Your Turn: Your Feedback On Drug Tests, Wage & Shopping

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In the weeks since several Massena High School students were hospitalized after taking prescription drugs at school, the community started distributing free drug testing kits to parents:

 

Great idea! It's about time someone is stepping up and doing what people should have been doing a long time ago.

Jackie Miranda LaPlatney

Just having it in the house may act as a deterrent!

Tanya Taylor

If you need a test kit to know if your kids are on drugs, your problems are bigger than the drugs.

Erik Charles

Part of the problem is some of these kids who do drugs have parents who just don't care. They won't test.

Michelle Yanacheak



New York's minimum wage will increase to $8 an hour at the end of this year, 75 cents higher than the federal minimum and the old state rate:

 

Until you support your family on minimum wage then you will agree it is still too low.

Angela Lilley

Minimum wage jobs are not meant to be a means of supporting a living. It's a stepping stone to better jobs and pay.

Sharon Norfolk Mullis

When the minimum wage goes up so does cost of living.

Jolie Wasneechak

That means that all these small businesses are going to go out of business or lay off their employees because they can't afford to pay the minimum wage.

Nicole Boyce



Christmas is over, but holiday shopping isn't. Some people like to take advantage of all the sales. We asked if you're one of them:

 

If I buy stuff now for next year, I forget where I put it, so no.

Russ Hofer

I steer clear of the stores and start working on a tight budget again!

Erica Moulton

I picked up some decorations real cheap.

Kirsty Murphy
 

Monday, September 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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