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.

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 7:31 am
The Colton Fire District was approved to purchase a new fire truck later last year. The truck is to upgrade an aging 1996 engine, used to pump water, and a 2001 rescue truck that carries tools and ext...
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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 7:30 am
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recently released their 2019 Information for Action Reports stating St. Lawrence County ranks in the top five counties with the highest percentage of brea...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:15 am
In response to letter to the editor “Foreign Exchange Students Misguided Over Protest” which ran in the May 11-17 issue of North Country This Week: Overt bigotry aside, Joe Gray ironically calls for t...
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:40 am
We would like to thank everyone for attending the service for Connie McCarthy. Also thanks to Corey Varney, Lee Sweeney and Sergi’s for the nice luncheon. The family of Connie McCarthy Hannawa Falls  ...
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 9:42 am
Due to the lack of volunteers, Amvets Post 11 will be closing its door after last call on June 15, 2019. This decision wasn't easy and comes with a heavy heart. We would like to take this time to than...
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 9:21 am
Mandaville Camp & Retreat Center, Hopkinton, wishes to express our thanks to Evans & White Ace Hardware and the many residents from our surrounding communities who contributed to our benefit c...
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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 9:43 am
Rita Curran, SLC Legislator, was interviewed on the Jeff Graham Radio Show this month, wherein she stated that she sees "nothing wrong" with the discriminatory post(s) she shared on social networking....
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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:51 am
The 2019 flooding of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario led Governor Cuomo to use the phrase “The New Normal”. It was quickly picked up by other local officials, local media and even residence th...
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Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:50 am
  I recently rebuilt my dock on the St. Lawrence, which was wrecked by the 2017 high water levels. Now, despite raising it 28 inches, I have had the special pleasure of watching my boat float on top o...
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 8:36 am
I was so pleased to read a short article by Cheryl Shumway about a group of people who gathered in front of the post office to bring attention to the desperate and expeditious need for all of us to ge...
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 8:09 am
On April 20, I began the following letter to thank North Country professionals and residents who helped us after our house fire: On January 5th, a house fire destroyed my former home at 149 River Road...
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:53 am
  The Colton AMVETS Post 262 wishes to thank sincerely those spectators who came out to show support and their respect for this country’s veterans during the Colton and South Colton Memorial Day Parad...
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:52 am
Bayside Cemetery has been in the news lately (Watertown Daily Times and North Country This Week) regarding the possibility of abandonment. That sounds alarming; let’s put things in context. There are...
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:52 am
The Potsdam Community Dog Park Trivia Night was a huge success, taking in $3,274 to make needed repairs to the park! We would like to send a special thanks to our event sponsors: Park Champions: Town...
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:51 am
Deep Root Center Staff and Board are grateful to have received a $250 grant from Potsdam Walmart to support our mentoring program. Deep Root Center (DRC) provides the facilities, environment, resource...
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:32 am
An open letter to my 10 siblings: “The most valuable thing that our parents left us is each other.” How true! And in light of recent medical setbacks among us, I am personally so proud that we are suc...
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:31 am
Hopkinton Food Pantry is asking for help for the Summer Feeding Program again this year. We accept monetary, food (breakfast and snack items, such as juices, canned fruits, pancake mixes, etc.), and g...
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Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:33 am
I recently saw a photograph of the top 10 academic seniors at Canton High School. I know many of them from various places around the community and I salute them all for their academic achievements. I...
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Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:32 am
When I was in high school, another woman in my class called me “a brain”. I didn’t realize it at the time, but she meant it as an insult. Being smart as an insult: I just don’t get it. Americans say,...
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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 8:00 am
  I would like to thank the Potsdam Central School community for their support over the past two years. I was humbled by the support shown when I was elected to the Board of Education two years ago an...
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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:59 am
Not to be awkward or anything, but I donated the map of Potsdam from 1838 to the museum last year. It was given to me by the town historian of Hermon, Mary Smallmen. I kept it for years, but grew wor...
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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:56 am
We had 156 riders that went on the poker run and several others the Leather Up For Cancer Event in Morley. It was great to see so many people throughout the community come together to raise money for...
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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:56 am
I read where our legislators are trying to negotiate with the Amish on buggy rules. Just look at other states how they have to set them up and go with it. Do I get to negotiate how and what I drive on...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:45 am
High schoolers worked with youngters on reading, crafts and more. I am writing on behalf of the PTSA and our Bonkers for Books Program. This year the Varsity Club, Brandi LaDue (work study), and Nat...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:43 am
  The awaited "financial assessment" of Massena Memorial Hospital by St Lawrence Health System (a.k.a. Canton-Potsdam Hospital) was unveiled to the MMH Board of Managers at a special meeting on 15 May...
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