Your Turn

  Your Turn: feedback on school lawsuit, COVID vaccine & methadone clinic

The mother of a Watertown City School District student is suing the district and his fourth-grade teacher in federal court, claiming a mock ‘slave auction’ last year violated his civil rights. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Supreme Court, waterfront property & Dairy Queen

The two candidates for the 21st Congressional District weighed in on what should be done with the Supreme Court seat left vacant following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You also shared your thoughts.

  Your Turn: feedback on Samaritan layoffs, fall sports & YMCA

Watertown’s Samaritan Health laid off 51 employees and made other cost-cutting changes, citing the economic fallout from COVID-19. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Trump’s alleged remarks, nursing home rally & Massena school decision

A magazine article reports President Trump referred to American soldiers killed in battle as “losers” and “suckers.” The president denied saying any such thing. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on masks in school, toilet garden lawsuit & lottery winner

Teachers unions are calling on the state to make mask-wearing mandatory at schools at all times indoors. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on mail delays, gyms reopening & young hero

A union representing some Postal Service workers claims changes made at the federal level are disrupting mail service in the north country. We asked if you’re seeing delays:

  Your Turn: feedback on Decker, Ogdensburg firefighters & seat belt law

A 26 year old Antwerp woman is going to prison for her part in the sexual exploitation and abuse of a toddler. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on schools reopening, gyms staying closed & SMC computers

All schools in New York have the go-ahead to reopen. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on election delay, racist messages & patrolling bars

President Trump floated the idea of delaying November’s election. A north country political science professor called the suggestion “dangerous to democracy.” You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on unemployment bonus, creative menus & free oral surgery

If you’re on unemployment, you’ve been getting a federal bonus of $600 through the CARES Act. However, the bonus is set to expire.

  Your Turn: feedback on boat parties, microburst & serving of alcohol

Despite a flare up in Jefferson County COVID-19 cases last week, county officials say it appears parties are still being held near Picton Island. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on mask complaints, coin shortage & good deed

St. Lawrence County is seeing a surge in complaints about people failing to wear masks and practice social distancing. You shared your feedback on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on face masks at Walmart, travel quarantine & cancellation of events

Jefferson County leaders say they receive an average of 10 complaints a day about the Walmart stores in the county because so few people wear masks inside. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on protests and continued shutdown of malls, gyms and theaters

Protesters marched through Gouverneur’s streets Saturday seeking justice for murder victim Treyanna Summerville. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on outdoor gym, new bar law & Cuomo’s briefings

Governor Cuomo delivered his last daily COVID-19 briefing last Friday. You shared your thoughts about that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on protests, police reform & gardening grandma

Most of your feedback this week is about a march in Watertown Saturday to bring attention to black lives lost to police brutality.

  Your Turn: feedback on protest, SUNY Potsdam apology, graduations

To show their respect in the wake of George Floyd’s death, medical professionals in Watertown took part in a nationwide movement called “White Coats for Black Lives”. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on face mask order, George Floyd protests & SpaceX launch

If you’re not wearing a mask, businesses don’t have to let you in. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on nursing home costs, separated family & farmers market

The money problems of north country nursing homes are starting to pile up, especially now that they have to test their employees twice a week for COVID-19. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on federal funding, hair salons & pool closure

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York state needs $61 billion in federal funding to offset the economic damage caused by COVID-19. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on labor department criticism, drug sweep & teen’s documentary

Senator Patty Ritchie criticized the state Department of Labor over its handling of jobless benefits. The Cuomo Administration called her a “cheap politician.” You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on school closure, reopening upstate NY & elective surgeries

Most of your feedback this week is about Governor Cuomo’s decision to keep schools and colleges closed through the end of the academic year.

  Your Turn: feedback on bankruptcy suggestion, elective surgeries & Brad Paisley

As states, like New York, face mounting deficits because of COVID-19, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says states should consider bankruptcy. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on face mask mandate, protest & front yard food pantry

Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered all New Yorkers to wear a mask or other covering over their nose and mouth while in public. You shared your thoughts about that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on pay raise delay, basketball hoops and freezer frenzy

Pay raises are delayed for unions representing state workers, such as corrections officers. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on ventilators, golf and paying it forward

Governor Cuomo announced the National Guard will begin moving 20 percent of unused ventilators from upstate hospitals to hard-hit New York City. Most of your feedback this week is about that.

  Your Turn: feedback on stimulus package, the Amish & true love

You shared your thoughts on a lot of our COVID-19 related reports, including the stimulus package, outreach to the Amish and a story of true love.

  Your Turn: feedback on COVID-19 case, layoffs & distilleries

An employee of Carthage Area Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19. You shared your thoughts about that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on school closures, graduation gown change & opioid PSA

Out of all the stories we've done on COVID-19, most of your comments are about the closure of all schools in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties through April 17.

  Your Turn: feedback on school assault & coronavirus state of emergency

Most of your feedback this week is about a video we obtained of a vicious beating in Canton middle school. You shared your views on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on coronavirus, Real ID & marijuana trip

St. Lawrence University is calling home 15 students who had been studying in Italy. It's all because of concern over the coronavirus outbreak in that country. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Second Amendment sanctuary, church bankruptcy & killing crows

Add Jefferson County to the list of places which are asking lawmakers to make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary. You shared you thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  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.