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?

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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?

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Saints have 3 All Americas, finish 8th in NCAA

Massena wins Division I golf title; Tupper Lake earns Division II crown

Massena Wins Division I Title; Tupper Lake Earns Division II Crown

Gouverneur wins Wooden Bat Tourney; O.F.A. wins consolation

Biswal 14th in NCAA Hurdles, one of three Saints competing Saturday

North Country Assemblyman Blankenbush promoting ‘Lauren’s Law’ to spread the word on organ donation

St. Lawrence County Conservatives endorse county clerk, Ogdensburg mayor, state Supreme Court judges

St. Lawrence River low, but experts not concerned

Story from WWNY-TV , May 25, 5:27 pm

Lower tax increases contributed to high passage rate for school budgets in North Country and around NY

New bronze plaques at Ogdensburg’s Remington Museum preserve inscriptions from old damaged commemorative bricks

Dozens of St. Lawrence County residents graduate from Clarkson University

Roast pork dinner to be served in West Stockholm May 27

Educational health care reform seminar to be held in Massena June 2

Ten county residents including seven Parishville-Hopkinton teachers involved in serious crash

Story from WWNY-tv , May 25, 8:13 am

Cloudy, wet Memorial Day in St. Lawrence County; warm temps with scattered showers, thunderstorms forecasted for the week

Story from, May 25, 10:22 am

Memorial Day parade in downtown Potsdam

New proposal for violent felon registry, like sex offender registry, supported by North Country Sen. Griffo

Hermon-DeKalb superintendent reflects on 4-decades-plus career

Story from WWNY-tv , May 25, 8:16 am

North Country Congresswoman Stefanik to co-chair STEM+Arts and Design Caucus

Memorial Day observances Monday in Canton, Massena, Ogdensburg, Norwood, Potsdam, Morristown, Tri-Town, Lisbon, Hermon, Colton, Waddington

Morristown photographer Bruce Dana explores wildlife, scenic views and more in southern U.S.

NY to release some test data from North Country and other schools early

Gouverneur woman selected into St. Lawrence University chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta

Winthrop Cemetery Association to hold meeting May 27

Norwood library to host stuffed animal sleepover May 28

Potsdam Public Library referendum seeks voter approval for budget increase

Clarkson’s online MBA program lauded as among best for vets

Development Authority of North Country is conduit for broadband in St. Lawrence County

Story from WWNY-tv , May 24, 4:36 pm

In the North Country in May, the spotlight is on asparagus

Opinion: Take time to honor our fallen veterans, says Canton mayor

Free community dinner in Norwood May 27

Workshop about using Skype to be held in Potsdam June 1

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  • FOUND: POW-MIA hat in Ogdensburg.
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