain showers forecasted for weekend

SUNY Canton's steel bridge competition team takes second in Syracuse

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' rehearsal in Madrid

Story from WWNY-tv , Apr 28, 11:42 am

Comic Con planned for April 29 at Franklin Academy High School

Opinion: More positive stories about teens needed, says Canton resident

Ogdensburg City School District Board of Education appoints four full-time teachers for 2017-18 school year

Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board meets Wednesday

Canton free library offering stop motion storytelling workshop Saturday

Ogdensburg woman accused of manufacturing meth after police assist children’s services caseworker

DA Rain not running again, Massena burglary, hotel development ‘on track’ among April 27 NCNow top five

Opinion: Urge wind advisory board to expand overlay zone, says Hopkinton man

Boogie Wonderland Family Dance Party Saturday in Canton

Women’s spring renewal retreat Saturday in Canton

Lisbon Reformed Presbyterian Church saying goodbye to pastor Saturday

Norwood-Norfolk Central Board of Education approves elementary, special education summer school programs

Ogdensburg man accused of possessing dirt bike stolen from Lisbon area, deputies say

St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund donates $10,000 to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley

Massena's Alcoa plant keeps watchful eye on Trump, NAFTA

Story from WWNY-tv , Apr 28, 5:59 am

As St. Lawrence River swells, new water levels plan tested

53rd Dairy Princess Pageant to see three local girls compete April 30 in Madrid

Norfolk Civil War re-enactor to give first-person presentation in character of 118th New York Volunteer member in Canton

Embattled District Attorney Rain won't seek second term; former chief assistant DA Haggard to announce candidacy Friday

Southville Cemetery Association to meet Sunday in Parishville

Canton Central ‘happy’ this year’s budget allows maintaining teaching positions added last year, superintendent says

Ogdensburg man among 52 people charged in large-scale drug bust that supplied cocaine, heroin to areas including St. Lawrence County

Potsdam chamber taking spring silent auction bids

State senate passes Adirondack landbank amendment with sponsorship from North Country rep

Hermon-DeKalb class of 2020 hosting Saturday craft, vendor show

Poetry reading in Potsdam Saturday

St. Lawrence County pushing for federal legislation that could save county $24 million annually

Saturday Afternoon with Frederic Remington in Ogdensburg Saturday

Chicken barbeque in Edwards Saturday

St. Lawrence County officials asking residents and visitors to stay off Brasher trail until it's prepared

Edwards-Knox Central students create human color wheel

Two Potsdam residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at Clarkson University

Climate March planned at Ives Park April 29 in Potsdam

North Country Peace Poetry Contest set for April 29 in Potsdam

Two Massena residents charged with felonies for burglarizing home and stealing guns, swords, knives

Mystical Journey Psychic & Holistic Faire set for April 29-30 in Massena

TAUNY Folkstore Artist Spotlight exhibit opens Saturday in Canton

St. Lawrence County Arts Council offering 'Explorations: With Samantha Stinson'

Trump's NAFTA announcement may disappoint workers at Massena Alcoa plant

Story from WWNY , Apr 27, 11:35 am

Ogdensburg school board votes in favor of BOCES administrative budget

SUNY Potsdam honors couple for funding the school's Center for Applied Learning

  • LOST: Men's wedding band. Sentimental value.
  • LOST: Wallet, last seen near Watertown mall. Reward.
  • FOUND: Ring at the new medical office building on Route 11.
  • FOUND: Male, unneutered dog, mostly Irish Setter. Lisbon
  • Two young female beagle looking dogs, found drowned in a kennel.


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