We can’t let this week go by without mentioning the St. Lawrence County Fair in Gouverneur. It’s on through August 5th. I have fond memories of exhibiting at the Anoka County Fair in my home state, Minnesota.
I was active...
The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York recently lost $95,000 in Teenage Services Act funding from the state. That means the program to assist pregnant and parenting teenagers has been...
Jun 07, 2001 — Kids in Tupper Lake will soon face a new curfew that requires them to be off the streets before 10 pm. The law, passed this week by the Altamont town bord, was spurred by a rash of late-night vandalism. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Apr 27, 2001 — Nearly 1500 high school students from 18 school districts in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties had a chance to take part in mock job interviews during the 7th annual "Gateways to Careers" event at Clarkson University. Jody Tosti spoke with students as they prepared for the inevitable. Go to full article
Mar 22, 2001 — Students in Hermon DeKalb High School are giving up food for a day to help fight hunger in St. Lawrence County. For the fourth year, teens will forgo meals and snacks for 30 hours to help replenish area food pantries. Jody Tosti has more on the story. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2001 — Heuvelton Central School added sexual orientation to its discrimination policies this month. It's one of a handful of districts in the region sending a clear message that anti-gay behavior won't be tolerated. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Feb 08, 2001 — After fifty years, the Saranac Lake Central School has decided to drop its team mascot name. The District school board voted 6-to-1 last night to retire the name "Redskins," a term which some in the community describe as insensitive or even racist. As Brian Mann reports, many of the school's students and alumni oppose the change. Others say schools across the north country will soon have to follow the district's lead. Go to full article
Feb 01, 2001 — Educators are on high alert for signs of school violence in the post-Columbine era. Recently near Cornwall, Ontario, a high school student wrote a drama class essay called "Twisted". It's the story of a bullied teenager who plans to blow up his school for revenge. As a result of the story, the student was suspended from school and served over a month in jail. As David Sommerstein reports, the case has sparked a controversial and highly publicized debate in Canada. Go to full article
Jan 12, 2001 — Usually we think of peer pressure as a negative--urging young people to make fun of the short kid in class or to try that first cigarette. But in a growing phenomenon around the country, courts are using peer influence to keep teens on a positive track through life. Youth Courts have teens judging their peers in real cases with enforceable sentences. Youth Courts also reduce the heavy caseload--and costs--of higher courts that deal with more serious crimes. David Sommerstein visited the Youth Court in Watertown. He found a strong program that is nonetheless struggling to survive. Go to full article
Jan 02, 2001 — An Ogdensburg teen has his sights set on this year's Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska. Paul French will be among the more than 80 competitors from around the world taking part in the 1200-mile trek through the Alaskan wilderness in March 2001. Go to full article
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