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Sun bathing in Richville

This snapping turtle took advantage of the warm weather by soaking up some sunshine in Richville. Highs reached around 81 across St. Lawrence County, which did not break the previous record of 89 which took place in 1990. Photo submitted by Sharon Dafoe.

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Opinion: Homelessness deserves more media attention, says Canton resident

To the Editor:

I am a current college student here in St. Lawrence County. I am writing blog posts about homelessness in the North Country, specifically St. Lawrence County. Through my...

Opinion: Color of skin doesn’t matter, character does, says Heuvelton man

To the Editor:

I'd like to say that "Black Lives Matter" is a poor mantra because it excludes anyone who is not black. I don't consider it a fair treatment of the situation we have today....

Opinion: DeKalb Junction family thanks local community after fire

To the Editor:

This past week, while piecing our lives back together after losing everything in a house fire, we have had much for which to be grateful. We are grateful to the firefighters...

Village police needed

Given how the population of Massena has gotten rather trashy, can't we get some additional police to work the Village of Massena. State police, Border Patrol etc. are not what I am talking about....

Support slogan

I absolutely agree that all lives matter. So let's examine when people started saying it as a slogan. Interestingly, no one proclaimed "All lives matter!" until after people started to say, "Black...

Depraved depths

The depraved depths that alleged human beings will reach never ceases to amaze me. I noticed a small, you could argue, insignificant snippet in the lost/found section of two small young beagles...

Opinion: Urge wind advisory board to expand overlay zone, says Hopkinton man

To the Editor:

The Hopkinton Wind Advisory Board recently put forth a proposal to not expand the draft wind overlay zone south of NY Rt. 72.

This proposal will be voted on after the...

Opinion: More positive stories about teens needed, says Canton resident

To the Editor:

We have a problem. Whether you know it or not, the youth of the North Country are suffering, partially due to your news stories. Not only are your stories skewing the publics...

Opinion: Landowners, community deserve wind tower money, Potsdam couple says

To the Editor:

We have lived in the township of Parishville since 1944. We were working at physical labor when we were 5-6 years old. We had our own chores to do every day that helped our...

Opinion: Lisbon residents explains how to fix teacher evaluations

To the Editor:

If the APPR (annual professional performance review) evaluation of teachers, a union of professionals, falls back to where it always belonged, the board convened should...

Not my church

I am appalled to see that a church would back "Black Lives Matter." I always thought all lives matter. Why would a church back them? I would not go to a church like that.

 

Way of thinking

In response to the person who wrote the April 12- 'All Lives Matter' 18 Sound Off in North Country This Week: I hope to explain to you the intent behind Black Lives Matter. There are two ways I...

Lunch program helps 57 families over Easter in Norwood, Norfolk, Raymondville areas

To the Editor:

In June of last year, a small group of concerned community members came together to discuss a dilemma that faces children in the Norwood-Norfolk School District each summer....

Opinion: Time for tax exempt owners to pay their share, says Colton resident

To the Editor:

In response to “Nearly 40 percent of SLC is Tax Exempt” which appeared in the April 12-18 issue of North Country This Week:

This means colleges, churches, and other...

Social equality

Regarding the Sound Off “Church Banner” in the April 12-18 issue of North Country This Week: Here are two things you might consider. First, “Black Lives Matter” has never been an argument that...

Black Lives Matter too

In response to the April 18-25 Sound Off “All Life Matters”: of course it does, and Black Lives Matter does not imply that all life does not matter, it simply states that Black Lives Matter too....

Mixed message

There is some confusion around the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” When people say "Black Lives Matter," it is not to say that other lives do not matter relative to blacks. There is an implicit "too...

Kiwanis Club of Gouverneur to hold auction, prime rib dinner April 28 to support its programs

To the Editor:

The Kiwanis Club of Gouverneur, Inc. will be holding its annual auction on April 28, at the Gouverneur Elks Lodge, 1415 US Highway 11, Gouverneur. The auction will start at 7...

Opinion: Humans can be selfish during troubling times, says Potsdam resident

To the Editor:

In response to “Hopeful For Neutrality from Town Boards” which appeared in the April 5-11 issue of North Country This Week: Mr. Potenzano asked for an apology from the...

Lights on the River in Lisbon begins fundraising

To the Editor:

“It’s beginning to look a lot like…” well spring, which means the Lights on the River committee is starting to plan this year’s event.

In the meantime raffle tickets...

Disabled parking

If you see a vehicle illegally parked in a disabled parking space, report it. I did, and waited around a few minutes to see if there would actually be a response. Guess what? The police arrived...

Bug and snow problems

People in Ogdensburg cannot take a walk or people who use a scooter, power chair, or wheelchair cannot take a ride along the Maple City Trail from the Green Belt area down past the footbridge over...