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  1. United Way campaign raises $850,000 in 2014-15Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Despite a stubbornly stagnant regional economy, the United Way of Northern New York raised $56,000 more in its 2014-15 campaign than it did the year before. “We are thankful to the great response we received from many organizations this year,” Robert D. Gorman, CEO of the United Way of NNY, said in a news release.

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  2. Clarkson students work with NYSARC recycling center in Massena to improve efficiencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    A group of Clarkson University students recently demonstrated their biomedical engineering senior design project during NYSID's first CREATE Symposium at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. CREATE is an initiative sponsored by NYSID that brings undergraduate and graduate engineers from colleges and universities across New York State together with NYSID community rehabilitation agencies.

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  3. Janet M. DeshaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Born July 1, 1947 in Massena, she was the daughter of Mildred and Walter LaShomb. Jan was raised and educated locally; graduating from St. Lawrence Central High School.

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  4. NNY farm research evaluating impact of lesser-known mastitis pathogens on dairy herdRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has awarded a new grant to the Quality Milk Production Services Lab in Canton to continue the investigation it began in 2014 into how lesser-known mastitis-causing organisms are impacting dairy herds in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. “This research is pinpointing the lesser-known mastitis-causing organisms in Northern New York dairy herds and beginning to help us understand just how they impact regional farms in terms of both cow health and economic impact,' said project leader Jessica C. Scillieri Smith, D.V.M., with the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center Northern New York Regional Laboratory at Canton, NY.

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  5. Two north country hospitals deny they are in jeopardy of closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Two north country hospitals on Friday disputed a healthcare union's claim that the facilities are in “imminent threat” of closure due to potential cuts to a state grant program. Gouverneur Hospital in St. Lawrence County and Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, were named on a list of 28 hospitals distributed by the Service Employees International Union 1099, United Healthcare Workers East.

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  6. Opportunities abound for ESL students in St. Lawrence CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The mountainous challenge of moving and adjusting to a new area can be compounded if the vast majority of your surrounding community speaks an entirely different language. Fortunately, for St. Lawrence County residents whose native language is not English, there are plenty of options in the Potsdam area for English as a Second Language programs.

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  7. Samaritana s application for hospital aid ranks among statea s highestRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Samaritan Medical Center's “performing provider system” application for the state's new hospital funding program ranks fourth among 25 submitted statewide, according to tentative scores announced by the state. Samaritan's PPS application, which calls for 11 projects to be completed over a five-year period, earned a tentative score of 93.3 points for the state's new Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program.

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  8. Regional hospital network to undergo major shakeupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    A major shake-up in how the north country's hospitals cooperate is anticipated this year, but officials still don't know much about how the state's new consolidated hospital funding program will change the way they operate. It is known, however, that Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, and Canton-Potsdam Hospital are not affiliated with the “performing provider system” application submitted by Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, for the new Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program.

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  9. Schumer co-sponsors bill to make at-risk Medicare funding permanent for rural hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    A bill that would provide permanent funding for at-risk Medicare payment programs that aid rural hospitals across upstate New York has been introduced in Congress. The bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, was introduced this week, Mr. Schumer announced Tuesday.

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  10. Rumors fly about the privatization of Lewis County General HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Lewis County officials have refused to respond to questions about rumors that the county is again thinking about privatizing Lewis County General Hospital. The county plans to make a public statement at the Board of Legislators meeting Feb. 10, County Manager Elizabeth Swearingin said.

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  11. Stakes high for NNY hospitals applying for statea s new consolidation programRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The field of play for the new state's new consolidated hospital funding program has been revealed - and the stakes are high. The Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program, which received applications from 25 “performing provider” regions earlier this month, will move toward a public hearing process in late February to decide how to distribute a $6.42 billion pool of state funding over a five-year period.

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  12. Massena Village Boad approves NYPA deal 3-0; Ahlfeld, Deshaies abstainRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The proposed relicensing agreement between the New York Power Authority and several north country municipalities took another step toward approval Tuesday night when the Massena Village Board supported the deal by a 3-0 vote. Two trustees, Timothy J. Ahlfeld, who is employed by the power authority, and Albert C. “Herb” Deshaies, whose son is employed by NYPA, abstained from voting. 1 comment

  13. Memorial service planned for Jan. 31 to celebrate life of Potsdam radio newscasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    All are welcome to attend a memorial service Jan. 31 celebrating the life and legacy of longtime radio news director Scott Dosztan, to be held at his alma mater, SUNY Potsdam. Dosztan passed away suddenly on Jan. 7 at the age of 44. A graduate of Lowville Academy, Dosztan attended SUNY Potsdam, where he was a member of the Class of 1992 and was a brother of the Prometheus Fraternity.

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  14. Shivering temperatures today, mid-teens tomorrowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    North country residents woke up to temperatures well below zero, and the National Weather Service forecast shows it won't get much warmer today. Temperatures at 9:30 a.m. were 10 below in Watertown and Lowville, 12 below in Potsdam.

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  15. Bitterly cold temperatures expected to move in overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The better news? After a late-week stretch of intense snow that saw some areas receive feet of snow - 4 1/2 feet fell in Rodman, 4 feet in Adams - the National Weather Service is calling for just 1 to 3 inches of snow today for Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties and less than an inch for Lewis County. While daytime temperatures are forecast to top out in the low 30 degrees today, the temperatures are expected to plummet overnight.

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  16. Firemena s Association to state: Make builders install home sprinkler systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The Firemen's Association of the State of New York will lock horns with builders this year over whether the state should require the installation of residential sprinklers in new homes, volunteer firefighters learned Sunday afternoon during a legislative outreach meeting held at the Lowville Fire Hall by the Albany nonprofit. FASNY, which represents about 900,000 volunteer firefighters statewide, is encouraging the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council to update the state Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code so builders would have to install low-flow automatic sprinklers in all new homes, according to Andrew Marocco, a lobbyist for FASNY who is the senior vice president for Albany Strategic Advisors.

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  17. Radio news reporter Scott M. Dosztan touched lives from Lowville to Potsdam and beyondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Throughout the north country people are continuing to remember the life of longtime radio news reporter Scott M. Dosztan, 44, who collapsed and died while walking to work early Wednesday morning in Potsdam. From his boyhood home of Lowville in Lewis County to his adopted home of Potsdam in St. Lawrence County, Mr. Dosztan is being recalled as an impartial journalist with a tireless work ethic and as a kind-hearted person who was an active community volunteer.

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  18. Telehealth bill signed bringing distance care to manyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell that expands the availability of telehealth services and requires insurers to cover the costs of those services has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Mrs. Russell made the announcement Thursday at a news conference at the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Service administrative building.

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  19. Lewis County legislators concerned hospital budget is unrealisticRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Legislator Philip C. Hathway, R-Harrisville, said he has researched the hospital's financial performance over the last 34 months, beginning in 2012. When he looked at operating income and loss versus the budget, the hospital has made its budget only five months; twice in 2012, three times in 2013 and none so far this year.

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  20. Credo, others offer alcohol treatment options in north countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Alcohol-abuse experts say that for most patients enrolled in treatment programs, the abuse is accompanied by other issues that deserve similar attention. At the Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions - the largest such facility in the north country - patients who struggle with alcohol abuse often have problems with drug abuse and/or mental-health disorders.

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