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Snacking squirrel in Potsdam

This squirrel climbed up a tree at Ives Park in Potsdam with an acorn. 'My granddaughter, Birdie Rose Gerrish, kept her eye on him,' said Rose Stone, who submitted the photo. 'It didn’t seem to be afraid ... is this a sign of a harsh winter?

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Opinion: CPH staff kind during death of loved one, says Winthrop resident

Opinion:

It is embarrassingly late (but hopefully better late than never) to express my gratitude to the nurses and doctors at Canton-Potsdam Hospital who cared for my brother David Burnett...

Opinion: Canton trustee impressed with supervisor, town council

To the Editor:

On November 2 Canton will elect a Town Supervisor and three Town Council members, and I urge you to vote for Supervisor Mary Ann Ashley and Councilors JIm Smith, Dave Nelson...

Opinion: Andrew Moses gets my vote, says Massena woman

To the Editor:

I am writing to express my support for Andrew Moses, candidate for St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge, in the upcoming election.

Mr. Moses has been a respected,...

Opinion: Former Canton Town Clerk supports Smith to be Canton's new town clerk

To the Editor:

I am writing to you today on behalf of Heidi Smith. She is without a doubt qualified to be Canton’s Town Clerk. It was my pleasure to mentor Heidi prior to my retirement...

Opinion: Canton man says Nelson right person for Canton Town Council

To the Editor:

Local government needs people who know the challenges our community members are facing, and who are willing to dedicate their time to addressing these challenges. I am...

Opinion: Republicans not wanted by Sensible People Party, says Town of Oswegatchie resident

To the Editor:

Interesting; the Sensible People Party “an independent party composed of voters who believe that the interests of St. Lawrence County are best served by cooperative efforts...

Opinion: Gray seeking position of Highway Superintendent for Brasher

To the Editor:

I am writing today to introduce myself to the voters of the Town of Brasher. My name is Andrew Gray and I am seeking the position of Highway Superintendent for Brasher this...

Opinion: Vote Hall, Hardiman for Potsdam Town Council, says Potsdam couple

To the Editor:

We are looking forward to Nov. 2. On that day, we will be delighted to cast our votes for Lynn Hall for Potsdam town council.

We met Lynn and her husband Kevin soon...

Opinion: Biden needs to get voting rights legislation passed, says Colton man

To the Editor:

In November 2020, millions of voters like me went to the polls and cast a ballot for Joe Biden.

Now, with a relentless GOP attack on our voting rights underway, I’m...

Opinion: League of Women Voters says get out and vote in general election

To the Editor:

The 2021 General Election is almost upon us. The early voting period is Oc. 23-31 and Election Day is Nov. 2. Early voting will be in a new place this year: the Clarkson...

McAuliffe will do great as town supervisor, Canton man says

To the Editor:

Voting time is here again and the people of Canton have a very important position to fill, “Town Supervisor”.

Karen McAuliffe is running for that position and I...

Opinion: Vote Ashley, Smith, Foley Smith, Nelson for Canton Town Board

To the Editor:

Local elections aren’t sexy or fun. They shouldn’t be dramatic. But, local elections are the ones that affect our lives.

As we head into the November elections, Canton...

Opinion: Hepburn Library of Lisbon presented Library Improvement Award

To the Editor:

The Hepburn Library of Lisbon has been recognized by the North Country Library System (NCLS) with the 2021 Library Improvement Award. This is what NCLS had to say:

“...

Opinion: Elect Taillon to Canton Town Council, says Canton woman

To the Editor:

Please consider electing John Taillon for Canton Town Council. I have known John since 1974 when I moved to Canton. We spent a lot of time playing baseball with all of our...

Opinion: Biden needs to urge Senate to abolish filibuster, says Harrisville man

To the Editor:

We understand President Biden is busy. Between foreign policy crises, infrastructure, and the COVID-19 pandemic, he has a lot on his hands.

But I can’t help thinking...

Opinion: Whatever your party affiliation, elect my husband to Canton Town Council

To the Editor:

My husband loves his family, his community, and his country. He is running for Canton Town Council on the Republican and Conservative lines of the ballot. He is married to me...

Opinion: Vote McAuliffe for Canton Town Supervisor, says Canton resident

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Karen McAuliffe for the position of Canton Town Supervisor. Along with many other concerned citizens, I have become troubled over decisions and...

