Several dozen people attended a peaceful rally and demonstration to show solidarity with Standing Rock, N.D. activists on Monday in Akwesasne. Holding the flag is Jesse Beeson, who along with Steven Thompson-Oakes organized the event. The group demonstrated on state Route 37, then hosted a gathering with speakers at Generations Park. The demonstrators in Standing Rock, N.D. activists are trying to stop Energy Transfer partners from building an oil pipeline through Standing Rock Sioux territory, which they say threatens their drinking water and sacred sites. The Army Corps of Engineers recently announced they would deny ETP an easement to build the pipeline on Standing Rock territory and are exploring other avenues. Photo submitted by Brendan White.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
A local developer wants to build a 227-unit trailer park off of the north and south sides of East Hatfield Street near Riverdale Apartments in Massena. Michael Wachs, who owns Harte Haven Plaza, has plans under review by the St. Lawrence County planning board and Massena Village Zoning Board.
Would you support a large-scale trailer park where you live?
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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Many charities, both local and national, are seeking donations during this holiday season. Do you plan to donate this year?
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Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care recently received six patient comfort bags filled with socks, a blanket, an adult coloring book, toiletries, and other sundry items from the Northern New York Gives Back group.View enlarged photo.
Joseph Parson recently studied the body and how it works while at Canton Home Based Head Start. For more information on the program call 386-8574.View enlarged photo.
Potsdam Elks Lodge 2074 supported the 2016 St. Lawrence Seaway Polar Plunge with a $300 donation. The Lodge has supported the St. Lawrence Polar Plunge each year since it's beginning. This year, the St. Lawrence Seaway Polar Plunge raised over $21,000. Lodge members Tim Welpe and Todd Truax are pictured presenting the donation on behalf of the Lodge to Erin McCartan of Special Olympics New York.
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'This girl was hanging out in my Pierrepont back yard enjoying some fallen apples she dug from under the snow,' said Stacey Tarbox Smith, who submitted the photo.View enlarged photo.
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