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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 1:12 pm
While I was sitting in the waiting room at my doctor’s office I heard two people engaged in a debate about something that was in the Sound Off section. They were taking the letter to heart and taking...
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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 1:11 pm
This article was published in the Madrid Herald, July 23, 1914. It still holds true today. Suicides, teen pregnancy, bouts with the law can be avoided by a little good influence. The trouble with, s...
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:59 am
After reading all the hypocritical complaints about the bear photo I must comment. Lets start with the obvious. Unless you are vegetarian, you are no better. An animal died to feed you. Furthermore do...
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:58 am
I don’t understand why SUNY Canton and SLU students get a free pass by law enforcement officers. Based upon their behavior there should have a number of arrests. Even a couple of dozen arrests to beg...
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:58 am
I support capping the number of dogs someone can own as well as capping the number of cats a person can own l. If I had to pick a number; I don’t think a person should need more than three dogs or cat...
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:57 am
In response to “Merger Means Opportunity:” How can someone who admittedly has never had a child in public education possibly understand all that would be lost if this merger goes through.  
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:46 am
While all the road work that has been done around the village of Potsdam is great, are there any plans to do something about the terrible condition of Sisson Street? It is a mess. I realize it was don...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:45 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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:45 am
I am an avid reader of our free local paper, and don’t usually complain, but this past weeks front page photo of the hunter and dead bear had me disgusted to say the least. I realize the North Country...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:44 am
I keep reading how our taxes are going to be lowered by merging Canton and Potsdam schools. Where and who is saying this? Our taxes aren't going to be lowered! They could save a lot of money if they r...
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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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