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Letters To The Editor

January 18, 2014

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 18, 2014

Successful raffle

TO THE EDITOR: The North Country Cancer Fund would like to recognize and thank the Catholic Daughters of St. Joseph and St. Alexander for your efforts in a major fundraiser you sponsored for us.

You raised $4,000 for our organization with the raffle you held. It was a huge success.  One hundred percent of the money you raised goes directly to to families of the North Country who are battling cancer to help with medical and non-medical expenses associated with the disease. 

The Daughters did a wonderful job. We cannot thank you enough. What a tribute to see so many people generously participate in these fundraisers to assist our neighbors in their time of need.

You find us on the web at northcountrycancerfund.com.

THOMAS DOUGLAS

North Country Cancer Fund Committee

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Power of drugs

TO THE EDITOR: The largest drug sweep in the history of Clinton County, over 60 arrests (wow).

After doing a little research, I’ve discovered that of all the crimes prosecuted by Clinton County District Attorney’s Office in 2013, over 75 percent of these cases were for illegal drugs or drug related. I find this absolutely astonishing.

I am unsure if the general public actually understands the power that these drugs hold with their user. Oftentimes, their addiction affects their decision-making process, allowing them to do things that typically they would not, such as criminal activity, selling drugs and even prostitution in some cases.

All these simply to continue to feed their addiction. I’ve seen the tragic results of this first-hand; I happen to be one of the over 60 arrested.

I sit here and ask myself how it would be possible to change this or prevent this from continuing to happen. It has become quite apparent that our little community is faced with a quite serious and ever-growing problem.

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