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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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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:43 am
I am curious why there is no mention of pedestrian, wheelchair, or cyclist safety, efficiency of motion, or safety in the announcement about the possible conversion of one of the major pedestrian inte...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:40 pm
In response to “Group Accused of Spreading Falsities” which appeared in the April 11-17 issue of North Country This Week: The chairman of North County for a Brighter Future counters the opposition’s c...
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Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:13 am
To all the letter writers screaming that the wind project is "all about the money", I ask: what business project isn't? The wind farm is about renewable energy, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:07 am
I'm glad that Concerned Citizens are here to protect Hopkinton. They're here to protect us from green energy production (hey, climate change can't happen without help!), to protect our town government...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:07 am
In response to “Roundabout Eyed in Potsdam” which ran in the April 4-10 issue of North Country This Week: What about the big plan to turn the center of the business district (Market/Main streets) into...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:06 am
In response to “SLC Wants State to Fund Treatments for Inmates” which appeared on the front page of the April 4-10 issue of North Country This Week: I believe this is an amazing idea! Quite late to th...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:01 am
Have I missed something in a recent law change to vehicle requirements in use of directional signal lights? I can’t help but think I must as recently I am witness to more and more individuals all over...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:00 am
Why are the superintendents of local high schools complaining about state aid? I see that Ogdensburg is not going to replace the assistant administrator and save $80,000. How much of this administrat...
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:12 am
In response to “Gun Show Inappropriate” which appeared in the March 24-30 issue of North Country This Week: I agree, this is wrong! It is unbelievable that village leaders would agree to such a thing....
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:11 am
Can we close our businesses for Good Friday? Why is school running through the entire month of June? Stop the clock people. The government needs to give back the gift of time to citizens. Not stopping...
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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:30 am
In response to “School Stops” which appeared in the March 21-27 issue of North Country This Week: Have you ever organized your immediate neighbors to create a group get together that occurs on a regul...
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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:30 am
In response to “Sports Escorts” which appeared in the March 28 through April 3 issue of North Country This Week: I think we are all proud of the members of the Clarkson women's hockey team and their a...
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Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:36 am
Why don’t the St Lawrence County legislators look at the land next to the current county jail for two new buildings? One, separate from the jail, to keep the newly legislated 17 & 18 years olds, t...
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Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:36 am
For people to blame an inanimate object for violence in schools is a concern. Guns have been around for hundreds of years and never on their own committed any crime/murder etc. The only thing responsi...
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:23 am
Some of our local schools are considering hiring a police officer to help ensure safety. That may end up being the answer. But a question that I have is: Are principals at school greeting the students...
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:23 am
In response to “Toilet Garden is Art, Not a Protest, Owner Says,” which appeared in the March 28 - April 3 issue of North Country This Week: I totally agree with Roger Willmart's claim that his tastef...
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 9:11 am
Why don’t the St Lawrence County legislators look at the land next to the current county jail for two new buildings? One, separate from the jail, to keep the newly legislated 17 & 18 years olds, t...
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Monday, April 2, 2018 - 7:24 am
For people to blame an inanimate object for violence in schools is a concern. Guns have been around for hundreds of years and never on their own committed any crime/murder etc. The only thing responsi...
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Friday, March 30, 2018 - 8:12 am
Here is an outside the box idea. Bitcoin (blockchain) farms can use vast amounts of electricity and produce digital tokens for their owners while costing communities higher electricity rates. My out o...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:40 am
Why is it that everything in this country, no matter what event or happening, always go to politics? Republicans say it's Democrats’ fault, Democrats say it’s Republicans’ fault. Can't we all just get...
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 8:18 am
I want to offer a big thank you to the people who offered to help me with my diabetic cat who I wrote about a few months ago in Sound Off. I really appreciate the help from people who sent out word th...
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:36 am
I want to know why it has become acceptable for local emergency service agencies, police, fire, and rescue, to escort victorious sports teams back into our communities. Yesterday, I witnessed four res...
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