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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:09 am
Holy hyperbole Batman! “Contain Cats” did not mention cat euthanasia, and what’s that got to do with Hitler’s genocide of “6 million Jews?” The only mention of cat death was an unfortunate hit-and-run...
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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 6:26 am
We have seen a lot of local news headlines about Elise Stefanik recently, most of which without any real substance. Recently it was announced that she voted on a funding bill, $40 billion for Departme...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 6:43 am
I don't understand the whole if a criminal has a gun shoot him/her to kill. Why can’t they shoot the person in the hand that is holding the gun? Or if the person is running from them shoot them in the...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 6:33 am
A two-week notice would have been more professional than reading about Building Blocks Day Care closing on the internet Saturday night. What a conundrum they have placed all the parents in who need ch...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 8:19 am
I think in these times that world-wide marches are foolish, putting a stress on our officials and security teams. There should be better methods of showing your support than banning together and riski...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 8:07 am
In response to “Cat Haters” wow, how can a mean-spirited cat-killing campaign down south be logically compared to killing the Jews during the WW II? Where did all that come from? That's quite a stretc...
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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 6:59 am
Maybe our constitution should be altered about religious beliefs. Most religions don't promote killing of people of different faiths. I think their leaders should try to get along better and respect t...
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Friday, January 16, 2015 - 7:11 am
I wonder about the quality of graduates that journalism schools are turning out these days. See the article in the Dec. 22 edition concerning the young man who reached his goal in life as a train cond...
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Friday, January 16, 2015 - 7:10 am
In response to 12 police agencies who assisted each other in the arrest of a Norwood trio for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamines: I read that people are leaving New York at an unprecedented rate...
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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:46 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor “New Year’s resolution: avoid animal products,” I will make my own resolutions, goals and plans, thank you! Blaming meat is so silly it's almost funny. The auth...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 8:44 am
I am writing in to again thank the Potsdam Holiday Fund and anyone who donated their time, energy, food or money along with it because if it wasn’t for all of you wonderful people my children wouldn’t...
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 8:43 am
In response to “Contain Cats,” why do we keep entertaining these cat hater rationalizations? This is what the results are: go to the petitions: Hatteras NC Live Kittens Thrown in the Air and Shot and...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:38 am
There is not anywhere near enough law enforcement in St. Lawrence County, New York state or the U.S. in general. With all of the miscreants, deviants, hooligans and roughians abound, it will not be en...
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:38 am
About a year ago we received an advertisement for a car battery from the dealer where we bought our truck. The truck was older so I figured it was time for a new battery and took it in. We got the bat...
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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 6:18 am
What happened to good sportsmanship? Apparently gone with many other respectable virtues once held. Reference is made to a recent high school hockey game where a young OFA player was seriously injured...
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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 6:57 am
How about very cheap power for all of St. Lawrence County?  
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Friday, January 9, 2015 - 6:56 am
My New Year’s resolution is when my wife and I dine out, we will not leave a tip, nor will the people that sit at our table if the waitress don't have the courtesy of bring us a guest check. We're all...
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Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 7:03 am
In response to "High Gas Prices," why do people continue to complain about something that is so easily explained? Gas prices are higher in the North Country because we are in the middle of nowhere and...
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 6:39 am
A lot of people berate the media for constantly publishing gloom and doom, arrests, tragic deaths, etc., but we can’t blame them for doing this. Some of this even comes up in the pages of North Countr...
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:53 am
Kudos to J.S. Cinemas for showing “The Interview.” We need more theater owners to step up to tyrannical artistic oppression. That being said, when is someone going to open an adult film theater in St....
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 7:53 am
In response to the article "Police Chiefs Not Opposed to Body Cameras," why would this be needed in St. Lawrence County? Unless they are paid for by the officers themselves…I do not think taxpayers sh...
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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 6:20 am
In response to “Act Of Kindness,” just a note to straighten out a mistaken identity. The generous person who paid for your mom's purchases is one of the kindest, most decent woman I know. She has done...
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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 6:59 am
I was walking up the steps at the Potsdam Public Library on Friday, Dec. 20, and I fell and hit my head. I was sitting on the steps for about 20 minutes and about 20 people passed by me and no one ask...
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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 6:59 am
Cats shouldn't be allowed to roam free outside of your house. In some places they are licensed and treated as are dogs and are picked up if found wandering loose. Cats are also notorious predators of...
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:34 am
It was reassuring to see a police car go down my quiet, residential street in Potsdam on one of its routine patrols. We can sleep well because our police are awake!
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