Opinion: Vote Hewlett for Town of Brasher Highway Superintendent

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Larry Hewlett for Town of Brasher Highway Superintendent.

Larry submits a detailed budget to the board and has lowered the highway tax rate...

Opinion: Waddington man backs Liddell for Waddington Town Supervisor

To the Editor:

Please consider electing Mr. Kevin Liddell as the next Supervisor for the Town of Waddington. Since returning to Waddington with his family some 13 years ago, I have had the...

Opinion: Waddington man endorses Liddell for Waddington Town Supervisor

To the Editor:

I am writing this to endorse Kevin Liddell for the office of Supervisor of the Town of Waddington. I am Kevin’s uncle so I have known him his entire life.

Kevin was...

Opinion: Retired Sheriff's Sergeant backs Moses for Family Court Judge

To the Editor:

In keeping with the tone of Andrew Moses and his campaign for family court Judge, I will not say anything of a negative nature about his opponent.

I am a retired St....

Opinion: Canton woman supports Taillon for Canton Town Board

To the Editor:

I am writing to ask Canton voters to support John Taillon for Canton Town Council and give him your vote on election day. I have known John personally for well over 50 years...

Opinion: Keep Mayor Hammond moving 'The Falls' forward, says assemblyman

To the Editor:

The Village of Rensselaer Falls is the epitome of what we love about Northern New York. Drive into town and you immediately feel at home, as if you've grown up here in a...

Opinion: Our country could very different, claims Massena woman

To the Editor:

Consider how different our country would be if every program the Republicans have opposed had never come to pass.

There would be no Woodrow Wilson’s 1916 National...

Opinion: Suck it up, get the shot and save your job, says Morristown man

To the Editor:

I’m thankful that Governor Hochul, like President Biden, is instituting COVID-19 vaccine mandates wherever possible. Ultimately, the more Americans who get vaccinated, the...

Opinion: Foley-Smith is an exceptional asset, says Canton resident

To the Editor:

This November we citizens in the Town of Canton have an opportunity to retain an exceptional individual on our Town Board.

Martha Foley-Smith brings an almost ideal...

Opinion: Candidates are focused, prepared to face the issues, Canton resident says

To the Editor:

I am writing to encourage Canton voters to elect Mary Ann Ashley, Martha Foley-Smith, Jim Smith, and Dave Nelson, to new terms on the Town Board.

I want to commend Ms...

Opinion: Moses has compassion in dealing with child abuse, Massena resident says

To the Editor:

Who has worked many consecutive years in St. Lawrence County to help children in the county court system?

Who has show compassion in dealing with child abuse, and...

Opinion: Ogdensburg couple alarmed by letter about cuts to DPW

To the Editor:

We are quite alarmed at a recent editorial letter in The Ogdensburg Journal on 10-07-2021 by Ron Bouchard in an attempt to use a letter we submitted at an earlier date to...

Opinion: Write-in candidate for Lisbon Town Board seeks support

To the Editor:

My name is Patti Bartlett, and I am running as a write-in candidate for the Lisbon Town Board.

My family and I are lifelong residents of Lisbon, so I am familiar with...

Opinion: White seeks support for seat on Massena Town Council

To the Editor:

My name is Kyle White and I am asking for your support in my run for a town council seat in Massena. This is my first time running for office, but I am young and have the...

Opinion: Norwood man backs Moses for St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge

To the Editor:

First I want say that Mr. Moses does not know that I am writing this letter. I have talked with both candidates in the past and I think that the best choice for Family Court...

Opinion: Vote Nelson for Canton Town Board, says Canton woman

To the Editor:

I am writing to express my support for David Nelson as a candidate for the Canton Town Board.

I have known Dave for several years. He has always been responsive,...

Opinion: Potsdam resident enjoys outdoor, live music events

To the Editor:

I feel fortunate to live in a community with so many outdoor, live music events. This summer and fall, I have really enjoyed concerts at the Norwood Village Green, Waddington...

Opinion: Ashley truly committed to job, says Lisbon Town Supervisor

To the Editor:

Although I do not reside in the Town of Canton, I can speak to the qualifications of Town Supervisor, Mary Ann Ashley. I have known Supervisor Mary Ann Ashley for over 35...

Opinion: Achieve change in Potsdam through voting, says local apartment complex owner

To the Editor:

As many people know, I recently sued the Village of Potsdam over the doubling of water-sewer charges for apartments. But before I did, I met with the mayor and administrator...

