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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:41 am
In response to “School Consolidation” which appeared in the Sept. 8-14 issue of North Country This Week: I agree. We need to look at consolidation in both our schools and municipalities. I think its t...
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 8:26 am
Fluoride ions have always existed in water, fluoridated or not. When these ions exist at a certain concentration, researchers have unquestionably determined there to be a significant reduction in dan...
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 8:24 am
In response to “How to Measure Success of Positivity Project” which appeared in the Sept. 8-14 issue of North Country This Week: I would like to assure you the Positivity Project is not “adding even m...
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Monday, September 17, 2018 - 9:21 am
A dog probably doesn’t need to be at a hot parade, or any parade. Dogs have fur. Dogs have excellent hearing. If you really care about your dog, why not leave it home?  
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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:13 am
In response to “How to Measure Success of Positivity Project” which appeared in the Sept. 8-14 issue of North Country This Week: Actually, schools compile reports of harassment, discrimination and bul...
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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:13 am
A total lack of respect and moral fiber was shown by a few local and federal politicians who decided to use the Massena Labor day parade as a vehicle to promote their campaign. One of them is even sti...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:28 am
Ban parking on the front yard, it looks rundown. You can add campers, popups, motorcycles, boats and boat trailers to the list. All the big boy and girl toys.  
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 8:00 am
The Canton-Potsdam Hospital clinic was closed three out four days near Labor Day. Schedule your sickness when clinics are open. It seems that we need to cater to the hospitals rather than them caterin...
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 8:45 am
With all the fluoride readily available to those who want it, the absurdity of a decision to continue to make everyone have it in their tap water, against the will of many, may raise the question of w...
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Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:35 am
Every year we go through the same thing with our kids. School is about to start up again and that means clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. It means name brands, newest styles, Money. Lots of money. We...
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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:43 am
My school taxes are too high! Is there anyone else out there who feels that we should be looking at consolidation? How much longer can the North Country people afford schools with 20 or 50 students pe...
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Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00 am
I attended the Party in the Park and the Village of Waddington did a great job putting it together. The tribute to AC/DC was very good. I did not see the tribute to Journey, but I hear they were very...
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:56 am
I was three weeks old when we moved to Massena 61 years ago. Our neighborhood was educated people, large families. Downtown was full of a variety of busy stores. It’s not anyone’s fault that the town...
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Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:52 am
The horse drawn wagon rides for the NYPA anniversary were great! Why not have them at Barnhart Beach for Christmas! Lights, hot chocolate, and photos. It would be fantastic.  
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Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:52 am
Loud pipes saves lives. This is a lie perpetrated by the very people who have the loud pipes to excuse their obnoxious behavior. Selfish comes to mind. For whatever reason, the sound of a motorcycle w...
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Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:51 am
Pleased to read Canton prohibits parking on front lawns. Massena please adopt this. Our village would look much nicer.  
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 7:58 am
In response to Answers for America which appeared in the Aug. 15-21 issue of North Country This Week: Over the 8 days we met several of our neighbors who joined us as a result of the recent mailing. W...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 8:04 am
Taylor Park in Canton closed for season due to lifeguard shortage. Officials try to resolve lifeguard pay dispute; keep Potsdam, Hannawa Falls beaches open. As a taxpayer, keep our public beaches open...
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Friday, August 24, 2018 - 6:31 am
If you haven't visited the Canton Farmer's Market this year, you are missing out! The blueberries, peaches, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and sweet corn are being harvested now and are so delicious...
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Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:40 am
A very bright, great old friend of mine recently got scammed for $6,000. She is beside herself because she is smart. She had been given a shot for extreme pain, maybe that was it. A call, drama and tr...
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 8:31 am
This past week North Country residents received a glossy six-paneled mailing from Congresswoman Stefanik that was a thinly veiled campaign mailing disguised as a constituent report. Previous mailings...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:23 am
With all that’s going on in the world these days, it was with a little chuckle and then a sigh that I pulled a piece of mail from our box the other day. A glossy two-sided brochure inviting me as a ne...
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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 8:29 am
St Lawrence County, the land of nod You can be a farmer, work the sod. Or teach or nurse, The sick or weak Or just sit around until next week. We chose sit, we’ve done our time Teaching and banking we...
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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 8:12 am
POTSDAM — A Potsdam man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation on Hughes Road on Monday morning, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies. Robert A. Carrier, 37, was charged with...
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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:17 am
Fluoridation of the public water is a public health threat. The act of medicating a population, against the will of a large percentage of that population, is criminal. According to advocates of fluori...
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