Latest St. Lawrence County, New York Stories

2014-06-25 16:26:23

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists and professionals from around the world applaud the decision made by Israel Health Minister, Yael German, to end mandatory fluoridation in Israel to protect the health of Israelis and decry the political backlash she's received to reverse her scientifically sound decision, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). The letter describes that: -- delivering medicine via the water supply is reckless -- swallowing fluoride...

2008-10-23 15:00:17

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries and Clarkson University today announced they have been jointly awarded $1.4 million through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grant program, a prestigious national award that recognizes innovative teaching approaches that foster Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills among high school students. Beacon Institute and Clarkson received the award to expand...

2008-10-08 18:00:16

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Paul Connett of the Fluoride Action Network, +1-315-379- 9200, paul@fluoridealert.org NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Fluoridation of drinking water is scientifically untenable, and should not be part of a public health initiative or program," says the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) in a new published statement. CAPE is Canada's leading voice on environmental health issues. Against a backdrop of intense opposition...

2008-07-30 15:01:16

By Corey Fram, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. Jul. 30--CANTON -- It's not under ideal circumstances, but St. Lawrence County will join a network of north country health organizations. Legislators agreed Monday to join their Public Health Department with a $3.1 million federally funded project to connect hospitals, clinics and health centers serving Fort Drum. Their commitment comes amid lukewarm feelings toward the project because it excludes Massena and Ogdensburg hospitals. "Even...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

By Corey Fram, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. Jul. 23--The Federal Communications Commission is paying to link north country hospitals, clinics and health centers via high-speed connections. "North country" has different definitions, however, and in this case it doesn't include Massena and Ogdensburg. Massena Memorial Hospital and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center are too far from project hubs at Fort Drum and SUNY Plattsburgh. "It doesn't make sense to leave those two out. Right now, we...

2008-07-02 12:00:56

By Martha Ellen, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. Jul. 1--A helicopter that looks as if it's dragging a large spider web is actually using the equipment to map out a grid of what is below the ground. St. Lawrence Zinc, Balmat, hired Geotech Limited, Aurora, Ontario, which operates the helicopter and its dangling electromagnetic equipment, to reveal differences in geologic faults. "You have to fish through them. It gives a signature and the potential for us to look for zinc," St....

2008-06-21 18:00:10

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many professionals world-wide are calling on Louisiana Governor Jindal to veto a bill which would force fluoridation on almost the whole state. SB 312 was quietly pushed through the legislature by PR firms without most Louisianans knowing it was happening. The professionals are asking Jindal to use his veto in the interest of fairness. Citizens should have been part of this discussion but they were not. Fluoride is added to water ostensibly to...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'