I have lived in the North Country my entire life, and do you know what phrase I am most sick of hearing? “This is the North Country.” If you don’t like it, go back to the city!” Well I’m from here and I love living in the country away from all the busy-ness and crime. I do not, however, like it when there is manure all over the road and dead deer hanging from trees. I personally feel it is unsightly and takes away from the beautiful look (and smell!) of this wonderful piece of the country we live in. But you know what? That’s also part of the beauty of where we live. We are a diverse group of people with different opinions! Especially with the colleges nearby. So please, stop telling people to move away just because they feel differently about things than you do. A lot of us have been here all our lives and have just as much of a right to live here peacefully as you do. Let’s make the North Country even more beautiful. Let’s be known as a place with kind and accepting people.