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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:57 am
It was gratifying to read the story about Edward Fischer receiving a well-deserved award for Citizen of the Year in St. Lawrence County. I can remember Ed as a corrections officer with the St. Lawrenc...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:56 am
In response to “Tree Cutting” which ran in the May 9 issue of North Country This Week, the removal of trees and replanting is a complicated thing. While I don’t know the practices of the logger who bu...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:56 am
In response to the Ogdensburg woman being Tased in Waddington by Border Patrol: Being a veteran I understand you have to allow some minor infringement of your rights at times to ensure our safety, sec...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:54 am
Fired as a public defender, numerous judicial dismissals due to unethical conduct, grand jury rigging, etc. Now a lawsuit from a former employee citing all sorts of ugly things. How many different fin...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:52 am
The picture on NorthCountryNow.com of the dog brains scattered the ground truly was unnecessary. There are enough evil and wrongful acts in this world, and to give attention to this act was wrong. I a...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:27 am
In response to "Lifestyle Acceptance," which ran in the May 13 issue of North Country This Week, that is why you get called ignorant/backward/bigot. Your letter explains it all. Where did you get the...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:27 am
After watching the Ogdensburg woman getting Tased on video it was obvious she was in the wrong. The officers were just doing their job and they seemed to be professional. Giving them a hard time is a...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:31 am
I am sorry, but there was absolutely no reason for Jess Cooke to be as cocky as she was with the Border Patrol agents. Why would anyone refuse to open their trunk? When she did so the Border Patrol ha...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:30 am
Though I don't believe the woman in Waddington that was Tased acted appropriately, it is down right creepy how she has been treated. Eerily similar to the movie "Enemy of the State." I have a strong s...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:29 am
I called home on a recent evening to speak with my mother…as I do every chance I get, as my father recently passed away. I was informed that she and my Aunt were on the way to Ogdensburg to finish up...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:08 am
We want to make a plea to the Amish people, especially to those who refuse to use a slow moving vehicle emblem and adequate lighting on buggies. We automobile drivers do not want to hit, injure, or ki...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:07 am
I was glad to see that Canton photographer Natalie Aldrich is receiving much appreciation for her work. I have always enjoyed seeing the pictures and would be first in line to purchase a compilation o...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:07 am
After watching the videos posted by Jess Cooke and family I have to laugh. First Jess wanted to instigate a fight while border patrol agents are doing their job then her family wants to post a video...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:06 am
As a native of Canton all my life except for a brief tour out of the area, I submit that Jessica Cooke was singled out by Border Patrol because she looks Native American. Anyone who lives in this area...
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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 11:00 am
As Potsdam Central School gets ready to hire a new superintendent, I hope the Board of Education will as in the past include the parents, teachers and staff in the decision making process. That has be...
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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:59 am
I do not believe that the high school students that were arrested for breeching the computer system at Madrid-Waddington Central School are in line to work for the NSA. I do know that all the school d...
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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:59 am
After reading about and watching the video of Jess Cooke being Tased on video by the Border Patrol I think she got what she deserved. She was uncooperative from the start and then thought she would bu...
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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 10:59 am
In my reply to “Smokers Have Rights Too,” which ran in the May 6 issue of North Country This Week, smokers have no right to ruin my smoke free and healthy lungs! You smokers cannot smell! Your smoke c...
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:52 am
I watched the video and read the account given of the Waddington woman being tasered by Border Patrol and to me, it sounds like a setup by the woman involved. She antagonized the officers until they h...
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:52 am
In response to gay lesbian pride parade versus a heterosexual parade; a parade celebrating sexuality? Really? As a once tolerant person I am beginning to shift towards intolerance. I don't like seeing...
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:51 am
Didn't a young African American experience something similar to that situation in Massena a year or two ago like what happened in Baltimore. I don't believe he died, but of what I vaguely remember, he...
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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:22 am
Once again, every time I drive to work on State Highway 37, more and more trees are cut. The tree line is vanishing. It is spring. Where do you think the birds, squirrels, fox, and coyotes have built...
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Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 6:22 am
I used a self-checkout last week and it hiccupped and charged me twice for the same article. So if you use one of these, be sure to check your receipt as they will over charge.  
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 7:35 am
After reading about and watching the video of Jess Cooke being Tased on video by the Border Patrol I think she got what she deserved. She was uncooperative from the start and then thought she would bu...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 7:35 am
Now that the teachers union has had their say about fair evaluation of teachers, we all know that the only fair evaluation that the union is interested in is no evaluation. Don’t be alarmed that this...
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