Halloween in Norwood

Saige French, as the Pillsbury Doughboy, won the funniest costume award Thursday night during Halloween fun night at Norwood-Norfolk Central School. She is shown here being held by Sydney Barkley, dressed up as Frankenstein’s bride, who won the most original costume prize. Kole Kellison won the award for scariest costume.

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Parishville town supervisor promises to save taxpayer dollars

To the Editor: Hi, my name is Rodney Votra. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about myself and clarify some facts concerning the Town that have been raised in recent months. I am a 44...

Hooper opposes SAFE Act lock, stock and barrel

To the Editor: Are you and your neighbors confused or disappointed by the St. Lawrence County Legislature's party-line position on the SAFE Act? There is something you can do about that. No doubt you...

Former Canton mayor endorses Stevenson

To the Editor: It was terrific to read Canton Village Board candidate Dwight Stevenson's message: "Believe In Main Street" and his "Yes We CANton" commitment, which he has been emphasizing in his...

Cassie Hayes slams opponent, calls for support

To the Editor: In the tentative budget for 2015, for the Town of Parishville it currently gives the following raises: Town Board 3%, Town Supervisor 47%, Town Clerk/Tax Collector 33.6%, Constable 29....

Perkins responds to detractors: vote for person not party

To the Editor: This letter is a response to Scott Sutherland’s remarks on my switching parties to circumvent the primary and my opponent being such a good candidate. The chairman of the Democratic...

County needs to keep mental health services

To the Editor: In a front page article of the Watertown Daily Times on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, dealing with cuts to the county workforce, it quotes a particular Legislator that said, “Counseling...

Be wary of candidates statements, says Potsdam man

To the Editor: Setting the record straight, Mr. Timmerman! First of all, it didn't take long to realize that Professor Turbett was your friend until you disagreed with him. In 2009, there was a cry...

Who are legislators actually working for?

To the Editor: If you want locally grown listen to the politicians, they think they have the answers. They talk about farm products. Wood Pellets equals Massena, you can find firewood locally, lumber...

Republicans would review all departments, kill lobbying

To the Editor: Oh, (former county legislature chairperson) Sallie (Brothers), is that you? I thought you were all done with the fun and games and moved onto better things. I intentionally left you...

Cuomo could care less about the North Country

To the Editor: New York residents: As election day approach's there are some very important decisions to me made. Our state is on the economic and social down slide. Taxes are nearly the highest in...

Hometown candidate is best choice for Massena mayor

To the Editor: It is inspiring to finally see people getting involved in our local government. It's unfortunate, however, that they only do so at election time. I have read so many articles and,...

Vote for abilities and expertise for legislature

To the Editor: In the upcoming election this November along with Governor and Congressman the voters in St. Lawrence Co. will also be asked to elect a candidate to represent them in the County...

Political coverage

The media is doing an absolutely horrible job reporting on the candidates for governor and NY 21st congressional district. Please do yourself a favor and watch the debates yourselves so that you can...

Former St. Lawrence County legislator wants new conservative leaders

To the Editor: Election Day is fast approaching and I believe that a change is needed in the make up of the St. Lawrence County Legislature. Under the Democrat majority since 2007 the fiscal...

St. Lawrence County’s biggest financial issue is lost revenue

To the Editor: Just great! Don Hooper thinks our biggest problem is overspending! Wrong, wrong Mr. Hooper, our biggest problem is lost revenue! Are you aware, sir, of how many good, high paying jobs...

Voting no on merger will reduce qulity of education for students

To the Editor: When I heard that Canton and Potsdam School Districts were proposing to merge, I did not like the idea. What convinced me otherwise was this: Even though the merger really only buys us...

Vote to decide what is best in the long run for Potsdam and Canton schools

To the Editor: Fellow citizen voters, we are close to two very important days that give us all a chance to use our right to vote. I hope we can make some honest decisions on that day. The first day...

St. Lawrence County D.A. space reasonable plan; effective, efficient

To the Editor: In a recent letter, Legislator Parker made light of the decision to provide additional space in the St. Lawrence County Courthouse for the District Attorney and her staff. The space...

Bunstone is hard worker, honest, has experience

Letter to Editor: I would openly like to declare my support of Jim Bunstone for the position of County Legislator, District 10. Jim Bunstone has many years of involvement with youth sports, past...

Sutherland endorses Moore as new St. Lawrence County legislator

To the Editor: As the St. Lawrence County Legislator representing the people of the six towns of Clare, Colton, Hopkinton, Parishville, Piercefield, and Pierrepont, it's my pleasure to endorse...

