Here are recent "Letters to the Editor" of "NorthCountryNow.com." Letters should be 400 words or fewer and are subject to editing. They can be e-mailed to [email protected], faxed to 268-8701, mailed to North Country This Week, P.O. Box 975, Potsdam, NY 13676 or dropped off at our office, 19 Depot St., Potsdam.

Friday, July 3, 2020 - 6:11 am
To the Editor: Wednesday and Thursday of this week both recorded well over 50,000 new Coronavirus cases in the U.S., with Texas, Arizona, California, Tennessee, and North Carolina, breaking records wi...
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Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:02 am
On behalf of New Beginnings Clothing and Food Outreach in Madrid, I am writing to say thank you to the many individuals, organizations and merchants who have provided generous support to the Food Pant...
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Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:15 am
To the Editor: My mother-in-law received a campaign appeal from Stefanik. Though now deceased, I can hear her disappointment. She was a proud Republican but she could not tolerate the direction her p...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:19 am
To the Editor: Despite COVID-19, on most days you will find Heather Rand, Director of Child Protective Services at the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services, behind her desk, participating...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:18 am
To the Editor: To the woman in downtown Norwood on Fathers Day around 7:30 p.m. … you owe my daughter an apology. You chose in that moment to not see a 15-year old girl who is on high honor roll. Who...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:34 am
What happened on May 25, 2020, is absolutely tragic and unprecedented. George Floyd’s death has resonated with millions across our country and so many have come out to show their support in protests....
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:32 am
Having read several pro-BLM-ers posts of their white guilt noise, it is obvious they think we all should wear as a steel mantle of shame for things that have happened-past and present. Please stop! En...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:32 am
On behalf of the volunteers of the St John’s Episcopal Church, Ogdensburg, Food Pantry, I would like to thank the Northern New York Community Foundation for their recent financial support. The money r...
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Monday, June 29, 2020 - 11:19 am
Most people today realize that something is very wrong with our current administration. We have a president who erected a huge fence in front of the White House and who considers using the military ag...
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Monday, June 29, 2020 - 11:18 am
We were glad to learn that Tedra Cobb is on record stating "I do not support violence of any kind." Martin Luther King famously (and correctly) identified the US military as the "greatest purveyor of...
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Monday, June 29, 2020 - 11:17 am
God formed a man out of the dust “in his own image and likeness (Genesis 1:24”) and put him in the oven. It so happened his dog turned loose and he went out and found his black dog, a mile away eating...
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Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:02 am
One of the Core Values and Beliefs of the Potsdam Central School District reads: “Partnerships with our families and community are essential to our success.” Never has this proven more true than over...
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Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:02 am
To the Editor: Ever since November 8, 2016 it has felt like, and then has come to fruition, that things would continue to get worse before they got better. It feels more so like that today than any of...
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Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:01 am
To the Editor: The Parishville-Hopkinton Backpack Program would like to thank the AmVets Post 265 for their generous donation to our backpack program. The Backpack Program could not exist without cont...
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Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:32 am
To the Editor: Hopkinton Food Pantry would like to thank Dollar General in Hopkinton for allowing customers to donate food for our pantry. Thanks to those customers who participate. Even though we are...
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Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:31 am
To the Editor: We hope this finds you well and that you and your loved ones are safe. Life has been turned upside down for so many of us these past months. With strong ties to family, friends and neig...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:51 am
To the Editor: Pope Francis thinks: it is a tragic event & not a “divine punishment”. While he might be right I’m honestly inclined to think that this event is to add & not necessarily to argu...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:51 am
The St. Lawrence County People Project feels more relevant now than ever before. What started out as an initiative supported by New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers,...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:50 am
In response to Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb joining NY-21 veterans in condemnation of the use of 10th Mountain Division soldiers, or any members of the US military to police the streets of Ameri...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:49 am
To the Editor:  At the moment I saw them from my car, many of the folks protesting peacefully in front of Massena Town Hall for Black Lives Matter recently were not wearing face masks and not social d...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:49 am
To the Editor: Governor Cuomo constantly uses the phase “New York Smart” during his daily news pressers. He says things like, the government needs to be smart, the people of NY need to be smart. If...
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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:36 am
To the Editor: I had some good ideas for today. But it seems my muses have run away, Hiding somewhere under cover, Leaving me behind like a jilted lover. Wait, wait! One came back, With a smile on he...
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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:36 am
To the Editor: Ever wonder who wins all of the radio and TV sweepstakes contests that pop up in between your daily programming? Perhaps one day it was a chance to enjoy a tropical cruise, and the next...
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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:35 am
To the Editor: We, the undersigned members of our local American Association of University Professors (AAUP) chapter and other professors of St. Lawrence University, wish to express our solidarity wit...
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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:34 am
To the Editor: In response to “Statement from Rep. Stefanik is Horrifying” which appeared in the June 1-15 issue of North Country This Week: The author echoes a narrative that planned and organized br...
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