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This Side of the Pond – June 5

By Sarah Pridgeon I have greeted this sudden onset of sunshine exactly as you might have expected me to: badly, and with no small degree of confusion. I was rather expecting there to be a spring somewhere between winter and…

This Side of the Pond – May 29, 2014

By Sarah Pridgeon   If you are by chance a fan of Tolkien, it may interest you to hear that you are acquainted with a real life hobbit. As the epic tale in The Lord of the Rings has essentially…

Letters to the Editor – May 29

To whom it may concern: I decorated the grave at Beulah cemetery on Saturday morning, and when I went back, one of the bouquets had been moved to another grave. This was very hurtful and disturbing, and I don’t understand…

This Side of the Pond – May 22

By Sarah Pridgeon Election season is upon us and brings with it the excitement of finding out who exactly will be running and what positions they will seek. Though I’m not yet permitted to vote thanks to my alien status,…

Times Editorial: Lead, follow or get out of the way

Thursday’s public hearing was certainly an enlightening opportunity to hear from members of the public – and our elected officials – about the potential benefits and pitfalls of the fairground land swap. We noticed, however, that the three entities appear…

Letters to the Editor – May 22

Isn’t it just grand that all our local government officials want to create a “unified front on the SPOT tax”? (May 15) It just goes to show that there is NEVER enough taxpayer money to fund all the dreams and projects…

Letter to the Editor – May 15

National EMS Week will be celebrated May 18-24, 2014   Aaaaahhh… EMS week. How many times have I seen you come and go? How many times have I read your proclamation by governors who have come and gone? How many…

This Side of the Pond – May 15

By Sarah Pridgeon Another Mother’s Day has come and gone and, this time, it’s a celebration that I shared with all of you. A warm and heartfelt greeting to all the moms in this community: you are the central point…

Letter to the Editor – May 8

Editor: There was a deliberate, orchestrated attempt by some of the state party leadership to stifle free and open debate on “public censure” at the recent State Republican Convention. This was absolutely appalling! As I see it, this was nothing…

This Side of the Pond – May 8

By Sarah Pridgeon They say that your university days will be the best of your life but, looking back at a photograph from my freshman year, I’m not entirely sure that’s true. It was certainly a time for self-awareness and…