Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:47 am
“Died after a courageous battle with cancer.” Much too often I see this headline honoring someone who died from cancer. If I am diagnosed with cancer, I will not fight it. Nor will I seek treatment, c...
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Monday, August 21, 2017 - 7:46 am
Trump has lied from when he took the oath and made the statement about the crowds. He's enriched his friends while the middle class and poor are still left behind. He treats his job like it's the appr...
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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 7:26 am
In response to “Deafening Noise” which appeared in the Aug. 12-18 issue of North Country This Week: Noise levels too loud? Call the mayor and tell him you pay taxes and it will stop.  
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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 7:26 am
With about 3 to 4 months before the snow flies, I wonder if the Ogdensburg City Code Enforcement Office is going to do their job properly this coming winter season by issuing reminders about keeping s...
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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 7:26 am
Why can't Potsdam officials get the graffiti and stickers all over town cleaned up? Also, there are many streets, sidewalks, and parking lots that need repair in the Village of Potsdam. The village is...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
In response to “Hydro Dam Efficiency,” which appeared in the Aug. 9-15 issue of North Country This Week: The Potsdam administrator is correct in reporting that the efficiency of the power plant is not...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
Is death or a critical injury on Potsdam’s horizon? The way people (especially women) drive is extremely dangerous. Some traffic control would help. A stop sign, wherever you encounter it, requires a...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:38 am
We live at Higley Flow and yes we do love it for the most part. But, I must ask you parents who give your young kids keys to basically a high performance car that goes 60-70 miles per hour and just le...
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:57 am
People should be very concerned if Avangrid and a few leaseholders in Parishville and Hopkinton get their way because 40 of the 500-foot tall industrial wind turbines will only be the beginning. Will...
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:57 am
Gov. Cuomo wants to give free tuition for inmates. Now he is asking Companies in New York State to hire criminals. My answer to everyone raising a child in New York State. Tell your kid to buy some d...
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 7:35 am
Here is a perspective on wind towers that most can understand: The Statue of Liberty is 305 feet tall from its base to the torch. Add 195 feet and you understand the enormous height of a 500-foot wind...
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 7:34 am
In response to the Sound Off “Price of Life” which ran in the Aug. 9-15 issue of North Country This Week: The price of life is around $65,000, as the front page story clearly outlined. Unless you are...
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Monday, August 14, 2017 - 9:25 am
Once again the level of noise from speakers from the Massena Central sports field is deafening. I am ten blocks away. I don't want to hear your sports. Turn it down.  
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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 8:00 am
When my son was born with a bad heart and six week pre mature they only gave him hours. They wanted him on a flight -- I said no -- because my insurance didn't cover it. So we put him in an ambulance...
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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 8:00 am
The Village of Potsdam administrator states that it's had too much rain for the hydro dam to generate effectively? Now, I'm not the smartest person but everyone else like Brookfield Power isn't having...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:31 am
Election season is around the corner and there are two Hopkinton Town Board seats that are up. Everyone in the town that has an opinion on whether or not the turbines come in needs to get out and vote...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:31 am
Bullying is picking on someone with mean intentions. The person who is bullied usually cannot defend themselves verbally or physically. Years ago bullying used to be personal and now it is viral. It's...
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 7:27 am
Ticks in St. Lawrence County are numerous this year. My family has had quite a few. It is very frustrating because the doctors/family practitioners in this area are completely ignorant, for the most p...
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 7:26 am
Mercy Flight, a 501C3 non-profit air transport service, ceased operations in 2013 in the North Country because the increased competition of the new for profit service made it impossible to continue op...
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 8:21 am
I personally feel and I'm sure others do too, is if the county wants to add a 911 service tax to our cellphones, then the county better make sure we have cell service throughout the entire county. Thi...
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 8:20 am
In response to the “The High Cost of Life Flights” stories which ran in the Aug. 2-8 issue of North Country This Week: We now have another life-saving service in the North Country. Air Methods can giv...
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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:06 am
Real Property Tax Law 487 grants a 15-year total exemption for the value of solar panels placed on property. A municipality that hears of a large-scale project coming to their town has the option to t...
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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 6:18 am
In response to “Debris Costly for Ogdensburg” which appeared in the July 29 - Aug. 4 issue of North Country This Week: You must be kidding — grass clippings costing us money? I'll tell you what's cost...
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Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 6:50 am
Just a message for all you dog owners. For years your neighbors have been listening to your barking dogs during the day and into the night! We all like dogs, but not when they wake you in the night. P...
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 9:00 am
My husband and I saw three trucks stop by the side of the road in front of our house this afternoon. One person got out of his truck and got a rifle out of the backseat of the truck. He then went into...
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