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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:44 am
In response to “Who is in Power?” the represents good and responsible people as if they are stupid or violent. Give some credit to both the SUNY Potsdam president and the POWER group. POWER's protest...
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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:05 am
Many big money hungry banks will no longer cash my payroll check for face value! They charge me a check cashing fee each week. When I was hired it was explained to me I would be paid on Friday with a...
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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:41 am
Why is it prices for food increase every other week and the containers get smaller too, yet the cost of transportation (gas) has been halved? The food folks justify increased pricing because of increa...
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 7:53 am
I agree with the Sound Off “What Does God Think?” where writer wondered if there were a God with all the killing between Christians and Muslims. I asked our pastor this once and he gave me the standar...
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:47 am
Keep the slaughterhouses local, not in Watertown. It would increase the cost of meats if they had to be shipped to Watertown to be slaughtered. Good common sense should rule in this case.  
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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:50 am
When I call a doctor’s office I expect the phone to be answered or at the very least to have my phone call returned that day or the very next business day. I called four days ago and the answering mac...
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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:37 am
I still don't think it is fair that the residents of Massena have to pay the late fees cause of the Post Office failed to deliver the water bills on time. People on Social Security and who are renting...
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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 6:43 am
In response to “Taxes for All" which appeared in the Jan. 20-26 issue of North Country This Week and "Stop the Blame Game" which appeared in the Jan. 13-19 issue: I have read the “Blame Game” Sound Of...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 7:48 am
I feel compelled to sound off about the gas prices here in Potsdam. What is going on here? Does anyone have an answer to the outrageous prices that are going on here? I just received a text from son w...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 8:02 am
I am really confused as to why an organization like United Helpers would be getting in to the business of slaughtering animals. I thought they were in the business of taking care of people? I really d...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 8:02 am
Wow, congrats SUNY Potsdam president! You gave in to the demands from a group...this is why the federal government does not give in to terrorist demands as it creates a landslide of new demands and ne...
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Monday, January 25, 2016 - 5:53 am
In response to news of a meat processing facility coming to Potsdam: At first, the idea of processing more locally grown beef and creating jobs sounds great. But, where does the money come from? Is th...
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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 6:28 am
The blame for Massena residents having late fees belongs on residents. Sure the post office made a huge gaffe when they failed to deliver the water bills on time. But, unless you are a new taxpayer, y...
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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 7:14 am
In response to “Morey: No Drones In City Limits” which appeared in the Jan. 16-22 issue of North Country This Week: I admit, I like my privacy. But, I like my freedom more. Drones have made taking aer...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 6:16 am
In response to “Stop the Blame Game” which appeared in the Jan. 13-19 issue of North Country This Week: It is a fact that Clarkson, Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam State and any other tax exempt plac...
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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 6:12 am
Christians and Muslims have been killing each other in the name of their religions for a long time. Each believes they possess the only true concept of God. Ever wonder what God thinks about their beh...
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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 6:53 am
In response to “Mass Shootings” which appeared in the Jan. 6-12 issue of North Country This Week: I felt compelled to respond. The fact that the author published these questions shows that this person...
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 6:56 am
In response to “Village Income Tax” which appeared in the Dec. 30-Jan. 5 issue of North Country This Week: To whomever proposed an earned income tax to further tax people who work in Potsdam Village,...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 8:04 am
In response to “Village Income Tax” which appeared in the Dec. 30-Jan. 5 issue of North Country This Week: I am appalled that someone would suggest a village income tax on wage earners in the village...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 7:42 am
There has been a lot of talk about McDonalds in Canton closing. It is always sad to see any business close its doors. It is what it is; love it or hate it. For so many it was a great place to meet and...
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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 6:30 am
Well, our 2016 tax bills have arrived. Thanks to some of our elected officials and their past decisions, we all now face huge property tax increases. Personally, I am paying four times more property t...
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Friday, January 8, 2016 - 6:36 am
Recently we have heard from some politicians that guns do not make you safer. If they truly believe that, why have those same people had heavily armed protection around them, some for more than 30 yea...
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Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 6:07 am
Why oh why does the North Country need to pay 40¢ over the national average for gas? Simple question...simple answer please.  
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 5:56 am
If it is legal, the Village of Potsdam should pass a village earned income tax. Many people who live just outside the village to avoid paying Potsdam property taxes earn very good money working at Cla...
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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 6:12 am
The question was posed who would clean up the contaminated soil and water at 152 Maple St. (now part of Clarkson's beautification. Of course, it is us, the humble and broke and exploited taxpayers by...
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