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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:43 am
Apparently we, the “rural voters”, of this state failed to take advantage of our opportunity in 2017 for a statewide referendum which could have been used to avoid exactly what happened in this year’s...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:43 am
Life brings extra challenges to people who live with a disability. Putting food on the table should not be one of them. Disabled Americans rank among our most vulnerable populations, often burdened wi...
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Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:27 pm
I would like to thank the Town of Potsdam Voters for a very strong turn out on the November 6th election. Even though the election did not turn in my favor, I feel it was a success in the fact that re...
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Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm
  Anyone who has visited Bayside Cemetery (and I hope that is most of you) has admired the many old maple trees that grace the landscape. Unfortunately, every autumn these ancient sentinels drop massi...
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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:57 am
On behalf of the Fort La Presentation Association we wish to thank everyone for their support which made our chicken and biscuit dinner held on November 11th a great success. Thanks to the owners of t...
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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:57 am
The commemoration program recognizes all who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the period Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location; and their families. We make no...
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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:56 am
  I would like to thank all that appreciate what the veterans did or do for us. I shopped 7 businesses, got 15 percent at one nothing at the others and one thank you. I will tell you that many people...
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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:56 am
For 25 years, Knights of Columbus Msgr. Charbonneau Council 258 in Ogdensburg have offered a free Thanksgiving dinner to all who ask for it. More than a meal, this is an opportunity for socialization...
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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:55 am
For eight years businesses, Lights On The River, and local food pantries have been helping thousands of residents of St. Lawrence County. When we first turned on the lights 9 years ago we welcomed 20...
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:33 am
  I would like to thank the residents of Potsdam for their overwhelming show of support in my recent re-election campaign for Potsdam town justice. It’s a great feeling to receive such positive feedba...
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:32 am
On behalf of the Parishville-Hopkinton girls' varsity soccer team I would like to thank the PHCS administration, board of Eeucation, Parishville and Hopkinton fire departments, Lamphere's Store, NuMed...
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:31 am
Did you know that since 2011, Back the Pack in Massena has provided 68,000 snack packs to the children in our community? Last year we had 306 children receive snack packs each week. That is 13,380 sna...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:54 am
  We at Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Massena, mourn the deaths of our Jewish brothers and sisters recently in Pittsburgh. The teachings of Christ advocate for radical inclusivity...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:54 am
The veterans among "U.S." have fought and died all around the world. We have rebuilt Germany, Japan, Vietnam, and more. Yet we do not display poppies like the Canadians, British, and others. Have we f...
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:53 am
  Words cannot express our thanks to our Massena Senior club members for their overwhelming support and donations they made at our annual Fall Bazaar. What a day! Once again our members stepped up to...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:56 am
On October 20, the North Country Anti-War Working Group met for our final public demonstration of the year. We were out in solidarity with the Women’s March on the Pentagon, whose demands are: “comple...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:55 am
On behalf of the MCHS Hall of Fame Committee, we would like to thank the following for making the 29th annual induction another success. First and foremost, Massena Savings and Loan for their sponsors...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:54 am
The UPS Store sponsored food drive Nov. 4 will mark the second anniversary of the Potsdam Snack Pack Program. When we launched the program, we were preparing snack packs for just 40 elementary school...
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Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:37 am
  I was raised by two Marines. Everything my instincts tell me, coupled with confirmation by my eldest surviving Marine, tell me, that this incident with Jamal Khashoggi, was a professional hit missio...
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Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:36 am
Cooler weather is upon us, which means it is time for “Rosie’s Hawg Dogs” to close for the 2018 season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many customers for their patronage over the...
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Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:35 am
We need to call attention to important legal and civil rights issues with controversy brewing in Canton over a church (CFC-Canton) purchasing 25 Court Street (The Club). Court rulings on 1st Amendmen...
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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:19 am
The Zonta Club of Ogdensburg’s children’s literacy service project continues this fall, thanks to widespread community support. The project continues to be an overwhelming success. We can’t thank peop...
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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:07 am
We would like to say thank you to the manager and staff at Massena Pizza Hut. Last weekend, our volunteers picked up litter along Route 37 for Adopt-A-Highway Project. When we vanished, we were treate...
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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:06 am
The Friends of the Norwood Public recently hosted “An Evening With a Psychic Medium” fundraiser, at the Norwood American Legion. It was a fun and productive evening; all proceeds will benefit many int...
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 9:05 am
  Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) released a plan to amend the Long Pond Conservation Easement to allow 15 local sportsmen’s clubs to purchase recreation...
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