Butterfly in Massena

Ashlee Sweeney of Massena sent in this photograph of a butterfly landing on a lilac.

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Culinary Arts program in Norwood helps family in need

To the Editor: To the staff and students of the Culinary Arts Class at Seaway Tech: I would like to extend a big thank you to the Culinary Arts class at Seaway Tech. Recently we received a phone call...

Local plumbing company has great prices, service, Heuvelton man says

To the Editor: I recently had a great experience with yet another local business. The task was essentially to change out a kitchen faucet and it was an absolute bear of a job, followed by one of...

Border Patrol harassment

I'm a little shocked at so many people's sheep-like acceptance of routine Border Patrol harassment. Without probable cause, why should we have to explain at some arbitrary roadblock just where we're...

Preserving our society

If anyone does not understand how badly our public schools have and are, increasingly, glancing through most weekly collections of “Sound Offs” and hearing news on broadcast media should really...

Non-smokers speak out

Several residents of Riverview Towers say they want smoke free housing: “With all the education about smoking habits, I am concerned with all the second-hand smoke in my apartment building. Second...

Plant fundraiser raises $1,152 for Potsdam Humane Society

To the Editor: This year our Perennial Plant Annual Fundraiser joined the “Strut Your Mutt “event on May 2 at the Sandstone Arena, Potsdam organized by Alysia Maynard. The proceeds of the sale...

Pistol permits to be discussed at June 1 meeting in Canton

To the Editor: The Northern New York Freedom Fighters will be attending the June 1 public hearing on the proposed “Local Law ‘E’, Defining the Term ‘Proper Cause’ as Found in Penal Law § 400.00(2)(f...

Parade a life saver

For those folks who were morally offended for the few minutes it took you to read about the Gay Pride Parade in Potsdam, I would suggest some empathy is in order for our LGBT youth in St. Lawrence...

Economy has tanked

The new Dollar General store will be a further blight on the North Country. I feel very sorry for the horses and people living next to it. Is there no zoning? When a store like this comes in, it...

Where is the line?

After watching the video about four times and contemplating how this all came down, I cannot help but side with her. Did she sound obnoxious to me? Yes. Did she have a valid reason to not want to be...

Riot reaction

In response to the article “Remembering the 60s Riots,” which ran in the May 13-19 issue of North Country This Week, this was an interesting story, a bit biased, but interesting nonetheless. However...

Know your rights

The public should know it's rights and the authority of the Customs and Border Patrol agents at a roadblock, the following URL should shed some light on the issue: http://immigrationpolicy.org/just-...

Wind warning

The winds making the headlines across the country...tornadoes, storms, it would have been wise not to clear cut areas of woods, those trees break winds and provide shelter for creatures. Time will...

Results disappointing

In response to the recent NCNow.com survey question about requiring Amish to have orange triangles on their buggies: I am very disappointed in the results. More than three out of four people who I...

Nicholville Volunteer Fire Department support means no closure

To the Editor: We would like to thank everyone who supported the Nicholville Volunteer Fire Department during talks of closure. The support of community members as well as surrounding communities was...

Beware of barbequed bugs during cookouts

To the Editor: What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? This year, it’s all about food poisoning by the nasty E...

St. Lawrence County Historical Association Antique and Artisan show celebrates 25th year

To the Editor: The St. Lawrence County Historical Association recently held our 25th Annual Antique & Artisan Show and Sale at Canton’s McKenney Middle School April 25. I would like to thank all...

Take time to honor our fallen veterans

To the Editor: Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is Monday, May 25. On behalf of the Village of Canton Board of Trustees, we encourage you to join us in taking time to remember and...

Memorial Day Parade in Canton will be free of politics

To the Editor: The Canton Memorial Day Parade is an event that honors those who have served, those currently serving and those who served but at no longer here. This day pays homage to veterans, and...

Terrorists wearing Border Patrol uniforms worry me, Heuvelton resident says

To the Editor: In response to “Waddington Taser Incident Illustrates How People's Rights at Border Patrol Checkpoints Are In a Legal Gray Area,' To Todd Jewell, Acting Division Chief, Swanton, sir, I...

Citizen of the Year

It was gratifying to read the story about Edward Fischer receiving a well-deserved award for Citizen of the Year in St. Lawrence County. I can remember Ed as a corrections officer with the St....

Trees don't just grow

In response to “Tree Cutting” which ran in the May 9 issue of North Country This Week, the removal of trees and replanting is a complicated thing. While I don’t know the practices of the logger who...

Got what she deserved

In response to the Ogdensburg woman being Tased in Waddington by Border Patrol: Being a veteran I understand you have to allow some minor infringement of your rights at times to ensure our safety,...

DA issues

Fired as a public defender, numerous judicial dismissals due to unethical conduct, grand jury rigging, etc. Now a lawsuit from a former employee citing all sorts of ugly things. How many different...

Disgusting picture

The picture on NorthCountryNow.com of the dog brains scattered the ground truly was unnecessary. There are enough evil and wrongful acts in this world, and to give attention to this act was wrong. I...