Former county chair supports Burns for St. Lawrence County legislator

To the Editor: Why I urge you to support Sam Burns: Every legislator comes before you with a set of beliefs and actions that tell you what kind of person they are and what kind of decisions they will...

Political coverage

North Country This Week, are you really running a fluff piece in favor of the merger with no new information (Oct. 22-28)? Even the way you have worded your question of the week has a pro-merger...

Not sold on merger

Sorry, but I'm not sold on the merger. How is it that the smaller schools are doing much better financially than the two college town schools? Look into that. There are other options but they aren't...

Pros and cons of Canton, Potsdam school merger

To the Editor: “The centralization of school districts in the State of New York is coming; the recently enacted law has settled that. The discussion is not now whether it is advisable that...

Passion, expertise, objectivity make ideal trustee candidate

To the Editor: I’m writing this letter in support of Nick Kocher’s run for Canton village trustee. I have known Nick for over 30 years. As a former village trustee, I can confidently say Nick is...

Merger is only way to rescue our schools

To the Editor: The facts are simple - the economic crisis of 2008 resulted in severe cuts in state aid to schools. This had little impact in wealthy school districts but it had a devastating impact...

Mayor reminds voters of upcoming Potsdam-Canton school merger decision

To the Editor: This Thursday, October 30, is the Advisory Referendum (Straw Vote) for the Canton/Potsdam Central school merger. If the merger is approved by both communities during the advisory...

Protect rights, not serve agenda, says Massena man

To The Editor: As I was doing my research for this letter, I came across several comments from our Assembly person that have me perplexed. First, I would like to give a short amount of information...

Potsdam Farmers’ Market wraps up another successful outdoor season

To the Editor: The Potsdam Farmers’ Market recently finished up a great outdoor season on Saturday October 25th. The market wishes to thank all of our loyal customers who supported our local farmers...

Perkins will stick with the job if elected, says Parishville resident

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you all to get out and vote Nov. 4 for our new District 7 County Legislator Rick Perkins. I have known Rick and his family for the...

Not fit to eat

I have hunted all my life. I have eaten nearly every type of wild and domestic game. An 800-pound bear is not table fit and wasn’t killed for anything other than the sport of hunting. It is like...

Currier makes progress via strong leadership

To the Editor: In considering a mayoral candidate, I believe that one must not only look at what the candidate has done, but also how he or she has gone about doing it. One does not need a long...

Hooper’s knowledge can help the county, says Ogdensburg couple

To the Editor: Voters of St Lawrence County, we need a County Legislator that will work with the St Lawrence County Legislative Board to restore fiscal health to our county that now is considered one...

Democratic leaders led St. Lawrence County through tough times

To the Editor: Once again I have read the letters sent out by the Republican candidates for the St. Lawrence County Legislature. I must say, they are well coached on their talking points. Granted...

Ogdensburg city councilor supports Hooper for county legislature

To the Editor: I have known Don Hooper my entire life and I cannot think of a better person to represent the City of Ogdensburg on the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislatures. Don has had a...

Opinion: Permanent firefighters credited by Massena mayor

To the Editor: Yet another Fire Prevention Week has come and gone and I would like to recognize our first responders who remain prepared to answer fire alarms 24/7, The Massena Permanent Firefighters...

County legislator Sutherland endorses Moore to replace him in Parishville-Colton-Pierrepont area

To the Editor: As the St. Lawrence County Legislator representing the people of the six towns of Clare, Colton, Hopkinton, Parishville, Piercefield, and Pierrepont, it’s my pleasure to endorse...

Legislators have not lived up to expectations, says Canton resident

To the Editor: I am a lifelong resident of St. Lawrence County and I am deeply concerned about the deterioration of our county’s finances. I have read our State Comptrollers reports and it is clear...

Justice for Garrett

When the news of Oral “Nick” Hillary’s release hit the community, devastation set in and accusations and blame filled the newspapers. Judges blaming district attorney’s, district attorney’s blaming...

Balloons harm nature

In a recent Sound Off defending the balloon release for Garrett Phillips on Oct. 24 it was cited that balloons degrade faster than an oak leaf. The writer actually says “at about the same rate”, but...

Former county legislator wants new conservative leaders in county Districts 4, 5

To the Editor: Election Day is fast approaching and I believe that a change is needed in the make up of the St. Lawrence County Legislature. Under the Democrat majority since 2007 the fiscal...