'Hamming' it up in Potsdam

Ziggy is one of four hamsters who lives with owner Amanda Ames in Potsdam. "He is showing off his sense of humor by sticking out his tongue," Ames said.

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Madrid man charged with harassment in Waddington

WADDINGTON – A Madrid man was charged with second-degree harassment Friday for an incident that occurred Aug. 27, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff's deputies. Francis Smith, 70, of...

Hopkinton-Fort Jackson Fire Department purchases thermal imaging camera

To the Editor: To those who attend Fire Department Fundraisers, the members of the Hopkinton-Ft. Jackson Fire Dept. would like to thank all those who have shown up to support us recently at our...

Surveillance cameras: step in right direction, says Heuvelton man

To the Editor: Kudos to our local enforcement officials for putting up additional surveillance cameras around St. Lawrence County. We should have no fear of being recorded in public places, stores...

‘Hankfest’ raises $700 for Potsdam Public Library

To the Editor: The Potsdam Charity Hankfest Group would like to thank the local businesses that donated to our annual event earlier this month.

ALS dinner benefit draws crowd in Canton

To the Editor: On Tuesday, August 12 a benefit spaghetti dinner was held at Sergi’s Restaurant and Banquet Hall, Canton for Mary Majer Austin who is suffering from ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. We would...

Wildlife protection

Thank you to the photographer of the bear, who would not divulge its location, to protect it. A voice of protection is so welcome in this day and age.  

Senior living

I have an older friend who really does not want to go into senior housing but has to move somewhere. The problem is that the places she can afford, will not allow her poodle to live there, and the...

St. Lawrence County Arts Council thanks workers for grant help

To the Editor: I would like to publicly thank Brenda Brown and Marnee Geller from the New York State Council on the Arts. I contacted them on after discovering that there was an issue at the state...

Humane society thankful for public support

To the Editor: The Potsdam Humane Society would like to extend a huge and heartfelt thanks to Dan Clemons plumbing business for the donation of a porta-potty. Dan has supplied a bathroom facility for...

DA doing great job

I didn’t vote for Mary Rain, but now I wish I had. I think she’s doing a great job. People wanted somebody who would be more effective than DA Duve and that’s what they got. I don’t understand the...

Medicaid funding unfair to low income counties like St. Lawrence County

To the Editor: New York counties are overburdened by state mandates, and the poorest counties get hit the hardest. For example, New York is the only state in the entire nation that requires counties...

Merge large school with small school

With the “so called” discussions on the merging of the Potsdam and Canton Schools, it amazes me the powers that be are trying to merge two of the larger school districts in the county. A better idea...

Solar power owner says it works in North Country

To the Editor: FYI and for the record, I am the person who made the proposal for an article on solar power to North Country This Week. If I’d written the article, the emphasis would have been quite...

Nearly $5,000 raised for Wounded Warrior Foundation

To the Editor: This year, the American Legion Riders from Post #925 (Norfolk) held a charity motorcycle ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Program of the 10th Mountain Division of Watertown. We were...

Trash bag issues

What happened to the better trash bags that Casella promised us last year? We’re 8 months into 2014 and still forced to use bags that have bunched bottoms and are difficult to close.  

‘Seniorama’ event in Canton successful thanks for support from businesses, individuals

To the Editor: The 23rd annual “Seniorama” was held Aug. 13 at the Roos House, SUNY Canton. The beautiful facility was enjoyed by all. This year we had vendors from area businesses, hospitals, credit...

Chicken BBQ, lawn mower races in North Lawrence were huge success

To the Editor: We would like to thank everyone that came out to our annual chicken barbeque and lawn mower races, both events were a huge success. Membership of the North Lawrence Volunteer Fire...

Man’s best friend

Years ago dogs weren't as popular as family pets as they are now. Dogs were in the country mostly, pooping in the fields and where ever. I think the problem is, dogs have become very popular as...