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, December 6, 2019 - 10:11 am
Church & Community Program would like to thank Northern New York Community Foundation for its grant of $1,000 for food for our pantry. We used the funding in October to buy two deliveries of food...
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Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:10 am
In response to “Stefanik Owes Her Constituents Answers, says St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee” which appeared in the Nov. 27-Dec. 3 issue of North Country This Week: Similar to the Moscow show...
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Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:09 am
In response to “Cobb Needs to Share Amount of Money Raised in District” which appeared in the Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 issue of North Country This Week: I agree. In fact, that information is available at http...
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Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:09 am
Kay’s Play Space has become a reality, and we have so many people to thank. First is the Village of Potsdam Board for accepting the gift. Jim Corbett and the Village crews dug the trenches for the pos...
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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9:10 am
The unfounded criticisms in the NCN opinion section concerning Representative Stefanik in the impeachment hearings is astonishing. Every charge leveled against her is vague, unsupported without speci...
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 8:54 am
Five St. Lawrence County schools (Ogdensburg Free Academy, Heuvelton Central School, Hermon-DeKalb Central School, Clifton-Fine Central School, and Harrisville Central School) had the privilege of hos...
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 8:52 am
  In response to “Elementary Students End Columbus Day at Potsdam Central School” which appeared on the front page of the Nov. 27-Dec. 3 issue of North Country This Week: You have got to be kidding me...
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 6:16 am
This morning I read the North Country Now survey comments regarding “lunch shamin” at Canton CSD. I am absolutely stunned by some of the responses. First, as of 2016, New York State spent $22,366 per...
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:47 am
The Friends of the Norwood Public Library recently sponsored a murder mystery dinner fundraiser to benefit the many programs at the library. It was a fun night, and we appreciate the businesses and pe...
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:46 am
Recently, a crosswalk complete with signage was installed on Leroy Street at the intersection of Garden Street and adjacent to the main entrance of Potsdam High School. A crossing guard has been stati...
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:45 am
The Office of Court Administration (OCA) proposes to “consolidate” New York’s trial courts. The stated reason: the court structure is “complex.” However, announcing that our excellence-achieving cour...
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Friday, November 29, 2019 - 8:51 am
Thanksgiving is an invitation to rededicate ourselves in our own special way that could make a difference to the most vulnerable members of our communities. On behalf of the Massena Memorial Hospital...
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Friday, November 29, 2019 - 8:49 am
1) Was Trump after the Bidens? 2) Did he just give Syria to Russia? 3) Did he give more land to Israel? 4) Was he scheming to let Russia take over Ukraine? 5) When and why did he release the $ to Ukra...
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Friday, November 29, 2019 - 8:45 am
In a self-serving play to gain notoriety within the Republican Party, Elise Stefanik continues to be used by the Trump administration as a distraction from the truth. Last week, she embarrassed the No...
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Friday, November 29, 2019 - 8:44 am
What do I know about the meaning of Thanksgiving? Well…apparently more than the hordes of people standing outside big name retail stores on this afternoon and henceforth hours during Thanksgiving Day,...
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:01 am
In response to “Opinion: Rep. Stefanik Forgets Her Pledge to North Country Residents, says St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee” which appeared online Nov. 19: I was so glad to see the St. Lawrenc...
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 8:56 am
In response to “Opinion: Get Used to Trump Being President, Hannawa Falls resident says", which appeared online Nov. 26: Stefanik isn't doing her job, she is lying to feed red meat to her base of supp...
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:43 am
After Elise Stefanik's role in the impeachment hearing began to draw national attention, people on Twitter began sharing information about Tedra Cobb's campaign. Donations started to surge. Two days l...
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:43 am
I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the residents of Hopkinton for your support in my re-election as town supervisor. To those that didn’t support me, I hope to gain your tr...
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 9:41 am
In response to “Opinion: Dead presidents rolling in graves over crisis this country is in, Russell resident says” which appeared online Nov. 25: Give me a break, its' simply another case of Trump dera...
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Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:23 am
The Rotary Club of Potsdam thanks the donors to its annual Wheelchair Challenge. The proceeds provide wheelchairs for persons in need throughout the world. Although the relay race event did not take p...
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Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:22 am
Killing time while my car was getting an inspection sticker early Tuesday morning, I walked down Cherry Street and out along the river neighborhoods. On my way back to the service station I heard a tr...
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Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:22 am
So, let’s see if we have this straight-Elise Stefanik and Republican cohorts that serve on the intelligence committee, in their last grasp at finding something defensible for Trump’s behavior of withh...
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Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:08 pm
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik blatantly dismissed the very serious concerns of U.S. Acting-Ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor, and George P. Kent, a respected State Department official, in a Novembe...
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Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:08 pm
For nearly two years I have had a black box, a portable internet router, from AT&T. About three weeks ago the AC adapter broke. The copper wires are worn through, and one cannot take the device a...
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