A loon looks for lunch on the St. Lawrence River near Morristown. Photo by Bruce Dana. For a dozen more photos of birds in St. Lawrence County, from eagles to sapsuckers, view slideshow from NorthCountryNow.com
Dissolution is last straw
To the person who wrote that the Town of Potsdam people have been benefiting from the village without paying, please explain to me what services I have been getting. I supply my own water, sewer, trash pickup, etc. I get my fire coverage from West Potsdam and Norwood. I get police protection from the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police. My road is a county road but is plowed by the town of Potsdam. What services have I been receiving that I am not aware of?
Chases don’t work
How many high-speed chases does it take? They do not work. They should have abandoned the chase (of Norfolk motorcylist Shawn L. Ladue who died June 20 after crashing while being pursued by Norfolk police), and got the person the next day. Please, Norfolk, do away with the police department. What a waste of taxpayer money.
Too much tax exempt
To all those people in the Town of Potsdam who are complaining; do you realize that 75 percent of the property in the Village of Potsdam is tax exempt and therefore subsidized by village taxpayers? Think about equity next time you go to church in Potsdam, the emergency room at CPH or use any other CPH services, a hockey game at Clarkson, a CPS performance at SUNY Potsdam. Think about it if your children enroll in SUNY Potsdam or Clarkson. Potsdam Village taxpayers just can’t carry the burden alone any longer!
Youth Bureau does more with less than bus service
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter in response to the story “Parker Wants Input on County Challenges” that appeared in the Daily Courier-Observer on Thursday June 16. Legislator Dan Parker is looking for feedback on the benefits of the county bus service and the Youth Bureau department.
The bus system only provides a service to 100 people annually for $469,000.
This is difficult for me to agree with especially when I compare and contrast this expenditure to the county cost of $113,226 for the entire Youth Bureau Department.
Unions not the problem, the elite rich are
To the Editor:
Re: “Unions Bankrupt Country” (Sound Off, June 15-21), Really? Unions are not the problem, re: bankrupting this country! Such claims are either terribly ill informed or are purposefully trying to mislead others.
We are in the middle of unprecedented war expenditures, bailing out Wall Street, which nearly decimated the economy--WE are paying the bill--remember that, we did not bail out a union but Wall Street!
And Mr. Cuomo is dead set against the recipients of this bail-out paying their fair share.
Brave man faced down bull to save neighbor
To the Editor:
This is a story of bravery. It is positive and uplifting and will give your readers a lot to talk about!
My buddy Tucker Stutzman from Canton/Russell area saved his neighbor’s life from a raging bull not long ago.
It all took place around 6 a.m. one morning about two weeks ago at Tucker and Jenna Stutzman’s home on the West Road Russell.
Tired of dog droppings in Massena
I am a homeowner, do not own or desire to own a dog. If you want one, fine, that is your business. But, I am getting tired of picking up dog crap on my front lawn. Any dog owner who walks their dog is supposed to pick up after them. Well, some people don’t believe in it. I have a good idea as to who is leaving their droppings on my lawn and have installed my camcorder to record who is doing it. Watch out, you are being watched. I live on the north end of Jefferson in Massena.
Formal apology to Conservatives, Moses
To the Editor:
I would like this letter to serve as a formal apology to the voters of St. Lawrence County, registered Conservatives, and Andrew Moses. Recently Mr. Moses was falsely accused of circulating a Conservative petition for the position of Family Court Judge. The fact of the matter is, not only wasn’t he doing so, but under New York State Election Law, he has every right to do so without the consent of the party.
North Lawrence man facing numerous charges following ATV accident
LAWRENCE – A North Lawrence man is facing numerous charges following an ATV accident on Sunday.
Police responded to 51 County Route 52 at 9:38 p.m.
Corey L. Sirles, 25, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle third degree, uninsured limited use vehicle, unregistered ATV and illegal operation of ATV on highway.