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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 8:43 am
In response to "Keep Fluoride in Water" which appeared in the Jan. 17-23 issue of North Country This Week: People need to learn how to eat properly so their teeth don't rot. Stop relying on the govern...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 8:43 am
I hope that as people weigh in on the possibility of having an armed police officer at Potsdam Central School, they consider the positive impact it could have. I hope people understand that in a real...
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Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:15 am
Does anyone still doubt the time of the two-horned beast is over? It is time to end the two party control of the U.S. government, and bring honesty and justice into leadership positions.  
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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:26 am
I am a St. Lawrence Country employee. Over my time I have seen county employees doing outside jobs on county time. This is not new. One person was doing personal income taxes for people and another wo...
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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:39 am
Having grown up in an area where there was no municipal water system, I did not receive the benefit of fluoride in the water. Our school had a hygienist who did cleanings and applied fluoride to our t...
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Friday, January 12, 2018 - 8:12 am
In response to “Work Violence Alleged at Real Property Dept.” which appeared in the Jan. 6-12 issue of North Country This Week: I’m not the smartest person but seniority should definitely mean somethi...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:06 am
As a citizen of the village of Massena, I am concerned about my tax dollars and their usage. I have seen local village police of Massena use their vehicles for private use. This includes vehicles park...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 7:57 am
Surely I speak on behalf of a multitude of people from this area. Without question it was an incredible gesture on the part of the town and community who contributed to removing a major eyesore in th...
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 8:07 am
In response to “Tablets Helping at SLC Jail” which ran on the front page of the Jan. 3-9 issue of North Country This Week: They also provide an easy communications connections for inmate to inmate. Ni...
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Monday, January 8, 2018 - 8:32 am
While the ships plying the St. Lawrence River is a majestic sight, the seaway has done far more harm than good for this country as a whole. It never became the economic boon it was envisioned to be. I...
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Friday, January 5, 2018 - 7:55 am
How long are the people of Norfolk going to turn a blind eye to how things are in this town. Example: The field day used to be family event — now it’s a beer tent and food that goes well with beer. It...
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 8:03 am
Another poor horse had to be put down. The Amish say they cannot use electric lights on their wagons. They also don't have mirrors! They cannot tell if someone is driving behind them. Enough is enoug...
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 9:55 am
It is so nice to see the pictures of the Seaway. I believe we are going to see more ships as we increase our exports. So many of our local people worked building this huge project. These pictures of...
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Friday, December 29, 2017 - 7:15 am
I love going to True Value in Waddington. They are so helpful. I may only need a piece of copper or some screws for a doorknob. They know exactly what I need, where it is, and are friendly. I love to...
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Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 8:21 am
In response to "Courage to speak out" which appeared in the Dec. 13-19 issue of North Country This Week the writer says: "If a man sexually harasses a woman, he deserves to have his life ruined!" Do y...
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 10:09 am
I keep reading comments about how all of Northern New York should be protecting Fort Drum’s airspace. I don’t believe Fort Drum owns or has the rights to all the airspace above Northern New York. If t...
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:03 am
I read the news this week that scammers at the Sunoco gas station in Ogdensburg had placed a card reader at one of their pumps in November. Now two weeks later we the public, were finally notified tha...
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:02 am
In response to “Priorities” which appeared in the Dec. 20-26 issue of North Country This Week: Years ago, a lot of people who founded this area were not rich — they struggled. Pets were a part of thei...
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:01 am
In response to “Offensive Ugly Sweaters” which appeared in the Dec. 20-26 issue of North Country This Week; I just got a Christmas sweater from my wife for Christmas (early so I can wear it on the big...
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Friday, December 22, 2017 - 7:26 am
In response to the the Sound Off “Winter Hazards” which appeared online Dec. 19: How about you take responsibility too? If you can watch for deer on the side of the road I think you can see an Amish b...
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Friday, December 22, 2017 - 7:12 am
Yes, New York residents, we rank first as having the highest state and local tax burden of any state in the nation. That's just great. We should be so proud of our elected officials in Albany. How abo...
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Friday, December 22, 2017 - 7:12 am
I read the news this week that scammers at the Sunoco gas station in Ogdensburg had placed a card reader at one of their pumps in November. Now two weeks later we the public, were finally notified tha...
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 6:46 am
The Amish community locally often do not use slow moving vehicle sign. They use reflective tape in varying amounts and lanterns to illuminate them at night. They travel in fog, rain and snow making th...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:32 am
In response to the Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 Sound Off in North Country This Week titled “Winter Driving”, here is some snowflake driving advice: If the condition of your vehicle or your driving ability does n...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:31 am
Tis the season to be Jolly and for gift giving. I truly respect other people’s beliefs and goals. I have been approached directly and asked by way of advertisements to give money and food for animal c...
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