I sincerely hope that writer of the Sound Off “First Impression” isn’t a resident of the North Country. I’m proud of my town and of Massena and Canton and all the other little villages around us. They may not be the prettiest places in the state but they are home to some of the finest folks you would ever want to meet. I have become very tired of people complaining about our region. If someone doesn’t like what we have and how we live, I really wish they would pack up their stuff and leave. I moved here from a metropolitan area a lifetime ago and have been in love with Potsdam and the people ever since. You couldn’t find a better place to live and raise a family. If you think you can, then please move there and leave the rest of us in peace.