Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to decriminalize marijuana possession for people who purchase and use the drug across New York State, including St. Lawrence County. Although no specific amount of the drug has been cited, Cuomo says it would be for “small amount” of pot. Cuomo says he will advance legislation amending the state’s marijuana drug laws by removing the criminal penalties that often result in the over-prosecution and jailing of non-violent individuals. The change would not reduce penalties for people who illegally supply and sell marijuana.

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DEC asking North Country hunters for input on fall waterfowl season dates

Boy's high school basketball: Salmon River and Lisbon advance in Darcy Tournament

Canton, Gouverneur, Salmon River post Monday wins in girl's high school hoops

Gouverneur dominates Massena on the mat in 56-9 victory

Colton's Higley Trail Series announces winners of its second race of season

Massena's St. Lawrence Centre mall sold to Canadian group

New rates approved for two Potsdam taxi companies

Mix of ice, snow, sleet causes National Grid customers in Colton to lose power

DEC asking North Country hunters for input on fall waterfowl season dates

Martin Luther King Jr. food drive benefits Potsdam Snack Pack Program

Adirondack folk singer-songwriter plays TAUNY Center in Canton Friday

Reception with local educators set for state Teacher of Year at St. Lawrence University Thursday afternoon

Ogdensburg plans to borrow up to $39 million to address problems at wastewater plant; hopes to offset costs with grants

Massena Memorial Hospital finishes 2016 with $1.35 million net gain, 7.6 percent ahead of where they expected to be

St. Lawrence County legislator censured for Obama comments on Facebook

Story from WWNY-tv , Jan 24, 8:50 am

St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court judge dismisses case against tribe that challenged an investment in St. Lawrence Soyway

Canton man jailed on burglary, probation violation charges in Potsdam

Horse and carriage rides, music, games, free movie, hockey game planned at St. Lawrence University winter celebration Jan. 27

Chicken and biscuit dinner planned Jan. 27 in Richville

Massena Memorial occasionally diverts emergency patients to other hospitals; CEO wants more beds with necessary equipment

Massena, Gouverneur, C-F, Hammond, Morristown, M-W, H-D, N-N, Lisbon, Heuvelton, E-K, Harrisville, Potsdam, Canton, PHCS, Brasher Falls, C-P, Salmon River, St. Regis Falls, OFA closed

Winter weather advisory remains through 10 p.m. with snow, sleet, ice, wind expected today in St. Lawrence County

Mother of accused murderer and ex-Massena Wellness Center director requests guardianship, power to make legal decisions

Gouverneur Hospital to offer HeartSaver CPR/AED training events

Police officer assaulted, man saved after ATV goes through ice, retirements and budget process at NNCS among Jan. 23 NCNow top five

Registration open for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at Gouverneur Central School

Massena school board appoints new staffers at meeting

Free community dinner to be served Friday in Brasher Falls

State Troopers reminding motorists not to pass school buses after incidents along Route 11 in Hermon-DeKalb School District

Gouverneur legislator apologizes for Obama comments

Story from WWNY , Jan 23, 5:31 pm

Norwood-Norfolk students participate in Great Kindness Challenge Week

'First Strike' fishing derby takes to the ice on Cranberry Lake this weekend

Potsdam Food Co-op member owners holding informal potlucks

Gouverneur Hospital adding hospitalist program

SUNY Canton unveils new website

Massena man charged with assaulting police officer while being booked for domestic violence counts

Police officers, firefighters, local athletes welcome Norwood-Norfolk Central students as part of 'Great Kindness Challenge' week

Top five things to do in St. Lawrence County on Tuesday

Akwesasne Mohawks say elders benefit working group in step with the 2013 Tribal Procedures Act

2017 Noon in the Chapel series starts Friday in Canton

Free dinner in Massena Thursday

Snow and sleet coming to St. Lawrence County tonight, continuing Tuesday, forecasters predict

Gouverneur legislator faces discipline tonight after Facebook rant against Obama

Potsdam trustees to vote on setting taxi rates Monday night

St. Lawrence County Trappers offering scholarship to high school senior

Potsdam resident awarded CARE Fellowship by Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State U.

Renaissance vocal ensemble Les Canards to perform at SLU in Canton Wednesday, Thursday

Freewill community supper Thursday at Trinity Church in Potsdam

Man saved after 4-wheeler plunges through Black Lake ice; fire chief calling for ‘common sense’

Colton Winterfest begins Thursday with spaghetti dinner, awards; sports, food, music, dozens of events to take place through Sunday

Norwood Kiwanis inducts two new members

Akwesasne tribal representatives discuss development projects with U.S. Sen. Gillibrand’s Office and NBRC

St. Lawrence University sheds light on inclusion, compassion with the ‘Ghostlight Project’

Cancer Services Program of St. Lawrence County offers free screenings

'Dementia Conversations' offered at Hospice in Potsdam Jan. 26

Norwood-Norfolk Central principal and teachers to retire; Board of Education begins school budget discussions

Hermon-DeKalb, Madrid-Waddington delay two hours; Hammond delays 90 minutes; visit here for up-to-date cancellations and delays

Stewart's Shops, with many stores in St. Lawrence County, contributes $10.5 million to Employee Stock Ownership Plan

St. Regis Mohawks say elders benefit working group complies with 2013 tribal law

Clarkson University professor to represent U.S. in sleddog world championship

Comrades of Hope to host free Narcan training Jan. 29 in Massena

Colton's Higley Trail Series announces winners of its second race of season

Financial Peace University to begin Jan. 25 in Canton

Editor on Duty: Jimmy Lawton, 315-265-1000. ext. 26

  • FOUND: Paper money, Jan. 22, Outer Market St, Potsdam.
  • LOST: 2 Sthil Chainsaws, may have fell out of truck, Black Lake Rd, Route 37, or 68.
  • FOUND: Tan/White Beagle on Steubinville Pike Road, Lison, Ohio.
  • LOST: Hearing aid in Massena Walmart or Price Chopper parking lots.
  • Lost 2-year-old male cat on January 14 on Douglas Road in Massena. Black and White short hair. His nose is entirely black. Wearing a striped collar with a bell.

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