Your Turn: Your Feedback On Nursing Home, State Parks & Animal Abuse


Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg will close its nursing home April 1. More than half the patients in the nursing facility have already been moved elsewhere.

Here's a sampling of your emails:


I find this despicable. Where are these people supposed to go?

S. Lashomb

CHMC has lost its mission to meet the needs of the area with compassion and excellence under its current administration by closing the nursing home unit. Where is the compassion for the disruption in the elderly residents?

Lori Courtois

The state should help in keeping these nursing homes open.

Linda Losey

The Sackets Harbor Battlefield, Keewaydin and Cedar Island are among 41 state parks targeted to close under state budget cuts.

We asked for your thoughts on that:


How selfish of them.  They don't care about our children and their future.

Joe Brooks

First the prison closures and now the state parks, not to mention the closing of long term care facilities and business closures. Where will the people find jobs? Welfare will increase, thus no money saved.  Rethink the situation.

Joyce Rayome

One of the few family oriented entertainments left, that is still affordable, is camping. It just doesn't make sense to close our beautiful campsites.

Patricia Minnich

The number of animal abuse cases in St. Lawrence County is rising at an alarming rate. What's more disturbing is the number of repeat offenders. Officials are trying to combat the problem with a new coalition.

Here are some of your messages:


The people behind the abuse should be prosecuted more severely.

Ilene Paro

It should be placed before a board of at least 3 people with authority to impose a stiff fine the first time, and even jail time...the second time.

Robert Traxler


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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