Your Turn

  Your Turn: feedback on bail reform, prisons & Patriot the cow

Governor Cuomo appears to be open to adjusting the state's new bail reform law. You shared your thoughts on that story and others in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on trusted traveler ban, WHS fights, Spectrum outage

The federal government has banned New Yorkers from signing up up or re-enrolling in trusted traveler programs. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on climate change, marijuana & sanctuary

When it comes to reasons for the flooding seen on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River for two of the last three years, a researcher is blaming rain resulting from climate change. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on DMV rules, bail reform & speed limit

To access Department of Motor Vehicles photos, law enforcement agencies must agree not to share information with immigration. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on guns, Arsenal Street & flavored vaping products

People are now able to take handguns more places in St. Lawrence County. A new judge has brought about a decisive change long sought by many. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on sex offender, jail savings & ice storm

When a sex offender got out of prison after a 6-year sentence, he was moved to a West Carthage hotel not far from a park. Few in the village knew about it. Now the mayor wants a policy to ensure something like this doesn't happen again. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on airstrike, pool & tiny house

The United States took out a top Iranian military commander in an airstrike in Iraq. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: Timeless Decor layoffs, a bull on the loose & a special birthday

The worst news of the week came from a Watertown business, Timeless Decor, which had to lay off much of its workforce two days before Christmas. It happened because the company’s main customer was bought out.

  Your Turn: feedback on life insurance, pain meds & sidewalk snow

Alcoa is terminating life insurance policies for its retirees. You shared your thoughts about that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: gun controversy, McDonald’s & stocking donation

A gun rights group says Fort Drum military police overstepped their boundaries by confiscating a post visitor’s guns, but military officials and state police disagree. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on minimum wage, Green Light Law & Columbus Day change

On December 31st, the minimum wage will increase another 70 cents. While the governor says it isn't hurting the economy, not all small business owners agree. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Narcan, tobacco age & ‘Misfit’ Thanksgiving

Do you know how to use Narcan? After a wave of drug overdose deaths in Jefferson County, health officials want you to be able to say ‘yes’ to that question. You shared your feedback about that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on child seat law, homeless & vaping

A change has been made to the New York state child car seat law. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on adoption law, smoking age & Hobby Lobby

Legislation was signed last week by Governor Cuomo allowing adoptees in the state who are 18 years of age and older to access their original birth certificates. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Great American, stolen gifts & random acts of kindness

The Great American supermarkets in Watertown and Star Lake will close for good by the end of the month. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on opioid weaning, Cuomo visit & old Kmart building

A Watertown man spoke to us about a struggle he and thousands of people in pain are facing - being weaned off prescription opioids. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on whooping cough and time capsule

There have been 10 more confirmed cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, in Jefferson County this month, bringing the total this season to 33. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on poll, Caza & pool

A new Siena College poll has found that the majority of New Yorkers would like to see President Trump ousted. We received comments about that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on alleged fraud, Syria & parking

The state Attorney General's Office says money raised for the victim of a Watertown house fire was not given to her and donations were fraudulently spent by relatives. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on zoo, second homes & dog adoption

Watertown's financially struggling Thompson Park Zoo is in need of a survival plan. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on alleged hate crime, shock device & possible menthol ban

Most of your feedback this week involves an alleged hate crime on a Gouverneur school bus.

  Your Turn: feedback on e-cigs, protest, slaughterhouse & gas prices

An emergency ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New York was approved last week. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on vaping, library funding & Mel’s milestone

With hundreds of vaping-related illnesses and several deaths, federal agencies and the state of New York are warning people to stop vaping. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on vaccines, school buses & kidney donor

Some parents have pulled their children out of school rather than vaccinate now that New York has ended its religious exemption for vaccinations. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on inmate wages, pot bust & school shopping

Should the minimum wage for prison inmates be raised? You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on red flag law, license plates & mayor’s remarks

New York state’s “red flag” law went into effect. It allows law enforcement, school officials and families to ask a court to order the seizure of firearms from people considered to be dangerous. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: Viewers’ feedback on home invasion, a drug bust, and clergy sex abuse lawsuits

Arrests have been made in connection with an Ogdensburg home invasion that injured two people.

  Your Turn: feedback on Jreck Subs up for auction, Dollar General in Madrid and free meals at Lyme Central School

The north country restaurant chain, Jreck Subs, is going on the auction block.

  Your Turn: feedback on swatting, teachers with guns & price cuts on camping

A Watertown family continues to be targeted by a dangerous hoax called swatting. That’s when someone pretending to be someone else calls in a phony emergency to get armed police to respond to a location. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

Your Turn: feedback on pool, Caza & Stefanik

The bids to renovate Watertown's Thompson Park pool are in and they're over budget. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on farm workers bill, school vaccinations & mall plans

Next year, farm workers in New York will have new protections like overtime pay. Local farmers worry if they can afford it. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on protest, border patrol & squirrel

People in Watertown and Potsdam joined a nationwide protest against President Trump’s immigration policies. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on mayoral tie, squirrel & more

We still don’t know who will face Jeff Smith in the race for mayor of Watertown. You shared your thoughts on the tie between Allison Crossman and Cody Horbacz as well as other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on missile defense, unpaid taxes & sheriff’s budget

If the military ever builds an east coast missile defense, it will be built at Fort Drum. Whether that day ever comes is very much an open question. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: Feedback on Pride flag, farm bill & adoption change

The LGBTQ pride flag was raised and flown at Watertown City Hall for the first time over the weekend. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: Feedback on Green Light Bill, short-term rentals & more

If the Green Light Bill becomes a law, undocumented immigrants in New York state would be able to get a drivers license without proving they are legal U.S. citizens. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: Feedback on jail cook’s sentence, KFC discovery and more

Governor Cuomo says the person who recently made a social media post encouraging violence at Watertown's upcoming Pride celebration should be prosecuted "to the fullest extent of the law.” You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: Feedback on mock slave auction, mine & Mohawk code talker

A Watertown City School District teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of making black students act as slaves in a mock auction as part of a lesson. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: Feedback On Assessment, Dressbarn & Bowling Alley

An Ogdensburg developer has been hit with a big tax hike. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.