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, June 23, 2017 - 6:46 am
To the Editor: The Steven McLear family would like to thank all the local businesses and individuals who donated to his jamboree, the attendees, those that contributed food, items for the auction, and...
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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:45 am
To the Editor: Are you, too, fighting mad about Pres. Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord? Then let's fight back three times a day by adopting an eco-friendly plant-based diet. Yes,...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:28 am
To the Editor: In response to “Wind Power: Positives Outweigh the Negatives” which appeared in the May 31 - June 6 issue of North Country This Week: The concern regarding flicker from sunlight reflect...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 8:17 am
To the Editor: I want to start off this letter by telling Timothy Skelly III and Boy Scouts Troop 9 and all the other volunteers what a great job they did Saturday, June 3 working to clean out the tra...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:54 am
To the Editor: There has been a lot said about the proposed wind towers in Hopkinton and Parishville, both pro and con. After doing much research on the subject, I believe our towns and environment wi...
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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:42 am
To the Editor: In response to “Black Lives Matter Letter Ironically Tinted With Racism” which appeared in the May 24-30 issue of North Country This Week: Assuming the query, re: "specific instances of...
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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:58 am
To the Editor: Massena is at a crossroads. We can continue down the same path and expect a different end, or we can change our standards and expectations, and work for a better outcome and a stronger,...
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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:06 am
To the Editor: With the emerald ash borer (EAB) less than a mile from the border of St. Lawrence County in a number of locations, community preparedness is critical, because we have seen that in regio...
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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:04 am
To the Editor: I have paid tribute on Memorial Day by parading, displaying the flag daily and also playing TAPS occasionally for the past 50 years. It never gets old and it means more each year as I p...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:09 am
To the Editor: The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce thanks the many individuals and businesses that contributed to our beautification project. The first endeavor for the project was returning the twenty fl...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:07 am
To the Editor: A heartfelt thank you to the Potsdam Lions Club (PLC) for their recent donation of $2,585 to support the Potsdam Snack Pack Program. The club raised a total of $5,170, and the Snack Pac...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:49 am
To the Editor: In response to St. Lawrence County District Attorney candidate David Haggard earning the Working Families Party endorsement, Haggard states enthusiastically on his Facebook page: "I am...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:49 am
To the Editor: I am writing this letter to share my recent experience with the Town of Potsdam assessor’s office. As many know, there has been some turmoil in the assessor’s office. Due to that turmoi...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 8:05 am
To the Editor: GardenShare's annual fundraising dinner and auction was held on June 6, 2017 and was a record-setting event for the organization. The combination of business sponsorships, ticket sales,...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 8:04 am
To the Editor: On June 14 the Parishville Town Board will decide whether to adopt a new law regarding wind development. The Hopkinton Town Board will also be making their decision in the near future....
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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:07 am
To the Editor: Again, I, Terry L. Billings, the current superintendent of highways, will ask you for your support for re-election. This elected position of superintendent of highways here in the Town...
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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:06 am
To the Editor: Voters in the Potsdam School District will be asked to approve a $12,500 increase on June 14 for the Potsdam Public Library. I would like to give some history and budget comparisons to...
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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:06 am
To the Editor: On June 14, district residents will have the opportunity to vote on a one-cent increase in funding for the Potsdam Public Library. Although people usually groan when they hear the words...
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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:30 am
To the Editor: In response to “Decoration Day” Sound Off, which appeared in the May 17-23 issue of North Country This Week: thank you for your wise words – my grandparents were recently buried in St....
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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:30 am
To the Editor: A big thank you for those that turned out for the Memorial Day parade in Potsdam. Even under less than ideal weather conditions, we had an excellent turn out, that really put a smile on...
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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:29 am
To the Editor: As a current member of the Board of Trustees, and a candidate for re-election I encourage the residents of the Potsdam School district to cast your vote on Wednesday, June 14. There are...
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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:28 am
To the Editor: I do not smoke – it never appealed to me. But, I do have family and friends who choose to smoke. Some have quit successfully, some have, unfortunately, died from tobacco related illness...
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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:43 am
To the Editor: To the person who stole a flowered wreath from a cemetery in Potsdam on May 23: She was laid to rest at 1 p.m. and it was stolen between 3:30 and 5 p.m. I think you are the lowest perso...
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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:42 am
To the Editor: Kudos to Sen. Patty Ritchie and the women she honored (New York State Senate’s Women of Distinction program). We need to give more credit where it’s due and this is one great step at do...
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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:42 am
To the Editor: The Health Initiative helps with breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings to those that can’t afford them. I am writing today to thank the staff of the Cancer Services Program...
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