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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 9:06 am
In response to “Emerald Ash Borer Moving Closer to SLC” in the June 10-16 issue of North County This Week: Ash trees have been under attack for years and all but two of 30 planted had died from the bo...
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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:24 am
Is there any onshore St. Regis River fishing near Helena that would be worthwhile or close to this town?  
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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:23 am
I've read the recent Sound Offs about crossing the street in Canton and whole-heartedly agree that there needs to be a change for the sake of safety. I lived in Potsdam for several years and there, wh...
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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:44 am
A couple of weeks ago, I bought two new solar lights and placed them very close to my mother’s headstone. They were out of the way of everything. These were nice solar lights and they were not cheap....
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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:27 am
In response to “Pounding Salt” which appeared in the June 14-20 issue of North Country This Week: My original Sound Off "Intersection Issues" was to express my opinion that the project on Rt. 345 seem...
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 8:16 am
The Route 345 and Burnham's Corner intersection is dangerous. It was not always so. Years ago the intersection did not meet in a straight line, you had to make a turn, travel a little ways, then turn...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:53 am
I am really sad to see that Main Street from Rt. 37 to North Main was not included in the 20 miles paving project. It is so rough and certainly used more than any street in the village. When will Main...
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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 9:41 am
In response to “PCS to Add Cameras to School Buses” which appeared in the June 7 -13 issue of North Country This Week: Wonderful! Good forward thinking about a serious problem. I hope all schools will...
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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:03 am
In response to “Intersection Issues” in the June 7 - 13 issue of North Country This Week: Your argument makes great sense, but with all those harsh winters it makes no sense to put money into North Co...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:06 am
I agree with the Massena Village Board about spring cleanup. I think it should be stopped, period. Here are two ideas: First, maybe take it to the transfer station an unlimited amount of times during...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:48 am
House with junk and garbage in yards; along with houses needing repairs such as painting: can we make it an offense with fines? Or, perhaps help them paint etc., a volunteer type thing. Shouldn’t ther...
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 8:03 am
In response to “Stop Cats, Cars, Windows” which appeared in the June 7 -13 issue of North Country This Week: The writer would have you believe that cats, cars and windows kill many birds each year. So...
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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:05 am
My family and I attend quite a few festivals and fairs throughout the summer. Often, while standing in line for food, games, rides, etc. people feel it is okay to smoke cigarettes and blow the smoke i...
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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:28 am
In response to “Crossing Canton” which appeared in the May 24-30 issue of North Country This Week: I agree that the crossing lights for pedestrians in Canton are too short. I walk fast and when I am h...
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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:27 am
If you are concerned about proposed cuts in entitlement programs, explain to me why anyone making $20,000 a year needs to get food stamps instead of classes in responsible life management?  
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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 7:27 am
In response to the May 24-30 North Country This Week Sound Off “Dead Birds,” ask the Audubon Society how many birds die because of cats each year and then get back to us. Here’s a hint, it’s in the bi...
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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:41 am
Everyone in Hopkinton/Parishville, if you think you are neutral and are not attending meetings/signing petitions you are not neutral. You are helping the pro-industrial turbine leaseholders affect our...
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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:41 am
There is a display of a lack of integrity in a small population of folks who are not respecting their neighbor's wishes to live in peace and quiet, to have a safe environment for their children and gr...
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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:41 am
Who was the brilliant engineer who decided removing a hill and widening lanes was a good solution to the dangerous intersection on Rt. 345 at Burnham Corners? I'm sure the person’s solution is sound...
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 7:52 am
In response to the May 24-30 North Country This Week Sound Off “Dead Birds” it stated “Aubudon says wind turbines cause 140,000 to 228,000 dead birds each year. Somebody has to stop them.” Let’s put t...
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 7:52 am
Wow! The multi-national industrial wind turbine company Avangrid that is trying to subvert the will of the majority of residents in Parishville and Hopkinton by forcing us to host their taxpayer money...
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 7:52 am
I just witnessed state trucks spraying roadside and guardrails on State Highway 72 (by a small stream as well). While hogweed and visibility are issues, there has to be a better solution. When I was a...
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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:13 am
In response to “Leaseholder Beware” which appeared in the May 17-23 issue of North Country This Week: your continued scare tactics were not true the first time you started your anti-wind narrative and...
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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:13 am
I don’t understand how it can be an effective tactic for a police department to deploy a giant Humvee to monitor drug dealers. Who are you really catching when you park a tank in front of a house that...
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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:13 am
What a wonderful gift to St. Lawrence University by the Johnson family. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the university showed the same generosity and donated $1 million to the Garrett Phillips Memorial Fu...
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