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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:15 am
In your report on the Sportsman's Expo, it lists a lot of great information for those that would hope to attend. And then it says "Vendors and businesses will sell products and have information about...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:14 am
I cannot see having 11 cops each way from Syracuse to Potsdam every time I ride that road. This place is crawling with bored cops. I am only referring to the state police-marked unit division. Everyon...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:08 am
Please take time to inspect your US flags for disrepair. Many of us take pride in displaying old glory, but sadly, many do not ever inspect them. As you drive around the country-side, many homes and s...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:06 am
Last year road crews filled the cracks in the road on State Highway 56 in Norfolk. They also painted the nice new yellow lines. This spring, our yard is filled with the yellow line fill. Is this from...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:52 am
More and more homeowners are under threat with the county making it easier for themselves to take possession of your property for unpaid taxes. The legislature seems to think they have more of a right...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:52 am
It is obvious that the police presence in the area is disproportionate to need and population. Yes, there is a serious need to contain and control illegal immigration, but the roadblocks, bus inspecti...
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:50 am
In my opinion, gay, lesbian etc., women’s equality issues should not be capturing the media and therefore public opinion. I am all for equality for everyone but like beauty, equality is in the eye of...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:20 am
Well, let's not forget the state park where a Border Patrol agent sits 24-7...a lot of criminal activity there. The boat launch in Massena, a lot of terrorism and criminal activity at that spot on the...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:19 am
The fact that they even thinking of giving the accused Hermon kidnappers a plea deal is sick! The kidnappers should get the full extent of the law and if they don't, there is really something wrong wi...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:53 am
One of the great things about living in Potsdam is that we have parks and trails that are far enough from car traffic where it is generally acceptable to walk our dogs off-leash. However, if you are c...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:56 am
Colleges and universities throughout the country are finding it much tougher to maintain the student numbers needed to survive. And the Potsdam area, probably more than most areas, needs a sufficient...
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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:08 am
Two old, beautiful, healthy pines on Ransom Avenue in Massena…cut and down. Trees at a local doctor’s office, cut and down. Trees on State Highway 37 cleared and cut down. Huge areas of trees on State...
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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:07 am
I think Sound Off should have a vote section where Sound Off entries could be voted upon online and results published. Possibly something could get done if there is enough interest in a particular sub...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:54 am
In response to “There When Needed” which ran in the April 1 issue of North Country This Week, there are way too many tax dollars being spent on police in the many different agencies. How many is too m...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:53 am
It’s laughable the talking point for millionaire tax breaks in the state budget is “this creates job.s” Give me a break! If you can afford a $230,000 boat, you can afford to pay your taxes. What about...
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:06 am
This needs a resolution. The hospital, a business for profit, continues to use Waverly Street for parking. I’m not sure what level this needs to go for a fix. Maybe the Governor’s office? The code off...
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:05 am
In response to the recent survey “Do You Think Border Patrol Roadblocks in St. Lawrence County That Are Miles Away From the Border Are Necessary and Effective?” I am not sure if St. Lawrence County re...
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:34 am
In response to "Troopers Are Needed," which ran in the March 11 issue of North Country This Week, I feel we have too many police officers in our county. A couple weeks ago I met four trooper cars betw...
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:33 am
It's that time of year again, the weather is getting nice and people are walking their dogs. Remember there is a leash law and that all dogs need to be on a leash! It is your responsibility to pick up...
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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:29 am
I am writing on behalf of the 750 people who receive services through St. Lawrence County NYSARC. Help is needed to reverse state government actions that will lead to the closure of work centers and t...
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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 6:40 am
In response to “Fair Share” which ran in the March 25 edition of North Country This Week, I believe that all residents of the Town of Colton do not mind paying their fair share for the services provid...
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Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:01 am
As I was watching the Hunger Games I realized that Governor Cuomo and other politicians are doing exactly what President Snow of the Hunger Games is doing to his people, divide and conquer! We need to...
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:49 am
The assessment of our property in Colton is out of control. This is a poor community, most residents here are on a fixed income, hope in the end we all turn this down and let our town fathers get some...
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:48 am
In response to “Seasonal Convenience,” which ran in the March 21 issue of North Country This Week, you should do research. You would find that there have been numerous studies done and that there is a...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 6:49 am
I am writing about Heuvelton girl’s basketball team looking for donation for jackets and rings. Great job on winning the state championship! I think you should get out with the same spirit you won the...
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