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.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:52 pm
To the Editor: I have known Don Hooper my entire life and I cannot think of a better person to represent the City of Ogdensburg on the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislatures. Don has had a successf...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:50 pm
To the Editor: Yet another Fire Prevention Week has come and gone and I would like to recognize our first responders who remain prepared to answer fire alarms 24/7, The Massena Permanent Firefighters...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:48 pm
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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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:47 pm
To the Editor: I am a lifelong resident of St. Lawrence County and I am deeply concerned about the deterioration of our county’s finances. I have read our State Comptrollers reports and it is clear to...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:50 am
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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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:46 am
To the Editor: We live in complicated times. Between a shaky economic recovery, government programs approaching insolvency and unrest in the Middle East, we need leaders both here in the North Country...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:46 am
To the Editor: Village of Potsdam, District 10 Voters/Taxpayers: Tuesday, November the 4th is a very important day for everyone residing in the “North Country,” especially for its taxpayers. On Nov. 4...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:45 am
To the Editor: When I first came to Massena in the 60’s it was an thriving, beautiful community with Main Street filled with merchants selling their wares, people walking up and down especially on Fri...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:44 am
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you all to get out and vote Nov. 4 for our new District 7 County Legislator Rick Perkins. I have known Rick and his family for the pas...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:26 am
To the Editor: Our country is facing many challenges at home and abroad: a weak economy, sluggish job growth, increasing healthcare costs, out-of-control government agencies such as the EPA, IRS, NSA,...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:26 am
Letter to Editor: I just checked my canceled checks for 2008 and 2014. My taxes on my home are up over 12% and taxes on my forest are up 34%. They just re-assessed my forest and my school tax was up 3...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:25 am
To the Editor: My name is Tom Chapman and I live in Hammond. I am a retired teacher. You who know me, know that when I have something to say, I am going to speak out. We need someone who will truly r...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:56 am
To the Editor: Recently two different candidates for the county legislature focused again on the fiscal situation in St. Lawrence County. Ignoring the 2008 economic collapse nationally and its impact...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:55 am
To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support for the re-election of Addie Russell for New York State Assemblywoman. The issue that is being used against her is the SAFE Act. I have been a hunter...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:54 am
To the Editor: “Does the candidate feel any obligation to explain and report on activity in the legislature?” A resident of the Canton-Potsdam area recently posted this question in an online discussio...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:52 am
To the Editor: I created and currently own and operate a custom rifle business in St. Lawrence County. I work on a consulting basis with the military and law enforcement division of Remington Arms. Th...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:22 am
To the Editor: My name is Steve Warr and currently I serve as a Trustee on the Board of the Village of Potsdam. I hope you will join me in supporting Democrats Jason Clark, Jim Bunstone, Ryan Warr, a...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:36 am
To the Editor: Hats off to Mr. Hidy for the fine job he does as our mayor. With elections near, I ask people to look at the how Mr. Hidy has worked to improve our community. He faced many challenges w...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:35 am
To the Editor: I am writing this letter to the editor as a concerned resident and parent of students at Salmon River Central School. There has recently been a petition circulating through the communit...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:35 am
To the Editor: St. Lawrence County and the City of Ogdensburg need Don Hooper on the county legislature. I have known Don for over 35 years. I was originally his partner in Hooper and Van House CPA’s...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:32 am
To the Editor: The recent Yoga Loft Fund Raising Garage Sale was a huge success, thanks to our volunteers, board members, and supporters. We are extremely grateful to Maegan Bos, Brian Ladd, and Judy...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:31 am
To the Editor: The work of a family caregiver is often done quietly 24 hours a day. It can be stressful, rewarding, exhausting and fulfilling all at the same time. Family caregivers help their loved o...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:28 am
To the Editor: I live in Norfolk with my husband and young daughter. I am frustrated with the path our county has been taking, and would like to see the board of legislators governed by people who mak...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:36 pm
To the Editor: Yet another Fire Prevention Week has come and gone and I would like to recognize our first responders who remain prepared to answer fire alarms 24/7, The Massena Permanent Firefighters...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:53 am
To the Editor: In October of 2011, the citizens advocacy group, YESeleven, addressed a public forum hosted by the North Country Regional Economic Council, (NCREDC). The theme of the statement made by...
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