Your Turn

  Your Turn: feedback on internet law, curfew change & local hero

Governor Cuomo signed a bill making high-speed internet more affordable for low-income families. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on teen’s suicide, methadone in jail & Ogdensburg’s finances

The family of Riley Basford says the 15 year old was a victim of internet blackmail before he took his own life. You shared your thoughts about that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Walczyk tweet, cemetery vandalism & heroic sisters

A tweet from Assemblyman Mark Walczyk drew criticism after he made a reference to the late state budget, and insinuated the New York Assembly was high. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on marijuana agreement & Excelsior Pass

Lawmakers have reached an agreement to legalize recreational marijuana sales in New York. Most of your feedback is about that.

  Your Turn: feedback on firefighter’s funeral, medical tourism & best fishing

Funeral services were held last week for Peyton Morse, the Watertown firefighter who died after suffering a medical emergency during a training exercise. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on firefighter’s death, no quarantine & eviction moratorium

Peyton Morse, the 21 year old Watertown firefighter who suffered a medical emergency during a fire academy training exercise, died last week. You shared your thoughts about that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Cuomo, head shop & SLU graduation

Several New York politicians, Democrats and Republicans alike, are calling for Cuomo’s resignation after more women came forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior over the weekend. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Cuomo, Ogdensburg police & pizzeria fire

Governor Cuomo, accused by 2 women of sexual harassment, says some of his behavior with women had been “misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation,” and said he would cooperate with an investigation led by the state’s attorney general. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Cuomo, Texas disaster & summer camps

The Cuomo Administration is the focus of a federal probe into its under-reporting of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes. Meanwhile, Assembly Republicans want to form an impeachment commission.

  Your Turn: feedback on Trump’s acquittal, prison future & DPAO concerts

At his second impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump was acquitted of inciting the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on missing soldier, COVID nurse & toilet gardens

Three years ago, a Fort Drum soldier went missing. The U.S. Army closed the case, saying Trevor Nichols is a deserter. No police agency is investigating. His family wants answers. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on AG’s report, mass vaccination site & arctic temperatures

The state’s attorney general issued a scathing report saying the Cuomo Administration under-counted nursing home COVID deaths by the thousands. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Kick the Crown, tests & Chick-fil-A

State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is showing his disapproval of Governor Cuomo’s emergency executive powers through a new “Kick the Crown” campaign, which includes selling merchandise and signing a petition. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on vaccine shipment, impeachment & Cuomo’s internet plan

efferson County was expecting 600 COVID vaccine doses from the state last week. It wound up getting nothing. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Capitol assault, Stefanik & heating fuel tax

A violent mob loyal to President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol last week and forced lawmakers into hiding in an attempt to overturn America’s presidential election. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on shooting, town clerk & distillery fees

A man allegedly fired a gun at a store in the of Tupper Lake. No one was hurt, but at least one bullet created a hole inside Fortune’s True Value Hardware. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on prison closing, NDAA veto & 1st significant snow

The state will close the Watertown Correctional Facility on March 30. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on vaccine, cigarette taxes & heroic couple

The St. Lawrence Health System doctor who was the first in the region to get the COVID vaccine urges everyone to get the shot when it’s available. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Stefanik supporting lawsuit, expected tax hike & PPE costs

The Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit that could’ve overturned the results of the presidential election. North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined more than 100 Republican members of Congress to support the suit. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Currier arrest, hardware store help & Mabel Walker

Massena Mayor Timmy Currier has taken a leave of absence so he can seek professional treatment. That’s after he was arrested at gunpoint on drug and other charges. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on worship ruling, panic shopping & soldier’s donation

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled New York can’t enforce certain attendance limits at houses of worship in areas designated as hard hit by COVID-19. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on COVID vaccine, dead dogs & mask sign

As 2 drug manufacturers get closer to finalizing a COVID-19 vaccine, we asked if you will get the vaccine when it’s available to the public. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Cuomo’s new rules, Carpinelli not enforcing them & Operation Heat Wave

As COVID cases rise in New York, Governor Cuomo announced bars, restaurants and gyms must close at 10 p.m. Private parties with more than 10 people are also banned. Most of your feedback is about that.

  Your Turn: feedback on presidential election, Alex Trebek & mall closing on Thanksgiving

Most of your feedback this week is about the presidential election. Joe Biden has been declared the winner. However, President Trump, who won the north country vote, is contesting the outcome in court.

  Your Turn: feedback on travel testing, woman’s COVID experience & 90 year old bowler

New York is saying goodbye to the travel quarantine list. Instead, people coming into the state will be tested for COVID-19 after they arrive. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on COVID cluster, animal cruelty case & political ads

“Uncontained.” That’s how Lewis County officials are describing the cluster of COVID-19 cases that can be traced back to a baptism earlier this month. Hundreds of people are now in quarantine. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on Finn report, movie theaters & Mason jars

The secret report about Watertown’s former city manager concluded Rick Finn’s treatment of some female employees was intimidating and offensive and that he violated the city’s policy on harassment. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  Your Turn: feedback on new COVID rules, jury trial & body cams

Under the state’s new guidance on COVID-19, students and staff with symptoms, ranging from sore throat to headache, can either have a doctor’s note detailing an alternative diagnosis, or a negative COVID-19 test to be able to come back to school. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories.

  Your Turn: feedback on Hitchin’ Post video, evictions & absentee ballots

Officials say a cell phone inside Watertown’s Hitchin' Post Tavern captured video of what they say goes against every rule put in place to protect people from COVID-19 in bars. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.

  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.