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Early bird in Black Lake

'This robin snagged herself a huge worm for lunch,' said photographer Mary Prinz of Black Lake.

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Opinion: Alliance for the Mentally Ill of St. Lawrence Valley says jail should not deal with mental illness evaluations

To the Editor:

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and no institution knows this better than the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility. On a daily basis correctional facility staff...

'Battle of the Books' celebrates a decade at Canton Free Library

To the Editor:

The 10th annual Canton Free Library Battle of the Books was a fantastic success thanks to every person who played a part! I’d like to recognize the teams, coaches, families...

Grocery angel

I would like to thank the grocery angel at Hannaford in Massena who bought my groceries for me on May 24. It was amazing, since I don't know you. My card should have been fine…it was just an...

Code enforcement?

In response to “Disgusting Properties” which appeared in the May 18-24 issue of North Country This Week: Where are the code enforcement officers for these towns? Are they all gathered at the local...

Porky’s motorcycle run for Hospice passes torch to North Country organization

To the editor:

Every year on the last Saturday of July for the past 16 years, motorcyclists have come out to support Hospice. My friends and family spent many, many hours organizing the run...

Offer helping hand

In response to "Disgusting Properties" which appeared in the May 18-24 issue of North Country This Week: I hear and can relate to the person's unhappiness with messy properties in their...

$500 raised at car wash in Potsdam to fund youth summer camps

To the Editor:

The staff at Mandaville Camp & Retreat Center, Hopkinton, express our thanks to the management of the Evans & White Ace Hardware store in Potsdam for providing their...

Make Potsdam a new town in the North Country, says Potsdam resident

To the Editor:

There have been some very positive comments and opinions about the future of the Village of Potsdam. None have mentioned the "D" word - dissolution!

That's because...

Realistic bails?

What is with the bail amounts set in recent court actions? A woman accused of stealing more than $250,000 had bail set at $5,000? I don't think anyone was surprised to learn she immediately made...

Heroin epidemic

In the May 18-24 issue of North Country This Week the Sound Off “Thinning the Herd” suggests that when addicts refuse to go into rehab, then it's Gods way of thinning the herd. Many people share...

Plant sale raises $800 for Potsdam Humane Society

To the Editor:

This year our perennial plant annual fundraiser joined the “Strut Your Mutt “event on May 6 at the Sandstone Arena, Potsdam organized by Alysia Maynard.

The proceeds...

Opinion: Local resident disgusted by Potsdam St. Mary's Cemetery committee's decision to remove graveyard decorations

 To the Editor,

I am completely and thoroughly disgusted, and ashamed, of the "committee" for the St. Mary's Cemetery...

Wind turbine warning

There are plans for industrial wind turbines to be put up in Hopkinton and Parishville. Residents need to know it will happen, it will affect property value, there is a lot of information about...

North Country slump

Dilapidated buildings, rundown farms, caved in farmhouses, it tells a story? That the north county is over taxed on our businesses are dead. They are dried up and leaving if the haven't already...

Case of downstate former county legislator found guilty of sexually abusing Boy Scouts in Cranberry Lake hows why victims must come forward