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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 8:07 am
In response to “Bring Wind Farms” which appeared in the July 12-18 issue of North Country This Week: Yeah, they're so much uglier than many acres of blue reflective sun-catchers, so very visible from...
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:32 am
I am a student at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School. A few years ago, our school had to cut some staff positions due to the tight budget. Many options for extracurricular activities and classes are...
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:22 am
Community Performance Series, please restore the performance of summer musicals next year. Their absence this year, though understandable because of staff changes, was a real blow to the quality of li...
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:44 am
Please be informed the advertisement by "The North Country For a Brighter Future" is another arm of Iberdrola/Avangrid. This is blatant false advertising and propaganda under the guise of a group of l...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:18 am
I see St. Lawrence County lawmakers want to add a tax on cell phones -- 30 cents per phone per user. I think that's crazy…there are already enough hidden fees in a cell phone plan. Get off your butts...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:26 am
I was impressed with the many teenagers who presented their reasons for the smoking age to be increased from 18 to 21 at the St. Lawrence County Legislature meeting. The June 5 audio was just posted o...
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Monday, July 17, 2017 - 6:32 am
While the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce has good intentions, I feel that too much is being scheduled at the same time. Years ago the only music during Potsdam’s four-day sidewalk sale was the Norwood Br...
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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:49 am
Our GOP legislatures now want to tax our cell phones? Didn’t they find extra money? How about working on getting jobs, keeping people from leaving, oh forgot GOP “take from the needy for the greedy!”...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:08 am
No parade no celebration of any kind for Independence Day in Massena is a new low. Come on chamber and mayor, that blues fest in the park? Bump it downtown for July 4.  
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:32 am
As I read about PILOT opinion, I wonder how many of these imaginary so-called health and environmental end of times issues attributed to wind turbines would be overlooked if local governments were off...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:49 am
At the recent 4th of July parade in Norwood, my husband and I rode the American Legion Post 68 float and handed out candy and freeze pops to the children along the parade route. I was impressed with t...
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Monday, July 10, 2017 - 7:49 am
People are afraid of industrial wind power, saying it will ruin the countryside and their rural lifestyle. I live in the middle of an industrial farming area, where farming goes on 24/7, and it’s pret...
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Monday, July 10, 2017 - 7:49 am
At the Canton Town Board meeting on Wednesday, July 12, at 4:30 p.m., I would hope that the board would agree to bring the state comptroller in for an audit of the books and for a recognition of the n...
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Friday, July 7, 2017 - 6:25 am
In response to “Smoking at Festivals” which appeared in the June 14-20 issue of North Country This Week: They blow smoke in your kid's faces? How tall are your kids? Smoke rises, especially outdoors,...
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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:56 am
In response to “Gift from a Gift” which appeared in the May 31 - June 6 issue of North Country This Week: What a wonderful idea. That sure would help keep that little boy’s memory with all of us. I ho...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 7:49 am
There seems to be an ongoing problem in Ogdensburg that never gets taken care of. I see several motorcycles and trucks using Washington Street and the Twin Bridges as a drag strip. It does no good to...
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Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:26 am
If sparklers are allowed, then firecrackers should also be allowed. They do not sustain anywhere near the temps of sparklers and as long as the size & power of the fire crackers are within reason...
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Monday, July 3, 2017 - 8:12 am
Enough with the whining about St. Mary’s cemetery in Potsdam. Sure, it wasn’t handled completely the way it could have been. Move on – rules are needed in public cemeteries. If you look up rules for o...
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Monday, July 3, 2017 - 8:11 am
To the person concerned about why a person making $20,000 needs food stamps. A single person that grosses $20,000 does not qualify for the SNAP program. Stop the fake news and rhetoric. I would be mor...
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Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:36 am
We could go back and forth all day on how dangerous a certain intersection is. Can we all be brutally honest for once? It's the drivers that are dangerous. People hate to have to stop period, that's t...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 8:07 am
Title Ten is a government rule that allows the governor to ram industrial turbines down the throat of the voters of Parishville and Hopkinton even if they vote no in a referendum. Democracy in the mat...
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:23 am
I cannot imagine living in a beautiful place my whole life, paying taxes, just to have a company with profit as its main game come in and ruin everything I enjoy. I pray for every living creature in t...
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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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