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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 6:21 am
I am so glad Massena has decided to go with the old fashioned signs for the village...the electronic sign alternatives are not only ugly they are not ecologically progressive, especially when it comes...
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 6:20 am
The article posted on NorthCountryNow.com by the AP about the Amish girls kidnapper “may have stolen drugs” is terrible journalism. Why would you perpetuate something they have not even been accused o...
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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 5:53 am
Thank you to the photographer of the bear, who would not divulge its location, to protect it. A voice of protection is so welcome in this day and age.  
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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 5:52 am
I have an older friend who really does not want to go into senior housing but has to move somewhere. The problem is that the places she can afford, will not allow her poodle to live there, and the pla...
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:05 am
I didn’t vote for Mary Rain, but now I wish I had. I think she’s doing a great job. People wanted somebody who would be more effective than DA Duve and that’s what they got. I don’t understand the com...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:13 am
With the “so called” discussions on the merging of the Potsdam and Canton Schools, it amazes me the powers that be are trying to merge two of the larger school districts in the county. A better idea...
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:37 am
What happened to the better trash bags that Casella promised us last year? We’re 8 months into 2014 and still forced to use bags that have bunched bottoms and are difficult to close.  
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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 6:16 am
Years ago dogs weren't as popular as family pets as they are now. Dogs were in the country mostly, pooping in the fields and where ever. I think the problem is, dogs have become very popular as family...
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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 6:55 am
Was it necessary for St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain to announce to the world about the sexual abuse of the two little girls abducted in Heuvelton, especially since everyone knew their...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:01 am
I need some help if any one can answer me if there is such a thing as grandparents right? My child and I are fighting terribly and now his ex-girlfriend and him won’t let me see my grandchild anymore....
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:07 am
Years ago, did people go around with plastic baggies picking up dog poop? Are we in New York City, where you can’t put your feet down without stepping on someone’s toes? No. I understand the “germ” th...
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:57 am
In response to “Merger Not the Answer,” agreed! Merging Canton and Potsdam schools is so beyond ridiculous, for the reasons you stated. It would make more sense to merge a smaller school with a larger...
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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:56 am
With the county’s high rise of heroin use, why aren’t we being educated or why aren’t their classes available on Narcan? This is a must, especially with all these overdoses and deaths on the rise. It...
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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 7:01 am
On the way to work on the morning of July 31, I noticed that a rabbit had been hit by a car in Canton. I expected that someone from the Village of Canton would have taken care of it, but sadly, I was...
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:36 am
Whoever took the vegetable table (small folding table) from our front yard recently, I hope you are enjoying your “find.” If you think you would like to return it to its rightful owner that would be g...
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 8:04 am
Many of us (dog & non-dog owners) take walks around Canton-Potsdam Hospital as well as the fields at the Potsdam school. We would really appreciate it if irresponsible dog owners would pick up aft...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 7:57 am
I called the village of Potsdam this week to complain about potholes. I was told lower Waverly was being paved at the end of September. Today the village is marking crosswalks. At the corner of Waverl...
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Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:15 am
I do not agree with posting photos of individuals charged with a crime is right until they are convicted. Many times the infraction is less than the charge or is wrongfully done. Our system is based o...
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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 6:36 am
I have noticed so many full-grown evergreens, maples and other trees being cut this summer. People...those trees take years to mature. They house squirrels, birds and other creatures. They protect you...
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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:20 am
The hit and run drivers are surely keeping the body shops in business. A couple years ago while my daughter was interning at the St. Lawrence County courthouse, she had parked my truck in the parking...
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:35 am
How anyone can think school mergers are an ideal answer to finance problems...long-term transportation costs will escalate and it will take years for students to adjust psychologically to the loss of...
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:17 am
I respect motorcycles and riders, although do not care at all for the loud pipes! I understand poker runs are to raise money, but does that mean the “pack” of 300 bikes or more should have the right t...
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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:39 am
I have read your banter back and forth about loud pipes. I live in the country like most of us. I can hear a bike coming from either direction, long, very long before I can see it. Stand near a highwa...
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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:39 am
I have noticed so many full-grown evergreens, maples and other trees being cut this summer. People...those trees take years to mature. They house squirrels, birds and other creatures. They protect you...
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:48 am
To my neighbors, must you target practice at night? Please don’t. My children are in bed.  
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