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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:04 am
In response to “Lack of Backbone Led to End of Wind Project” which appeared in the June 27 - July 3 issue of North Country This Week: The truth is, it got harder and harder to argue the leaseholder/co...
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:21 am
Thank you to the car of young adults that were next to our car at Postwood Beach. Thank you for opening your car door and dumping your empty water bottles, fast food wrappers and garbage in the parkin...
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Monday, July 2, 2018 - 6:16 am
Who is making money from the internment camps for children? No, bid contracts and cost, plus profit deals are not ethical and proper. Non profit internment prisons do not mean a whole bunch of money i...
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Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:26 am
I am grateful for everyone who participated in the regional protection of our environment, community, health, safety, and well-being in Hopkinton. By standing together, educating ourselves, and workin...
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:24 am
It’s strange how the populations of two countries can become angry at each over some political posturing by their respective leaders. The CBC comes to Ogdensburg and interviews Canadians and local US...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:35 am
Driving locally is tough. Police flagrantly ignore traffic laws. Saw a cop blow through two stop signs and not signal for three turns a few days ago! What if I did that?  
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Monday, June 25, 2018 - 11:09 am
It is criminal the way the Power Authority virtually controls every aspect of the river, in Massena. You can’t swim, run a dog, or launch a boat without a problem. There are very few places to even do...
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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:43 am
One solved murder in the North Country. Thank you. It’s good work to have this crime solved. Now, the other unsolved murders up here. Can they be solved?  
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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:43 am
The county needs to plan for the employee contract coming in a couple years; not cry that the county is in financial stress. If the county can afford to give raises to part timers they need to give an...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:04 am
Are planners a thing of the past? Who in their right mind would allow a fast food restaurant to build on that lot that has no sensible traffic flow? And then to say the existing Market Street curb cut...
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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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