Here are recent "Letters to the Editor" of "NorthCountryNow.com." Letters should be 400 words or fewer and are subject to editing. They can be e-mailed to Letters@NorthCountryNow.com, faxed to 268-8701, mailed to North Country This Week, P.O. Box 975, Potsdam, NY 13676 or dropped off at our office, 19 Depot St., Potsdam.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:28 am
To the Editor: Hi, my name is Rodney Votra. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about myself and clarify some facts concerning the Town that have been raised in recent months. I am a 44 year...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:27 am
To the Editor: New York residents: As election day approach's there are some very important decisions to me made. Our state is on the economic and social down slide. Taxes are nearly the highest in th...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:27 am
To the Editor: Are you and your neighbors confused or disappointed by the St. Lawrence County Legislature's party-line position on the SAFE Act? There is something you can do about that. No doubt you'...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:26 am
To the Editor: It was terrific to read Canton Village Board candidate Dwight Stevenson's message: "Believe In Main Street" and his "Yes We CANton" commitment, which he has been emphasizing in his doo...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:26 am
To the Editor: In the tentative budget for 2015, for the Town of Parishville it currently gives the following raises: Town Board 3%, Town Supervisor 47%, Town Clerk/Tax Collector 33.6%, Constable 29.4...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:25 am
To the Editor: This letter is a response to Scott Sutherland’s remarks on my switching parties to circumvent the primary and my opponent being such a good candidate. The chairman of the Democratic Par...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:25 am
To the Editor: In a front page article of the Watertown Daily Times on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, dealing with cuts to the county workforce, it quotes a particular Legislator that said, “Counseling...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:24 am
To the Editor: Setting the record straight, Mr. Timmerman! First of all, it didn't take long to realize that Professor Turbett was your friend until you disagreed with him. In 2009, there was a cry fr...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:24 am
To the Editor: If you want locally grown listen to the politicians, they think they have the answers. They talk about farm products. Wood Pellets equals Massena, you can find firewood locally, lumber...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:23 am
To the Editor: Oh, (former county legislature chairperson) Sallie (Brothers), is that you? I thought you were all done with the fun and games and moved onto better things. I intentionally left you out...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:22 am
To the Editor: It is inspiring to finally see people getting involved in our local government. It's unfortunate, however, that they only do so at election time. I have read so many articles and, altho...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:22 am
To the Editor: In the upcoming election this November along with Governor and Congressman the voters in St. Lawrence Co. will also be asked to elect a candidate to represent them in the County Legisla...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:27 pm
To the Editor: Election Day is fast approaching and I believe that a change is needed in the make up of the St. Lawrence County Legislature. Under the Democrat majority since 2007 the fiscal condition...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:26 pm
To the Editor: Just great! Don Hooper thinks our biggest problem is overspending! Wrong, wrong Mr. Hooper, our biggest problem is lost revenue! Are you aware, sir, of how many good, high paying jobs w...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:57 am
To the Editor: When I heard that Canton and Potsdam School Districts were proposing to merge, I did not like the idea. What convinced me otherwise was this: Even though the merger really only buys us...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:59 am
To the Editor: Fellow citizen voters, we are close to two very important days that give us all a chance to use our right to vote. I hope we can make some honest decisions on that day. The first day is...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:51 am
To the Editor: In a recent letter, Legislator Parker made light of the decision to provide additional space in the St. Lawrence County Courthouse for the District Attorney and her staff. The space rec...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:51 am
Letter to Editor: I would openly like to declare my support of Jim Bunstone for the position of County Legislator, District 10. Jim Bunstone has many years of involvement with youth sports, past servi...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:50 am
To the Editor: As the St. Lawrence County Legislator representing the people of the six towns of Clare, Colton, Hopkinton, Parishville, Piercefield, and Pierrepont, it's my pleasure to endorse Republi...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:49 am
To the Editor: Why I urge you to support Sam Burns: Every legislator comes before you with a set of beliefs and actions that tell you what kind of person they are and what kind of decisions they will...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:48 am
To the Editor: “The centralization of school districts in the State of New York is coming; the recently enacted law has settled that. The discussion is not now whether it is advisable that centralizat...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:46 am
To the Editor: I’m writing this letter in support of Nick Kocher’s run for Canton village trustee. I have known Nick for over 30 years. As a former village trustee, I can confidently say Nick is extre...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:46 am
To the Editor: The facts are simple - the economic crisis of 2008 resulted in severe cuts in state aid to schools. This had little impact in wealthy school districts but it had a devastating impact in...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:45 am
To the Editor: This Thursday, October 30, is the Advisory Referendum (Straw Vote) for the Canton/Potsdam Central school merger. If the merger is approved by both communities during the advisory refere...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:42 am
To The Editor: As I was doing my research for this letter, I came across several comments from our Assembly person that have me perplexed. First, I would like to give a short amount of information you...
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