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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:11 am
To the Editor: I enthusiastically urge all at Potsdam Central School to support the proposal to name the track and field complex at Potsdam High School in honor of coach Bill Lewis. This would be outs...
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:11 am
To the Editor: Sorry we mssed you. If you live in the Potsdam and Colton areas you may find a “Sorry We Missed You” card on your door the first or second week in June. The Catholic Communities of St....
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:11 am
To the Editor: It is entirely healthy, appropriate, productive and American if kids are learning it's ok to not follow orders. There are plenty of ways of offering opportunities besides mandating thes...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:10 am
To the Editor: For some time, an effort has been underway to request that the track at Potsdam Central School be named in honor of coach William “Bill” Lewis. Naming any facility in honor of anyone is...
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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:26 am
To the Editor: In response to a recent news article stating that 25 percent of St. Lawrence and Jefferson Country residents are smokers, I would like to share some information on the Tobacco-Free St....
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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:10 am
To the Editor: The North Country Art Teachers Association recently held their first annual NCATA K-8 Regional Art Show at the SLL BOCES Center in Canton. There were over 600 people in attendance throu...
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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:10 am
To the Editor: In response to “Riverview Towers in Ogdensburg Should Be Smoke-Free,” which ran in the April 18 edition of North Country This Week, I too live at Riverview Towers and the halls are not...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:55 am
To the Editor: I am writing this letter in the hope that everyone with off leash dogs out in the community reconsider this choice. On April 16, my daughter, 8-month-old puppy and I were playing in the...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 1:04 pm
To the Editor: We write in support of the recent victim of a hate crime on the SUNY Potsdam campus, where we work. On April 26, College President Esterberg emailed an alert stating, “Over the weekend,...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:55 am
To the Editor: I am confused about Common Core testing. I have been around, many countries, and states, in military, had many jobs and challenges. I am 75 and have taken many tests, some pertaining so...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:38 am
To the Editor: I have followed the efforts by Potsdam High School alumni to have the school track named after former coach Bill Lewis, and I understand this naming would be a huge gesture, not made li...
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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:15 am
To the Editor: This is in response to the vicious anonymous Sound Off “Brainwashed Parents,” which ran in the April 22 issue of North Country This Week. The oldest canard about unions is that they exi...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:23 am
To the Editor: "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they have the heart" –Elizabeth Andrew, one of the most fitting quotes for any volunteer with any group. Anyone willing to put the time and...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:31 am
To the Editor: National Girl Scout Leaders Day is April 22. April 22 is a special day to recognize all the Girl Scout Adult Volunteers who give of their time and energy to provide Girl Scout program f...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:40 am
To the Editor: There is no question that all of Ogdensburg is disappointed that the cruise ship MS Saint Laurent will not be docking at our City this year. It would have been a great opportunity for...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:15 am
To the Editor: Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made it official: consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainabl...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 6:52 am
To the Editor: I am a resident of HUD subsidized high rise and I hope that HUD will decide to make all the buildings smoke-free to get clean air at Riverview Towers. Second-hand smoke fills our apartm...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:53 am
To the Editor: The Friends of Potsdam Humane Society would like to thank everyone who helped to make our first Bowling Extravaganza a great success! Our gracious host, Thomas Kiereck, and all the folk...
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:51 am
To the Editor: If we believe the oil companies’ explanations as to why gas prices vary from region to region, I wonder why these same “marketing rules” do not apply to all businesses. I’m told that ga...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:51 am
To the Editor: Time to wear your red! On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Ogdensburg area Zonta Club and thousands of women from across the united states will join in a national day called equal pay day. The d...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:57 am
To the Editor: My name is David LaShomb and I am the co-founder of a not-for-profit foundation called FLO Foundation For Wildlife Rehabilitators. In 2013 my daughter and I started the foundations as t...
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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:50 am
To the Editor: With the recent passage of the State Budget and the inclusion of the $1.5 billion Upstate Revitalization Competition funds, I anticipate a strong plan from the North Country Regional Ec...
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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:50 am
To the Editor: The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt held on Sunday, March 29 at the Dobisky Visitor’s Center. Hundreds...
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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:49 am
To the Editor: I love the train photograph from Natalie Aldrich that was on the front page of the March 25 issue of North Country This Week. This is the 160th year of rail service on that line. It beg...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:54 am
To the Editor: I read with special interest the article "Are Public Defenders In St. Lawrence County Abusing The System To Pad Salaries?" on www.wwnytv.com. I was admitted to the bar in New York State...
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