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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:42 am
Had to chuckle, but was also dismayed, about how times have changed when I looked at the picture of Canton's graduating class taken on the morning of their practice for graduation and published on Nor...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:47 am
The person who took the children’s high chair at the lawn sale on Harrison St in Canton without paying, should stop by and pay for it. Otherwise the license plate number of your vehicle may be reporte...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:46 am
It was a sad day for Potsdam elementary students to see their principal Larry Jenne retire. He was such a dedicated, caring and respected administrator. I am sure that his multitude of untold acts of...
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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 9:08 am
Our prisons need a real big reform. When you are not fit for society and jailed it is time to be treated like a prisoner. No TV, cell phones, libraries, and all the toys of home life. Cell blocks shou...
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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:11 am
Why do a small number of people in the North Country insist on flying Confederate flags? Don’t they understand that it is a symbol of traitors to this nation as well as racism? It is a slap in the fac...
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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:11 am
I live in south Higley in Colton and we have been flooded since Friday June 12. Many of us have had to pull our boats. Docks are either inaccessible or under water. The river is full of debris and dan...
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 6:57 am
In response to “Love Self-checkouts” which ran in the June 17 issue of North Country This Week; we also can pump our own gas, bag our own groceries and serve ourselves in a restaurant to name a few. E...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:39 am
People in Assemblywoman Russell’s district received multiple mailings recently from rich people asking the public to pressure Russell into voting to give taxpayer money to the wealthy in return for th...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:27 am
In response to the “Corrupt County” which ran in the June 17 issue of North Country This Week: you are right! How many more serious cases are going to be pushed under the rug and forgotten because the...
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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:55 am
In response to “Machines and Humans” which ran in the June 3 issue of North Country This Week; it must be nice to have enough extra time to wait in line for 15 minutes to be cashed out by humans that...
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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
In response to the “Corrupt County” which ran in the June 13 issue of North Country This Week: you are right! How many more serious cases are going to be pushed under the rug and left to be forgotten...
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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
Veterans care: our government should be taking care of our wounded and vets in need of lifetime care. They failed after WW1, WW2, Vietnam, Korea and now again on the war of all wounded military all ov...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:44 am
Within the past month, Matt Foster has spent countless hours cleaning up his newly purchased property on the Old Potsdam Parishville Road. We want to congratulate you on a job well done. The property...
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 8:00 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor “ Pets Have No Place at Dairy Princess Parade,” which ran in the June 10 issue of North Country This Week; I so agree with you, why have pets at parades? Leave...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:37 am
Why is a separate election held for the library tax? Why isn't voting combined with the school tax vote? Is this a deliberate effort to suppress voting so the library board has a free hand in increasi...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:32 am
Why not send the Border Patrol agents with their Taser after the escaped convicts? Oh, never mind…the convicts are not a defenseless 20-year old girl.  
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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 8:58 am
In response to "Hear Them Roar," which ran in the May 30 edition of North Country This Week, you failed to mention that because motorcycles require longer braking distances the bikers should stop spee...
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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:45 am
In response to “Court Craziness” which ran in the June 6 issue of North Country This Week, unfortunately you are correct in your allegations and accusations. It's like the right to a speedy trial; pur...
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 7:53 am
After witnessing the recent installation of several self-checkout units at the Potsdam Walmart, I couldn't help but think “Okay, we don't have to hire real people.” I understand the need to save money...
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 9:39 am
In response to last months Taser incident involving an Ogdensburg woman and Border Patrol: are we losing our civil rights? Yes Miss Cooke, We are. You say you want to stand up for your rights. Who is...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:24 am
The state did a real nice job with the culvert work in Colton. It really was well done.  
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:24 am
In response to “Library Funding Increase” which ran in the June 3 issue of North Country This Week, yes, the Potsdam Public Library is asking for money again. It has to ask every year. And yes, like p...
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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 8:32 am
In response to many Sound Off submissions and Letters to the Editor that state "why not just open your trunk." In this country, we made the decision long ago that we should be secure against unreasona...
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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 8:04 am
In response to “She Got What She Deserved,” which ran in the May 30-June 6 edition of North Country This Week, as an eight-year veteran, we were taught if you feel there is something not right, to spe...
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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 7:38 am
In response to “Parade Is a Lifesaver” which ran in the May 27 issue of North Country This Week, I cannot speak for anyone else but myself, but I disagree with the gay pride parade being a lifesaver....
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