THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

Superintendents at Potsdam, Canton and Norwood-Norfolk schools say they won’t stop parents who want to keep their third through eighth grade children from taking Common Core assessment tests in April and May. The state Education Department said its policy is that students must take the tests. However, the New York State United Teachers challenged that, saying parents have an innate right to see after their children’s best interests.

Do you support St. Lawrence County parents having the choice to keep their children from taking the assessment tests?

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Results will be posted Monday, March 30.

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:

Do you think Border Patrol roadblocks in St. Lawrence County that are miles away from the border are necessary and effective?

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Clarkson men's lax knocks off RPI 11-9

Golden Knights women's lacrosse hold on for 8-7 win

Strong Saint men's lax defensive effort helps stun #3 Union

Bears men's lax hold off Geneseo in SUNYAC thriller, 8-7

Bengals down Potsdam women's lacrosse despite 5-goal day from wall

State officials announce budget agreement that includes education, ethics reforms

Red Cross provides aid to two following fatal fire in Gouverneur March 27

Massena resident promoted to third degree black belt in Kang Shi Do

NY lawmakers discussing commission to craft new teacher evaluations

Story from NY Daily News , Mar 30, 5:58 am

Potsdam’s A.A. Kingston Middle School students enjoy lunch out as part of Women’s History Month activity

Vendor applications being accepted for Potsdam Farmers' Market which opens May 9

Canton Free Library to show movies March 30 through April 2; host anime day for teens April 3

St. Lawrence County sewer projects in line for more cash

North Country Assembly Member Russell votes with majority in support of reproductive health care rights bill

All that melting white stuff leaving behind good nutrients for North Country soil

SUNY Canton educational opportunity program counselor, SUNY Potsdam students discuss Cambodia study abroad trip

Witnesses recall seeing orange-red spheres flying near power lines in Massena last spring

Story from OpenMinds.tv , Mar 29, 4:40 pm

Mixed reviews for Gov. Cuomo's 'Hunger Games' approach to regional state aid competitions

Clarkson professor to teach master class at tenth international conference in Zambia

Potsdam library to host “Dieting the Right Way” April 4

Donkey basketball game to be hosted at Edwards-Knox Central School April 10

Red Cross aids Winthrop family of five after their house burns

Story from NorthCountryNow.com, Mar 29, 11:25 am

Potsdam police cite nine drivers as part of state safety initiative; crackdown to continue through spring, summer

Story from NorthCountryNow.com, Mar 29, 11:09 am

St. Lawrence County schools struggling to set spending plans without enough info from Albany

No state budget Saturday night, Ritchie hopeful for on-time bill

Story from WWNY-tv , Mar 29, 8:51 am

Edwards, Hermon, Hopkinton-Ft. Jackson, Norfolk, Norwood, Russell fire departments set recruiting open houses April 25-26

Ogdensburg man reviews Insurgent, second movie in Divergent series

Helping Hands of Hannawa Falls director speaks with North Country Matters about history and work of the agency

Ogdensburg Command Performance continues with shows in Massena

Direct marketing workshop for farmers to be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension April 4

Edwards-Knox class of 2015 to host co-ed basketball tournament for after-grad party April 18

Gouverneur man accused of January home burglary has endangering welfare of a child count added

Story from NorthCountryNow.com, Mar 28, 10:20 pm

  • English/ Neapolitan mastiff went missing from my house on the Pray Road, Lisbon. 7 months old now and weighs about 100 pounds. He has a black collar with all his tags on it.
  • Lost a single Chrysler remote access key either in Morristown area or Ogdensburg.
  • One black male cat, not fixed, medium hair length, very loveable. Male cat light haired multi color, blue eyes, very large male looks like he's been neutered, very affectionate. One orange male tabby cat with a collar and a bell.
  • LOST: set of Toyota car keys, they are the keyless entry/start keys.
  • LOST: Samsung Galaxy 5 S disappeared from Potsdam school gym locker on 3/24 3:00-4:45pm If you find just drop off at Verizon...


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