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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:46 am
Tying dogs outside is now against the law in some parts of the country and I think New York State should consider doing the same. Tying up dogs is inhumane, cruel and doing so makes good dogs mean.  
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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30 am
To answer recent Sound Offs discussing pedestrian crossings: The same thing is happening all over. Maybe we should borrow an idea I saw in Plattsburgh. There is signage for pedestrians warning/remindi...
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:53 am
In response to “Boys will be Boys” which appeared in the Nov. 1-7 issue of North Country This Week: I must agree. I grew up in the 50s in a male dominated family. My mother and I had to have a thick s...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:42 am
Is anyone else tired of all the complaining about wind turbines? You must be bored! Turbines are graceful, peaceful and generate money. I roll my eyes each time I read another complaint. Let’s focus o...
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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:37 am
In response to “Natural Resources” which appeared in the Nov. 1-7 issue of North Country This Week: Are you serious? From my time in classes I learned that when the sun stops shining for good and the...
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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 8:36 am
In response to “Car Cluster” which appeared in the Nov. -17 issue of North Country This Week: This person is asking the question in the wrong place and only sees it as something to complain about. Fir...
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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:10 am
It is fantastic that the state police K9 was found! We went looking for her too, driving the lengths of several roads she might have taken and calling out her name, but without success. I know how imp...
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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:10 am
Over six years ago my wife and I moved out of Northern New York to Oklahoma. This past September I returned to visit and, upon returning from Plattsburgh at night I was horrified by the flashing red m...
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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:13 am
Does the Town of Hopkinton really want its legacy to be industrial wind turbines; that will without question, spread like a cancer to neighboring towns in St. Lawrence County? 500-foot tall turbines...
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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:13 am
I hope the decision of school start time is going to be voted on by its taxpayers. I would like to see a financial study done as well as a projected impact on school taxes this is going to have. Emplo...
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8:36 am
Voting is a right, privilege and duty! Voting in Potsdam was disappointing. Everyone running was running unopposed. I voted in the DA contest and left the other contests blank. So sad.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:25 am
In response to the Nov. 1-7 North Country This Week front page article “PCS Planning for Later Start to School Day: As a parent I find changing the start times ridiculous. When I was growing up we wen...
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:25 am
In response to “Car Cluster” which appeared in the Nov. -17 issue of North Country This Week: I feel your pain. I’ve commented on this before the NYSDOT and the village are in cahoots. They want traff...
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:32 am
In response to the Nov. 1-7 North Country This Week front page article “PCS Planning for Later Start to School Day: Potsdam’s idea of starting school later in the day was given no real thought; I don’...
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 6:32 am
Now that winter like weather is upon us, I wonder if the Ogdensburg City code enforcement office is going to remind homeowners and business owners about keeping the sidewalk clear of snow and ice this...
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Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:59 am
In my apartment building there are multiple units. Of the multiple units there are two who have tenants who smoke, inside their apartments and outside their apartments. One of the smokers lives in the...
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Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:50 am
Both my husband and I have recently noticed an increase in the number of students not paying any attention at pedestrian crossings. The students are either on their phones, have ear buds in, or are ju...
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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:49 am
I'm very concerned about all these windmills and solar panels people want to erect around here. Look, we're already using up all the earth's natural resources as it is! What's going to happen to these...
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 8:03 am
In response to “Time For Hopkinton Council Members to Get Off Turbine Fence” which appeared in the Oct. 25-31 issue of North Country This Week: I don’t think the Town of Lawrence asked Hopkinton resid...
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 8:03 am
I’m not against wind or solar. Here’s what I’ve read and heard from you all and it’s why neither will come up here north of I-81: nobody is willing to change. You all are stuck in your ways not wantin...
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 7:50 am
Allowing girls into the Boy Scouts is stupid. This is going to end badly. Just wait until the boys hit puberty and have those sleepovers and hormones start to kick in. Someone going to get molested or...
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Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:28 am
Best chicken BBQ in the area. Be sure to check out the Nicholville-Fort Jackson Fire Department the next time they advertise. You will get a great meal and more.  
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Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:28 am
I am a dedicated Republican, Trump supporter, sports fan and veteran. However, this latest development about the NFL seems like a waste of time to me. I served in many places and in some countries whe...
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:03 am
In response to “Resident Says Supervisor was Disrespectful” which ran in the Oct. 21-27 issue of North Country This Week: Wow, that was nothing but a bunch of back-pedaling. Town Supervisor Joe Gray w...
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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:03 am
In response to “Resident Says Supervisor was Disrespectful” which ran in the Oct. 21-27 issue of North Country This Week: I am so proud and thankful to Michael Mayette for attending the Town Council m...
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