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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 9:50 am
The decision to keep Potsdam Central school hours at the normal schedule during the snowstorm Jan. 9 was completely irresponsible! Many other districts delayed or cancelled class. District officials n...
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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Children learn far more from observing adults than they do from what adults say. I find progressives far too swift in criticizing others when they should be providing children with the models they nee...
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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 8:52 am
The beautiful Evergreens Cemetery in Canton is being used for hook ups and has been for a while. Please be aware that this is a local favorite for walkers and runners as well as a sacred place that s...
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 9:39 am
Foster care should go to the churches in our area.  
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Monday, January 7, 2019 - 9:14 am
From the old junior high neighborhood in Massena, whomever let off the sonic boom fireworks on Christmas Eve, please go away next year for the night. It was unpleasant, unnecessary and obnoxiously lou...
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Monday, January 7, 2019 - 8:58 am
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand demands end to bail for non-violent offenders? Sadly, this is a case of a politician not doing research before making statements. Had she checked with any local or state justic...
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Friday, January 4, 2019 - 5:46 am
For the person who said they were happy about our pay raise for Social Security, I agree. I am happy with it but, I also knew that with the raise everything else was going be going up and will be taki...
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Monday, December 31, 2018 - 2:56 pm
I give a big hats off to whoever came up with the idea for the North Country Jr. Chef competition. Being a pretty healthy eater myself, I cringe at what unhealthy foods are served in schools and that...
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Monday, December 31, 2018 - 2:53 pm
Live love and laugh. This seems to be the motto at the Via Main restaurant. This motto is not only seen in all the décor inside, but also felt in the atmosphere one experiences upon entering. Everyone...
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Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 2:35 pm
What is the difference of snowfall of 6 inches of snow in St. Lawrence County or in North Carolina? The news seems to make a big thing of a little snowfall in the south.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 3:27 pm
Have you thought about what your 2019 New Year’s resolution will be? Here are a few suggestions. Don’t be rude to people. Be kind to everyone. Be helpful. Respect others. Don’t think you are better...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7:42 am
I was just wondering if there's anyone else out that is as happy as I am with our big raise in Social Security. The one time we all thought that we were going to get a big enough raise that maybe woul...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 9:34 am
I give a big hats off to whoever came up with the idea for the North Country Jr. Chef competition. Being a pretty healthy eater myself, I cringe at what unhealthy foods are served in schools and that...
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 9:31 am
Each time there is a downward trend in gasoline prices, the price for gasoline between Potsdam and Watertown varies by only a couple of pennies per gallon. It also takes a long time for these prices...
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Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:04 pm
There have been several people charged with possession of illegal drugs while they were inmates at local jails. I see only two explanations. No. 1 -- visitors to the jail are passing things to inmates...
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Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:04 pm
What is the difference of snowfall of 6 inches of snow in St. Lawrence County or in North Carolina? The news seems to make a big thing of a little snowfall in the south.  
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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9:39 am
In response to “CFC’s Plan to Buy The Club Draws Criticism” which appeared in the Dec. 5-11 issue of North Country This Week: As far as the church buying the club property, again it is only the busine...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:27 am
Have you thought about what your 2019 New Year's resolution will be? Here are a few suggestions. Don't be rude to people. Be kind to everyone. Be Helpful. Respect others. Don't think you are better...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:19 am
So we picketed. Canton-Potsdam Hospital doesn't care they just keep erecting more buildings with the same amount of staff. I want to know why nurses are worth so little to them when we are the backbon...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:19 am
So we picketed. Canton-Potsdam Hospital doesn't care they just keep erecting more buildings with the same amount of staff. I want to know why nurses are worth so little to them when we are the backbon...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 8:19 am
Why should a seasonal business like Dairy Queen, paying workers minimum wage, merit over $200,000 in grant dollars? I thought our trustees were wiser about spending public money than that.  
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Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:03 am
Ok Massena. Waddington has free horse-drawn sleigh rides, bonfire, Norwood has horse-drawn sleigh rides, bonfire. Massena needs their own event. Really.  
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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:38 am
Wouldn’t it be nice if we (the paying customer) had locally a choice of airlines with different destinations? I personally like what Cape Air offers. Flights to Albany and Boston are needed by many pe...
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Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:13 am
With all the holiday events, why is there never anything for people with disabilities like autism, sensory processing disorder or anxiety? Not everyone can handle standing in long lines for hours, esp...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 9:16 am
I understand that churches have the ability to hide behind tax exemptions, but nothing would prevent a church from chipping in to support the community. Isn’t that one their goals?  
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