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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:12 am
People should get outside more. Winter may be cold but it is absolutely beautiful if you get out and really open your eyes. There is so much to do, but a simple walk in the village can be breath takin...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:12 am
In response to the Sound Off “NYSARC Funding,” http://resourcecenter.org/act-now-support-funding-disability-services-ne..., provides a contact list for the governor and state lawmakers, and provides s...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 7:11 am
Most people I talk to believe the police presence here in St. Lawrence County is way beyond normal. They also believe roadblocks are an intrusion that borders on harassment. The fact that ten more tro...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 7:03 am
Not trying to get all the animal lovers in an uproar here and I’m sure the goose appreciated the rescue. But, really…did we need to utilize and commit these resources to save a goose. I’m not positiv...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:58 am
In response to "God Heating Up Planet," this is so ridiculous that I had to respond! So what you're saying is God is punishing those who choose to love someone of their choice? Get a life.  
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:57 am
My question is what does a 20-year-old person, who is no longer eligible to be under the parents dental/visions benefits, do when they have a dental emergency? This person works full time but there ar...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:57 am
With a simple search this is how to contact our Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. When you get to the site you can sign up for her e-letter to stay in the know. I am very satisfied with her responses to m...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:26 am
If anyone does not understand how badly our public schools have and are, increasingly, glancing through most weekly collections of "Sound Offs" and hearing news on broadcast media should really clarif...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:26 am
In response to “Contacting Congress,” why does it matter if Elise Stefanik has no contact? I have contacted Joe Griffo several times with concerns and no reply, they even scan your calls by area code...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:25 am
In response to “God Heating Up Planet,” there are so many offensive things about this Sound Off, I am dumbfounded by the reasoning and ideology of the pure ignorance and hatred of your comment. I resp...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:20 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor “Lent A Good Time To Cut Out Meat,” since when did Lent become meat free? Granted, I haven’t been a part of organized religion for many years but I was not awa...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:20 am
I recently moved to the area, and I have to say that the weekly Sound Offs are one of the highlights of my week. From a story about indoor v. outdoor cats disintegrating into a rant about the Nazis, t...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:19 am
In response to “St. Lawrence NYSARC Facing Closure Of Work Centers,” where can we send our messages that we don’t want the state to cut off the funding for these necessary sheltered homes and workshop...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 6:36 am
I would like to thank Natalie Aldrich for all of her wonderful photos that she submits to North Country Now and North Country This Week for us all to enjoy. The one that excited me the most was of the...
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 6:35 am
  If it is in the budget to raise minimum wage, then why don’t they take that money and raise the wage for employees who have put in 10 years or more on a job. People in healthcare a lot of the t...
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:23 am
Why not use the existing Ogdensburg Theater stage for live talent shows? The Liberty Texas Opry group did just that and is very successful. Visit www.libertyopry.com to see what they are doing. They a...
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 6:13 am
Am I the only one that is grossed out by all these cancer commercials that always play at mealtime. I know the dangers of tobacco and all, and am totally against it. But these commercials are so bad I...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 8:01 am
I think that residents of St. Lawrence County should be made aware that our U.S. Postal Service is no longer considering St. Lawrence County a one-day guaranteed first class delivery zone. Our mail is...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 8:01 am
I don’t agree with the notion that there are too many cops in our area. Obviously we have a huge problem in our area with drugs and crime. What I disagree with is agencies acting like police officers....
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:35 am
To individuals who use "Sound Off" as a means of complaining about services they do or do not receive through the Department of Social Services: There are rules, regulations and income guidelines that...
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:34 am
Global warming is not the reason why this country's weather is getting worse and worse. It is because state by state the country is thumbing its nose at God's laws by condoning and legalizing same sex...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:35 am
With Building Blocks Daycare closing, I want to know how it got so buried in debt. Who was in charge of the finances? Will they be held accountable? Was it someone stealing? How was it unnoticed until...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:34 am
To the driver who struck my family’s eleven-month-old puppy recently…I hope you read this because it was wrong of you not to stop. My husband saw and my whole family watched our puppy suffer until we...
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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:21 am
To the driver who struck my family’s eleven-month-old puppy recently…I hope you read this because it was wrong of you not to stop. My husband saw and my whole family watched our puppy suffer until we...
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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:20 am
In response to “Restaurant Resolution”, this is the 21st Century and everything is going paperless these days in order to save money and time. However since it appears to be a problem, the solutions a...
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