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Christmas memories in Massena

Massena Head Start children recently made photo frames at Home Depot. From left, Elena Hall, Jacob Babb, Layla LeFrancios, Becca Gilliam, Marques Coles, Brooklyn Henry, Kaydence Gardner, Gabriel Shonyo, Ashley Gurrola and Gavin Blair​. Photo submitted by Bridget Davey.

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Opinion: Harlem Ambassadors vs. Potsdam Heroes considered a success

To the Editor:

The Kiwanis Club of Potsdam earnestly expresses their appreciation to the village, town and surrounding hamlets of Potsdam in their meritorious and unselfish support that was...

'Operation Christmas Child' sees increase in donations in North Country

To the Editor:

Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week ended Nov. 21, during which Potsdam and surrounding area residents generously contributed to First Assembly of God's...

No help for DA

No one has befriended DA Mary Rain since she was elected. Everyone was unhappy with her election and did not offer necessary advice or help. The powers that be wanted her out before she took...

Opinion: 1960s Potsdam was a time of change on many fronts, says former resident

To the Editor:

Thanks to North Country This Week for publishing my stories of growing up in 1950s era Potsdam over the past few months.

The memories that flooded out of me like a...

Opinion: Dance to nutrition through balanced diet, says SUNY Potsdam student

To the Editor:

Dancers, we are athletes! And being an athlete means we must take care of our bodies in the same way a typical athlete would.

Dance is a special sport because to the...

Carbon monoxide levels

The article about Canton-Potsdam Hospital making a gift of carbon monoxide alarms to the fire department brought two thoughts to mind. First, CPH is to be applauded for the gift. The second is...

Skilled prosecutor

Former DA Nicole Duve was a skilled prosecutor. She knew that there was not enough evidence to hope for a conviction in the Garrett Phillip’s murder case. If she had even a glimmer of success,...

Opinion: 'War on Christmas' is attack on liberty, says Brasher Falls man

To the Editor:

Here we are zeroing in on the Christmas season again. With all the cheer and good times comes the eternal war on Christmas.

Why the war on Christmas, one might ask. I...

Age to buy cigarettes

I am a nonsmoker. I don't see how changing the age for buying cigarettes is going to make a difference. How many people under the age of eighteen are smoking and on drugs? They will find a way to...

Opinion: Sexual education needs to change with the times, says SUNY Potsdam student

To the Editor:

Opinions are a funny thing aren’t they? Everyone’s got one, yet they make for an interesting conversation especially when it is on a topic pertaining to what each person...

Opinion: Norwood resident 'dismayed' by Stefanik’s failure to condemn Trump

To the Editor:

I am dismayed by Elise Stefanik’s failure to condemn Mr. Trump’s selection of such men as Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions, and Mike Flynn for positions in his administration....

Taxi fares

The whole debate about taxi fares in Potsdam baffles me. Last time I check we lived in a capitalist society where people have the choice of who they want to hire for a service. If one company...

Opinion: Don’t feel sorry for stagnate wages, says Canton resident

To the Editor:

In response to “Student Debt Grows From Irresponsible Tax Cuts” which appeared in the Nov. 16-22 issue of North Country This Week: the writer blames student debt on tax cuts...

Where are DEC officers?

I am an avid deer hunter in St. Lawrence County. My view of the current deer situation is the herd is down considerably in most areas. Why? The seasons are too long, the DEC has tried to please...

City sidewalks

So if I understand the article about Ogdensburg reducing how much they are willing to pay for sidewalk replacement to 25 percent correctly; as a property owner if the city mandates my sidewalk be...

Opinion: Think of long-term ramifications of proposed wind towers, says Hopkinton woman

To the Editor:

In the event you are unaware of, or undecided about, the proposed wind towers in the townships of Parishville and Hopkinton, please do consider the following.

If you...

Colton Watermilfoil group seeks members for meetings

To the Editor:

Are you concerned about watermilfoil in the Raquette River? A group is forming to address the serious and growing problem of invasive plants in the Raquette River corridor...

Winter walking

I used to also complain about people walking in the road in winter. I now realize it's not a choice for the walkers. I walk for fitness every day. The sidewalks are not plowed or sanded very well...