Your Turn

  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.

  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.