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, February 21, 2020 - 5:56 am
North Country This Week did not independently check the figures in the following letter. Let’s say you’re the mayor of a small town. And the state government decides it wants to give every local commu...
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Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:55 am
This year’s Valentine’s Day marks the centenary of the national League of Women Voters. In celebration of this anniversary, the New York State League is calling on its members and friends to join in a...
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Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:33 am
I was relieved to read the article quoting Sheriff Brooks Bigwarfe as saying that he will not allow his personal opinions to influence his job and that he refuses to cherry-pick which laws to enforce....
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:49 am
The Executive Committee of the St. Lawrence Republican County Committee has unanimously endorsed Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for Member of Congress, 21st Congressional District. Congresswoman Stefani...
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Monday, February 17, 2020 - 7:20 am
I am writing in response to Opinion: Blame state, federal taxes for high gas prices, says Rensselaer Falls man: Mr. Shirtz's theory ignores the fact that the gas stations in Jefferson County pay those...
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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 7:29 am
This year’s Valentine’s Day marks the centenary of the national League of Women Voters. In celebration of this anniversary, the New York State League is calling on its members and friends to join in...
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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 6:45 am
The Norfolk Raymondville Food Pantry would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Northern New York Community Foundation for their recent grant of $1,000 to assist us in helping our neighbors...
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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 6:44 am
Regarding “Opinion: Shame on corporations for overcharging for gasoline, Canton woman says”: While there is some merit to the concern, if any anger is to be directed to anyone, start with New York Sta...
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 9:42 am
Your gas price article “Average price of gas in St. Lawrence County is 35 cents higher than national average” posted Feb. 11th got me to thinking. So, I took a quick survey of gas prices in St. Lawren...
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Friday, February 7, 2020 - 6:31 am
I just read a letter to NCN entitled “Public not interested in political posturing.” My first question is how one decides, or determines, what the “public” is or isn’t interested in? The public, as pe...
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Friday, February 7, 2020 - 6:29 am
I am writing to defend the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) against its so-called “modernization” by the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality. This law has been the bedrock of enviro...
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:51 am
Hanna Bailey, Myrl Bailey , Virginia Grove, Tony Grove, Mary B. Grove, Jonathan Thompson, Betty Beha, Shelly Foster, Donnie Brown, Alberta Dunbar, Ken Bailey, By: Cathy and Mike Grove. Mr. Richard (Di...
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Monday, February 3, 2020 - 5:39 am
The St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee might want to move on from attacking Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for her support of President Donald Trump during the impeachment hearings. The general pu...
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Friday, January 31, 2020 - 9:12 am
To all who so graciously donate to the animal shelter canisters you encounter in businesses in Potsdam and other townships, the Potsdam Humane Society sincerely thanks each and every donor. Your spare...
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Friday, January 31, 2020 - 9:11 am
My name is Jennifer Zhang. I’m a college student and recent graduate of Potsdam High School, running to represent our congressional district at the 2020 Democratic National Convention as a delegate pl...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 11:17 am
February 4 is Cancer Prevention Day and the Community Cancer Prevention in Action Program (CPiA) has great news to share with your readers — some cancers can be prevented and the risk for getting canc...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 11:14 am
I noticed your article “Average price of gas 16 cents higher in St. Lawrence County than state average”, published Tuesday, January 28. I have been ranting to my Facebook friends for a few months not...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 9:22 am
Does Elise Stefanik represent all of us in District 21, or only those who think like she does? I am offended by her repeated referencing our collective opinion. Unless she is willing to admit that she...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 9:16 am
You know you live in a pretty nice community when the local police go out of their way to help out. Thank you Tylor Reynolds of the Norwood PD for helping to shovel out the front of my driveway, along...
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 5:45 am
Hopkinton Food Pantry would like to thank all of our volunteers for their help. Without you, we would not be able to be the best we can be. Thank you to all who donate, whether monetary, clothes, book...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:37 am
In response to the letter to the editor “Drone Strike Was Chance for Cobb to Separate” which appeared in the Jan. 15-21 issue of North Country This Week: I would like to correct a few misstatements....
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 5:36 am
North Country This Week did not independently fact-check the figures in this letter. A closer look at assessments and exemptions should be looked at within the Town of Lisbon. Solar panels producing e...
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Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:41 am
I read with interest the story about the Potsdam Central students electing to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ day and the comments that followed. However, only half the story is being told....
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Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:41 am
It is nice the mall in Massena will have this up coming fishing expo. We all know the mall needs a shot of something to get it back to a place to go. I think it would have been nice if it had been men...
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Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:38 am
This is response to the many letters published the County Democrats. Your constant attacks on Congresswoman Stefanik are both tiresome and flat out wrong. Need I remind you that she has not only worke...
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