Holy rainbow in Potsdam

A double rainbow shined over a Potsdam church in between showers Wednesday evening. Photo by Stacie Ashley

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Relay For Life team raises over $700 in Ogdensburg

To the Editor: “Steppin’ For Steve,” a Relay for Life Team from the Ogdensburg Event would like to thank the following people: Nick Friot and Heuvelton Volunteer Fire Department for the loan of their...

Unruly children

I recently went to a local restaurant with my grandchildren to have a quiet supper. It didn’t work out that way! We placed our order and sat waiting when two small children came running up and down...

Prison commerce

In response to recent news that prison employees helped the prisoners escape, corrections officers and other prison employees appear to be on the defensive saying they are involved in tough work made...

End of an era for Massena station WYBG

To The Editor: It is with sadness that we report to you that WYBG Radio 1050 AM has closed down effective June 30, 2015. This decision was not easy. We have owned this station for 27 years and...

July 4 noise

Please respect your neighbors on July 4. If you really want to go light off anything other than sparklers, take your boomers to the river, fields, baseball diamonds and not in the neighborhood. We...

Where was the warden?

With all of the news coming out about convicted killer and now deceased prison escapee Richard Matt, it makes me wonder why he would want to break out. It seems to me he was the one running the...

Why expand airport?

I saw my dream die. When they built the 765-Kv line it went through the back forest near Hermon where I imagined my log home. Now: will Ogdensburg expand the airport and more specifically the...

Hospital Guild garden tour raises money for Canton-Potsdam Hospital

To the Editor: The Potsdam Hospital Guild’s Garden Tour was held June 13 featuring Colton and Higley Flow area gardens. This year’s event showcased a number of local gardeners who graciously shared...

Flag has no place

I look at confederate flags more as a symbol of oppression perpetrated upon this country’s citizens. It has no place in modern America.  

Flag displays

Why is it that folks get all bent out about displaying a flag that is disgusting to their way of thinking, but have nothing to say about homosexuals displaying prominent rainbow flags and stickers...

Ogdensburg woman accused of shoplifting in Oswegatchie

OSWEGATCHIE -- An Ogdensburg woman was charged Tuesday following a shoplifting incident first reported to state poise June 19. Melinda S. Geddes, 29, was reportedly charged with petit larceny at 2:15...

Newton Falls men accused of petit larceny in Fine

FINE -- Two Newton Falls men were charged Tuesday morning following a shoplifting complaint first reported to state police June 28. Joaquin J. Croker, 19, and Robert J. Strathmann, 21, were each...

Why dress up?

In response to the online Sound Off "Voters of Tomorrow," I don't see anything wrong with the Canton senior class attire for graduation practice. It is only a practice. Why should they dress up?

Outpouring of support for family of deceased Norwood mayor

To the Editor: The family of Jim McFaddin would like to thank all who helped us through this very difficult time of Jim’s passing. The outpouring of kind words, flowers, cards, donations, and food...

Prison perks

Am I missing something here? The prisoners have hotplates and refrigerators in their cells. These are not just shoplifters or other minor crime prisoners but murderers. Why do they have hot plates...

Road conditions

Does anybody else feel the way I do about the condition of the Back Hannawa Road (County Route 59)? It starts at Bayside Cemetery and goes all the way to State Highway 56. The road is a disaster. If...

Voters of tomorrow

Had to chuckle, but was also dismayed, about how times have changed when I looked at the picture of Canton's graduating class taken on the morning of their practice for graduation and published on...

Raquette River management might have saved your camp

To the Editor: To the unknowledgeable writer of “Waterfront Flooding” which ran in the June 24 issue of North Country This Week: seven inches of rainfall within 4 days is a lot of water. The ponds on...

Value in community-building stories in North Country This Week

To the Editor: A quick note to tell you how much I have enjoyed the reflections on growing up in Postdam written by Sandy Sorrell “Diaper Hill Kid Reflects On Life At Clarkson which ran in the May 27...

Stolen high chair

The person who took the children’s high chair at the lawn sale on Harrison St in Canton without paying, should stop by and pay for it. Otherwise the license plate number of your vehicle may be...

Principal retirement

It was a sad day for Potsdam elementary students to see their principal Larry Jenne retire. He was such a dedicated, caring and respected administrator. I am sure that his multitude of untold acts of...