Opinions

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…

This Side of the Pond – May 1

By Sarah Pridgeon For just a little while last week, I got to be an expert on the Sundance way of life. Though I’m the first to admit that I’m barely past the beginner stage when it comes to rural…

This Side of the Pond – April 24

By Sarah Pridgeon My entire family is pathologically incapable of filling out forms. Even the box that asks for your name takes us two or three attempts to get right and complex calculations are virtually impossible, which explains why I…

This Side of the Pond – April 17

By Sarah Pridgeon   If there were ever a perfect example of how our two cultures rely on one another, it’s to be found in a simple cup of coffee. The method by which the English make our morning wake-up…

Letters to the Editor – April 17

Letters to the Editor   I have several updates to provide. First, we are in the final stages of making an agreement with Western Waste Solutions to take over the recycling program. The council was pretty specific in their desire…