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Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:13 am
The opening of ATV trails may be exiting news for some people, but for residents along the route it is the beginning of a noisy, dusty, and polluted summer. What gives ATV owners the right to intrude...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 8:57 am
In response to “Family Feels Fortunate Following Medical Issue” which ran in the May 9-15 issue of North Country This Week: Another anti-wind family uses an almost personal tragedy to set up a what-if...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:52 am
Will there be an open design competition for a covered pedestrian bridge over Main Street in Potsdam which, because of a proposed roundabout, will be needed to replace the high volume pedestrian cross...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 9:54 am
You now can ride helmetless and without proper documentation on Noreen Drive and Circle Drive in Norwood. Don't worry about laws; anything goes here. No need to worry about the law, everything is cool...
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Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:49 am
What I think is funny about kids with their pants hanging low is I lived on the west coast when that style came out of east LA; so I know it is older than half their school teachers. Talk about a dino...
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Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:49 am
It was nice of Assemblywoman Jenne to co-sponsor prohibiting zone pricing of gasoline. However, the same week gas prices went up to $2.99 per gallon. Did Canton, Potsdam, Ogdensburg and Gouverneur hav...
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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:20 am
Turning teacher evaluations over to North County schools will be like having no evaluations at all. Lets get rid of tenure and then start getting rid of the teacher deadwood.  
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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:19 am
I have no skin in the wind game, but who exactly will benefit from the proposed turbines? Will local electric rates decrease? I doubt it, ask residents of Chateguay. Will a few local land owners get s...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:42 am
In response to “Taxi Rates” in the May 2-8 North Country This Week: The writer complained that the village has no business regulating taxi rates in the village, and they shouldn’t be able to require t...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:42 am
In response to “County to Meet Cash Need” which appeared in the May 5-11 issue of North Country This Week: Wow! Great job SLC legislators for not having to borrow funds. However, a very huge part of t...
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:22 pm
I have been hearing rumors about a Five Guys Burgers coming to Potsdam. Why no news about it?  
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:21 pm
Heartfelt thanks to the New York Power Authority for the holiday parties, children’s movies, outdoor festivities, and friendly, accommodating staff at Hawkins Point Visitor Center. As summer brings v...
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:27 am
In response to “Ogdensburg Supports Ferry Project” which ran in the April 14-20 issue of North Country This Week: I find it interesting that no one is talking about the OBPA exclusivity clause regardi...
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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:09 am
We all pine for spring, but aren’t seeing it yet. One sure sign of its arrival is the trash along our town, county, and state highways. Please stop littering our lovely North Country. What are you tea...
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Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:02 am
As a Hopkinton resident I’d like to thank the people from Parishville, Potsdam, Lawrenceville, Winthrop and any other town who cared about our wellbeing. I’ve been reading all the letters to the edito...
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:15 am
In response to “Taxpayers Should Not Pay For Clean Energy Push” which appeared in the April 25 - May 1 issue of North Country This Week: Ut was interesting to note that only wind power was mentioned a...
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:43 am
In response to “North Star Taxi Rate Approved by Village” which ran in the April 25 - May 1 issue of North Country This Week: I don’t get this. Why does the village need to approve taxi rates? As far...
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Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:16 am
I see items of interest to senior citizens in North Country This Week, but the only means of getting specifics is online. Many seniors can't get online and many others don't know how to use email addr...
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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:50 am
How many people have called the hospital, a clinic, or a doctor's office and had to leave a message because these places don't answer the phone any more? How many times has it been urgent in nature bu...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:17 am
The stench of dishonesty permeates Hopkinton. First, a council member goes door-to-door with Avangrid, trying to gain support for a project directly benefiting his family. Now, two council members are...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 8:26 am
I think the best restriction for wind regulation would be, if generated here is that the power be used here, and only here. The power should not be sent somewhere else for someone else's benefit. That...
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:47 am
Always amazed how local officials can get away with drunk driving, drug use, adultery, etc. Why are they not held accountable for their actions? If you agree to hold a public office, should you not be...
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Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:35 am
So let me get this straight…instead of fixing the terrible roads crumbling around Potsdam. Our wonderful board wants to put in a traffic circle. This town can't stop people from driving down the park...
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Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:36 am
The greatest tragedy of Massena’s eliminating junk days will be no more John Michaud Treasure Trash Hunting Adventures videos. These are gems, if you’ve never seen any. And it gives you a little persp...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:27 am
I see the N.Y. Power Authority announced it will be upgrading transmission lines. Too bad they can't spin off a little of that electricity for the North Country and give us decent rates rather than ke...
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