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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:45 am
With so many North Country schools facing huge financial disparities, I wonder if any have considered holding school for half days? I think half days could dramatically cut expenses allowing each scho...
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:44 am
Now our tax dollars to support a library are being used to teach a course on using smart phones. Anyone who can afford to purchase a smart phone can afford to pay a fee for a course on how to use it!...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:43 am
This is in response to the person who can’t afford child care and needs to use recreation funded by tax payers. If you can’t afford child care you should not have had children. Let me be clear, I am a...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 6:37 am
I would like to thank the good samaritan who turned in my debit card Easter Sunday at Wal-Mart in Potsdam. It is so great to know there are special people who care about one another. My Easter was mad...
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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 7:01 am
Recent news reports regarding tickets issued by the DEC shows offenses as far back as 2010. If this is an all-inclusive list of the tickets they have issued, then it appears that we need to do some bu...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 6:51 am
In response to “Content Most Important,” you say not many people care about a couple typos. Well, perhaps they would care if they arrived at an event on the wrong day/wrong location because the wrong...
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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 6:51 am
Is there a reason the SUNY Potsdam campus safety officers are all over the village of Potsdam pulling over vehicles? Isn’t there are a police department in Potsdam? I have even noticed them on State H...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:55 am
Thank you to the man that came running as I was leaving the old Key Bank parking lot in Potsdam on March 24 to tell me I had a flat tire. He stayed in the lot until I had called for assistance. When I...
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:54 am
I believe that there should be brick and mortar schools for grade school children. For the high school students in this day of electronics, their education could be done from home on the computer. Jus...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:10 am
Taxpaying voters have spoken! We do not want to fund a recreation department. The Potsdam Town leadership should reconsider whether they will continue to use any taxpayer funds for a recreation progra...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:09 am
My kids have gone to this program two years now, this program allows me to work some hours during the summer without paying daycare. I should mention that I also pay the "suggested donation" too. I fi...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 9:12 am
Why is it that you have only given information on Stefanik's petition entries and not Doheney? You should report on all candidates equally so you do not appear to have a favorite. The Doheney informat...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:39 am
I would just like to thank the Town of Potsdam workers for cleaning out the side ditches to allow regular flow of water instead of to my driveway, and for coming so fast.  
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:38 am
What we need in St Lawrence County is a Veteran Center, not watering holes like Amvets, VFW, American Legion etc.  
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Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:48 am
Regarding late Tax forms--Form 1040 was available online on Dec. 3, but many of the other forms and instructions were not available until the first week in January. The NYS forms were not available u...
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:31 am
What does everyone think of their National Grid rate more than doubling from December of last year? It is getting to the point where it would be cheaper to buy a generator and pay for gasoline to run...
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 6:30 am
In response to “Hire a Proofreader,” Not many people care about a couple typos as long as the information is passed successfully. If you want more accurate news, go elsewhere for it and leave us alone...
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:55 am
I am glad to hear the west dam in Potsdam is finally ready to sell power to national grid. I like several others also noticed my national grid bill increase significantly. Why are the people in Potsda...
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:55 am
It is sad that the only thing we hear about Alvin and Betty Babcock is what happened to them after they passed. I have not seen an obituary or any article about their accomplishments on life. It’s alm...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:41 am
Please do not support this new tax. Vote on April 10. Do not give the town a blank check. We already pay for sports on our school tax bills. We need to think to the future. Do not burden our children...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:45 am
While the cost of electrical transport/transmission is controlled by National Grid, the cost of power is not. If you consult the site www.chooseenergy.com or the similar NYS supported site you will fi...
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:44 am
In response to the story “St. Lawrence County IDA extends tax break to ACCO in Ogdensburg, company expected to add 30 jobs,” Get ready folks: You are about to foot the bill for 30 more employees to an...
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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:18 am
So the former business manager of the Highland Nursing Home in Massena gets probation, after stealing $18,000. This often happens, white-collar criminals don’t go to jail after stealing large sums of...
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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:26 am
I find the planned “Permissive Referendum” relative to the town of Potsdam’s recreation program oddly amusing in that a previous “referendum” held relative to the new town hall returned a resounding n...
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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:09 am
I read that people in Norwood are exempt from the tax because they have their own recreation program. What about the people that live on the outer boundaries of the town and pay school taxes to anothe...
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