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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:57 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor “Toilet Art Is Symbol Of Hate,” which ran in the July 15 issue of North Country This Week: the author made many valid points. If I lived within 3/4 of a mile fr...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:56 am
I certainly don’t know who the guilty party is in the Garrett Phillips murder case but it seems to me a lot of folks are being very hasty in their judgment of who did it. All of this is before any tri...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:56 am
I personally think what Hank Robar is doing with toilet art is great. It is his property and he is not hurting anyone. I love to look at it. You want to look at an eyesore, look at the Norwood trailer...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:56 am
In response to the Sound Off “Life Jackets At Beaches,” which ran in the July 22 issue of North Country This Week: when my kids were little, I felt the same as you. Then I was told by a lifeguard when...
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Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:14 am
The Canadian dollar's value affects businesses in St. Lawrence County but on the other side of the coin, there are some good deals across the border in Canada now. So from a buyer's point, it's great!...
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Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:13 am
This summer I have seen numerous, adorable puppies, all too young to be with anybody. Five and six weeks...in case anybody cares, puppies should be eight weeks to leave their mother. I hope the cute l...
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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 7:22 am
Stop all services in St. Lawrence County that are not mandated by federal or state law! Meals on Wheels is a fine example, so are the congregate meal programs, of programs that should be cut! I am a s...
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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 7:22 am
Maybe with all the big stores out of the picture, the mom and pop stores will make it. They have to work long hours, but can make a good living if they are not lazy. Elbow grease and determination wil...
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:30 am
I believe what's happening with Potsdam Central School is common practice now with all corporation and entities that are attached with a union. They stall because they know that unions have no power!...
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:21 am
There are many things to enjoy and even be proud of in the North Country. A Confederate flag snapping in the breeze in someone’s front yard is not one. One can only guess why these people chose to dis...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 6:29 am
I recently went to a local beach with my three children. My youngest is 3 years old and cannot swim yet. I put a boat certified life jacket on her and I was told that if I didn’t take it off her then...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 6:28 am
Guns and ammo are not the reasons for killings and crime. It is the people of today. No respect for human life and irresponsible feelings for fellow mankind. People should step back in time and get a...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:02 am
Notice how nobody speaks about the sounds of a slaughterhouse next to ARC, Cerebral Palsy, and the jail. How about putting the slaughterhouse next to United Helpers, they also have land. Put it next t...
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 8:02 am
I think St. Lawrence County lawmakers need to rethink the law allowing fireworks on July 4 and New Years. Fireworks and drinking don’t mix! I witnessed many times over the 4th of July weekend, people...
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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 8:14 am
In response to 'Cops on Top,' you sound like a teenager. Your message is bereft of anything interesting or useful. The only double stand here seems to be known by only you.
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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 6:55 am
I wonder if the village could invoke the “no indoor furniture outside” rule for Hank Robar’s toilets? I think that toilets could certainly qualify as “indoor furniture”! Maybe if the village is not co...
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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 6:54 am
Congratulations to our legislators for finally standing up and realizing the county is in hard times and all requests can't be granted! I'm sure the DA is upset but so are all the other departments as...
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Friday, July 17, 2015 - 6:39 am
In response to the Letter to the Editor “Irresponsible To Print Anonymous Hate Speech,” which ran in the July 8-14 issue of North Country This Week, I actually applaud you for printing what the author...
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Friday, July 17, 2015 - 6:38 am
Did you know that at Potsdam Central School, teaching assistants and aides are some of the lowest paid.  
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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 9:48 am
I commend Dunkin' Donuts for its charitable efforts; but unless I'm mistaken, the police arrest people who get up onto the roofs of buildings. Double standard?
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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:23 am
I watched and read as many of us did the day to day operations of our law enforcement personal from local, state and federal working to not only protect but to capture the two escaped convicts from Da...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:22 am
In response to “Flag Symbolism” which ran in the July 8 issue of North Country This Week: First of all, the south started the Civil War by succeeding from the union and then they were the first to sta...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 8:06 am
This is a sore subject for me. I find this statement childish, rude, and coming from a man that must hold a lot of hatred for his village in his heart. Let it go, you are holding your village hostage...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 8:06 am
In response to “Irresponsible To Print Anonymous Hate Speech,” which ran in the July 8 issue of North Country This Week; while I personally like rainbow flags and find the confederate flag stupid, oth...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 7:19 am
I was born and raised in the South. My home state led the secession from the U.S. In history class the Confederate war was also referred to as “The War of Northern Aggression.” I find it amusing to se...
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