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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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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:15 am
Get a clue, Hank Robar! You are hurting the people that live on Pierrepont Avenue. You are hurting everyone that lives near your toilet lots. You are hurting everyone in the village of Potsdam. You ar...
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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:14 am
A solar farm for the community? This far north? That has got to be the funniest thing I have heard in a while. Haven't you driven from Syracuse recently and noticed when you come up here it gets cloud...
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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:14 am
Dear “toilet man,” I understand that you were disappointed 10 years ago when you did not get rezoning for a Dunkin Donuts property sale. Your ever-expanding protest seems more like a decade old temper...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:21 am
To all who are whining about Hank Robar’s potty patches you should read this: A 1987 photograph by the American artist and photographer Andres Serrano depicts a small plastic crucifix submerged in a g...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:21 am
In response to people smoking in the apartments. I don't feel that people should smoke at all because it is not good for their body. It will damage their lungs and liver all at the same time. So I enc...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:21 am
I doubt that Potsdam will lose any money to the beautiful gardens; rather the tourists will flock to wee the beautiful are and flower displays. I know of several Canadians that traveled from Ogdensbur...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 6:20 am
In response to the recent NorthCountryNow.com survey about smoking in apartment complexes: quite frankly some of you people have a lot of nerve! So many of you spoke about residents being on welfare t...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 7:12 am
In response to “Who’s Running Things” which ran in the Aug. 12-18 issue of North Country This Week: I appreciate the sentiment. I return home often and can only imagine the thriving community that I w...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 7:11 am
It is time the River Road speed limit be addressed. I'm talking specifically between Hewittville and the caution light where it intersects Ridge Street in Norwood. Since the changes of State Highway 5...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 7:11 am
Did the health department certify that Mr. Robar's used toilets had been properly disinfected before he set them out? We certainly don't need a cholera epidemic in Potsdam. Perhaps there is a DEC regu...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 7:10 am
I noticed when I drive back and forth to Syracuse recently that urban blight has taken over the region. Property owners are letting their homes and farms go. They are turning into junkyards and dump w...
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:32 am
In Canton, the crosswalk recently constructed on Park Street at the end of University Avenue was much needed and a valuable addition for the safety of pedestrians. I don't think it is necessary for th...
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