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.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:27 am
To the Editor: In response to the Sound Off “Meat Free?” Lenten fasting practices, the current regulations from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website state: Ash Wednesday and Good Frid...
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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:26 am
To the Editor: The family of Lois Niles would like to thank everyone at Canton-Potsdam Hospital for their generosity, caring support and expertise during our wife and mothers stay. The second floor nu...
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:37 am
To the Editor: I would like to thank all those that participated in making the Clarkson-CPH Charity Hockey Game a success! It was a great community event that raised over $1,100 for Potsdam Educationa...
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:36 am
To the Editor: The Canton Goldenaires would like to express out thanks to the St. Lawrence County public for purchasing our "Singing Valentines" on the Feb. 13-14 and welcoming our three quartets into...
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:13 am
To the Editor: I would like to thank the Potsdam Public Works Department for responding so quickly to our frozen water pipes. When I called they told me it would be a while before someone could come b...
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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:27 am
To the Editor: I have been very impressed with the recent submissions to "Letters to the Editor” by local young folks expressing their voices and concerns over the depictions of smoking in motion pict...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:09 am
To the Editor: The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce and the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad would like to thank all the brave Polar Bear Plungers for the pledges they raised and plunging into...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:07 am
To the Editor: On behalf of the Massena Central School Girls’ Varsity Hockey players and coaches, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone for their support. Coming home from the New Y...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:59 am
To the Editor: There have been a litany of negative Sound Offs in recent weeks, people writing disparaging remarks about people who utilize Social Services, receive HEAP funding, as well as what I con...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:27 am
To the Editor: The State University of New York has been investing in students for generations, creating unparalleled opportunities for personal success and sustained economic growth. With increased i...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 8:22 am
To the Editor: I want to take a moment to recognize the hard working employees of the Village of Canton’s DPW. I have seen them around the village this winter battling not only the cold and snow, but...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:27 am
To the Editor: In December 2011, the Potsdam Village Board voted their intent to dissolve the village court into the town court. By NY State law, dissolving a court can only be done at the end of a ju...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 6:37 am
To the Editor: In response to the Sound Off "Contacting Congress", I wanted to pass along that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik's website to contact her is https://stefanik.house.gov/contact/email. I hope...
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:14 am
To the Editor: This letter is part 2 of 3. There will be few letters to the editor from public school classroom educators regarding Andrew Cuomo’s so-called reforms and his other gutting tactics to br...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 8:54 am
To the Editor: I am in 7th grade. I notice smoking in movies like The Little Mermaid. In 2014, 43% of “PG13” had smoking in them. You could replace it with a lollipop. I think you should make them rat...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 8:46 am
To the Editor: I’m in the 6th grade at Heuvelton Central School. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) must enact a policy that all movies containing smoking are rated “R”. For example, did...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 8:02 am
To the Editor, This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert bef...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7:49 am
To the Editor: YESeleven is an advocacy group for the upgrade and improvement of Route 11. We feel it is essential that real solutions to our local transportation problems be developed, solutions that...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:35 am
To the Editor: The mystery surrounding the Potsdam Building Blocks Day Care Center’s fall from grace is one that would make a good thriller if it weren’t so sad. We have bags of lost money, lost check...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 11:26 am
POTSDAM -- Clarkson University radio station WTSC is giving away tickets and other items to honor their two regular hockey broadcasters, Ben and Dan, who might be calling their last games this weekend...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 8:47 am
POTSDAM -- AAUW-St. Lawrence County along with the Potsdam Public Library will host an “Hour of Code” on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to kick off national Engineer’s Week celebration. It w...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:36 am
To the Editor: I would just like to thank all the responders at the Scanlon's fire in Potsdam on February 2 for their extraordinary professionalism, helpfulness and courtesy during a scary morning. A...
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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:20 am
To the Editor: The following was sent to the Morristown Town Council by the St. Lawrence County Deputies Association, Inc.: It has come to this union's attention that longtime Town Justice James T. Ph...
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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:37 am
To the Editor: The persistent organic pollutants (POPs) have come to be recognized as a particularly dangerous group of substances. These chemicals break down very slowly in the environment. They diss...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 6:42 am
To the Editor: On January 17, Massena Nursery School held a Frozen Fun Carnival for local children as a fundraiser. This was done in conjunction with the Massena Winter Carnival. Despite it being fro...
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