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Parking it in Potsdam

Skies were blue and the sun was shining for most of this weekend in St. Lawrence County. The North Country experienced unusually warm temps for October with highs in the mid 70s expected again today. Photo by Emily McClure taken on the Raquette River at Ives Park in Potsdam.

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Opinion: Government endangers public with drug policy, says Ogdensburg resident

To the Editor:

Yes, The State of New York and federal governments war on the citizens of this state/ country with the “war” on marijuana.

Marijuana has many medical benefits as (...

Opinion: Response to bedbug infestation is disgusting, says Heuvelton resident

To the Editor:

In response to the article “Tenants Must Aid in Bedbug Extermination” which appeared in the Oct. 14-20 issue of North Country This Week: This is ridiculous. Does he know how...

Wind farm news

In Response “Agree with Assessment of Wind Power Farm Issue” which ran in the Oct. 17-24 issue of North Country This Week: “I do keep track of wind power and all the misinformation that people...

Toilet covers

In response to the North Country Now article “Village of Potsdam takes the pledge as Climate Smart Community”: Is that what the Potsdam village board needs to spend time on? Reducing greenhouse...

Opinion: Supervisor candidate is smart, balanced, serious, Canton resident says

To the Editor:

Elections are just around the corner so, before you go out and vote (which I hope you will do), I want to share why I am voting for Mary Ann Ashley for Canton town supervisor...

Correctional facility donates to Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry

To the Editor:

The Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry would like to express our most sincere appreciation to the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility for so generously sharing the bounty of their...

Feed those babies

I breastfed in public, uncovered for over 14 years of my life through the 80s and 90s and into the new millennium. I breastfed infants, babies and toddles. I got the looks and sneers. I got the...

Who’s rut is it?

Many of you may have noticed the tire/wheel eating rut at the exit from Gateway Plaza. I have watched it over the last couple months wondering if it was going to be fixed. A couple times some...

Opinion: LaFay family thanks community following death

To the Editor:

On behalf of the family of Stephen "Butch" LaFay, I would like to express sincerest gratitude to the following: Thanks to the staff on second and third floor and the staff in...

Opinion: Clarkson president says the government must address loan program

To the Editor:

Statewide, 50,000 New Yorkers, including hundreds of students here at Clarkson University, rely on the federal Perkins Loan Program to pay for their education. The Perkins...

Drug tests

I think all restaurants should drug test their employees. I think they might be surprised to learn that some of the help they hire are high or drunk most of the time.

 

Waddington supervisor candidate invites incumbent to debate, community chats

Editor's note: This is two separate letters that were combined into one.

To the Editor:

I would like the public to know that I challenged my opponent Sandra Wright to a...

Incumbent Massena supervisor highlights achievements, calls out opponent for lack of experience, vision

To The Editor:

When I became Massena Town Supervisor almost eight years ago, I entered an office that had seen four different supervisors over the course of 13 years. Although the Town...

Massena supervisor candidate calls for security training for town employees, says supervisor misconstrued his words

To the Editor:

I’ve been reviewing the minutes and news articles about the conversation at the last regular Massena town board meeting. My opponent gave the impression that I wasn’t in...

Opinion: Elect someone from own community as district attorney, says Norwood resident

To the Editor:

An open letter to the citizens of St. Lawrence County about the upcoming election on November 7th. Growing up, I always heard, publicly, that you should vote for you party’s...

Contact sports

In response to “Take CTE Seriously” which appeared in the Oct. 11-17 issue of North Country This Week: You’re wrong, CTE is caused from repeated blows to the head which causes concussions. This is...

Opinion: Ashley will bring attention to detail supervisor position, says Canton woman

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Mary Ann Ashley as she runs for Canton Town Supervisor. Having worked with Mary Ann in various capacities over the years, I know that she...

Opinion: Monroe has experience to fill DA position, says Canton resident

To the Editor:

James Monroe has over 30 years as an attorney, city court judge, assistant DA and special prosecutor.

My first encounter with Jim was in 2007 on a local softball field...

Hold bullies accountable

For all of the local schools in St Lawrence County. I love how you all preach zero tolerance for bullying. I can tell you first hand that this is a joke. The school district I work in is one of...