Your Turn: Your Feedback On Schools On Fort Drum, Obama's Speech & Laughing Gas


By Diane Rutherford

The head of the Defense Department says he may ask for the money to set up military-run elementary schools on Army posts such as Fort Drum.

Here's a sampling of your emails:


Teachers, assistants, cafeteria workers and bus drivers would be laid off and New York state can't handle more unemployment.

Janice Vock


Military...children would be better off attending schools on Fort Drum with shorter bus rides, closer to medical facilities and their homes.

George Rollinson

This is easily the stupidest idea I have heard about in a long time. I see everyday the incredible experiences that local kids have with other kids from all over the country.

Tom Lacombe
Carthage Teacher

It would give the kids a great opportunity to be with peers who are going through the same issues.

Michele Hayden

I would rather have my children attend school on post than out in the community. I have run into several problems with not just what the kids are being taught, but with the constant racial issues.

Frederick Williams Jr.

President Obama's speech to school children drew criticism last week.

We asked for your thoughts:


His speech was no different than any other pep talk that previous presidents have given.

Lewis Goutermout

I do not feel it was right. I was not happy that my children were forced to sit and listen.

Dean Gleason

The Lewis County Sheriff's Department said nitrous oxide, or "laughing gas" was the drug of choice at this year's moe.down concert.

This is what a couple of you had to say:


I love how the news focuses completely on the drug aspect of the show.


I don't understand why these cops must ruin everyone's good time. People have the choice to huff a balloon.  If you don't want to do it, don't do it, but leave those of us that enjoy it alone.


Sunday, December 4, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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