Opinions

This Side of the Pond – June 19

By Sarah Pridgeon Until I drove my first American car, I didn’t understand the joy of vehicles – they were functional items other people seemed unreasonably attached to. Now that it’s summer and time for my fair-weather car to hit…

This Side of the Pond – June 12

By Sarah Pridgeon I know that soccer is not exactly this country’s greatest love, but I should like to alert everyone to an upcoming event that I’m confident we can all enjoy. The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins on June…

Letters to the Editor – June 5

Spring is here and we are busy at the City. The 21st Street water line is finished and the final grading is underway at the transfer station. The landfill scale is in position and about to have the deck poured. Mainline Contracting has the…

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…