Parishville woodpecker

This pileated woodpecker recently visited a suet feeder right outside a window in Parishville. Photo by Sue Yenoli of Parishville.

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Clarkson versus Canton-Potsdam Hospital hockey games raises $1,100

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...

Canton Goldenaires stay busy entertaining year-round

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...

More troopers?

I am saddened to read about 10 more state troopers assigned to this area. They are already tripping over each other and giving out petty tickets to justify their existence. Every time we go to...

Combine the courts

It is very important for the Potsdam village leadership to follow through and proceed with the commitment to eliminate the village court and combine it with the town court. It is the fiscally...

High snow banks

Has the Town and Village of Potsdam forgot how to take care of the high snow banks? Whatever happened to shelving for safety? I know it's been a while since we had this much snow but it's very...

Public works responds quickly to frozen pipes

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...

Gender equality

In regards to the guilty verdict for the man in Norwood accused of rape. I am a fairly educated, moderately conservative older woman who has but one question. Why is the woman in this situation not...

Politicians don't listen

As I read about what our elected officials are thinking, I say they do very little and don’t listen to us. They won’t even respond to our calls, mail or ideas. All they want is to have their picture...

Stance on smoking in movies is impressive

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...

Weather wonders

Weather forecasting remains largely guesswork despite all the gadgetry used to impress and entertain us. What weather will be in any local is impossible to predict accurately. We can better...

Employee appreciation

Whatever happened to employee appreciation? When respect is demanded by us, but respect is given in return, only if deemed deserved. What is wrong with this picture? Phrases such as "you people" or "...

Homophobic hicks

Did you people really need to publish this particular Sound Off? (“God heating up planet”)? It makes every person that lives in the North Country look like ignorant, backwards homophobic hicks. Not...

Enjoy the sights, smells

People should get outside more. Winter may be cold but it is absolutely beautiful if you get out and really open your eyes. There is so much to do, but a simple walk in the village can be breath...

NYSARC support

In response to the Sound Off “NYSARC Funding,” http://resourcecenter.org/act-now-support-funding-disability-services-ne..., provides a contact list for the governor and state lawmakers, and provides...

Over-policed area

Most people I talk to believe the police presence here in St. Lawrence County is way beyond normal. They also believe roadblocks are an intrusion that borders on harassment. The fact that ten more...

Ogdensburg chamber 'Polar Bear Plunge' raises $3,700

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...

Massena hockey champs thankful for public support

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...

Goose rescue

Not trying to get all the animal lovers in an uproar here and I’m sure the goose appreciated the rescue. But, really…did we need to utilize and commit these resources to save a goose. I’m not...

Frustrated with content of recent Sound Offs, says Potsdam woman

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...

Freedom to love

In response to "God Heating Up Planet," this is so ridiculous that I had to respond! So what you're saying is God is punishing those who choose to love someone of their choice? Get a life.  

Dental dilemma

My question is what does a 20-year-old person, who is no longer eligible to be under the parents dental/visions benefits, do when they have a dental emergency? This person works full time but there...

Stefanik satisfying

With a simple search this is how to contact our Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. When you get to the site you can sign up for her e-letter to stay in the know. I am very satisfied with her responses to...