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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:09 am
Riverside Drive in Canton seems to be under attack. I discovered on a recent morning that a little girl’s bike had been stolen from a front yard, feet from the house and a jeep SUV’s back window was s...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:08 am
In response to “Brainwashed Parents,” which ran in the April 22 edition of North Country This Week, I don't agree with you! All you have to do is read and you will find out what Gov. Cuomo’s agenda is...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:07 am
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that when the county raised it sales tax rate, that it didn’t equate to more revenue. When many school districts raised taxes, when many towns raised taxes, a...
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:07 am
I was reading about all of the extra police coverage lately, if more people obeyed the laws we wouldn't need all of them, put down the cell phones, buckle up, drive safe and we all can live another da...
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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:27 am
I am so sick of people whining about smokers. Yes I am a smoker. Would I enter your home and smoke there if you didn't approve? No. But I can smoke in my apartment. Smokers have been banned from resta...
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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:26 am
In response to “Leave Sports In Schools,” which ran in the April 22 issue of North Country This Week, if the sports budget of your local school district is so little, I would like to invite you and yo...
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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:26 am
In response to " Americans Aren’t Quitters," which ran in the April 25 issue of North Country This Week, you are absolutely right. With that said, who said opting out of a test that is pure bogus is q...
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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:08 am
I've read a lot of criticism of a recent Sound Off that tried to establish a connection between two seemingly unrelated issues. One letter suggested censoring the more outlandish ideas that people con...
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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:07 am
Recently, I was enjoying my breakfast at a local restaurant when I overheard two old men discussing politics. Now, I know that this country has become very partisan, but I became ill listening to thes...
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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:07 am
Why are Ogdensburg school taxes increasing? What is the justification for this increase? The people and local businesses cannot afford this. There has to be a way to perform school business and reduce...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:54 am
In response to “Americans Aren’t Quitters” which ran in the April 22 issue of North Country This Week, really? If you would educate yourself you may see that Common Core tests are not for the students...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:53 am
In response to “Amish Buggies,” which ran in the April 22 edition of North Country This Week, I was disappointed to see a negative letter about Amish buggies. Personally I do not agree with all of the...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:53 am
The Potsdam dog park opening this summer to be tobacco-free…now this headline is quite eye-catching. Now McRuff can’t smoke a cigar during his walk. Only in Potsdam can this happen…thanks for the laug...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:54 am
Lets get off ice and bring back low cost, low energy roller rinks. Maxy Hall at SUNY Potsdam will end ice skating this summer saving over $12,000-15,000 per month. The people who made this decision ar...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:53 am
In response to “Opting Out,” which ran in the April 22 edition of North Country This Week, you seem to be confused about why so many parents are opting their children out of the common core testing. I...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:53 am
I bought a new car late in 2012, and that moved my inspection date up until that month. The next year my 2013 car was due for the inspection, which I missed. We went to Florida for three months. On t...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:34 am
I love the Sound Off section of North Country This Week, it gives me a good laugh sometimes and other times it ticks me off, but most of the time it makes me think. And I’m thinking the person who is...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:33 am
In response to “Amish Buggies,” which ran in the April 22 issue of North Country This Week, I share some of your concerns about the visibility of the Amish buggies but I disagree with your use of the...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:32 am
In response to "Brainwashed Parents" which ran in the April 18 edition of North Country This Week, the writer makes an important point: parents need to be aware that teachers have a vested interest in...
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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:14 am
It would seem that the expansion of the Ogdensburg International Airport (OIA) is going to be a real boon for air travel for many in our area. I am surprised that you all have not been more on top of...
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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:13 am
Shoppers using self check-outs are a bad idea, because it might mean a checkout person losing their job, or a person not being hired. So shoppers, go to a checkout that has a person to check you out,...
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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:13 am
Someone please explain why there is a gay/lesbian parade, and pride week. Be with whom ever you wish, no one cares. Why do you have the need to show the world your sexual preference? Funny, you never...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:21 am
I would just like to take a minute and address this recent opting out of state testing because it's too hard. Let me tell you a little something about life being hard. These days, not having Wi-Fi con...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:20 am
To those responsible for removing or stealing our banner advertising the bullhead dinner May 2 at 2 p.m. on Cold Brooke Drive in South Colton: We, the members of the Racquette Valley Fish and Game Clu...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:20 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor “Apples to Oranges: Why is Gas More in NY?,” which ran in the April 15 issue of North Country This Week, it’s an age old complaint from snow birds returning to...
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