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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:18 am
Why would the Christian Fellowship Center (CFC) want to be where the community does not want them? The CFC has churches all over. What’s so important about Canton? Now they want to sue? Is that Christ...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:12 am
In response to Sheriff Kevin Wells declaring opposition to Gov. Cuomo’s legal weed push: This is why this state will never get out of debt. Law enforcement is "pushing through drug recognition special...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:55 am
Most of us have to rely on others to perform maintenance, home improvements, etc. Is anyone else fed up with reputable businesses promising to do work for which they would be paid handsomely, then not...
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 9:10 am
This would be another mandate from the state which more than likely will be unfunded. I drove school bus for a number of years and our children are in compartment seats that are well protect from fron...
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:58 am
Hey Democrats, your budget has been cut by $150,000 in Potsdam. This is exactly what you asked for! Keep voting for Cuomo the dictator (don't forget his full-term abortion bill). Towns and cities sho...
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:36 am
Can someone please tell me why the American flag always seems to be at half-mast? I am tired of seeing the flag flown this way, I was always under the impression that the flag should be flown high an...
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Monday, February 4, 2019 - 9:54 am
Once again the leaders of the church have their heads in the sand. Outlawing abortion is only going to push women to back-room abortionists. I am personally very proud of NY for protecting women's rig...
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Friday, February 1, 2019 - 6:14 am
People who question what will happen to services at Massena Hospital if it chose to affiliate with St. Lawrence Health System, should look at what has happened to services at Gouverneur Hospital when...
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Friday, February 1, 2019 - 6:13 am
I am not from Massena but have been reading with interest the ongoing conflict between Bellor & O’Shaughnessy. I applaud Bellor for speaking out. Too often people discuss their dissatisfaction wit...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:57 am
In response to the NY State Reproductive Health Act, also know as infanticide: "They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.” Is this what you really wanted when you voted for the Democratic part...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:56 am
Why are officials in Ogdensburg not doing their jobs ensuring sidewalks are clear of snow and ice? People in wheelchairs, power chairs, scooters, people who use a walker, and even people who walk on t...
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 8:12 am
I live in the Village of Potsdam and I am, on Jan. 14, running a quarter-inch stream of cold water to prevent the water supply lines from the main in the street from freezing in this extreme cold spel...
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Friday, January 18, 2019 - 8:18 am
All of the supporters for building a wall at the border of Mexico better watch what they wish for. What happens when Canada builds a wall to keep Americans out? After all, the USA is Canada’s Mexico....
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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 8:03 am
The stories are starting to emerge regarding possible hardships from the government shutdown. Folks, relax. Any mortgage company or bank who holds you responsible for late mortgage payments or governm...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:40 am
Reading the recent survey comments about the legalization of marijuana really proves people's ignorance. They can’t comprehend a few facts and are too blindsided by "the war on drugs" agenda. First, w...
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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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