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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:40 am
To the Editor: Remember the little boy who cried wolf? That eventually, when a real wolf came on the scene, no one believed him. Well, this may be a good analogy for our schools. It seems that every y...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:36 am
To the Editor: This letter was originally sent to Mr. Yugartis regarding the Potsdam Recreation Department. For the past three years I have served as Potsdam Summer Recreation’s Playground Director. I...
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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 7:02 am
To the Editor: I want to take the opportunity to thank our Project Advisory Board Members again for your participation in the meeting for the Thousand Island Regional Assessment Project (TIRAP) held M...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 6:50 am
To the Editor: Cancer Services Program & Diabetes Prevention Program pampered their medical provider’s staff on Monday, March 31. Guests nibbled tasty treats, sipped on fun mock-tails, put their f...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 6:48 am
To the Editor: The Canton Day Care Center Inc. (CDCC) would like to thank everyone who supported the program during the 42” John Deere Lawn Mower or $1,000 Cash Benefit Raffle. John Turner of Waverly...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:52 am
To the Editor: I thank County Administrator Karen St. Hilaire for not sugar coating last year’s budget. She frankly acknowledges that, “St. Lawrence County has hit a budgetary crisis point.” Indeed I...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:12 am
To the Editor, On Saturday, March 1, seventeen teams came together for a day of fun in the snow for the Third annual Garrett Phillips Kickball Tournament. It was a day filled with games, raffles, live...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:10 am
To the Editor: Many thanks to everyone who donated to the Potsdam First Presbyterian Church’s collection of blankets and sweaters for the babies of the Mzuzu Africa Crisis Nursery. We received so many...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:43 am
To the Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in making the Addie Greene Jamboree a huge success! Thank you to the West Potsdam Firefighters and Ladies Auxiliary fo...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:41 am
To the Editor: The children and teens of today are our hope for tomorrow. It’s important for us as parents, caring adults and communities to help set young people on the path for a healthy future and...
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Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:47 am
To the Editor: It is with much gratitude that I thank each and every one of our patrons for helping us at the Hideaway Café, 20 Gulf Rod., Colton to reach 10 years in business on March 31. You have al...
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:29 am
To the Editor: April 10 is fast approaching us and I strongly urge you, as a Town of Potsdam taxpayer to make sure you vote NO on this. What we’re about to take over, is a failing arena. It has a comp...
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:27 am
To the Editor: First and foremost, a “Yes” vote to let the Town of Potsdam take over sole responsibility for Youth Recreation will assure youths in both the town and village of Potsdam of its further...
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:53 am
To the Editor: On April 10, many property owners in the town of Potsdam will have an opportunity to help preserve Potsdam’s strong sense of community. How? By voting ‘YES’ on the Recreation Referendu...
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:51 am
To the Editor: Recent articles have focused on the benefits and cost savings of merging Canton High School with Potsdam High School. One recent report estimated savings of $773, 200. I have also notic...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 1:01 pm
To the Editor: I’m a little confused about this voting on the rec program: 1. Do we have to show up with our property titles in hand? 2. If my husband and I own a house jointly, but only one name is o...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:58 pm
To the Editor: Citizens of Potsdam who believe the Potsdam Recreation Program is good for our community, who would like to see the program run more effectively, and who are willing to share the cost o...
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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:12 am
To the Editor: National Volunteer Week marks a special time of year for The Fresh Air Fund, and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to our dedicated Fresh Air volunteers,...
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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:19 am
To the Editor: With regard to the upcoming vote in the Town Of Potsdam for the creation of a Recreation Department. Have the village and town councils considered other ways to fund the current recreat...
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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:18 am
To the Editor: I love our community. I love our group mentality, our friendly demeanor, and our growth of knowledge about a child’s rearing environment. We’ve heard it all quoted before about how...it...
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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:08 am
To the Editor: On April 10, property owners in the Town of Potsdam, including the Village of Potsdam but excluding the Village of Norwood, may vote on the formation of a recreation district. Town outs...
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:28 am
To the Editor: To all property owners in the Potsdam township: It is time we stood up and told our local and state elected officials, “We’ve had enough! No more taxes!” It seems, every time we read a...
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:27 am
To the Editor: The Potsdam Recreation program provides a variety of activities for the children of our community. It is an employer for teen workers. This is a classic win-win. Voters should support t...
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:22 am
  To the Editor: What a terrific job the cast and crew did on the Ira Gershwin musical this past weekend. I feel bad for anyone who was not able to get to one of the shows. Was full of great song...
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:21 am
Editor's note: This letter contains a factual error. It states that both the town and village of Potsdam were contributing $380,000 to the joint recreation program. In fact $380,000 is the total of...
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