Three local Republican state representatives are raising concerns over freshly signed “Clean Slate” legislation, which will broaden the allowances for sealing criminal records. Both state Senator Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury) and Sen. Mark Walczyk, (R-Watertown), along with Assemblyman Scott Gray (R-Watertown) have all issued statements aimed at Gov. Kathy Hochul who signed it into law Nov. 16 The legislation would automatically seal certain criminal records after a required waiting period – three years after conviction or release from jail for a misdemeanor and eight years after conviction or release from prison for a felony – provided they have maintained a clean record and are no longer on probation or parole. Read story here.

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What are your Thanksgiving Day plans?

67.1% — Stay home

18.9% – Travel within St. Lawrence County

14% – Travel outside St. Lawrence County

The NCNow Survey is an unscientific poll of visitors to who choose to participate. All comments are subject to editing.

Here are your comments:

Split wood, then eat.

11/27/2023 05:42 PM

We're cooking it so everyone is traveling here

11/26/2023 05:47 PM

I can’t afford to celebrate this year. Everything is far to expensive.

11/26/2023 09:22 AM

Moving in January. Decided time to leave the area. Too much poverty and lack of things to do or see. To top that the weather is terrible.

11/26/2023 07:40 AM


11/25/2023 07:19 AM

Family-Food- enjoying out of town company- wonderful!

11/25/2023 07:19 AM

Drinkin beer and jackin deer.

11/24/2023 01:17 PM

Family arriving for Thanksgiving church services and delicious meals!

11/24/2023 05:08 AM

Whenever we can travel we do. Flying to Florida and going to the beach's until Sunday.

11/23/2023 07:57 AM

Going to son's house. He is doing the turkey and we are all sharing doing the side dishes and pies. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

11/22/2023 02:20 PM

Family get together..enjoying the Thanksgiving Day Turkey!

11/22/2023 12:17 PM

If you are the person who rants about politics at Thanksgiving you are the reason others dread the holiday.

11/22/2023 10:53 AM

After dark we will take the family up on the hill where the government employees , like teachers and firefighters live to check garbage cans. They have really good food waste. Looks like they are picky eaters though as most of everything taken is still there. It’s a great time of year to give thanks for all that you have and all that you are able to throw away. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

11/22/2023 09:44 AM

Having 12 family members for dinner. Lucky us!

11/22/2023 07:20 AM

(insert predictable comment about whichever president personally ruined your life)

11/22/2023 07:10 AM

I'll probably drive to my ex gf's house and park on the street and watch her through the window with binoculars.

11/22/2023 02:53 AM

"travel" if walking a block to a friend's house counts

11/21/2023 10:09 PM

We've chosen not to observe Thanksgiving, recognizing its historical associations with racism and the perpetuation of a narrative that misrepresents the past. Instead of commemorating Colonialism and the tragic events of Indian Genocide, we're opting for a Harvest Festival to honor the spirit of gratitude and the bountiful blessings of the season.

11/21/2023 09:43 PM

Can’t afford the gas to see family. Can’t afford a big meal. Don’t even want to think about Christmas. Yes, I work. I make just enough to not qualify for any assistance. I’ll be grateful to afford heat all winter. If prices continue to climb I’ll be foraging all my food.

11/21/2023 06:15 PM


Having dinner with friends, then back home to feed the cats.

11/21/2023 05:21 PM

We will have a small gathering at home to include ourselves, a sister, and a friend couple.

11/21/2023 03:32 PM

Traveling to a RED state my family will be relocating to in the future. Not much to be thankful for in New York State anymore.

