Here are recent "Letters to the Editor" of "NorthCountryNow.com." Letters should be 400 words or fewer and are subject to editing. They can be e-mailed to [email protected], faxed to 268-8701, mailed to North Country This Week, P.O. Box 975, Potsdam, NY 13676 or dropped off at our office, 19 Depot St., Potsdam.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:36 am
The end of Women’s History Month and Equal Pay Day on March 31st is an opportunity to reflect on how the coronavirus affects women in untold ways. Women comprise the majority of health and social care...
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:35 am
Farmers know adversity well. Dealing with the unknown is part of the very nature of what we do every day. Whether it is the weather, fluctuating commodity prices or the issues that come with running a...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:12 am
This letter was sent to all Ogdensburg City Councilors and the mayor. This nation, this state, this county and yes this city is facing the most serious existential threat in our lifetime. This pandemi...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:42 am
For over one hundred years our school calendar has been following the agrarian needs of our forefathers. For several decades books have been written and arguments for year-round schooling in America h...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:29 am
In this crisis allow me to share my comments about our "fear", with regards to coronavirus. Fear seems to grip most nations of the world. God plans ahead of our life. All we've to do as He asked us, t...
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Monday, March 30, 2020 - 10:18 am
So it looks like the Save-The-Trees feel good era has ended with the banning of plastic grocery bags. A couple rivers in Asia and Africa have apparently become plugged up with plastic trash because po...
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Monday, March 30, 2020 - 10:17 am
Please accept our sincere thanks and gratitude for supporting the Madrid Volunteer Fire Department at our 68th annual St. Patrick’s Day Turkey Dinner and fundraiser. This was the 30th consecutive year...
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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:56 am
  Thank you to Jeff Prosper and the Ponderosa Restaurant team for hosting a fundraising event for the Potsdam Snack Pack Program. Throughout the month of February, Ponderosa provided a free beverage c...
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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:55 am
The Helping Hands Food Pantry and other assistance programs will be open as a drive through service only Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be no lunches served on site until...
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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:55 am
On behalf of Edward C. Seymour VFW Post 1231 & Auxiliary thank you to all who had a part in making the recent cancer benefit event a success. With all that is going on in our world today, our comm...
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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:54 am
As the presidents of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, we hold the utmost concern for the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff - and for the communities that we are...
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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:13 am
The nation is staring down the barrel of a full-blown national emergency, and the President is nowhere to be found. Sure, he shows up in the White House briefing room once a day to spout off nonsense...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 11:20 am
In response to “Opinion: Republicans Blame Everything on Democrats, says Massena woman” I find it comical that the opinion is that Republicans blame everything on Democrats when the reality of it is t...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 9:41 am
In response to “Opinion: Today’s Economy Offers Endless Opportunity, says Hannawa Falls resident”, reality says otherwise...I disagree. North Country Now published the facts in their Feb. 3rd article...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 8:51 am
I applaud all of the school staff and volunteers who are so committed to delivering meals to their students. I am so impressed by their commitment. It seems that nothing will stop them. To me, their a...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 8:37 am
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that read “Elect a clown; Expect a circus”. Trump’s presidency has certainly been one of ongoing entertainment as we swing from amusement to dismay on any given d...
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Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:00 am
The New Horizons Bands of Northern New York recently celebrated their 10th anniversary with a dinner at the Presbyterian Church in Canton, catered by The Big Spoon Kitchen of Potsdam. When members are...
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Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:00 am
I have had my pistol permit for some time now. On one hand, Judge Richards was too strict on the restrictions; on the other hand, no course was required. Now that he is out of office, his sports restr...
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Friday, March 20, 2020 - 9:41 am
Integrity. Honor. Civility. These three words describe Waddington Town Supervisor, Alex V. Hammond. I have known Mr. Hammond for many years. He has always conducted himself as a role model to younger...
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Friday, March 20, 2020 - 9:40 am
On Feb. 29 five local schools competed in The Battle Continues… a regional book trivia challenge. Teams of 3 or 4 7th-12th grade students read 10 books, including The Girl who Owned a City, Between S...
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Friday, March 20, 2020 - 9:40 am
In response to “Listen to your heart, Elise” which ran in the Feb. 26-March 3 issue of North Country This Week and ‘Medicare For All is practical, long-overdue” which appeared in the March 4-10 issue...
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Friday, March 20, 2020 - 6:00 am
It use to be, once upon a time, that a shopper had the items they purchased, from any merchant, placed in a brown paper bag to fit the size of purchases. Remember those “good ole days” when grocery sh...
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Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 7:23 am
In response to "Opinion: Trump wants Americans to be self-sufficient, says Lawrence resident", Definitely enjoyed reading your article, is factual and speaks the truth about what is going on in this...
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Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:54 am
The family of Angela Shimmel is so thankful to everyone for the support we received following her unexpected passing. The many cards, calls, donations and understanding helped us through a most diffic...
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Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:53 am
Waddington Sons of the American Legion Post 420 would like to thank all of the volunteers and participants of our 19th annual Ice Fishing Derby held February 8, 2020. This year we had 104 registrants...
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