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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 8:36 am
I was in a taxicab recently at the corner of Ford and State streets. The traffic lights were red on all three sides due to the walk signal was clearing when an Ogdensburg City Police vehicle went thro...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 8:35 am
What’s up with that? Sunday before last around 2 p.m. I received a call from a woman who said she was from the NYS Department of Health! Come on now, New York State calling on Sunday? Last Sunday arou...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 8:35 am
I commend the Kingsburg Joint Union High School for voting in concealed carry of handguns for faculty and staff interested in doing so. Our area schools and colleges should do the same. Staff members...
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:27 am
I am an avid animal lover and people who leave their pets in cars while shopping or eating at a restaurant should be issued tickets and have their animals taken away. To leave a pet in the car for a...
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:27 am
I disagree with you the view that there is too much police presence in Potsdam and Canton area. Just recently there was a person who was beaten by four men who were later identified to be students at...
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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:27 am
To help alleviate the financial burden on property tax paying homeowners in the Village of Potsdam, the Potsdam Public Library should charge a registration fee for the courses it offers. The fee could...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:55 am
In response to the Sound Off “Properties in Pyrites” in the June 15-21 issue of North Country This Week: So the looks offend you. You don't want to look at poverty? Neither do the people who live ther...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:54 am
Why is it taking so long to sort out the March trooper accident in Norfolk? One of those parties had the right of way at the intersection and the other did not. Ticket the latter and be done with it....
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:54 am
In response to “”Pride in Property” which appeared in the June 15-19 issue of North Country This Week: While most of the responsibility is on the property owner, the code officer and town board also h...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 7:53 am
Now we know the real reason that Norwood-Norfolk Central School doesn't want its teachers rated with Common Core results. The school is ranked 268th out of 431 upstate districts (http://northcountryno...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:40 am
During the past week I’ve read news reports concerning both the fatal accident (Feb. of 2016) involving a Border Patrol officer and a car accident involving a state trooper (March of 2016). No real in...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:39 am
The temperature will be in the 90s this weekend. Can your pet get to the water you put out? Our neighbors’ dog barked non-stop for a very good reason the other day. It was wrapped around a pole and it...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 6:39 am
If Pierrepont re-zones half of its rural residential zoned areas into an AR area, families who want to build homes won't risk building there. No one wants to live next to junk yards, commercial kenne...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:52 am
I have heard and read about the controversy with St. Mary's Cemetery over the last several weeks. I decided to make this comment after a recent Sound Off that scolded Father Venette for not apologizin...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:51 am
In response to the criticism of deplorable properties in Pyrites, not all property owners are to blame. I am a resident in the hamlet and also am upset concerning the wretched conditions of some yards...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:51 am
I have to wonder just where are the cops in Canton? They get paid a great salary, for what? The street I live on has people who park any which way in front of houses they are visiting, time and time a...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:50 am
Regarding the front page article (“Village Seeks State help with Finances” (June 15-21): Lets see, they just gave four village department heads raises, just raised the village taxes, school taxes and...
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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:44 am
I think Hank Robar should put up solar light next to his toilets to light them up at night. I live in Potsdam and enjoy looking at his toilets. With solar lights on at night by the toilets, people cou...
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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 6:44 am
It's pathetic that the Orlando shooter was in custody twice by the FBI and yet never had his gun privileges revoked after he traveled to a known terrorist country. Why our country doesn't have a new l...
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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 7:53 am
Over-policing the St. Lawrence River is an excellent way to hinder tourism on what many consider to the area’s greatest attraction. I am sure many people will argue no one should be afraid if they are...
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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 7:52 am
I have to agree with the June 8-14 Sound Off “Properties in Pyrites,” as the properties there are deplorable! Driving through there it looks like life after people, night of the living dead, the land...
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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 7:51 am
This shooting tragedy in Orlando has my brain going in circles. I am the proud parent of a married gay child with two adorable grandsons. Yes, the shooting was done by someone with radical thoughts bu...
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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:28 pm
It’s too bad it took a public out cry for Reverend Howard J. Venette to say he was sorry for his knee jerk decision to have his sextons to remove all those articles from the graves right before the ho...
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:23 am
I wonder why the Potsdam Library officials turned down $10,000 in funding from Sen. Joseph Griffo, instead of wanting to tax the people more. Some seniors can’t afford more, plus a lot never use the...
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:23 am
I am writing in regard to the main American flag displayed in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery in Colton. First, the flag has been displayed at half-mast since the Memorial Day service. The flag should ha...
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