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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:42 am
I had the experience of passing down the pot holed filled street that the NYSDOT just paved last November. Potsdam’s Pierrepont Ave. -- what a joke. Most of the blacktop is on the curbside. When will...
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Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:41 am
Parents, do your job! I have teacher friends from three different school districts. When each have reported that teachers at their school have had to deal with verbal threats from students, their cars...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:17 am
Intelligent and wise men like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were greatly concerned about the dangers of religious intolerance. Religious intolerance, throughout history, has led to the violation...
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 8:36 am
Why is it every issue about subjects,is on surveys people have to interject politics into the fray. We are not born as Democrats or Republicans. It just shows how much hatred and ignorance is in the w...
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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 5:59 am
The Madrid-Waddington Athletic Booster Club would like to thank the following businesses that donated to a recently held raffle that benefited the construction of dugouts for the baseball and softball...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:14 am
 There are hundreds of locations that new liquor sellers could legally operate. What about the current nearby lots that have a higher value and use because of the C1 code. A church infringes of nearb...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:14 am
As of March 2 I am still seeing sidewalks that are not being kept clear of snow and ice. I would like to say thank you to the Ogdensburg Post Office, NYSARC, and whoever does the sidewalk near City Ha...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:13 am
How can veterinary clinics get away with price gouging for worm medications for animals? They are charging way too much. If you try to order it online, you still need a script. So you have to give the...
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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 6:46 am
In response to “Right to Choose” which appeared in the Feb. 9-15 issue of North Country This Week: How about a cold shower, aspirin, and friendship not driven by hormones.  
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:24 am
In response to Christian Fellowship Center suing the Village of Canton: If it was anyone or anything other than a church, the people in charge would have abided by the zoning laws and found a piece of...
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:18 am
Why would the Christian Fellowship Center (CFC) want to be where the community does not want them? The CFC has churches all over. What’s so important about Canton? Now they want to sue? Is that Christ...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:12 am
In response to Sheriff Kevin Wells declaring opposition to Gov. Cuomo’s legal weed push: This is why this state will never get out of debt. Law enforcement is "pushing through drug recognition special...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:55 am
Most of us have to rely on others to perform maintenance, home improvements, etc. Is anyone else fed up with reputable businesses promising to do work for which they would be paid handsomely, then not...
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 9:10 am
This would be another mandate from the state which more than likely will be unfunded. I drove school bus for a number of years and our children are in compartment seats that are well protect from fron...
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:58 am
Hey Democrats, your budget has been cut by $150,000 in Potsdam. This is exactly what you asked for! Keep voting for Cuomo the dictator (don't forget his full-term abortion bill). Towns and cities sho...
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:36 am
Can someone please tell me why the American flag always seems to be at half-mast? I am tired of seeing the flag flown this way, I was always under the impression that the flag should be flown high an...
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Monday, February 4, 2019 - 9:54 am
Once again the leaders of the church have their heads in the sand. Outlawing abortion is only going to push women to back-room abortionists. I am personally very proud of NY for protecting women's rig...
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Friday, February 1, 2019 - 6:14 am
People who question what will happen to services at Massena Hospital if it chose to affiliate with St. Lawrence Health System, should look at what has happened to services at Gouverneur Hospital when...
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Friday, February 1, 2019 - 6:13 am
I am not from Massena but have been reading with interest the ongoing conflict between Bellor & O’Shaughnessy. I applaud Bellor for speaking out. Too often people discuss their dissatisfaction wit...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:57 am
In response to the NY State Reproductive Health Act, also know as infanticide: "They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.” Is this what you really wanted when you voted for the Democratic part...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:56 am
Why are officials in Ogdensburg not doing their jobs ensuring sidewalks are clear of snow and ice? People in wheelchairs, power chairs, scooters, people who use a walker, and even people who walk on t...
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 8:12 am
I live in the Village of Potsdam and I am, on Jan. 14, running a quarter-inch stream of cold water to prevent the water supply lines from the main in the street from freezing in this extreme cold spel...
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Friday, January 18, 2019 - 8:18 am
All of the supporters for building a wall at the border of Mexico better watch what they wish for. What happens when Canada builds a wall to keep Americans out? After all, the USA is Canada’s Mexico....
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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 8:03 am
The stories are starting to emerge regarding possible hardships from the government shutdown. Folks, relax. Any mortgage company or bank who holds you responsible for late mortgage payments or governm...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:40 am
Reading the recent survey comments about the legalization of marijuana really proves people's ignorance. They can’t comprehend a few facts and are too blindsided by "the war on drugs" agenda. First, w...
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