Ogdensburg Education Association recently gave $200 to the Fort la Presentation Association for Living History Day, which will take place in May on Lighthouse Point. Over 330 students from Heuvelton Central School, Ogdensburg City School District and Morristown Central School will experience what life was like in the 18th century. Pictured are, from left, OEA President David Price, Fort la Presentation Board member Bill Merna and OEA member Julie Johnson. Photo from teacher Julie Madlin.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
New York State exempts heating fuels from their four-percent sales tax, but counties can charge sales tax, and St. Lawrence County does.
Based on the financial situation of the county and its residents, do you think St. Lawrence County should charge residents with sales tax on all heating fuels even though they do not have to?
Results will be posted Monday, Sept. 26.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
With fall just around the corner and colder temps expected through St. Lawrence County this coming week, what are you looking forward to most about autumn?
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The Potsdam Public Museum's Sandstone Festival continues today and tomorrow, with tours of buildings and historical sites. At 10 a.m. today in Ogdensburg there is a tour of the buildings at what was the St. Lawrence State Hospital, seen in the photo. And at 3 p.m. at St. Lawrence University in Canton is a tour of the magnificent Herring Cole Hall. And on Sunday are the Red Sandstone Trail and Zion Episcopal Church in Colton. See details here.View enlarged photo.
Norwood-Norfolk Central School students created a giant peace sign on an athletic field on Wednesday as part of International Peace Day. Robin Charland submitted this drone picture of the event.View enlarged photo.
The mentoring program at Potsdam's A. A. Kingston Middle School recently received a $500 donation from Stewart's. The money will be used for snacks and activities throughout the school year. Above, Sheila Tiernan, Potsdam mentoring coordinator, receives a check from Alex Hostetter, store manager.View enlarged photo.
Potsdam Elks Lodge Secretary James Hassett, retired US Army Lt. Colonel, and lodge Veteran’s Activities Chair Shelley Vebber pass a check to Wounded Warriors Board of Directors member Steve House and Chairman Eric Sweet. The lodge donated $750 to the Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures second Warrior Challenge Run, which will be Oct. 8 at Clarkson University's Seven Springs in Parishville.View enlarged photo.
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