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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:58 am
I am writing too to encourage the Ogdensburg City School District School Board to agree to add Penny Rafis Sharrow’s name to the track with Steve Barlow’s. Making the decision to leave her name out is...
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Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:57 am
To the unkind gentleman, who yelled and swore at me at the elementary school crossing. Who asked me if I was a student because he only had to stop for students at that cross-walk. I do not think your...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:30 am
In response to “Wind Farm Provides No Net Gain For Community” which appeared in the May 16-22 issue of North Country This Week: It was an illegal revote as shown by Avangrid’s lawyer, citing New York...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:12 am
North Country schools are trying to secure funding for their own armed resource officer. If the local police departments, sheriff’s office, and state police all already on duty, why can't they be sen...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:08 am
The weather is getting nicer and it's the time of year that everyone wants to be outside and enjoy the beauty of the North Country. Please stop littering. Please stop burning waste in burn pits and ba...
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Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:06 am
I was wondering if anyone can tell me what is ever going to be done with the three spots downtown Massena that had the fire? Were they supposed to use insurance money to rebuild? Who paid to cleanup a...
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Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:13 am
The opening of ATV trails may be exiting news for some people, but for residents along the route it is the beginning of a noisy, dusty, and polluted summer. What gives ATV owners the right to intrude...
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Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 8:57 am
In response to “Family Feels Fortunate Following Medical Issue” which ran in the May 9-15 issue of North Country This Week: Another anti-wind family uses an almost personal tragedy to set up a what-if...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:52 am
Will there be an open design competition for a covered pedestrian bridge over Main Street in Potsdam which, because of a proposed roundabout, will be needed to replace the high volume pedestrian cross...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 9:54 am
You now can ride helmetless and without proper documentation on Noreen Drive and Circle Drive in Norwood. Don't worry about laws; anything goes here. No need to worry about the law, everything is cool...
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Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:49 am
What I think is funny about kids with their pants hanging low is I lived on the west coast when that style came out of east LA; so I know it is older than half their school teachers. Talk about a dino...
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Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:49 am
It was nice of Assemblywoman Jenne to co-sponsor prohibiting zone pricing of gasoline. However, the same week gas prices went up to $2.99 per gallon. Did Canton, Potsdam, Ogdensburg and Gouverneur hav...
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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:20 am
Turning teacher evaluations over to North County schools will be like having no evaluations at all. Lets get rid of tenure and then start getting rid of the teacher deadwood.  
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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:19 am
I have no skin in the wind game, but who exactly will benefit from the proposed turbines? Will local electric rates decrease? I doubt it, ask residents of Chateguay. Will a few local land owners get s...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:42 am
In response to “Taxi Rates” in the May 2-8 North Country This Week: The writer complained that the village has no business regulating taxi rates in the village, and they shouldn’t be able to require t...
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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:42 am
In response to “County to Meet Cash Need” which appeared in the May 5-11 issue of North Country This Week: Wow! Great job SLC legislators for not having to borrow funds. However, a very huge part of t...
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:22 pm
I have been hearing rumors about a Five Guys Burgers coming to Potsdam. Why no news about it?  
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:21 pm
Heartfelt thanks to the New York Power Authority for the holiday parties, children’s movies, outdoor festivities, and friendly, accommodating staff at Hawkins Point Visitor Center. As summer brings v...
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:27 am
In response to “Ogdensburg Supports Ferry Project” which ran in the April 14-20 issue of North Country This Week: I find it interesting that no one is talking about the OBPA exclusivity clause regardi...
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Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:09 am
We all pine for spring, but aren’t seeing it yet. One sure sign of its arrival is the trash along our town, county, and state highways. Please stop littering our lovely North Country. What are you tea...
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Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:02 am
As a Hopkinton resident I’d like to thank the people from Parishville, Potsdam, Lawrenceville, Winthrop and any other town who cared about our wellbeing. I’ve been reading all the letters to the edito...
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:15 am
In response to “Taxpayers Should Not Pay For Clean Energy Push” which appeared in the April 25 - May 1 issue of North Country This Week: Ut was interesting to note that only wind power was mentioned a...
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:43 am
In response to “North Star Taxi Rate Approved by Village” which ran in the April 25 - May 1 issue of North Country This Week: I don’t get this. Why does the village need to approve taxi rates? As far...
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Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:16 am
I see items of interest to senior citizens in North Country This Week, but the only means of getting specifics is online. Many seniors can't get online and many others don't know how to use email addr...
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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:50 am
How many people have called the hospital, a clinic, or a doctor's office and had to leave a message because these places don't answer the phone any more? How many times has it been urgent in nature bu...
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