11/21/2023 03:29 PM

As I come upon another Thanksgiving, the word that keeps popping into my head is “Challenges.” We all have them…But, I think as we get older, despite being “wiser,” they seem to take more out of us… For some, it is health issues… for others it’s family and relationships…and for others it may be monetary concerns…or even our mortality! Whatever it is, trying to be grateful in the middle of our struggles, seems almost impossible… And yet, I think that is the message that has come through to me this year…When it is most difficult to be grateful, that is the time to be most grateful… Surely the first settlers could have looked at all the hardships, and just given up…but, it seems that they did not! (Nor should we…) Some days, the most gratitude I can garner up, is for the day itself, and another opportunity to live life with a renewed sense of gratitude…just for the chance to “live a little!”, even if that only means a time to read, to “chat” with friends (old world style or new), get some fresh air, or recognize that most, if not all of my parts ,are still working!!! So, what’s it going to be for you this year? Bemoaning what you’ve lost, or focusing on what you still have and being grateful for all those things… as I am for all of you… Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and a hope that you will find multiple things for which to be grateful

11/21/2023 03:15 PM

Probably go out on a hike somewhere if the weather is okay. I have decided to stop actively celebrating a holiday that is based on inaccurate historical events.

11/21/2023 11:56 AM

We love to get together with family and give thanks! I hope we are all over this coughing by then.

11/21/2023 10:28 AM

We stay home with very limited guests. More peaceful that way.

11/21/2023 10:04 AM

We host at our home with family and friends - it's really a great holiday.

11/21/2023 09:57 AM

Being thankful to the Almighty Father for all the good things in my life, and eating turkey and good side dishes prepared at home.

11/21/2023 08:23 AM

Just 10 mins into Franklin county

11/21/2023 08:11 AM

We will have a nice family gathering/meal. Ideally, a short morning mosey in the woods will start out the day. A bit of fresh venison is always good and enjoyed by everyone. The star of the feast is a fresh turkey. It's currently resting in my top secret brine. We will serve it with all of the trimmings but the star will be Susan Stamberg cranberry relish I am making with fresh horseradish root from my garden. Stand back! Stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash, homemade pumpkin pie. Yeah baby! We are all hoping we can keep my mother from bringing up Donald Trump.

11/21/2023 07:32 AM

Getting together with family and friends close to home.

11/21/2023 07:20 AM

eat turkey with family

11/21/2023 07:10 AM

Spend time with children and grandchildren, with is the best part of the day.

11/21/2023 06:25 AM

Home with the family. Eat, drink and be merry! Most important.... watch the Cowboys pound Washington!!

11/21/2023 06:23 AM

Everyone is coming here for dinner, so staying home to cook.

11/21/2023 01:52 AM

I'll be traveling a whole 600 feet to my brother's house next door!! We are having CHICKEN Breasts again this year because we couldn't find TURKEY Breasts! Only 2 people can't eat a whole turkey!!

11/20/2023 06:25 PM

I'm staying home to finish reading the slew of comments from all the uneducated, half witted disciples left on the last survey. Should be good for a laugh

11/20/2023 06:02 PM

Traveling to my daughter’s house for a family get together.

11/20/2023 05:52 PM

Eat turkey, have pumpkin pie and FOOTBALL!

11/20/2023 05:00 PM

Dinner with family, Macy's Day Parade, relaxation, decorations, laughter and love!

11/20/2023 03:34 PM

We are staying home and having friends and family over to eat a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. A tradition for over 30 years. It's the one time of year that we all get to eat reminisce and when our stomachs settle play some cards. Truly something to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving everyone you

11/20/2023 02:42 PM

Wake up in our cold house and say goodbye to my two teenage kids as I trudge off to work. Complete a 12 hour shift without any pay differential, so we can survive another week living paycheck to paycheck. There will be no Thanksgiving dinner for my family. There will be no "time off to give thanks", because there is no time for that. There will be no Holiday Season. There will be stress and sadness of more hardships.

11/20/2023 02:24 PM

Cleaning up from Wednesday night party.

11/20/2023 01:58 PM

Just like every day welfare free food and drugs

11/20/2023 12:19 PM

Our daughters are coming to cook dinner for us!!

11/20/2023 12:01 PM

Traveling to Ohio to be with family!

11/20/2023 11:10 AM