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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:14 am
As I drive around town as it gets closer to Halloween I wonder why I don’t see any teal pumpkins. Do people even know what it means? As a mother of a child with food allergies it’s saddening that more...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:46 am
About 50 years ago, yes 50, the people on my street had 8-9 kids. One parent worked a good job while the other stayed home and raised their children. In 5 decades the cost of living has skyrocketed to...
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 9:45 am
As I drive around town as it gets closer to Halloween I wonder why I don’t see any teal pumpkins. Do people even know what it means? As a mother of a child with food allergies it’s saddening that more...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:29 am
I am wondering, isn’t the speed limit on Sandstone Drive 30 miles per hour? I have so many people passing me going 40-45 mph. I know the speed limit going up the hill in front of Clarkson is 30 mph an...
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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 8:57 am
Kudos and heartfelt thanks to 911 dispatch and to the Hermon and Canton rescue squads for getting me to the hospital as quickly and carefully as possible (I remember only a few names: Dave, Peter, Cor...
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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 8:13 am
I keep wondering why can’t the Town of Massena get moving with more businesses or more housing projects like the town of Potsdam? It seems like Potsdam is really starting to boom more with stores and...
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Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:28 am
It seems that no matter where you look, someone is protesting something that offends their values according to what they think or their political views. Often times it is directed at moral or Christia...
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:40 am
The various signs for the upcoming election are not only ugly, they’re divisive and distracting. What’s next…electronic billboards? I would guess if you are working you might not have time to know whe...
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:44 am
I am not a fan of Donald Trump. To me, his foreign policies are ignorant. On domestic issues I find the Democrats continual use of manipulation and deception very disgusting. Wake up people. The major...
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Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7:58 am
When I look at obituaries I see pictures of loved ones during their last days on earth with plastic tubes in their noses. Most obituaries tell a different story than pictures. Everyone has had an exc...
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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:22 am
Seeing plenty of the vegetable and fruit growers around the Canton and Potsdam areas claiming to be organic producers. It takes years to become an organic farm, ask to see their certificates. To claim...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:22 am
In response to “Blocked Intersections” which appeared in the Sept. 19-25 issue of North Country This Week: Not only should Canto police be stationed at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Main Str...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:57 am
It seems there are people in Ogdensburg complaining about me sitting on the Maple City Trail. I go there to sit by the river and listen to the waterfall, and watch the ducks swim. I also like to talk...
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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 9:48 am
Would the police in Canton ticket the drivers who block the intersections at Park/Court streets and at Riverside, please? We’d probably make enough money to pay for the bridge repairs!  
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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 6:31 am
I believe something to needs to happen at the Main Street intersection in Canton. When people are traveling west down Main Street, they are not abiding by the sign that says that the right lane must t...
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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 6:31 am
I am diabetic. I travel to Florida during winter. I schedule my doctor appointments in early spring when I return from Florida and again in December before I return for sunnier skies. When I returned...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:51 am
In response to “Stefanik Deserves Credit for Trump Visit” which appeared in the Aug. 29-Sept. 4 issue of North Country This Week: You think Stefanik deserves credit for bringing Trump and Pence to Wat...
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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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