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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:14 am
It would seem that the expansion of the Ogdensburg International Airport (OIA) is going to be a real boon for air travel for many in our area. I am surprised that you all have not been more on top of...
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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:13 am
Shoppers using self check-outs are a bad idea, because it might mean a checkout person losing their job, or a person not being hired. So shoppers, go to a checkout that has a person to check you out,...
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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:13 am
Someone please explain why there is a gay/lesbian parade, and pride week. Be with whom ever you wish, no one cares. Why do you have the need to show the world your sexual preference? Funny, you never...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:21 am
I would just like to take a minute and address this recent opting out of state testing because it's too hard. Let me tell you a little something about life being hard. These days, not having Wi-Fi con...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:20 am
To those responsible for removing or stealing our banner advertising the bullhead dinner May 2 at 2 p.m. on Cold Brooke Drive in South Colton: We, the members of the Racquette Valley Fish and Game Clu...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:20 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor “Apples to Oranges: Why is Gas More in NY?,” which ran in the April 15 issue of North Country This Week, it’s an age old complaint from snow birds returning to...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:42 am
I’m curious as to how many schools offered students an alternative to taking the Common Core tests? Also, why? Was it because they wanted the money paid by the state for each student that attends sch...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:39 am
I was glad to see that a committee of St. Lawrence Legislators are trying to get Amish buggies to mark their buggies with proper plaques. At least five major accidents occurred last year and who knows...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:38 am
There should be more collaboration between St. Lawrence County law enforcement and social services. Prior to the county hiring any law enforcement official they should intern with social services for...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:29 am
I want to congratulate the teacher’s union. They have done a good job of brainwashing the parents of students in our high schools. Naturally the union does not want the standardized tests because the...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:29 am
To those of you that think eliminating sports is the answer to all the financial woes of St. Lawrence County schools, think again! The sports budget for schools in St. Lawrence County is about 1 perce...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 6:28 am
Child Protective Services (CPS) investigations results vary from founded, unfounded and cases leading to the removal of children from their parents and homes. The basis of their investigations stem fr...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:37 am
Since the Hermon man accused of kidnapping is willing to accept or even entertain the thought of accepting a plea deal in his federal case, to me, is an admission of guilt. I understand DA Rain wantin...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:37 am
To a certain point, I agree with the recent Sound Off "Leave the Trees" which ran in the April 11-17 issue of North Country This Week. I am not sure why those particular trees were cut down, but, may...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6:35 am
Kudos to all those involved in fighting against the plague that drugs has on our area. The work is dangerous and is worthy of all the community support we can give. God bless you and keep you safe....
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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:15 am
In your report on the Sportsman's Expo, it lists a lot of great information for those that would hope to attend. And then it says "Vendors and businesses will sell products and have information about...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:14 am
I cannot see having 11 cops each way from Syracuse to Potsdam every time I ride that road. This place is crawling with bored cops. I am only referring to the state police-marked unit division. Everyon...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:08 am
Please take time to inspect your US flags for disrepair. Many of us take pride in displaying old glory, but sadly, many do not ever inspect them. As you drive around the country-side, many homes and s...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:06 am
Last year road crews filled the cracks in the road on State Highway 56 in Norfolk. They also painted the nice new yellow lines. This spring, our yard is filled with the yellow line fill. Is this from...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:52 am
More and more homeowners are under threat with the county making it easier for themselves to take possession of your property for unpaid taxes. The legislature seems to think they have more of a right...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:52 am
It is obvious that the police presence in the area is disproportionate to need and population. Yes, there is a serious need to contain and control illegal immigration, but the roadblocks, bus inspecti...
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:50 am
In my opinion, gay, lesbian etc., women’s equality issues should not be capturing the media and therefore public opinion. I am all for equality for everyone but like beauty, equality is in the eye of...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:20 am
Well, let's not forget the state park where a Border Patrol agent sits 24-7...a lot of criminal activity there. The boat launch in Massena, a lot of terrorism and criminal activity at that spot on the...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:19 am
The fact that they even thinking of giving the accused Hermon kidnappers a plea deal is sick! The kidnappers should get the full extent of the law and if they don't, there is really something wrong wi...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:53 am
One of the great things about living in Potsdam is that we have parks and trails that are far enough from car traffic where it is generally acceptable to walk our dogs off-leash. However, if you are c...
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