We might not have seen lots of days like this this summer, so when Natalie Aldrich saw this picture-postcard sky in Heuvelton looking up the Oswegatchie River recently, she couldn’t resist snapping a photo.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County is changing the formula used to calculate worker’s compensation contributions from municipalities that participate in the self-funded insurance program. The formula will use risk factors and actual payouts to determine contributions, whereas the prior method took property value into consideration.
The change will lower payments for many municipalities and the county, but Massena and Ogdensburg will pay significantly more.
Do you agree with the new method of calculating worker’s compensation insurance contributions?
Results will be posted July 24.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
St. Lawrence County residents who use cell phones may see a new monthly 30-cent fee for each cell phone line, beginning in December.
At a Finance Committee meeting June 26, legislators called for a public hearing on a proposal that would levy a new surcharge on cell phones to help fund the E911 systems operating within the county.
The proposal still requires approval from the full Board of Legislators before it would take effect. A public hearing is currently planned for Aug. 7.
Do you support this proposal?
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A beautiful sunset was seen Friday night along the the St. Lawrence River during the Bassmaster tournament. A child is fishing while the other rollerblades down the sidewalk as a jet ski goes by along the river. Photo taken in Waddingon, by David Zufall of Lisbon.View enlarged photo.
The Bassmaster Elite tournament concludes today in Waddington. Here, Guitarist Kevin O'Brien from Massena jam band Atom Ghost plays a guitar solo with his teeth during their Thursday afternoon set at the Bassmaster Elite event in Waddington. At left is Greg Currier on drums. North Country Now photo by Andy Gardner. For more photos, see Party in the Park slideshows here.View enlarged photo.
Canton Knights of Columbus Council 1059 and Assembly 707 recently hosted a fourth degree exemplification. Thirty-five candidates from Canton, Malone, Massena, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga and Watertown received the highest degree the K of C bestows. John Taillon sent us the photo.View enlarged photo.
One of the Bassmaster Elite pro anglers zips up the St. Lawrence River near Waddington on Thursday. The photo was taken in the air from an Adirondack Helicopter Tours chopper. They are offering helicopter rides throughout the events. North Country Now photo by Andy Gardner. See tournament slideshows here.
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