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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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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 8:02 am
In response to “Canton Mulls Future of ‘The Club’” which appeared in the Nov. 21-27 issue of North Country This Week: I have to wonder about this church and its practices. I wonder if they are accepti...
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Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:07 am
What’s up with the road supervisors around Potsdam? Dead animals and carcasses are being left in the roads and roadside. Guiderails are being left damaged. Seems like they just don’t care about our ro...
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 7:46 am
I would like to take a moment to thank the many first responders who came to our aid during a car crash this morning. The Colton Fire Department and ambulance made it to the scene in a matter of minut...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 7:42 am
As the 2018- 2019 winter season approaches the citizens of Ogdensburg need to take action into keeping the sidewalks clear for those who use them like people who use a power chair, walker, wheelchair,...
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Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:25 pm
Typical losers and Trump haters took to the streets Nov. 8 in Canton, while respectful Conservatives and Republicans were back to normal life after the midterms. We put up with Obama for 8 years witho...
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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:54 am
The Town of Potsdam Council needs to adopt some level of fiscal discipline. Raising our property taxes 3.4 % is unconscionable. As residents, we have to balance our household budgets without such rais...
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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:30 am
It's the media that is making everyone crazy. We must come together, work together and be one. Your approach to this madness will only divide the country even more.  
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:52 am
We need a NY State equivalent of the Electoral College. Cuomo only won a few counties, but all the counties are stuck with him. We are not represented and our votes don't count!  
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:53 am
It seems like everyday in the news we hear about bad people doing bad things. I want people in the North Country to know that there are still great people living here. One of those people found my gra...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:53 am
It seems like everyday in the news we hear about bad people doing bad things. I want people in the North Country to know that there are still great people living here. One of those people found my gra...
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Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:38 am
In response to “Ad on Front Page Looks Like Stefanik Endorsement” and “Disappointed in NCTW for Political Ad on Front Page” which appeared in the Nov. 7-13 issue of North Country This Week: You are te...
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Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:37 am
In response to “Ad on Front Page Looks Like Stefanik Endorsement” and “Disappointed in NCTW for Political As on Front Page” which appeared in the Nov. 7-13 issue of North Country This Week: Wow! Peopl...
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