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Sat., Mar. 28
Serving the communities of Massena and Potsdam, New York
Numerous springtime major sporting events are on the horizon. Which one are you looking forward to the most?
Number of votes cast: 124
The NCAA suspended Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim Friday for nine games next season for academic, drug and gift violations committed primarily by the men's basketball program. What do you think of the punishment?
Number of votes cast: 344
Nearly 1,000 people attended Saturday's "Call Out Cuomo" North Country bus tour stop in Massena while many more were in Plattsburgh and Philadelphia. What's your biggest issue with the governor's education proposals?
Number of votes cast: 94
In 2011, the Potsdam Village Board voted to dissolve the villlage court, meaning it's cases will now be heard in town court. The topic has recently resurfaced in county meeting discussions. Do you agree with the decision?
Number of votes cast: 32
Saturday Night Live, an American television staple for decades, celebrated their 40th anniversary Sunday night on an NBC telecast. Who is your favorite cast member of all-time?
Number of votes cast: 57
News anchor Brian Williams is on temporary leave from NBC after recent scrutiny over the legitmacy of his reporting. He recently recanted a story he has told for years, claiming he was on a helicopter in Iraq and was struck by a grenade. Should he resign?
Number of votes cast: 70
Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog who predicts the remaining length of the winter season every February 2nd, has forecast 6 more weeks of winter. Would you rather have a shorter or longer winter season?
Number of votes cast: 54
Massena town officials are considering new zoning regulations that would prohibit transient car sales in the municipality. Would you be in favor of such regulations?
Number of votes cast: 66
Super Bowl XLIX pits the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks. Who will you be rooting for?
Number of votes cast: 66
The Centers for Disease Control declared a flu epidemic in America last week. Have you had your updated flu shot?
Number of votes cast: 53
New York state's minimum wage rate jumped from $8 to $8.75 an hour last week. How do you feel about the increase?
Number of votes cast: 65
Are you making any New Year's resolutions for 2015?
Number of votes cast: 41
A proposed land claims settlement between the county, state, and St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has omitted the Massena Central School District from receiving annual payments of $500,000. Should MCS have been included?
Number of votes cast: 57
Hanukkah begins this week, while Christmas and Kwanzaa take place next week. How are you doing on your holiday shopping?
Number of votes cast: 31
Numerous professional athletes have recently publicly protested the Michael Brown and Eric Garner police brutality verdicts. Regardless of your stance on the lack of indictments, do you think their public protests are ok?
Number of votes cast: 97
A politician's communications director, Elizabeth Lauten, bashed President Obama's daughters on Facebook recently on their attire and attitude at the turkey pardon ceremony. She was criticized for the post and has resigned. Was the resignation warranted?
Number of votes cast: 92
Numerous women have come out with sexual assault allegations against famed comedian Bill Cosby recently. His reputation has taken a large hit, but some are skeptical of the alleged victim's recounts. Do you believe the stories?
Number of votes cast: 60
In the past two months, six north country businesses have permanently closed their doors. What do you believe is the primary reason for this?
Number of votes cast: 63
Holiday season will soon be upon us. Which is your favorite of the upcoming trio of holidays?
Number of votes cast: 41
Certain areas of the north country saw the slightest bit of snowfall last weekend as winter begins in less than two months. Do you prefer the hot or cold weather?
Number of votes cast: 51
A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa tested positive for Ebola last week. On a scale of 1-10, how worried are you about a potential full-on outbreak reaching your area?
Number of votes cast: 57
The 2014 MLB World Series begins this week. Who are you rooting for?
Number of votes cast: 40
Election Day is on Nov. 4. What will be the primary factor in how you cast your votes?
Number of votes cast: 41
One-time death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a cop, spoke by video to 20 graduates from a Vermont college, encouraging them to "strive to transform the world." Are you ok with the selection?
Number of votes cast: 42
Do you believe that overall, political attack ads are over the top with their criticism?
Number of votes cast: 50
Massena Town Supervisor Joseph D. Gray recently spoke out against campaign signs on public property in the area. Do you have an issue with the placement of some campaign signs?
Number of votes cast: 49
The U.S. government began a program Monday, reaching out to key community members country-wide to try to stop radicalized young people from joining Islamic State and other extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq. Do you think this is necessary?
Number of votes cast: 22
Tuesday is primary election day for New York state and local offices. Will you be headed to the polls?
Number of votes cast: 34
The NFL season starts this week. Who is your team?
Number of votes cast: 33
Which of these recent nationally and internationally trending news stories have you been following most closely?
Number of votes cast: 27
Legendary actor/comedian Robin Williams passed away last week. Which was your favorite movie role played by Williams?
Number of votes cast: 53
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken Facebook by storm recently. Some have criticized the fad though, calling out participants for not donating after the challenge. If nominated, would you do the challenge?
Number of votes cast: 31
A motorcycle stunt show crash at the St. Lawrence County Fair injured seven people recently. Should the fair bring back a stunt show next year?
Number of votes cast: 51
Do you think the proposed changes at Massena Memorial Hospital will affect the service and treatment received by the community?
Number of votes cast: 578
Four months after the disapperance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, another one of its passenger jets was shot out of the sky last week. Would you ever fly aboard a Malaysia Airlines plane?
Number of votes cast: 51
Would you support a merger between the Canton and Potsdam Central school districts?
Number of votes cast: 75
New York is now the 23rd state to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment. Under Gov. Cuomo's legislation, patients with one of 10 diseases will be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug. Do you agree with the decision?
Number of votes cast: 92
The annual Forbes Celebrity 100 List was released recently. The list ranks the top stars from movies, TV, music, sports books and modelling based on money and fame. Who of the top 5 is your favorite?
Number of votes cast: 39
The United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark last week, saying that the name is "disparaging to Native Americans." Do you think the team needs a new name?
Number of votes cast: 103
June 21st is the first day of summer. What are you looking forward to the most?
Number of votes cast: 50
June 13 marks the 20th anniversary of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Do you remember where you were when O.J. Simpson's acquittal was announced?
Number of votes cast: 71
Both the NBA and Stanley Cup Finals begin this week. Which will you be following more closely?
Number of votes cast: 74
Do you think a doctor should be able to operate their business from home?
Number of votes cast: 95
What are your Memorial Day weekend plans?
Number of votes cast: 69
If the election were to be held today, who would you vote for in the Massena mayoral race?
Number of votes cast: 192
On Monday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4, saying that the content of prayers which open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution. Did they make the right call?
Number of votes cast: 89
The Minneapolis City Council recently voted to rename Columbus Day to "Indigenous Peoples Day" to honor Native American culture. Do you think that other cities should follow suit?
Number of votes cast: 71
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