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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 8:29 am
St Lawrence County, the land of nod You can be a farmer, work the sod. Or teach or nurse, The sick or weak Or just sit around until next week. We chose sit, we’ve done our time Teaching and banking we...
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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 8:12 am
POTSDAM — A Potsdam man was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation on Hughes Road on Monday morning, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies. Robert A. Carrier, 37, was charged with...
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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:17 am
Fluoridation of the public water is a public health threat. The act of medicating a population, against the will of a large percentage of that population, is criminal. According to advocates of fluori...
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Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:07 am
In years of studying the fluoridation issue, the worst fear mongering I keep seeing suggestions that, absent fluoridated drinking water, whole populations of children will be victims of the devastatin...
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 8:45 am
Yesterday evening a large maple tree branch split and came down across the road near my house. We never noticed it. A man driving home from a hard day of working in the heat did and stopped to clear...
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:42 am
I agree with “Protecting Perpetrators” which appeared in the July 28-Aug. 3 issue of North Country This Week. They should be held accountable for their actions and not just with a slap on the wrist. C...
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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 9:35 am
I’d like to issue a warm invitation to any who are looking for something free to do in the Massena/Louisville area. We offer a lovely beach at Robert Moses State Park, with picnic facilities, swimmin...
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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 7:34 am
Congratulations to the Potsdam lifeguards who won their recent strike for fair pay! It is very gratifying to see young people reclaiming one of the finest and proudest American traditions: A fighting...
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Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:07 am
It’s deplorable that one political candidate would say something in secret and something different in public and then try to discredit the whistleblower who is trying to warn the rest of us. No more...
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:56 am
In response to “Cite Your Sources” which appeared in the Aug. 1-7 issue of North Country This Week: The trusted Cochrane group of researchers could not find any quality evidence to prove fluoridation...
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 8:02 am
Why don't locals have access to the St. Lawrence River anymore? The powers to be have put in big boulders blocking traffic to most of the cool river access points near Massena. In the old days you co...
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 8:01 am
Elections have consequences. Our president, the man elected to protect us, our country and the constitution keeps siding with our adversary, a former KGB agent, while discrediting our intelligence com...
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Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:20 am
If you are coming from downtown Potsdam on Market Street and turning left onto US 11 toward Canton, the cars coming toward you are also turning onto U.S. 11 from the right. Folks, there are two southb...
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:30 am
The lifeguards state responsibilities of their job deserve higher pay. If so, then act like an adult. In real life -- you don't always get your way. Then they state that they didn't know what the pay...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:25 am
It may seem unfair that certain lifeguards are paid more than others. It may seem unfair to have to obtain certificates and attend classes before entering certain job markets. It is unfair to just wal...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:25 am
Lori Witherell, a local woman from the Parishville-Hopkinton area, was recognized as a 2018 Woman of Distinction. Lori has worked for the communities of Hopkinton and Parishville for years, volunteeri...
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Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:42 pm
In the recent case of the so-called “senior prank” at the Massena High School, it seems like the judicial system did a better job of protecting the perpetrators than the victims. In spite of breaking...
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Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:41 pm
I read the responses to why there is poverty in Saint Lawrence County but no one really got the answer right. There was every answer mention, but the right one. The blame falls squarely on our politi...
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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 6:41 am
Regarding fluoridation of water. I don't know why these ignorant, obviously incapable of reading and/or reading comprehension based on scientific studies and history of such programs are driving the f...
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Friday, July 27, 2018 - 6:40 am
Why doesn't NYS DOT do some work on Pierrepont Avenue in the Village of Potsdam? The main road to and from SUNY Potsdam. What an embarrassment to have a road in this condition. How many people have...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:34 am
I had to stop downtown on Sunday morning after Summerfest. Having been down there the night before, I was amazed at the phenomenal job our Potsdam Village employees had done cleaning after the weekend...
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 8:31 am
Don't cut your nose off to spite your face. $9.50 an hour is good pay for a teenager. Several lifeguards need to be on duty at the same time to keep a good watch on the swimmers. If lifeguards get pai...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:32 am
Shame on the Village of Potsdam administrators for allowing the unfair pay wages of the Pine Street, Postwood, & Parishville lifeguards. Hooray to the young folks that walked off the job today. W...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:32 am
Wow, Just because Potsdam is exempt from minimum wage rules they think it is ok to pay lifeguards less than everyone else? I know the summer job market is tough for college kids, but no one needs a b...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:32 am
The Town of Potsdam Board has $12,000 to waste on a fancy radar gun to police taxpayers on Town roads, which by the way should be the responsibility of the NYS State Police and County Sheriff Departme...
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