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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:35 am
I am saddened to read about 10 more state troopers assigned to this area. They are already tripping over each other and giving out petty tickets to justify their existence. Every time we go to Gouvern...
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:34 am
It is very important for the Potsdam village leadership to follow through and proceed with the commitment to eliminate the village court and combine it with the town court. It is the fiscally responsi...
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:33 am
Has the Town and Village of Potsdam forgot how to take care of the high snow banks? Whatever happened to shelving for safety? I know it's been a while since we had this much snow but it's very dangero...
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:11 am
In regards to the guilty verdict for the man in Norwood accused of rape. I am a fairly educated, moderately conservative older woman who has but one question. Why is the woman in this situation not re...
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:11 am
As I read about what our elected officials are thinking, I say they do very little and don’t listen to us. They won’t even respond to our calls, mail or ideas. All they want is to have their picture i...
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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:26 am
Weather forecasting remains largely guesswork despite all the gadgetry used to impress and entertain us. What weather will be in any local is impossible to predict accurately. We can better understand...
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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:26 am
Whatever happened to employee appreciation? When respect is demanded by us, but respect is given in return, only if deemed deserved. What is wrong with this picture? Phrases such as "you people" or "y...
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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:25 am
Did you people really need to publish this particular Sound Off? (“God heating up planet”)? It makes every person that lives in the North Country look like ignorant, backwards homophobic hicks. Not to...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:12 am
People should get outside more. Winter may be cold but it is absolutely beautiful if you get out and really open your eyes. There is so much to do, but a simple walk in the village can be breath takin...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:12 am
In response to the Sound Off “NYSARC Funding,” http://resourcecenter.org/act-now-support-funding-disability-services-ne..., provides a contact list for the governor and state lawmakers, and provides s...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:11 am
Most people I talk to believe the police presence here in St. Lawrence County is way beyond normal. They also believe roadblocks are an intrusion that borders on harassment. The fact that ten more tro...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:03 am
Not trying to get all the animal lovers in an uproar here and I’m sure the goose appreciated the rescue. But, really…did we need to utilize and commit these resources to save a goose. I’m not positiv...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:58 am
In response to "God Heating Up Planet," this is so ridiculous that I had to respond! So what you're saying is God is punishing those who choose to love someone of their choice? Get a life.  
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:57 am
My question is what does a 20-year-old person, who is no longer eligible to be under the parents dental/visions benefits, do when they have a dental emergency? This person works full time but there ar...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:57 am
With a simple search this is how to contact our Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. When you get to the site you can sign up for her e-letter to stay in the know. I am very satisfied with her responses to m...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:26 am
If anyone does not understand how badly our public schools have and are, increasingly, glancing through most weekly collections of "Sound Offs" and hearing news on broadcast media should really clarif...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:26 am
In response to “Contacting Congress,” why does it matter if Elise Stefanik has no contact? I have contacted Joe Griffo several times with concerns and no reply, they even scan your calls by area code...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:25 am
In response to “God Heating Up Planet,” there are so many offensive things about this Sound Off, I am dumbfounded by the reasoning and ideology of the pure ignorance and hatred of your comment. I resp...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:20 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor “Lent A Good Time To Cut Out Meat,” since when did Lent become meat free? Granted, I haven’t been a part of organized religion for many years but I was not awa...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:20 am
I recently moved to the area, and I have to say that the weekly Sound Offs are one of the highlights of my week. From a story about indoor v. outdoor cats disintegrating into a rant about the Nazis, t...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:19 am
In response to “St. Lawrence NYSARC Facing Closure Of Work Centers,” where can we send our messages that we don’t want the state to cut off the funding for these necessary sheltered homes and workshop...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 6:36 am
I would like to thank Natalie Aldrich for all of her wonderful photos that she submits to North Country Now and North Country This Week for us all to enjoy. The one that excited me the most was of the...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 6:35 am
  If it is in the budget to raise minimum wage, then why don’t they take that money and raise the wage for employees who have put in 10 years or more on a job. People in healthcare a lot of the t...
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:23 am
Why not use the existing Ogdensburg Theater stage for live talent shows? The Liberty Texas Opry group did just that and is very successful. Visit www.libertyopry.com to see what they are doing. They a...
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:13 am
Am I the only one that is grossed out by all these cancer commercials that always play at mealtime. I know the dangers of tobacco and all, and am totally against it. But these commercials are so bad I...
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