First frost in Potsdam

Even after exposed to the sun, some time is required to melt this morning's frost," said Don Straight of Brasher Falls. "This image shows the transition between shade and sun, as frost hits Potsdam and the surrounding area."

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$10 million loan?

What happened to the great promise of the beneficial 1 percent increase in the sales tax by the county supervisor? If memory serves me correctly; this act was to rebuild the contingency fund and make...

Bear warning

On Sept. 8 at about 4:45 a.m., there was a report of a black bear in Canton. I was delivering newspapers in the area at that time and witnessed police officers from various agencies searching for it...

Disturbing images

Please stop posting disturbing pictures of dead animals. Unless the hunter was in need of food and pelts, there is no good reason to hunt and kill such a beautiful, now dead animal.  

More than 275 kids receive free school supplies through Gouverneur church program

To the Editor: Thanks to the support of several local businesses and wonderful volunteers, First United Methodist Church, Gouverneur provide some 275 children with a back to school boost. The...

Kids read and hide books in reading program at Potsdam Farmers' Market

To the Editor: August 30, 2014 marked the last day for the Potsdam Farmers’ Market new summer-long literacy project called “Market Book Safari.” Starting in mid June, children visited the Potsdam...

Deceased Norwood man leaves positive legacy behind

To the Editor: Last month the Village of Norwood lost a man who touched the lives of Norwood and North Country residents for decades. The legacy of Pete LePage can be seen in nearly every spot in the...

Taxes, jobs, academics

I graduated from Potsdam Central in 73 and we had a class size over 200. I retired from the military and decided raise my family in the North Country. However, when I started looking at houses in the...

Bear kill

I don't appreciate seeing pictures of dead, killed animals, most recently, a bear on your page. I understand that some "live for the kill" of deer, bears and such. I don't understand it, I don't...

Merger is only answer to help lower taxes

To the Editor: How can anyone make a clear and correct decision regarding the Canton-Potsdam school merger when all we get is whining from both sides? Yes, Potsdam would get the high school. I assume...

Only one candidate represents change

To the Editor: Depending on your point of view, this congressional race could represent an opportunity for change or else the same old political behavior of the two/one party system. On the grounds...

Are questions about Republican congressional candidate’s Stefanik’s personal life sexist?

Dead bear photo

Please refrain from publishing photos of hunters with their kill. The recent photo of the dead bear was disturbing. I'm not against hunting for food, but I am for hunting just for the kill. It's...

Keep tax exemptions in mind while renovating

To the Editor: There are hundreds of exemptions in the real property tax world. For folks looking to fix up their property, the exemption to use is the 421-f capital improvement exemption. This...

St. Lawrence County has economic opportunities

To the Editor: I would like to introduce myself as a candidate for St. Lawrence County Legislator district 11which includes the town of Stockholm and part of the town of Potsdam. My name is Chad...

Maple Associations thank Sen. Ritchie for support

To the Editor: The New York State Maple Producers Associations wishes to recognize the years of terrific support we have received from State Senator Patty Ritchie on the State Senate Agriculture...

New playground

I helped in the building of the old wooden playground at the elementary school and was sad to see it go. Even more sad is what it was replaced with. I was shocked. To see the size of what we had and...

DeKalb Junction legislator candidate wants a change of guard

To the Editor: My name is Larry D. Denesha and I am running for the position of St. Lawrence County Legislator, District 6 which encompasses the towns of Clifton, DeKalb, Fine, Hermon and Russell. I...

SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association raise over $2,000 for bicentential event

To the Editor The SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association would like to thank the many generous businesses that donated items for the 2014 Reunion Silent Auction held July 12: The auction would not have been...

TREC members thankful for local assistance in helping St. Lawrence County residents

To the Editor: The members of TREC (Two Rivers Ecumenical Council) would like to thank Mr. Mike Mace for organizing the 14th annual Higley Flow Golf Outing at Partridge Run Golf Coure in Canton to...

Obnoxious noise

I agree with ticketing motorcycles. Everyday I hear motorcycles whizzing by my house and it’s so obnoxious to hear those loud pipes. I cannot hear on the phone and at night. Not too long ago I was...

Merger means opportunity

It has been suggested that instead of the two largest school districts merging, a large school district should merge with small school districts. Why? People move to the Canton or Potsdam area...

‘Market Book Safari’ wraps up in Potsdam

To the Editor: August 30 marked the last day for the Potsdam Farmers’ Market new summer-long literacy project called “Market Book Safari.” Starting in mid-June, children visited the Potsdam Farmers’...

Canton ‘Seniorama’ event a success, organizer says

To the Editor: The 23rd annual “Seniorama” was held Aug. 13 at the Roos House, SUNY Canton. The beautiful facility was enjoyed by all. This year we had vendors from area businesses, hospitals, credit...

Massena deserves better Republican mayoral choice

To the Editor: To the registered Republicans of Massena: I’m sorry. You deserve a better candidate than what was presented to you Sept. 9. The responsible move of the Republican Party should have...