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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:54 am
I went on a short trip with my in-laws to look at things to buy for his business down in Cortland. The trip of course was slow and congested with lots of traffic both ways. It was easier once we hit t...
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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:54 am
In response to “Tailgaters,” (July 23-29): you drive the speed limit, that’s great! I usually do not. I once had a state trooper say to me if you keep your speed under 65, you won't be stopped. With t...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:02 am
After the deaths of Sterling and Castile, my heartache led me to believe that even the most biased places would begin to sympathize with the risks of the black life, leading to positive social change....
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 8:39 am
In response to “Smoke Shop is Sending Wrong Message to Youth,” which appeared in the July 20-26 issue of North Country This Week: If the writer thinks they're sending the wrong message to youth, then...
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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 7:56 am
My husband and I go to dinner once a week and enjoy trying out different dining establishments. We are surprised that so few offer any type of non-alcoholic beer. Why not? Is it really that difficult...
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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 6:35 am
In response to “Dangerous Downtown,” which appeared in the July 13-19 issue of North Country This Week: well, how about on Route 56 and Route 310 and how closely everyone drives by tailgating you? I d...
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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 6:34 am
We need a calling card...something to motivate people to the stores at the St. Lawrence Centre mall. Frankly…soap, candles, and the like are more of a one-time specialty purchase. What about looking a...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:44 am
As a newcomer to Potsdam, honestly I can’t for the life of me understand who actually agrees with the trash system in the village. I’ve lived in various places and never experienced trash disposal so...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:44 am
In response to “Top Building Permit Fee Lowered” which appeared in the July 13-19 issue of North Country This Week: I see someone had their building permit fee reduced from $9,600 to $800. That is goo...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:42 am
So let me get this straight….in response to “Top Building Permit Fee Lowered” which appeared in the July 13-19 issue of North Country This Week: some person wants to build a million dollar house in Po...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:42 am
The St. Lawrence County IDA throws away another $350,000 of tax money on a poorly researched business dream. Didn't they blow another few hundred grand of tax dollars on the failed mobile chicken pluc...
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:43 am
In response to a petition aimed at closing a section of Market Street: this is not the brightest idea for Potsdam. The flow of traffic would be adversely affected. Those businesses at that end of the...
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 7:43 am
Does anyone else see the irony of “Local Food” stickers on foreign cars?  
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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 9:31 am
In response to online Letters to the Editor “Response to Pokemon Go Sums Up Attitudes in North Country,” and “There Are No Issues With Attitudes of North Country,” while I agree with most of what Mr....
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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 7:54 am
In response to the North Country This Week July 6-12 Sound Off "Behavior at Bayside" is correct in their observed concerns at Bayside Cemetery. There is another serious issue we have witnessed every s...
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Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 11:52 am
MADRID – Two Canton men were charged with drug possession and the driver was charged with a number of vehicle and traffic offenses Friday night along State Rt. 310 in Madrid. Joshua D. Martin, 37, was...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 7:03 am
I don’t feel that the building permits should be capped at $800. Instead of the cost of $8/thousand reduce it to maybe half that to $4/thousand. Is the reason they want to change it now is because one...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 7:02 am
Whatever happened to simple respect of other people's homes and property? Someone stole the resin jeweled frog and top hat wearing crocodile statues off the front steps of our Ogdensburg home recently...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:02 am
In response to the July 6-12 article “Potsdam Trustees Consider Building Permit Cost,” is it wrong to believe that if one can afford to build a $1.2 million home, that one can also easily afford to pa...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:01 am
Is it just me, or is it dangerous to walk or drive in downtown Canton? It seems like someone gets rear-ended on the East Main Street stretch once a month. When you try to cross at Main and Park, when...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 8:13 am
In the “Fly out of SLC to Florida” article in the July 6-12 edition of North Country This Week it notes "a large portion of State Highway 68 was moved..." hmm, State Highway 68 is some 30 miles long a...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 8:13 am
Now, that's a really good reason for closing Canton-Potsdam Hospital Afterhours Clininc in Potsdam: unforseen circumstances. Great transparency from CPH there. Nice of them to hide the details from th...
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:57 am
In response to the Sound Off “Disrespect to Flag” which appeared in the June 27-July 3 issue of North Country This Week, I would like to correct an error. The American flag flying on top of the silo o...
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:57 am
Let's face some reality here: This person can afford to build a $1.2 million, according to the July 6-12 article “Potsdam Trustees Consider Building Permit Cost,” and they want to give this guy a brea...
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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 9:33 am
In response to the July 6-12 article “Potsdam Trustees Consider Building Permit Cost,” I want to state the obvious. Mr. Rosenthal has already depreciated the tax base in Potsdam by his actions. If Mr....
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