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Monday, December 18, 2017 - 9:10 am
I love reading the articles Nico Clister writes. The articles have changed my way of thinking about what I put in my body. I was disheartened reading the latest article “Why Not Pardon 244 Million Tur...
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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 8:07 am
I am looking for help for my cat who is diabetic. I have tried everything. Calling vet to see if they had extra insulin that could give me, the animal shelters to see if they had a way to help me. But...
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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 8:07 am
Another Amish buggy accident. Why, why won’t the Amish put reflectors on their buggies? These accidents could be so preventable. I travel Rt. 68 at night and you can’t see them, especially if it’s rai...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:10 am
Can we please ditch this ignorant fun? I have students who would like any sweater; it has no place with the economics of Northern New York. Get a new idea this year.  
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 8:29 am
I think now is a good time to revisit and talk about Amish buggy-vehicle accidents. The different sects have different ways they look on our highways. Look at the sect near West Potsdam for example. W...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:50 am
In response to the Amish Photo Sound Off: You are writing about something you know nothing about and relying on misinformation. Amish people won't allow you to take a picture of their faces sometimes,...
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:48 am
In response to “Making Mistakes” which appeared in the Dec. 2-8 issue of North Country This Week: If a man sexually harasses a woman, he deserves to have his life ruined! We are taught as women to sta...
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 8:48 am
The Village of Potsdam should number its free parking lots and post prominent number signs on those lots. Referring to those lots by name is meaningless to most people, especially shoppers from out of...
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Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:23 am
Over the last several weeks, I have seen dogs going for a ride with their owner. At first, I think “how sweet to spend time with your dog like that.” Then, I see the owner lift a cigarette up to his/h...
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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:41 am
Now that it gets dark earlier, I've been met with more and more vehicles, mostly trucks, with extra led light bars (intended to be work lights, not headlights) on them. Aren't they illegal to have on...
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:50 am
A recent story about contracts being required for home improvement work prompts this further advice. You will probably be dealing with a man who has a nice new pickup truck which has something like th...
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 8:51 am
I just want to share how helpful the staff working at TAUNY are. I was recently searching for a local quilter and they shared contact information, which resulted in a purchase and success in buying no...
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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:27 am
Today’s life seems to want to protect everyone from everything. During my childhood we were able to play with friends unsupervised. If someone acted as a bully to me, I had two choices: stand up for m...
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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:27 am
Today’s life seems to want to protect everyone from everything. During my childhood we were able to play with friends unsupervised. If someone acted as a bully to me, I had two choices: stand up for m...
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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:56 am
In response to photos of Amish and the recent fatal Amish buggy accident: Why don't we start with the fact that Amish don't want their picture taken. Next, there's no red flag, no tail lights, no safe...
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Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:44 am
In response to “Dog Laws” which appeared in the Nov. 22-28 issue of North Country This Week: It is not inhumane to tie up a dog, depending on the reason for tying him up. Especially when you have to l...
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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:39 am
I recently found it necessary to call our doctor's office and change our email to our junk email address and change our phone number to our fax/answering machine line to avoid the constant interruptio...
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:04 am
I was reading about a woman shot and killed out walking her dogs downstate a ways, could easily happen here. Beating the setting sun, I often walk my dogs at the dike in Massena. Hearing rolls of guns...
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:36 am
I saw on North Country Now that there were several accidents November 20th, the first day of snow this season. This did not surprise me, as I can predict by the way people were driving on route 11 --...
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Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 2:49 pm
In response to “Traffic Conspiracy” which appeared in the Nov. 8-14 issue of North Country This Week: I just love this! I have lived in the North Country most of my 49 years and only once have I made...
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Friday, November 24, 2017 - 6:52 am
North Country Oil Change is a great establishment. The guys that work there are always friendly. Their prices are always fair/honest. A couple times when I was living in Saranac Lake a garage quoted o...
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 6:15 am
I find it mildly amusing that a court/judge expects people in the community to accept responsibility for their mishaps yet they are unwilling to accept responsibility when they mess up. I went down to...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:27 am
In response to “Thick Skin” which appeared in the Nov. 15-21 issue of North Country This Week: I assume that it must be a spoof, albeit a rather tasteless one. What responsible person would, in all s...
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Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6:59 am
My Potsdam bank called and asked me if I wanted to borrow some money. I said, “no, thanks” and that if I needed money for a project I would save up for it. Delayed gratification isn’t so bad: It’s bet...
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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:46 am
Tying dogs outside is now against the law in some parts of the country and I think New York State should consider doing the same. Tying up dogs is inhumane, cruel and doing so makes good dogs mean.  
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