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 [email protected], 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.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:38 am
With NYS Senate bill 9191, introduced recently by Democratic Senator Kevin Parker, the Democrats are attempting to violate all at once the rights guaranteed us by the First, Second, and Fourth Amendme...
More >>
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:37 am
I know very little about the church group that is attempting to purchase the former restaurant building known as The Club. My understanding is that the plan is to create a place of worship. Apparently...
More >>
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:45 am
Massena’s Essential Air Service contract is up for renewal on April 1st, 2019. 4 airlines including the current carrier, Boutique Air, are being considered by the Massena Town Council. Boutique Air, S...
More >>
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:25 am
While the Sinclair family are in the spotlight in regards to Christian Fellowship Center buying The Club in Canton, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly express my appreciation for all th...
More >>
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:50 am
The traditional lighting of the star high on the steeple of the Potsdam Presbyterian Church has been graciously facilitated by the fire department ladder truck crew. When the star was lowered in Octob...
More >>
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:40 am
  I am delighted to extend my congratulations as North Country This Week is named the 2018 “Business of the Year” by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. This is a prestigious honor, reserved...
More >>
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:39 am
I read with interest “Canton Seeks Funds for Dairy Queen” on the front page of the Nov. 28-Dec. 4 issue of North Country This Week. I wish the owners success in their rebuilding efforts, and urge them...
More >>
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 8:43 am
In response to “Decline of the Small Dairy” which appeared on the front page of the Nov. 21-27 issue of North Country This Week: I have a few suggestions for you to think about for further articles yo...
More >>
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 7:36 am
  The Community Lunch Program for Kids (Norwood, Norfolk and Raymondville) would like to publicly thank NYSPA IBEW Local 2032 (staff and management) for their very generous donation of $400.00 to our...
More >>
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:12 am
Are you aware the APA has quietly made a move toward embracing industrial wind and solar development inside the Blue Line in their November 9, 2018, “Policy on Renewable Energy Production and Energy S...
More >>
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:14 am
In response to “Appreciation Needed for Veterans Who Sacrificed”, I would encourage him to check at the local veterans associations like the American Legion, Amvets, and VFW for events going on around...
More >>
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:13 am
On behalf of St. Vincent De Paul, we would like to thank the following for helping to make our 2018 Community Thanksgiving Dinner a huge success again. This year we were able to provide dinners to 492...
More >>
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:21 am
In response to the Village of Canton’s plan to seek a $270,000 grant to rebuild Dairy Queen: As a business owner in downtown Canton, I support the Economic Development process and the benefits it prov...
More >>
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:46 am
In the months leading up to the November election, I went door to door to meet hundreds of people that live in Waddington, Louisville and west Massena. I found that they have one thing in common -- th...
More >>
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 8:03 am
The end of 2018 is quickly approaching which means that Lights on the River Event is just around the corner. Over the years we have raised over $120,000 and thousands of pounds in food. We would like...
More >>
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:05 am
I used to think about guns sort of the way I thought about tattoos. I thought they were pretty cool (when used legally and responsibly), but never really for me. But in today’s political climate with...
More >>
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 8:32 am
On November 17, the Ogdensburg Fire Department opened its doors to the North Country Child Passenger Safety Coalition for our child safety seat checkup event. We’ve really appreciated their consistent...
More >>
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 8:32 am
TAUNY’s recent Folklife Fair drew hundreds of visitors to meet many of our region’s tradition bearers for an afternoon of music, cooking demonstrations, woodcarving, storytelling, knitting, and much m...
More >>
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 6:04 am
While President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance. And here are some other go...
More >>
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:47 am
Church & Community Program would like to thank Northern New York Community Foundation for its grant of $500 for food. With it, we just purchased a pallet of wholesome food from Food Bank of Centra...
More >>
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:47 am
The commemoration program recognizes all who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the period Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location; and their families. We make no...
More >>
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:47 am
Sunday, October 28th, was a remarkable day in the North Country. Hundreds of people from all across our region took part in a joyful event at The TAUNY Center in Canton, the 25th Anniversary of TAUNY’...
More >>
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:43 am
Apparently we, the “rural voters”, of this state failed to take advantage of our opportunity in 2017 for a statewide referendum which could have been used to avoid exactly what happened in this year’s...
More >>
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:43 am
Life brings extra challenges to people who live with a disability. Putting food on the table should not be one of them. Disabled Americans rank among our most vulnerable populations, often burdened wi...
More >>
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:27 pm
I would like to thank the Town of Potsdam Voters for a very strong turn out on the November 6th election. Even though the election did not turn in my favor, I feel it was a success in the fact that re...
More >>