Opinion: Norwood Model Railroad Club draws 750 people

To the Editor:

On September 25th and 26th the Norwood Model Railroad Club held its 12th Annual Model Train, Toy and Collectable Expo in the Massena Arena. It was again a very successful...

Opinion: Candidates have no baggage or set agenda, says Ogdensburg mayor

To the Editor:

We are just weeks away from local elections in the city and I will be voting for two Republican candidates that represent fresh leadership in the community; Esbon "E.J."...

Opinion: Canton woman says vote Taillon for Canton Town Council

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in support of John Taillon for Canton Town Council. I got to know John when I was Branch Manager of the Canton SeaComm and he was Parks and...

Opinion: Vote Smith for Canton Town Clerk, says Canton woman

To the Editor:

I am writing to express my support for Heidi Smith as our next Canton Town Clerk. Her great work ethic, pleasant personality and knowledge of the tasks required, make Heidi...

Opinion: Canton couple backs Foley Smith for Canton Town Council

To the Editor:

Please consider voting for Martha Foley Smith in November for Canton Town Council. Martha is a long time neighbor and friend but beyond that we think she has been doing a...

Opinion: Finances in Ogdensburg; hard decisions achieving results, says city manager

To the Editor:

The results of the 2020 City Financial Audit is verifiable proof positive that the bold decisions by the Majority City Council are achieving the desired results. If you are a...

Opinion: McAuliffe has 'can do' attitude to serve as Canton Town Supervisor

To the Editor:

I have worked very closely with Karen during her several years that she has served our community as a Licensed Real Estate agent for County Seat Realty in Canton, NY. Her...

Opinion: Candidate for St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge says so much for honesty

To the Editor:

In Moses’ latest letter, he pleads for honesty in the Family Court Judge race. When called out previously, Moses confessed that he couldn’t actually practice in Federal or...

Opinion: Local businessman supports Taillon for Canton Town Council

To the Editor:

I have known John Taillon for over 50 years as we grew up in the same neighborhood. John is a huge sports fan and a fierce competitor, as demonstrated through the many years...

Opinion: Lesyk best prepared to be Family Court Judge, says Potsdam resident

To the Editor:

Being a Family Court Judge is a tough job under the best of circumstances. It is particularly difficult here in St. Lawrence County given the issues that so many of our...

Opinion: Vote White for Massena Town Council, says Massena man

To the Editor:

It is my pleasure to recommend Kyle White as a candidate for the Massena Town Council.

Kyle has all the traits that our local government needs. He is young, energetic...

Opinion: Former co-worker supports Taillon for Canton Town Council

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter in support of John Taillon for Canton Town Council.

I am the retired Head of Maintenance for the Canton Recreation Department and worked with...

Opinion: Lesyk perfect fit for Family Court Judge, says Massena resident

To the Editor:

I am proud to support Alex Lesyk for St. Lawrence County Family Court Judge. Alex is a graduate of Fordham University Law school and completed his undergraduate work at...

Opinion: Candidate for Canton Town Supervisor to make positive changes

To the Editor:

I appreciate this opportunity to share my decision to run for Canton Town Supervisor.

There are areas in town government that I believe could use improvement and with...

Opinion: Employers can support breast cancer screenings, says SLC community educator

To the Editor:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Prevention in Action Program is encouraging employers to help employees stay up to date with cancer screening, like...

Opinion: Vote for Ashley, Foley-Smith, Nelson, Smith for Canton Town Board

To the Editor:

I am writing to encourage Canton voters to elect Mary Ann Ashley, Martha Foley-Smith, Jim Smith, and Dave Nelson, to new terms on the Town Board.

I want to commend Ms...

Opinion: Use of buzzwords in opinion pieces is based on emotion, says Norwood resident

To the Editor:

Hello to people who contribute to the opinion section of this website/newspaper. I feel the need to preface this by pointing out that “science” is not a set of beliefs; but...

Opinion: Town office closure loses community money, says Canton resident

To the Editor:

Why was the Canton Town office closed?

There should be a town officials available to man the office at all times during regular, scheduled business hours.

How...

Opinion: Some things transcend politics, says Bombay resident

To the Editor:

I wish I had not read the story this morning of the 10 year old little girl with cerebral palsy dying a horrific death of repeated neglect and abuse in Massena last year. No...