Canton, NY, May 20, 2011 — Relations between some local groups and the state department of health have been a little strained over the last few months in St. Lawrence County --ever since two chili cook-offs and another event had to be canceled this winter. The events didn't meet health requirements. At a meeting in February many called the "chili cook-off summit," critics called the rules excessive, confusing and sometimes just random.
This week, the health department has been holding public meetings in towns around the area. They're looking to smooth things out with the churches, fire departments, lodges and other organizations whose events are a big part of North Country life. There's one more meeting, this afternoon at 2 at the Clifton-Fine community center in Star Lake. Nora Flaherty sat in on a meeting in Canton . Go to full article
Jan 09, 2001 — Mental health and substance abuse services in the North Country will get a big boost from New York State. The Department of Health is awarding a grant worth nearly $200,000 to a regional network of providers. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article