This scenic reflection on the Oswegatchie River was submitted by photographer Sharon Dafoe of Richville.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
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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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
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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Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is joining what they call “National Health Center Week” that runs until Aug. 19. Services at their Canton, Ogdensburg, Madrid, Waddington, Lisbon, Heuvelton, and Hammond health centers include include primary care for adults, adolescents and children, imaging and lab services, orthopedics, care coordination, and behavioral health support. Shown in the photo are some members of the Claxton-Hepburn Health Center located in Ogdensburg. Seated is Jennifer Durant and Whitney Prashaw. Standing are Julie Smithers, Hillary Heaton, Allison Arida, Ginger Walker, Erica Downey, Kelleigh Putney, Shivangi Modi, and Rita Crowley.View enlarged photo.
The Seaway Valley Modelaires Club held a fly-in at their flying field on Robinson Bay Road in Massena Aug. 6. Model airplane enthusiasts from around the North Country and Canada attended the event. The club leases an area at the end of Robinson Bay Road from the town, and maintains a model airplane runway there. The group holds regular fly-ins which are open to the public to attend. The local group is sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics.View enlarged photo.
Potsdam Presbyterian Church is displaying this sign in the wake of a rally in Virginia where a white supremacist activist killed a counter-protester, an event that also lead to numerous injuries. Photo submitted by Cindy Bowen.View enlarged photo.
A local youth helped paint fire hydrants in the Village of Madrid as part of an Eagle Scout project for Waddington Boy Scout Troop 83. Trevor Tryon and 14 other members of his troop painted 44 hydrants as part of the community service project. He divided the volunteers into work groups, gave them paint and supplies and sent them to different areas.View enlarged photo.
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