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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 9:16 am
I have to say that I have been enjoying the hometown photos on the North Country Now homepage. A lot of good eyes for photography out there, with a special shout out to the reflection blue heron on Fr...
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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 6:57 am
As an avid animal lover, please use respect when in the woods this spring. So far, I have read of a bear that sadly had its head cut off. People have told me of baby raccoons they are keeping, foxes p...
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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:04 am
I have spent a lifetime fishing the local streams around Potsdam. The water quality in these brooks needs to be examined. I recently fished Parkhurst Brook, stopping at eight road crossings in Colton...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 9:28 am
I do not want to personally attack the writer of the May 11-17 Letter to the Editor “Thinking About Dairy Cows on Mother’s Day,” for their views concerning what we eat, what our diets should be or how...
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:42 am
In response to “Area Eyesores” which appeared in the May 11-17 issue of North Country This Week: The spots you refer to are nothing compared to what some residents have done to their properties on ano...
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:42 am
I beg to differ with the May 7-13 Letter to the Editor “Clearing Up Proposed Recycling Legislation,” that Potsdam makes it very easy to recycle. We live in the village and have not found that to be tr...
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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 8:34 am
I was driving in downtown recently around 2 a.m. and a police vehicle had only one headlight. I would like someone to tell me why that is allowed but not for the rest of us?
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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 7:36 am
In response to “Clearing Up Proposed Recycling Legislation” which appeared in the May 7-13 issue of North Country This Week: I couldn’t believe the letter I just read by a gentleman who claims viewing...
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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 7:35 am
In response to all the talk about heroin addiction: this is simple, my parents taught me this…you can't help those who won't help themselves; this includes addicts. When they refuse to go into rehab,...
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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 8:10 am
I was on my way to Canton on Riverside Drive recently, not very far from Morley when I noticed a car coming toward me. The car started to cross the center of the road toward me. All of a sudden he was...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:56 am
I am writing to voice my disgust with the number of dilapidated buildings in the area. There is one in Hannawa Falls just as you come into it. There is another across from the cemetery near the inters...
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:23 am
I now, we've heard it for years, (some) college kids lack respect for others. When a bar hosts a huge party for college students; stay in the bar. Apparently they feel they have the right to venture o...
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:22 am
I've prepared a petition for the Village of Potsdam government to include vaporizers in smoke-free laws. This has been urged nationwide by the American Lung Association and the American Heart Associat...
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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 9:29 am
Edited Friday, May 13 at 7:34 a.m. In response to “ Teacher’s Salaries” which appeared in the April 30-May 6 issue of North Country This Week: Let’s get one thing straight. Teaching, like any other pr...
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Monday, May 9, 2016 - 9:28 am
The speed limits seem contradictory on many of our county roadways. Why is it 35 mph on a state highway through Raymondville and parts of Massena, and 55 mph on narrow country roads, forcing trucks an...
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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:15 am
Mothers certainly deserve a day of recognition and gifts, but if you don't need or want anything this year, consider asking your family to make a contribution to your favorite conservation/environment...
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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:14 am
In response to the April 30-May 6 front page story “Users Shielded Under Needle Exchange,” I say let heroin addicts should be left to fend for themselves after making the worst decision in their lives...
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:02 am
It is comforting to know that others recognize that DA Rain has created more problems than solved. But the truth, as I see it anyway, is that no matter what action is taken against her most likely it...
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:01 am
I thoroughly enjoy Paul Hetzler’s articles and look forward to them. I especially enjoyed the latest on dandelions as it brought back memories of my childhood when a neighbor always asked permission t...
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:39 am
In the past month the District Attorney has been accused of committing two felonies, one for allowing the unauthorized practice of law for an intern, and a second for disclosing grand jury testimony....
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:38 am
The criticism in “Presidential Voting Issues in Potsdam” which appeared in the April 27-May 3 issue of North Country This Week was not deserved! I've been voting in Potsdam for 30 years and never befo...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:42 am
In response to “No Entitlement” which appeared in the April 20-26 issue of North Country This Week: I didn't know soda and candy were junk food, really? Thank you for enlightening me. The idea of some...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:41 am
In response to “Dangerous Intersection” which appeared in the April 27-May 3 issue of North Country This Week: we live on the Sullivan Road and were there to help with the recent accident at the inter...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:41 am
In response to “State Probe of DA Could be Expensive” which appeared in the April 27-May 3 issue of North Country This Week the St. Lawrence County Legislature’s request for an investigation for the p...
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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:36 am
Everyone in the North Country knows that our schools are constantly underfunded. The lack of funding is drastically affecting student education. We need to get more funding and I've come up with a way...
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