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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 8:39 am
To the Editor: To all those who “stand with you frontline workers” and are proponents of vaccine choice (as opposed to those who cannot get the vaccine for health reasons)– I Challenge You: pace aroun...
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 1:09 pm
To the Editor: Growing up in Canton, I have had the pleasure and honor of working with John Taillon, mainly through his previous role as the Canton Recreation Director for 30-plus years. I worked with...
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 9:05 am
To the Editor: Bob Santamoor isn't the kind of guy who brags so let me tell you, he's overqualified for Town Council. Bob has a servant's heart, tons of experience in government and the private sector...
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Monday, September 20, 2021 - 10:40 am
To the Editor: A Time Magazine reporter wrote an article titled, “As Wildfires Burn, Are U.S. Cities Spending Too Much on Their Fire Departments?” And who’s the main voice in the piece? Ogdensburg’s c...
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Monday, September 20, 2021 - 9:47 am
To the Editor: The Freshman Transition Program at Norwood-Norfolk Central School has been working hard this year to make 9th grade students start off high school strongly. We would like to thank the m...
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Monday, September 20, 2021 - 9:33 am
To the Editor: To date, St. Lawrence County has fully vaccinated only 52% of residents. Science tells us that need to have 70-80% vaccinated to begin to reduce the infection rate. Over the last two we...
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Monday, September 20, 2021 - 9:21 am
To the Editor: As a former Village of Potsdam Court Clerk, I know many local attorneys and how they work. I have had the pleasure of knowing Alex Lesyk for several years. Alex has made tremendous eff...
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Monday, September 20, 2021 - 9:16 am
To the Editor: In regards to the story about the Anti-vax mandate protest in Potsdam on Wednesday September 15, 2021. I am a 52 year old man who was born in the Potsdam hospital. I have lived within 1...
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Friday, September 17, 2021 - 11:04 am
To the Editor: Sue Bellor has Massena in her heart. When I first met Sue, it was obvious that I wasn't going to earn her support unless I understood how important Massena was to the region and took ti...
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Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 9:13 am
To the Editor: Election Day is right around the corner. Four years ago the people elected me as Canton Town Supervisor. I implemented a 10-point Focused on the People framework listing what would be a...
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 3:37 pm
To the Editor: Editor's Note: Bryan Wolofsky, who resides in Montreal, Que., is the owner of the Meadow East and Swan Landing apartment complexes in Potsdam. This past week a Letter to the Editor said...
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 9:59 am
I have to wonder, as a concerned citizen of Canton, what is going on with our local government and their relationship with municipal employees? Since the current leaders have taken office, Canton has...
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 9:31 am
To the Editor: On behalf of the Village of Potsdam Recreation Department, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants in our first ever Sandstone Fall Classic Pickleball Tou...
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 9:28 am
To the Editor: I have counted 22,223 conflicting opinions on most hot button issues. Please consider, compassion has only one conclusion. “Peace.” Bless our town, country and world. Michael HarrisN...
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 8:41 am
To the Editor: Church & Community Program’s annual school supply program blossomed into a Back to School Program this year, complete with brand-new stylish sneakers for each student so we’d like t...
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 10:56 am
To the Editor: Massena Town Councilwoman Sue Bellor has worked very hard for the residents of Massena and is now running for Town Supervisor. She is a very motivated worker and has contributed a lot t...
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 9:09 am
To the Editor: My wife and I have lived on Waverly Street for five years. We live next to one of the houses to be demolished in the Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s expansion plans. Directly behind our home...
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Monday, September 13, 2021 - 11:02 am
To the Editor: I am writing because I see too much of the national vitriol reflected in our local race for family court judge. This is a position that should have the utmost respect across the board....
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Monday, September 13, 2021 - 9:31 am
To the Editor: The morning of the 16th annual Friends of Higley Flow State Park Higley 100 Bike Tour dawned cool, clear and quiet. Those earliest arrivals at the Park, shortly after dawn, witnessed a...
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Monday, September 13, 2021 - 9:16 am
To the Editor: I want to thank all that helped make Homecoming 2021 possible. It takes a lot of people to make this weekend happen. I want to thank my Homecoming Committee: Sue Caswell, Lorry Bass, Pa...
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Monday, September 13, 2021 - 9:08 am
To the Editor: A “thank you” to all the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Canton-Potsdam Hospital! I spent the month of January and part of February in the hospital with Covid, part way through m...
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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 9:37 am
To the Editor: Residents of Potsdam, are you aware that the Village Board will be meeting Sept. 20 to vote on the hospitals proposed expansion? I’m amazed at the number of people in town I’ve spoken w...
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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 8:41 am
To the Editor: In her letter, Ms. Hodges labels Ms. Stefanik a hypocrite for seeking to help veterans by increasing funds for the VA in rural areas as being the same as supporting institutional social...
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Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 11:06 am
To the Editor: Starting in mid-June, The Community Lunch Program for Kids started to distribute large boxes of food to approximately 80 local families with children in the NNCS District. Seven differe...
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Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 9:04 am
To the Editor: In part 2 of Paul Valentino’s letter, he attacks Court personnel to support my opponent, who is shamefully allowing it. This is my public response. Mr. Valentino attacks Nicole Duvé, w...
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