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 31, 2014 - 9:42 am
To the Editor: To the people of DePeyster and Gouverneur, the election is now only a few days away. My journey over the last few months since I declared as a candidate for St. Lawrence County Legisla...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:41 am
To the Editor: To the voters of St. Lawrence County Legislation District 6: I would like to discuss; how effective Fred Morrill is as a St. Lawrence County Legislator. I serve with Fred on the St. Law...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:40 am
To the Editor: Apparently, the Republican candidate for County Legislator in District 1 does not care about truth and integrity. Why else would he knowingly lie to the people in his district and say t...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:40 am
To the Editor: I have never written a political letter, or asked someone to vote for a particular person, and I’m not about to start now. However, as an employee of the Town of Parishville for the pas...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:45 am
To the Editor: Why would you not vote in the upcoming mid-term election November 4? Perhaps you don’t like the candidates, are tired of the political ads (both positive and negative), think it is not...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:45 am
To the Editor: My name is Andrew Swain and I’m in 7th grade at Madrid-Waddington Central School. I spend most of my time working on our family farm. I am supporting Elise Stefanik because she wants to...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:45 am
To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Travis Dann who is running to replace Don Peck on the St. Lawrence County Legislature in District 5 which encompasses the Towns of Gouverneur and...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:44 am
To the editor: I am a lifelong resident of St. Lawrence County, a student at Potsdam State and I have a passionate interest in seeing a change of leadership in our county legislature. This past May I...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:43 am
To the Editor: There are unique seasons in life when we can give ourselves to serving our communities, and for me the time has come. My name is Bill Hull, husband to Nancy, father to Lynita, Mark, Ben...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:43 am
To the Editor: As a County Legislator for 21 years, I have experienced both a strong county government and one that is weak. There has been much discussion as of late regarding the County’s Fund Bala...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:42 am
To the Editor: Last week, the County Board of Legislators held our first hearing to develop the 2015 budget. Mr. Morrill introduced a resolution that intended to reduce the increase in the tax levy to...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:42 am
To the Editor: On Monday night the Town Board of Parishville voted for raises across the board. A $5,000 (12.1%) raise for the Highway Superintendent, $9,033 for the tax collector/town clerk and a $4...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:42 am
To the Editor: According to the Republicans the fund balance was wasted. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is amazing to me how some have completely ignored the lasting impact that the secon...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:41 am
To the Editor: I have lived and worked in Canton most of my life (graduate of Canton Central HS, SUNY Canton, and Clarkson University) and hope to remain here for the duration. With my business expert...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:28 am
To the Editor: Hi, my name is Rodney Votra. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about myself and clarify some facts concerning the Town that have been raised in recent months. I am a 44 year...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:27 am
To the Editor: New York residents: As election day approach's there are some very important decisions to me made. Our state is on the economic and social down slide. Taxes are nearly the highest in th...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:27 am
To the Editor: Are you and your neighbors confused or disappointed by the St. Lawrence County Legislature's party-line position on the SAFE Act? There is something you can do about that. No doubt you'...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:26 am
To the Editor: It was terrific to read Canton Village Board candidate Dwight Stevenson's message: "Believe In Main Street" and his "Yes We CANton" commitment, which he has been emphasizing in his doo...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:26 am
To the Editor: In the tentative budget for 2015, for the Town of Parishville it currently gives the following raises: Town Board 3%, Town Supervisor 47%, Town Clerk/Tax Collector 33.6%, Constable 29.4...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:25 am
To the Editor: This letter is a response to Scott Sutherland’s remarks on my switching parties to circumvent the primary and my opponent being such a good candidate. The chairman of the Democratic Par...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:25 am
To the Editor: In a front page article of the Watertown Daily Times on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, dealing with cuts to the county workforce, it quotes a particular Legislator that said, “Counseling...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:24 am
To the Editor: Setting the record straight, Mr. Timmerman! First of all, it didn't take long to realize that Professor Turbett was your friend until you disagreed with him. In 2009, there was a cry fr...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:24 am
To the Editor: If you want locally grown listen to the politicians, they think they have the answers. They talk about farm products. Wood Pellets equals Massena, you can find firewood locally, lumber...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:23 am
To the Editor: Oh, (former county legislature chairperson) Sallie (Brothers), is that you? I thought you were all done with the fun and games and moved onto better things. I intentionally left you out...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:22 am
To the Editor: It is inspiring to finally see people getting involved in our local government. It's unfortunate, however, that they only do so at election time. I have read so many articles and, altho...
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