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Steeple project in Potsdam

The steeple at St. Mary's Church in Potsdam is encircled in scaffolding as a construction crew does maintenance on the structure. North Country Now photo by Andy Gardner.

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After several state-Senate-sponsored forums on heroin and opioid addiction held across the state the Senate has released a report that outlines ideas for winning the battle against abuse of these substances, a report endorsed by Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton. “In this report, we outlined a four-pronged approach that would stop the growth of the heroin and opioid crisis, as well as support those... Read More >>
By PAUL HETZLER One of my favorite plants is either highly versatile, or very confused. On the one hand, professional herbivores like rabbits and deer refuse to even touch it, but many people, myself included, will gladly eat it every day it is available. While contacting it is painful, it has been proven to relieve certain chronic pain. It is steeped in over a thousand years of folklore, at one... Read More >>
Highs topped out at 90 degrees across much of St. Lawrence County Saturday, breaking and tying records set in 1978, and a new record could be tied or broken today as extreme heat is forecasted again, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). New record high temps were set in Canton and Ogdensburg yesterday as high rose to 90 degrees. The previous record was 86 degrees in 1978. Gouverneur... Read More >>
By MATT LINDSEY St. Lawrence County’s smoking rate has dropped from 25 to 19.2 percent since 2006, a 23.2 percent decrease, according to Advancing Tobacco Free Communities. But efforts to change the way tobacco companies advertise to children in the county have been unsuccessful, ATFC says. Although the number of smokers in the county is down overall, the rate of youth smokers in the county is... Read More >>
CANTON -- Canton Central School has been named the 2016 STEM Leadership Merit Award recipient for academic excellence. The honor includes a $1,500 award. An award ceremony was set for May 24. For more information, contact tstephens@nefuniversity.org or 703-823-9999.   Read More >>