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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:23 am
In response to the Sept. 24-30 Sound Off “Playground Problems,” not only did I find it disturbing, I also felt it was possibly criminal. Our society as a whole has gotten so nobody wants to stick thei...
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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 7:37 am
For those who disagree with certain political signs: It is illegal to remove political signs from private property. Fines may be imposed on the thief.  
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:20 am
Town of Parishville, I'd like to a comment about the person responsible for brush hogging on the Old Parishville Road, in which I live, and other roads. You've done a outstanding job and took your tim...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:30 am
Has anyone in Potsdam noticed that the only people who are doing any upgrades to their properties, are the ones who don't pay any taxes? Two churches and two school buildings. Isn’t it about time we c...
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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 9:48 am
Why is it that so many motor vehicle drivers do not use their turn signals these days? I commute to work five days a week and see how few people take the New York State Law Article 28, Section 1163 se...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:05 am
What should of been an enjoyable Tuesday evening became a night of fear as far as proper parenting and respect for living things. Teenagers swearing. Kids throwing rocks at seagulls and each other … w...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:04 am
I would like to congratulate David VanArnam on his recent win in the Republican Primary. It shows how the town and Village of Morristown stand behind Dave. He does way more for the public than meets t...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:18 am
I find it hard to believe that after kindergarten, grade school, high school and now college, you would think that at this point kids would know to look both ways before crossing the street wouldn’t y...
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:47 am
In response to the Sept. 14-20 “Power of Positivity” Sound Off, thought it would be nice to print all nice Sound Offs, you missed the point of Sound Off. It is to sound off!  
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 8:28 am
I don’t understand how DA Mary Rain is allowed to continue being an attorney. We do not find justice by lying, cheating, corruption, or hiding evidence. What we get is a lack of faith in a system that...
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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:06 pm
I would like to know why the Town of Canton code enforcer is not doing his job. This has been posted previously with no response on his part. Pyrites needs to be cleaned up. There have been decent cit...
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Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:07 am
According to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, droughts will not show their true colors, as far as trees living or dying, for several years after the drought conditions. That said, you won't know if...
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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:25 am
Why do people feel it's okay to text and walk into traffic and not pay attention to what is going on around them? People need to pay attention to what's going on around them. Wake up before someone ge...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 8:07 am
I don't understand the reason with people saving fridges, stoves, freezers, and even old cars on their land like its treasure. Don't they know they can get money at the recycling yard for this stuff?...
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:40 am
Recently my parked car got hit in the Price Chopper parking lot. The person that hit it, damaging the rear panel, checked their own car, and then left without leaving any information for me. Three wit...
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Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:18 am
I have read a lot of comments about the traffic lights both for and against the effectiveness of them. I can't help but feel that if people would leave earlier, and not be in such a hurry that the lig...
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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:04 am
In response to “We Love Out Animals to Death,” which appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Aug. 24-30 issue of North Country This Week: if we follow your lead as you wish and take up going vegan,...
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Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:13 am
In response to the Aug. 17-24 Sound Off “Average US Citizen” I agree we voted for change eight years ago and what did we get? I cannot afford what I am in debt for now, well don’t do the stupid thing...
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Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:12 am
Recently I was trying to park in a parking space at a local store when a rude person in a vehicle that was in front of me as I was pulling blew their horn at me, forcing me to back out again because t...
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:59 am
I’d like to thank whoever wrote and left the note “My superpower is appreciating those who teach and voting accordingly! Thank you for all you do” on my car in the Walmart parking lot on August 31. Wh...
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:16 am
Within the past few weeks I have read articles in Sound Off complaining about volunteer firemen, local police, traffic lights, concerns about water and river control and driving abilities. Everyone co...
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:16 am
It is truly sad that the Village of Potsdam has no one qualified that can align bearings that seem to have plagued the east and west dams. When they do get them up, they don't stay up for long. Those...
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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 9:28 am
I just got home from the new Potsdam Food Co-op member-owner event, Co-op Community Cooks. It is a new monthly potluck where you can hang out with a bunch of co-op-ers and eat delicious food without t...
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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 9:27 am
I was shocked to see that Literacy of Northern New York closed their Potsdam office with no advanced warning. I know how much good this program did, servicing adult literacy students, ESL/EFL students...
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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 9:27 am
Everyone remember to brush your teeth. Good for ya!
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