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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 6:43 am
Please respect your neighbors on July 4. If you really want to go light off anything other than sparklers, take your boomers to the river, fields, baseball diamonds and not in the neighborhood. We hav...
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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 6:42 am
With all of the news coming out about convicted killer and now deceased prison escapee Richard Matt, it makes me wonder why he would want to break out. It seems to me he was the one running the prison...
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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 6:41 am
I saw my dream die. When they built the 765-Kv line it went through the back forest near Hermon where I imagined my log home. Now: will Ogdensburg expand the airport and more specifically the addition...
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 7:47 am
I look at confederate flags more as a symbol of oppression perpetrated upon this country’s citizens. It has no place in modern America.  
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 7:46 am
Why is it that folks get all bent out about displaying a flag that is disgusting to their way of thinking, but have nothing to say about homosexuals displaying prominent rainbow flags and stickers whe...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:47 pm
OSWEGATCHIE -- An Ogdensburg woman was charged Tuesday following a shoplifting incident first reported to state poise June 19. Melinda S. Geddes, 29, was reportedly charged with petit larceny at 2:15...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:45 pm
FINE -- Two Newton Falls men were charged Tuesday morning following a shoplifting complaint first reported to state police June 28. Joaquin J. Croker, 19, and Robert J. Strathmann, 21, were each charg...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:58 pm
In response to the online Sound Off "Voters of Tomorrow," I don't see anything wrong with the Canton senior class attire for graduation practice. It is only a practice. Why should they dress up?
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 6:24 am
Am I missing something here? The prisoners have hotplates and refrigerators in their cells. These are not just shoplifters or other minor crime prisoners but murderers. Why do they have hot plates and...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 6:24 am
Does anybody else feel the way I do about the condition of the Back Hannawa Road (County Route 59)? It starts at Bayside Cemetery and goes all the way to State Highway 56. The road is a disaster. If i...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:42 am
Had to chuckle, but was also dismayed, about how times have changed when I looked at the picture of Canton's graduating class taken on the morning of their practice for graduation and published on Nor...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:47 am
The person who took the children’s high chair at the lawn sale on Harrison St in Canton without paying, should stop by and pay for it. Otherwise the license plate number of your vehicle may be reporte...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:46 am
It was a sad day for Potsdam elementary students to see their principal Larry Jenne retire. He was such a dedicated, caring and respected administrator. I am sure that his multitude of untold acts of...
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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 9:08 am
Our prisons need a real big reform. When you are not fit for society and jailed it is time to be treated like a prisoner. No TV, cell phones, libraries, and all the toys of home life. Cell blocks shou...
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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:11 am
Why do a small number of people in the North Country insist on flying Confederate flags? Don’t they understand that it is a symbol of traitors to this nation as well as racism? It is a slap in the fac...
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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:11 am
I live in south Higley in Colton and we have been flooded since Friday June 12. Many of us have had to pull our boats. Docks are either inaccessible or under water. The river is full of debris and dan...
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 6:57 am
In response to “Love Self-checkouts” which ran in the June 17 issue of North Country This Week; we also can pump our own gas, bag our own groceries and serve ourselves in a restaurant to name a few. E...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:39 am
People in Assemblywoman Russell’s district received multiple mailings recently from rich people asking the public to pressure Russell into voting to give taxpayer money to the wealthy in return for th...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 8:27 am
In response to the “Corrupt County” which ran in the June 17 issue of North Country This Week: you are right! How many more serious cases are going to be pushed under the rug and forgotten because the...
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Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:55 am
In response to “Machines and Humans” which ran in the June 3 issue of North Country This Week; it must be nice to have enough extra time to wait in line for 15 minutes to be cashed out by humans that...
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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
In response to the “Corrupt County” which ran in the June 13 issue of North Country This Week: you are right! How many more serious cases are going to be pushed under the rug and left to be forgotten...
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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
Veterans care: our government should be taking care of our wounded and vets in need of lifetime care. They failed after WW1, WW2, Vietnam, Korea and now again on the war of all wounded military all ov...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 7:44 am
Within the past month, Matt Foster has spent countless hours cleaning up his newly purchased property on the Old Potsdam Parishville Road. We want to congratulate you on a job well done. The property...
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 8:00 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor “ Pets Have No Place at Dairy Princess Parade,” which ran in the June 10 issue of North Country This Week; I so agree with you, why have pets at parades? Leave...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:37 am
Why is a separate election held for the library tax? Why isn't voting combined with the school tax vote? Is this a deliberate effort to suppress voting so the library board has a free hand in increasi...
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