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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:45 am
I think all restaurants should drug test their employees. I think they might be surprised to learn that some of the help they hire are high or drunk most of the time.  
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:42 am
In response to “Take CTE Seriously” which appeared in the Oct. 11-17 issue of North Country This Week: You’re wrong, CTE is caused from repeated blows to the head which causes concussions. This is cau...
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:37 am
For all of the local schools in St Lawrence County. I love how you all preach zero tolerance for bullying. I can tell you first hand that this is a joke. The school district I work in is one of the wo...
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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:04 am
Raising everyone’s gas prices because your guy didn’t understand the markets when he was buying it last year is your fault. If you didn’t add and adjust for the markets and the cost of fuel barrels ri...
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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:01 am
In response to “White American Male” which appeared in the Oct. 11-17 issue of North Country This Week: It is obvious you are digging for a reason to complain about President Trumps policies. I find t...
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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 8:08 am
Again and again, why do people think they have the right to photograph Amish people? Would you like it if you asked people not to photograph you but they did anyway? No you would not. And while I am o...
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:45 am
In response to “Mush Brain” which appeared in the Oct. 4-10 issue of North Country This Week: CTE is a real thing! Unfortunately little is really known about CTE, but any young athlete who is involved...
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:37 am
In response to “Rural Blight” which appeared in the Oct. 4-10 issue of North Country This Week: The real problem is all these towns have paid code officers that get paid with taxpayer money to do noth...
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Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:26 am
Dear neighbors, The documentary film about James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, will be shown next Monday, October 16 by Cinema10 at the Roxy. If you are concerned about race and racism in our country...
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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:56 am
The shooter in the Las Vegas carnage was not a Muslim, a Mexican or a man from one of the countries currently on the U.S. travel ban. He was a deranged white American male with access to an assault we...
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Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:23 am
In response to “Rescue Squad Ride” which appeared in the Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 issue of North Country This Week: You can definitely get a breakdown of what the $900 you were charged. You just haven't talk...
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 8:06 am
In response to “Corrupt Coaching” which appeared in the Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 issue of North Country This Week: If you concerned about your child being bullied by these schools -- you missed the bus. You,...
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 8:43 am
I am relatively new to the North Country having moved here from a large city. I thought blight was an urban phenomenon. I never expected blight to exist in a rural area. As I drive around getting to...
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Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:08 am
To the countless people who tether/chain their "pets?" perpetually morning, noon and night; during all seasons of the year — please consider the following. They are miserable outside dealing with the...
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Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:53 am
In response to “Private or Public” which appeared in the Sept. 20-26 issue of North Country This Week: I am genuinely bewildered that some people cannot tell the differences between breastfeeding and...
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Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:53 am
Three weeks ago I was taken to the hospital by the volunteer rescue squad. They did a great job getting me to the hospital. My problem is the cost of this service — $900! Where do they have the right...
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:59 am
Attention to all parents who have a son or daughter playing football for any schools in St. Lawrence County. There are at least two teams in our county that need to be banned from this sport. It begin...
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:57 am
Well I searched the police blotter today, and there were very few college students cited Friday night in Canton. As we walked around town we see laws being openly broken right in front of numerous pol...
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:55 am
The first week in August a dairy farmer hauled liquid manure from a pit on his farm on a rural road, non-stop 10-11 hours/day, 3-4 tankers running every 15-16 minutes for five and half days. With the...
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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:43 am
In response to “Breastfeeding in Church,” which appeared in the Aug. 30 - Sept. 5 issue of North Country This Week: What privileged lives we lead! We get to argue about whether mothers should breastfe...
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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:33 am
If you can’t control your dogs then don’t let them loose in a public place. Especially if they are large ones.  
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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 8:39 am
I am sure most of us have noticed automatic checkout counters in local chain stores. Of course, none of us can tell these big corporations not to replace human beings with these machines. But, we can...
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:14 am
In response to “Church Attendance” which appeared in the Sept. 13-19 issue of North Country This Week: I was disgusted to read “donations might be up too, because men will likely have their hands in t...
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:14 am
In response to “Breastfeeding in Church,” which appeared in the Aug. 30 - Sept. 5 issue of North Country This Week: To you women who chose to breastfeed, good for you. So you choose to whip it out in...
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 9:15 am
In response to “Gas Gouging” which appeared in the Sept. 9 -15 issue of North Country This Week: I agree — it is crazy. Why do we have to pay for all the bad that is happening? The ones on fixed incom...
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