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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:23 am
I agree with the sound off regarding the need to ticket loud motorcycles. It has never made sense that a loud car can be ticketed, but a loud motorcycle is practically celebrated. The idea that the lo...
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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:23 am
I am in accord with the people who do not like pictures of dead animals posted. Hunting itself is not fair to the animals. Hunters have way more advantages over the animals. These poor defenseless ani...
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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 7:20 am
Wasn’t it just about a year ago that the sales tax increase was said to keep us solvent for years to come? How much can the taxpayers in St. Lawrence County (non government workers) bear? The legislat...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:32 am
Hunting, fishing and trapping are part of our lifestyle in the North Country. Many folks depend upon the meat to sustain them through the year. Others enjoy the sport as well as the meat. This is part...
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 7:25 am
I agree with the others who didn't like the dead bear photo...every fall you guys print this stuff, I find it totally ignorant and appalling. I realize people hunt, but really, my guess is in a 100 ye...
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:40 am
The New York and Pennsylvania regions have just buried two state troopers; and now 300 or more students in Canton riot and hurl insults at local police? I don't get it. Suspend them all.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:45 am
At a recent public forum Canton Superintendent Bill Gregory stated the proposed merger would guarantee a positive fund balance for at most seven years. He also said he doubted the state funding formul...
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:44 am
Each fall for the past two years, residents in the Village of Potsdam have had their tranquility shattered by the sounds of gunfire in nearby fields. I know if I fired off a firearm just once within t...
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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:31 am
To those of you who do not want to look at photos of hunting trophies…Maybe you should consider moving to an urban area. Hunting is a part of life here, get over it! My family truly enjoys all of the...
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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:30 am
That photo of "Lightning Bug", Hunter Martin's award-winning Charolis Beef Cow, is the best of the year! Hunter is not only a fabulous student, and one of the best mannered teens around, his cow is go...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 6:49 am
What happened to the great promise of the beneficial 1 percent increase in the sales tax by the county supervisor? If memory serves me correctly; this act was to rebuild the contingency fund and make...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 6:49 am
On Sept. 8 at about 4:45 a.m., there was a report of a black bear in Canton. I was delivering newspapers in the area at that time and witnessed police officers from various agencies searching for it,...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 6:48 am
Please stop posting disturbing pictures of dead animals. Unless the hunter was in need of food and pelts, there is no good reason to hunt and kill such a beautiful, now dead animal.  
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:40 am
I graduated from Potsdam Central in 73 and we had a class size over 200. I retired from the military and decided raise my family in the North Country. However, when I started looking at houses in the...
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 6:39 am
I don't appreciate seeing pictures of dead, killed animals, most recently, a bear on your page. I understand that some "live for the kill" of deer, bears and such. I don't understand it, I don't appre...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:59 am
Please refrain from publishing photos of hunters with their kill. The recent photo of the dead bear was disturbing. I'm not against hunting for food, but I am for hunting just for the kill. It's obvio...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:40 am
I helped in the building of the old wooden playground at the elementary school and was sad to see it go. Even more sad is what it was replaced with. I was shocked. To see the size of what we had and n...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 8:44 am
I agree with ticketing motorcycles. Everyday I hear motorcycles whizzing by my house and it’s so obnoxious to hear those loud pipes. I cannot hear on the phone and at night. Not too long ago I was wok...
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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 6:58 am
It has been suggested that instead of the two largest school districts merging, a large school district should merge with small school districts. Why? People move to the Canton or Potsdam area because...
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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 6:08 am
I am a homeowner in Massena and I pay three taxes totaling $ 4,549.07. This is with water and sewer. My question is how is this justified when our streets are in so disrepair? I don’t mind paying my s...
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:47 am
The Center for Missing and Exploited Children recommends that parents refuse to give permission for their school/library/sports club/news media to publish pictures of their children along with their f...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 7:45 am
I was at open house at Canton Central School recently and saw the presentation on the school merger. I am not impressed. The community needs to look at the big picture. Yes they show a savings; but st...
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:55 am
I have been going to the same place for bingo for quite awhile and I do not recommend it because it seems only the “regulars” win. To be fair, there should be a limit on how many cards people can buy....
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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:05 am
At 5:30 a.m. recently my entire family was woken up by an obnoxious motorcycle being driven past our home. I know law enforcement officers do issue tickets to people for “insufficient exhaust” on thei...
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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 6:52 am
I find these calls as annoying as telemarketers. Why aren’t they not required to check the do not call list?  
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