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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:45 am
The current wave of protests over alleged police brutality toward black men is a true sleight of hand. Simply ignore the true facts of the recent high-profile incidents and refuse to engage in logic a...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:45 am
In response to “Holiday Decorations,” everyone in America has the right to express themselves and their opinions. That is what makes our country great. However, where does one draw the line regarding...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:10 am
The Massena Neighborbood Center should consider changing its administration in the wake of refusing to accept donations from a drag show.  
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:09 am
In response to articles in the Dec. 10-16 issue of North County This Week, page one has an article that talks about the budget. Page three announces a 3.8% tax hike. Page five lists all the job vacanc...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:10 am
To the ladies who hit our dog on U.S. Highway 11 in Dekalb Junction Sunday night, a very sincere thank you for stopping. If you hadn't stopped she would surely have been hit by the next car, as you tw...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:09 am
I find it truly shocking that the Massena Neighborhood Center would turn down donations from a group of entertainers who mean well and are trying to help their fellow human beings who are in need. Kud...
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 9:58 am
In response to articles in the Dec. 10-16 issue of North County This Week, page one has an article that talks about the budget. Page three announces a 3.8% tax hike. Page five lists all the job vacanc...
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 9:58 am
A total of $60,000 two years ago, $30,000 last year. Now we are back to $60,000 for the coming year. Is the Bassmaster tournament funding to become a regular line in the county budget? If there was $3...
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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:43 am
I am sorry to see so many empty stores in the Massena mall that closed. Can’t your Congressman try to attract big business? There isn’t enough jobs to support a mall. The North Country is suffering fr...
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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:43 am
There needs to be more punishment for people getting caught with drugs in the North Country! Just a slap on the wrist and a court date does not do anything towards correcting the ever growing drug pro...
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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:40 am
t is time for people to stop breaking the laws and this would end a lot of so called police violence. Their job is hard enough without all the lawbreakers making their job harder to enforce. We should...
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 8:44 am
I work at one of the local colleges in the area. Recently I had a conversation with several students who originate from a variety of different counties throughout the state and upon their return to ca...
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:35 am
We have very seldom vacationed and instead invested in our house saying we’ll enjoy the money here all the time not just a week and have our money be gone. As a result we have a lovely home that we wo...
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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:56 am
Thank you so much to the individual who hit and killed my cat on Thanksgiving afternoon in Norfolk. Granted, he liked to hunt outside, but you didn’t even stop and this occurred as my family was sitti...
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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:03 am
The day before Veterans Day, Governor Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have allowed all veterans, including Afghanistan combat veterans to buy-back up to three years of state pension credit based on the...
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:41 am
What ever happened to senior discounts? Did they get pushed out of the picture? It used to be whenever there was feed going on there would be a adult price and a senior price. Now there is either no...
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:55 am
I recently had an appointment with a local doctor and X-rays at a local hospital. Everything was fine and I didn't require any follow-up appointment. However, I received a letter in the mail and a pho...
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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:05 am
It seems like $5,000 is a lot of money, for a brand, and this is the amount the village of Massena is willing to pay? Hello, you could have asked the college's art departments and had it done for a lo...
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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 6:26 am
Thanksgiving, the start of Christmas shopping. I need to once again make my now annual journey to a state with no sales tax…like New Hampshire and Delware…to do my shopping and visit some family. I do...
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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 6:25 am
Why is the town of Potsdam using the town equipment and employees to pick up the village residencies trash and leaves? What is wrong with the landowners taking care of their own garbage or paying for...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 8:06 am
In response to the Sound Off “Thank Our Veterans’ in the Nov.12 -18 issue; people should remember that Veterans Day is a day of celebration. As a veteran, we remember our brothers and sisters every d...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 8:05 am
It certainly is a pleasure to see that someone cared enough to cut the brush that faces the river on Riverside Drive here in Canton. Hopefully this will be an on-going thing every summer. After all, t...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 9:44 am
What an excellent article on Ruth Garner. She is an inspiration to every one. Ruth is a woman with many accomplishments. Thank you so much for an article that was very well written!  
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 9:44 am
In response to the story that says 96 percent of St. Lawrence University 2013 graduates now employed, that sure speaks well for the students' efforts and of course the preparedness the college provide...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 8:40 am
In response to Patty Ritchie's proposal to equalize veterans benefits: don't bring your everybody gets a trophy attitude to known and accepted distinctions within the ranks of all proud veterans. Don'...
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