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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:06 am
From Ogdensburg to Florida on a recent trip the highest price paid for a gallon of gas was in Ogdensburg. What a sad thing to be the highest price in the poorest county in New York State.  
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:30 am
In response to “Fitness Team Photo”, pornography is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal. Do you think these hard working individuals participated in said contest f...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:10 am
Why in one of New York States poorest counties is the price of gas still so high. Its been hanging around $3.30 to $3.40 when many other places in the state are now selling gas for $3.10 to $3.20. Har...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:10 am
Businesses are closing right and left in our area: Violi’s, Sears and Office Max in Massena and now Northern Music in Potsdam in just two months. What will replace these jobs for over 120 people? This...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:09 am
The Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommends that parents refuse to give permission for their school/library/sports club/news media to publish pictures of their children along with their f...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:51 am
MASSENA -- Village police say they charged an Oswego man with several charges, including leaving the scene, after a Monday motor vehicle accident. Patrick M. Kostroski, 43, of 103B Skyline Drive, Oswe...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:14 am
I would like to say kudos to the person or persons who cut some of the brush along the Grasse River on Riverside Drive in Canton. It was a much needed improvement and will give a better view of the sc...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:14 am
I am amazed in the many ways of poor and wrong treatment of animals both domesticated and wild in the news lately. I think it’s a very poor sign, of what humans are learning. When I grew up, I learned...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:13 am
I don’t understand why it is so difficult to find an overnight parking spot in Potsdam when students are here. Every fall and spring it is impossible to find an overnight parking space. I have a pile...
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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 6:37 am
In response to “Making Ends Meet,” I agree with the writer who asked that people not be put down for accepting handouts. Instead of hurting people because they are on welfare, or in jail, or are not l...
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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6:54 am
I’m so tired of people saying that most of the people that voted against the merger don’t pay property taxes and shouldn’t vote. What a joke! If you live in the area you can vote. Many people pay rent...
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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6:54 am
Does anyone find it funny that New York State has one of the highest gas tax in the United States? However we do not have the money to fix our bridges and roads, but the DOT has $400,000 dollars for...
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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6:54 am
The people have spoken, this merger is the biggest form of social economic discrimination that possibly ever existed. For the next phase, don’t overlook the high cost of administration.  
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:02 am
Businesses are closing right and left in our area: Violi’s, Sears and Office Max in Massena and now Northern Music in Potsdam in just two months. What will replace these jobs for over 120 people? This...
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:01 am
The map of Potsdam on the front page of the Nov. 5 - 11 issue of North Country This Week would have been much easier to read had north (instead of east) been placed at top. Labeling Market Street woul...
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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:00 am
I’m trying to remain positive after the school merger vote but I’m having difficulty appreciating where we go next. I hope that the 2600+ people who voted against the measure are flushed with ideas af...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:21 am
With Veterans Day taking place this week, and I just wanted to remind people that saying “Happy Veterans Day” may not be the proper thing to say to a veteran. Veterans Day is not a day of celebration,...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:18 am
The closing of Northern Music & Video is the biggest loss that Potsdam has suffered in over 20 years. It was an amazing business with outstanding customer service!  
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:18 am
Elise Stefanik is getting just what she wanted. To spend a year in the North Country and then get out and get back to Washington and her real constituents, lobbyists and cronies.  
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:42 am
In response to “Fitness Team Photo”, oh my God…to see beautiful, fit people on the cover of a news paper is so refreshing compared to the out of shape majority around here. No one is sticking their to...
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:42 am
I have hunted all my life. I have eaten nearly every type of wild and domestic game. An 800-pound bear is not table fit and wasn’t killed for anything other than the sport of hunting. It is like the...
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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:22 am
I have heard enough. If you want to hunt, trap, fish, etc. that is your right and I would not want that right infringed upon. It is also my right to not do those things. I have lived in the North Coun...
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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:22 am
I wonder if the people who voted against the merger understand the complexity of how schools are funded and activities mandated? Many of the activities that people see and love, such as, sporting even...
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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:03 am
When it comes to hunting, yes it is okay for some people but there are others who don’t like it and can’t eat or won’t eat venison. To the write who thinks “Hunting Beats Handouts”...what about people...
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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:02 am
As the superintendents experience the stages of grief as they rationalize and blame, taxpayers should remain vigilant, no means no. Now, urge your board members to replace those who led their district...
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