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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:43 am
What is happening to Potsdam? When we decide that the Potsdam police are not considered to be important…what would happen if we did not have any police? We would be a creek without a paddle and would...
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:42 am
Yes, I am the one complaining about loud motorcycles. I will continue to complain because the arguments that the loud pipes make you safer is a weak argument. Only if they are heard, which, often in t...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 7:42 am
I fully enjoyed Paul Hetzler's article “Trees in North County Have Different Life Spans” which appeared in the April 20-26 issue of North Country This Week. His description of the different phases of...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 7:42 am
Regarding the recent accident on the intersection of the Sullivan Road and State Rt. 345: I drive 345 daily, and every day I think this junction is a bad accident waiting to happen. There is no way so...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 7:42 am
We need a new judge and District Attorney. This would really help to get our legal system back on track. There has been to much animosity between judge and the DA. It is time to clean house. Start ove...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 7:41 am
I was so glad to see our country legislators take some action to clean up the District Attorney’s office. I applaud the legislators who signed the resolution supporting the investigation. I would have...
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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 6:25 am
In response to “Entitled Eaters” which appeared in the April 9-15 issue of North Country This Week: no one feels like they are entitled eaters! We have a wonderful food stamp program for those who nee...
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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 6:25 am
How long will the United States continue the deception that they are a Democracy? You can see the people’s vote does not really count. Only the privileged votes are valued. The United States has a per...
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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:54 am
You must have it pretty good if the biggest problem you see is loud pipes on motorcycles; in response to “Loud Pipes,” which ran in the April 13-19 issue of North Country This Week. The sound of those...
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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:53 am
Can we please stop this presidential madness. What a joke we must look like to the rest of the world. We have the leaders of the Republican party trying to stop their parties front runner, voted in by...
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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:53 am
It appears to this layman that both our county and Mary Rain would be better served if instead of her personal vendetta against her foes, she spent her time prosecuting criminals. That is her job.  
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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:12 am
I don’t understand why anyone would be surprised or upset at the results of tonight’s county legislators’ meeting and a call for an investigation into District Attorney Rain’s behavior, as an elected...
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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:11 am
So this is how St Lawrence County measures success in managing their overburdened expenses? Pass them off on the already overburdened taxpayers? After reading many of the legislators transcripts over...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 6:47 am
Considering the historic problems of electrical generation by the dams in Potsdam, I hesitate to want to rely on them for the Microgrid project. Is this going to be another expensive boondoggle for th...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:42 am
If you can’t keep your animals on a leash or in your yard, don’t let them run all over the neighborhood. You are responsible for anything your animals do. If I am out with my dog and your dog comes...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:42 am
Isn't it about time the state moved in and got rid of this tyrant? Enough is enough. This woman has been a thorn in the county's side for too long. Bye Mary.    
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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 8:49 am
Yet another volley of "he said -- she said" from the DA's office. The DA has a problem, best expressed in the lyrics of a song written long ago by British comic Anna Russell. Quote: "Everything I do t...
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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 7:24 am
In response to the story, unless NorthCountryNow plans to use the occupation of the spouse of every person accused of a crime as their headline, doing so on occasion is nothing more than dirty click b...
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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 8:02 am
Hank I think you have made your point with the Market Street toilets, but to expand it to other locations is taking it to far. Enough is enough. Why not put your land to good use? I think you should p...
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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 8:02 am
So, let me get this straight, there is a burn ban currently in St. Lawrence County. So I can't burn leaves and brush. Understood, it's dry. Odd though that some others are exempt apparently and can bu...
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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:18 am
In the past two days, our local convenience store has raised its gas prices by 10 cents…five cents each day. This seems to be the trend at all the local North Country stations in the past few days as...
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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 9:18 am
I'm tired of hearing about the polar vortex. If people do not believe that it not true, look around you. It is in the 60's in December and January and 20s and 30's now. I hate New York. I'm going to f...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:04 am
It is sad that people die from traffic accidents and/or possible homicides. But why are the investigations different when a law officer is involved? Why do I read in the newspapers of reports from law...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:00 am
Canton and Potsdam are less than 20 miles apart with two universities in each village. Canton's proposed budget has a tax decrease and Potsdam's has a 4 percent increase. How can the leadership in the...
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:24 am
It is sad and disappointing that the Potsdam superintendent plans to restore previously cut positions with the increased state funding. Taxpayers lobbied legislators to obtain increased funding to red...
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