The debate over the future of public schools in St. Lawrence County has expanded in the wake of the defeat of a merger plan for Potsdam and Canton school districts. Many believe alternatives to the current system must be considered to keep costs and property taxes down, while many others fear losing educational value.

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The Massena Neighborhood Center recently refused to accept donations from the proceeds of a drag show. A neighborhood center official says it is due to what they believe to be the show’s sexually explicit content. One of the show’s organizers, Massena native Michael Cameron, who performs female impersonation under the name Amber Skyy, says the show is mainly cross-dressed men and women lip-syncing songs with comedy sprinkled in.

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Story from, Dec 21, 11:58 am

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Car-buggy accident in Lisbon leaves one with minor injury

Story from, Dec 21, 11:30 am

Lake trout have disappeared from 74 Adirondack waters, according to study by Adirondack Chapter of Nature Conservancy

Seaway Tech students in Norwood bake 3,500 sugar cookies for holiday food baskets

Gouverneur’s Cives Steel wins $15 million contract for construction of resort and casino in Seneca County

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Alice Harper and Nicole Hayes join LaValley Real Estate in Potsdam

Christmas Eve service in Massena at Emmanual Congregational Church Dec. 24

Retiring North Country Rep. Owens receives flag flown over embassy in recognition of his work on U.S.-Canada relations

National Grid predicts lower electric bills this winter in St. Lawrence, depending on weather

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CPH Imaging Department supports PJs4Xmas, Hospice

Opinion: Social Security plans to close field offices, says Morristown resident

Cross-country ski and snowshoe rental at no charge at Massena nature center this winter

Trinity/Potsdam community potluck supper to be held Dec. 24

Man jailed for DWI, resisting arrest; Potsdam police officer injured during incident

Story from, Dec 20, 10:56 am

Sunny skies predicted for St. Lawrence County through Monday

Story from, Dec 20, 11:19 am

Massena rewind 2014: A bleak economy

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View the latest Massena-Ogdensburg edition of North Country This Week

Dec. 20-26, 2014 Issue , Dec 20, 8:23 am

Zinc mining company eyes Gouverneur project after striking NYPA deal

Old Canton fire call box with interesting history now hanging in home of 30-year firefighter

Flashlights light up the dark as Norwood-Norfolk third, fourth graders perform ‘Carol of the Bells’

Video from , Dec 20, 8:22 am

Sunday to do: Christmas concerts in Norfolk, Heuvelton; ‘The Present is the Future’ play in Colton, ‘Lights on the River in Lisbon

Potsdam Holiday Fund ready for a great holiday event for children

Massena town and village offices to close for holidays

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