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, January 18, 2019 - 8:20 am
I have served my country as both a member of the military and as an officer of Homeland Security for over 35 years. I believe in border security but not this monumental waste of taxpayer money called...
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Friday, January 18, 2019 - 8:19 am
This letter is being written by a concerned citizen, taxpayer and someone who utilizes our local hospital. I am also the eldest daughter of Dr. Henry J. Dobies. My father was associated with Massena...
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Friday, January 18, 2019 - 8:19 am
Although President Donald Trump claims a landslide victory in 2016, he actually lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million. So the majority of the voters were not buying what he was selling and that in...
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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:41 am
The Massena Rotary Club recently held a pair of December fundraising events to support some very important organizations in Massena. Both events were held Dec. 1 and were very successful in quality an...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:38 am
In response to “Great Abortion Battle is Upon Us” which ran in the Jan. 9-15 issue of North Country This Week: If anti-choicers worry so much about "life," where is their fight for universal pre-natal...
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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 8:52 am
I would like to thank everyone for all the sympathy cards and prayers sent to me following the passing of my daughter Connie McCarthy. She passed away on Nov. 28, 2018. Thanks again. Mary Peck Potsdam...
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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 8:52 am
opkinton Food Pantry directors would like to thank everyone who has helped make our pantry successful. To all our dedicated volunteers, past and present, you are community heroes. To our town board me...
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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 8:51 am
I am a native of Massena and I make an earnest effort to stay connected to the happenings of my hometown. This past month has made me quite upset with all the stories that I have read about between th...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:14 am
Now that the Azure Mountain fire tower's centennial year, 2018, is concluded, Azure Mountain Friends (AMF) wishes to thank the following area businesses and organizations that contributed to our Cente...
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 5:57 am
The great battle over abortion is finally upon us. In Roe v. Wade, justices argued that there was no evidence of when life begins. Over the past couple of decades, science and medicine have made known...
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:23 am
In response to “Where Does Church Stand on LGBTQIA” which ran in the Dec. 13-19 issue of North Country This Week: The Dec 13 letter from the pastor of the UU church in Canton, wondering about the stan...
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Monday, January 7, 2019 - 9:16 am
As a longtime North Country resident I was intrigued by the idea that the former Diamond National site would be suggested as a future concert venue. Having lived on two occasions in Ogdensburg, and as...
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Friday, January 4, 2019 - 5:47 am
I hear a lot about what we should do to promote tourism in NY and St. Lawrence County. How about registering UTVs opening more trails? West Virginia has the Hatfield McCoy trail system, which is sever...
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Friday, January 4, 2019 - 5:46 am
Regarding Gov. Cuomo saying New York doesn't really have a choice but to legalize marijuana. I am appalled at his moral resignation and his decision to push for its legalization, “because everyone els...
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Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 5:56 am
With the glow of Christmas barely behind us, we look forward to the new year and the customary New Year's resolutions: reduce social media, reduce weight, and, this year, reduce animal food consumptio...
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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 11:10 am
Read with interest a story on your excellent news website from WWNY 7News entitled “A Look Back at 2018 in the North Country.” The story mentioned that, “In a year dominated by politics, North Country...
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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 6:41 am
The St. Lawrence County Legislature opposes a state Senate plan to check gun owners’ social media accounts before issuing or renewing a pistol permit. Intrusive? Yes. Invasion of privacy? Probably. Bu...
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Monday, December 31, 2018 - 2:51 pm
In response to “Appreciation Needed for Veterans Who Sacrificed,” I would encourage him to check at the local veterans associations like the American Legion, Amvets, and VFW for events going on around...
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Monday, December 31, 2018 - 2:46 pm
The Massena Permanent Firefighters IAFF Local 2220 completed our coat distribution for Operation Warm. This year was a great success, and we were able to partner with two more groups this year. Starti...
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Friday, December 28, 2018 - 2:54 pm
The Society of Professional Journalists in its Code of Ethics states “Seek truth and report it …journalists should take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasi...
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Friday, December 28, 2018 - 11:03 am
Here are the 10 most-read letters to the editor of North Country Now from 2018, determined by total number of page views: 10.) City dog returns to owner in back of pickup truck, says Colton visitor 9....
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Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 2:31 pm
In response to “Appreciation Needed for Veterans Who Sacrificed”, I would encourage him to check at the local veterans associations like the American Legion, Amvets, and VFW for events going on around...
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Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 2:29 pm
The Community Lunch Program for Kids (Norwood, Norfolk and Raymondville) would like to publicly thank NYSPA IBEW Local 2032 (staff and management) for their very generous donation of $400.00 to our pr...
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 3:20 pm
The 7th grade ELA and science classes are doing a project about plastic in our ocean. After reading the book “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park, our class was inspired to raise awareness about o...
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 2:39 pm
I wish to bring attention to the organ donor program. I recently had a cornea transplant. Thanks to someone who was an organ donor, I may be able to see again in that eye. I, myself, will be a cadaver...
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