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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:19 pm
Has anyone out there been to local big box gardening sections lately? I have and I see pigeons walking on the floor and flying back and forth from the rafters. What is more shocking is that there is p...
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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:04 pm
It seems there are certain laws for some people and certain laws for others. I noticed that when I go out to take a stroll on the Maple City Trail to relax by the water or try to make new friends, th...
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Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:03 pm
I hope our local elected officials at all levels, and especially our economic development officials, will take notice of the June 6 news release (https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/investors/news-releases/...
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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 6:10 am
Massena taxpayers should totally avoid any manner of subsidy for the company called Coinmint. The technology of block chain distributive ledger is revolutionary. However, an infinitely better technolo...
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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 6:09 am
Just an offensive reminder to the parents of infants and toddlers: Your fussing and crying kids aren't cute when you bring them to high school graduations. Don't bring them and ruin a once in a lifeti...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:26 am
Every year at this time I hear about senior pranks and they often involve cruelty to animals. The schools need to have consequences announced in May each year to hold seniors accountable. Cruelty to a...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:25 am
So, crude oil prices were going down, and gas prices were going up, at just the right time of year to maximize profit margin and increase bonuses paid. How glorious is the perverted greed of the Ameri...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:21 am
In response to the article “Villagers Say Services Worth Costs” which appeared on the front page of the May 30-June 5 issue of North Country This Week: I wonder if the majority of respondents actually...
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:42 am
To whom it may concern, on Saturday, June 2, which was the tournament day for Potsdam lacrosse. Potsdam split their team up into two groups orange and blue. The orange team received a trophy and a t-s...
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:58 am
In response to St. Lawrence County legislators receiving pay increase: I know a lot of people who would have been extremely happy to have had a 1.6 percent raise every year. $3,000 raises would make a...
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:58 am
If my memory serves me right Potsdam got a $10 million grant years ago. So why should they be thinking they should be entitled to another when there are villages and towns that have never had one! Kee...
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Monday, June 11, 2018 - 8:54 am
There is no need for a round table discussion between Iberdrola and Hopkinton. The Hopkinton wind law is set and does not need to be changed to suit the needs of Iberdrola, a multi-billion dollar corp...
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Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:50 am
Ethical dilemmas are creating real roadblocks in the process of setting up boards (Ethics and Wind Advisory). Please write into your town board (Susan Wood, Sue Lyon, Steve Parker, and Kelly Pullano)...
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Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 6:52 am
A resounding no to raises for legislators unless they will be taking away the health benefits from those Legislators whom are now receiving them. Also, I believe average increase for county employees...
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Contrary to Supervisor Sue Wood stating that councilmembers Steve Parker and Sue Lyon met with Avangrid without her knowledge, the last minutes of the April 16 Town Board on YouTube shows her assignin...
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 8:05 am
In response to “Voice Your Opinion: which appeared in the May 30-June5 issue of North Country This Week: Modern roundabouts have median islands separating incoming and outgoing auto traffic. Pedestria...
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 8:05 am
The speed limit from Potsdam to Hewittville needs to be changed. Thirty miles per hour would be nice. With all the sharp bends in the road and hidden driveways it only makes sense. Too many drivers us...
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Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:42 am
These people in Massena and other places talking about tourism for economic development need to take a serious look at bringing nationally touring rock bands to the area. Just over Memorial Day weeken...
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Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:27 am
Please make sure to get your voice heard regarding the proposed roundabout in Potsdam downtown. This would make it even harder for children and adults to safely cross the street, which is the exact o...
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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 9:54 am
If the Village of Potsdam would just advertise and promote their title as “Toilet Town USA” they wouldn’t need tax grant money. They could earn money the old fashioned way of hard work and ingenuity....
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:16 am
Would like to know who in Albany is responsible for this tax on all shoreline property. This is a real cost to taxpayers who live on the shores of the controlled by the power companies who are making...
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 8:22 am
There has been chatter among folks in Hopkinton about the wind farm. People are wondering whether or not the project is still happening. There are a lot of variables which will determine whether or no...
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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:58 am
I am writing too to encourage the Ogdensburg City School District School Board to agree to add Penny Rafis Sharrow’s name to the track with Steve Barlow’s. Making the decision to leave her name out is...
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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:57 am
To the unkind gentleman, who yelled and swore at me at the elementary school crossing. Who asked me if I was a student because he only had to stop for students at that cross-walk. I do not think your...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:30 am
In response to “Wind Farm Provides No Net Gain For Community” which appeared in the May 16-22 issue of North Country This Week: It was an illegal revote as shown by Avangrid’s lawyer, citing New York...
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