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.

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Advocates of bypass around Canton and Potsdam as first step to interstate highway begin online fundraising campaign

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Garden hoses used to supply water to some Star Lake homes

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St. Lawrence University men's head soccer coach named new athletic director

Work On SLU's fire-damaged chapel to be finished for graduation

Story from WWNY-tv , Mar 27, 5:06 pm

Children to search for more than 2,000 candy-filled eggs in Ogdensburg March 29

Town of Fine extends boil water alert for Star Lake Water District through March 31

Volunteers sought for 'I Love My Park Day' at Higley Flow in Colton on May 2

State investigating Canton student's near-drowning

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SUNY Potsdam celebrates fundraising campaign on 199th Birthday

Louisville man charged with identity theft for allegedly using someone else's credit card

Black Lake boat launch could see improvements

Knights of Columbus to host breakfast with Easter bunny, egg hunt March 29 in Ogdensburg

Cinema 10 to continue in Potsdam Monday with 'Whiplash'

Fire kills teen in Gouverneur, two others escape injury

North Country Matters to air shows on Helping Hands, study abroad programs beginning March 30

Ogdensburg’s Dobisky Center may turn cafe space into museum after no proposals received from food vendors

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How Adirondack forest ranger team saved lost Potsdam family

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Forestry Resources Program to assist tribe members with spring cleanup

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Edwards Lions Club sponsors shuffleboard tournament to benefit St. Lawrence Valley Hospice and Palliative Care

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'Swimming for Soldiers' fundraiser planned Sunday in Potsdam

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West Potsdam first responders' turkey dinner set for March 29

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Heuvelton voters approve district's $6.7 million capital project 134 to 28

Houghton College Choir to perform at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg Sunday

Story from, Mar 27, 11:27 am

Canton VFW Ladies Auxiliary celebrates 69 years

Can North Country students refuse to take Common Core tests?

Story from WWNY , Mar 27, 8:47 am

North Country town leaders ask: When will we have high-speed Internet?

SeaComm donates $1,000 to Grasse River Heritage in Canton

Parishville church to host special services March 29, April 2

Madrid Fire Department Auxiliary will serve Palm Sunday breakfast March 29

Nearly 4,000 Easter eggs to be hidden in Canton March 28 for 'Peter Rabbit in the Pavilion'

Order of the Eastern Star breakfast in Norfolk will benefit Shriner's Hospital

Two Potsdam residents charged with felonies following theft of purse from local bar, Potsdam police say

After Marcy rescue, Potsdam family asks for privacy

Some in Fowler cry foul over bridges

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Applications being accepted for 2015 St. Lawrence County AAUW Memorial Scholarship

Catholic 'Forming Intentional Disciples' workshop May 30 in Potsdam

Gun and knife show planned March 28, 29 in Brasher Falls

A little more white stuff in St. Lawrence County through Friday

Pancake breakfast set for March 29 in Pierrepont

Commission proposal floated to resolve teacher evaluation impasse which may impact North Country school budgets

Upstate Comic Con to feature Zombie Outbreak, art contest, tourneys in Ogdensburg

Gouverneur H.S. play, 'Addams Family,' a hit

Potsdam native weds in Warrensburg

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Potsdam Chamber seeks 'Business of the Year' nominations; deadline April 8

Richville Library to hold book sale Saturday

After year of negotiations, delays, NYPA signs St. Lawrence FDR-Power Project relicensing agreement

Massena Senior Citizens to host dance March 28

Town of Fine issues boil water alert for Star Lake Water District

Rensselaer Falls woman jailed without bail for alleged crack cocaine sale

SUNY Potsdam postcards dating back as far as 1905 on display at museum

Rep. Stefanik joins big majority in House to pass bill repealing cuts to Medicare doctors

North Country's red squirrels: cute and clever, but kind of annoying

Relay for Life team hosting horseshoe tournament at Doug's Tavern March 28

Accident injures three in Morristown, leads to false personation charges

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Lighthouse band performs March 28 at Hammond church

Will the state budget include money for struggling hospitals like Massena Memorial?

Mock interviews in Canton help teens prepare to seek jobs

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Deadline for St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District seedling and shrub program is Apr. 3

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St. Lawrence County students eligible for Italian-American State Legislators scholarships

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Potsdam Charity Hankfest Group to host kids Easter party Saturday

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  • 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...
  • FOUND: Swiss Army Knife. In Potsdam a week or two ago.
  • LOST: 1 year old white bescon, poodle mix. Straight hair. Last seen Sunday, March 22 on Ford St., Ogdensburg.
  • LOST: 2 chocolate labs, 7 & 8 years old. Female has no collar & male has camo collar. Harrisville Area!

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