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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 8:09 am
I have read with much amusement of the pro and con comments about Mr. Robar`s toilet display. Such enthusiasm! I cannot fathom what the naysayers would say about a real crisis. Over the years I have n...
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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 8:09 am
Guns are only one way to cause harm or kill someone. You can always find a way to kill, but what we need is for people to respect each other and not to do things like killing. We should all try to hel...
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:11 am
Why do the owners of loud, souped-up trucks think that it is necessary to purposely make the loudest noises possible, even after midnight in the middle of town? It is nice to sleep with the windows op...
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:10 am
In response to “Disgusting Art,” which ran in the Aug. 19-25 issue of North Country This Week: you don't seem to understand that posts like that one serve only to improve his mood and instills a feeli...
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:10 am
In a recent Associated Press release picked up by NorthCountryNow.com, the state estimates that the recent manhunt for escaped prisoners Sweat and Matt cost over $23 million for state police and corre...
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 7:03 am
The Potsdam High School looks terrific. Looks brand new. However, with everyone complaining about Robar, what is going on with the eyesore at the corner of Pleasant and Leroy Streets?  
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 7:02 am
The town of Potsdam seems to enjoy Mr. Robar's art, so I think we should all join in on the art craze. We could park the old Chevy on the lawn and paint it funky colors. Or your old recliner with a la...
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 7:02 am
In response to "Sheriff Says Costs Driven By Mandates," during the two trials I served on, there often seemed to be more law enforcement people in the courtroom than there were on the jury. This was a...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:28 am
I just don’t understand all the hoopla about what Hank Robar is doing with his properties, at least he keeps them mowed and in good repair which is more than we could say about other properties in the...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 6:28 am
In response to no smoking in Canton Housing…to the smokers: you are getting a good deal for low income housing so you can pay $10 a pack for cigarettes and then free health care when you get sick....
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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:32 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor "Childish Behavior Should Be Left to the Children," which appeared in the Aug. 19 issue of North Country This Week: I too will donate $5 to the village for lega...
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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:32 am
College students have a pretty poor choice of local landlords in Potsdam. We now have an out of area landlord who has been fine, but over two months after our last lease ends, he still forgets to retu...
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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:40 am
In response to “New Crosswalk” which ran in the Aug. 19-25 issue of North Country This Week: I agree. No need for the speed bump. Several years ago, St. Lawrence made a play to dramatically reconstruc...
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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:40 am
If people are going to ask the village to change certain laws to remove Hank Robar’s art, keep in mind that this new law will affect the entire community including the colleges. Remember the Clarkson...
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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 7:40 am
In response to “Custodial Raises” which appeared in the Aug. 26 issue of North Country This Week: Was it agreed upon that they would go without raises for many years to for go job cuts? That's usually...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:41 am
Mary Rain must be out of her mind. Whining like a 3-year old because she didn't get her way. If I was in charge I would tell her that if her assistants are not going to go to court she doesn't need as...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:41 am
In response to "Custodial Raises" which appeared in the Aug. 26 issue of North Country This Week: The writer referred to the fact that the custodial staff at Potsdam Central School has been without a...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:40 am
In response to "Hard To Kick Habit" which ran in the Aug. 12-18 issue of North Country This Week…right on! It's not the nicotine I mind, but the cost! I've literally tried every smoking cessation meth...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:39 am
Hank Robar is not hurting me or my property's value. I don't agree with his opinion, but his displays are nicely done. Thanks Hank! My recent visitors from Europe loved the toilets! They are not disgu...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 7:44 am
So, the students are once again pouring in to Potsdam. I would love to see more speed limit signs along the road from the Agway intersection to the village limits…by Eben’s Hearth. Seems that no one b...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 7:44 am
Not so long ago it was legal to smoke in hospitals and on airplanes too. Until the public learned how dangerous second hand smoke is, you could smoke everywhere! But guess what, thank God there are re...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 7:43 am
What is Robar's problem that he feels a need to make trash bins in his plots of land? It is a rich guy thinking he is able to do and get anything he wants because he has a lot of money. They already m...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 7:43 am
I think it's ridiculous that my friends are constantly pulled over for having loud pipes on their trucks. There are far worse crimes out there being committed than a loud exhaust pipe. There have been...
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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:18 am
I don't even live in Potsdam but I think the "toilet art" is totally disgusting. It is time that Mr. Robar grew up.  
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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 6:18 am
Did you know that food service employees, that prepare and serve healthy breakfast and lunches for our children every day, have been without a contract or raise for the last three years at Potsdam Cen...
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