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Video of Norwood woman dancing goes viral

A video of a 93-year-old woman from Norwood dancing to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” has gone viral on Facebook. Olive Morgan Haggett, who will turn 94 in March, was listening to a Glen Miller CD on Monday and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B came on. Her daughter and caregiver, Alta Haggett, said the tune brought back memories for her mother of when she would dance with her late husband, Robert E. Haggett. For more on the story and to view the video click here.

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Potsdam Food Co-op Community Cooks set to begin

To the Editor:

The Potsdam Food Co-op announces a new benefit of being a Co-op Member-Owner as an additional way to foster community.

Co-op Community Cooks is a series of informal...

Opinion: Legislator has company in his dislike for Obama, says Morristown man

To the Editor:

The most charitable thing that can be said of St. Lawrence County legislator Joel LaPierre, a man who likes to post Facebook rants urging Barack Obama to move to Kenya, is...

Opinion: Wind power deserves attention from residents, says Parishville resident

To the Editor:

First of all, we apologize for our error in the full-page advertisement in your January 11-17 issue of North Country This Week. The ad was on page 10 and titled “Wind Power...

Healthcare protest

300 protesters including Assemblywomen Addie Jenne protested in Canton against the repeal of Obamacare/Affordable Care Act. There are over 112,000 residents in St. Lawrence County. Enough said....

Remove legislator

The St. Lawrence County legislator who voiced derogatory comments about President Obama should he be removed from representing our county.

 

Light up the night

In response to “Noise, Light Pollution” which appeared in the Jan. 11-17 issue of North Country This Week: I wonder if the stores have the lights on at night because it's dark out? Just a guess,...

Opinion: St. Lawrence County deserves measured healthcare reform approach, says Hermon woman

To the Editor:

Since its creation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare” has never been a perfect program. However, it is because of the ACA that over 20 million more people have...

Fighting chance

In response to “Free College Tuition” which appeared in the Jan. 11-17 edition of North Country This Week: how is what our governor is proposing a bad thing? I paid for my eduction as well and I...

Opinion: Colton resident says the town can do better than Dollar General

To the Editor:

As a happy and grateful resident of Colton, for the past 25 plus years, I am writing to voice respectful opposition to the process by which the Colton Town Board has decided...

Turn on your lights

In response to “Use Lights for Safety” which appeared in the Jan. 11-17 issue of North Country This Week: I totally agree with you about drivers not turning their lights on in bad weather and at...

Giving Tree program assists 175 families in Canton area

To the Editor:

The Church and Community Program wants to thank our entire community for the many contributions to the 2016 Giving Tree program. On Dec. 16 and 17, we provided gifts of toys...

U.S. needs to catch up

I am "shocked, appalled, and disgusted" by the Jan. 11-17 Sound-Off “Free College Tuition” in North Country This Week. Not only does this piece reflect an alarming degree of open hostility toward...

Wind turbine input

There will be a survey put out by Hopkinton Town Board to 1,000 residents in the area to allow them to give input on the proposed wind project. The deadline is Feb. 3; please help the board make a...

Opinion: Canton's Maplewood thankful for 'Santa for Seniors' program

To the Editor:

We would like to send our thanks and gratitude to Kinney Drugs in Canton and Potsdam and to the community who have provided the residents of Maplewood Health Care &...

Missing the trees?

I heard the wind howling…but I wasn't too effected because my trees in my yard blocked it. It is so peaceful out there. A home to birds and squirrels and a natural wind-breaker. When you cut, it...

Bats in winter?

Not all bats leave the Village of Potsdam in the winter to hibernate in the caverns. There was a bat in my house on Jan. 2. The Potsdam Police dispatcher promptly sent a civilian nuisance control...