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This Side of the Pond – Feb. 26

By Sarah Pridgeon   I was almost too late to partake in one of my favorite traditions this year, but partake in it I certainly did. Shrove Tuesday was clearly marked on last week’s calendar and, in my part of…

Letters to the Editor – Feb. 19

After closely reading Janet Marschner’s Letter to the Editor (“Public Lands”) in your February 12th edition, there is some terminology as well as some facts that need correction. First off, there is no such thing as “public land”. The public…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 19

By Sarah Pridgeon It’s a travesty, is what it is. I am hearing reports from such credible sources as the New York Times that the delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate I grew up on is being quietly banned from this continent. Having…

Letters to the Editor – Feb. 12

Winter Fest Dear Editor- ApPlAuSe!! Applause!! The first Winter Festival was a rip-snortin’ good time! The entertainment value was so “worth the price of the ticket.” Of course my ticket was free – but this kind of event doesn’t happen…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 12

By Sarah Pridgeon If there’s a downside to never getting stuck indoors for days on end because there’s a blizzard piling up against your front door, it’s that there’s no such thing as a British version of Winterfest. When you…

Times Editorial – Feb. 5

As the old saying goes, the world is run by those who show up. As evidenced by the recent fairground swap proposal, that adage still holds up. Who knows if there were more people for the proposal than there were…

Letter to the Editor – Feb. 5

Dear Editor, What does it take to wake people up to the fact that our beloved America is being destroyed from within? Sixty years ago our country was admired and respected all over the world. We were adhering to the…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 29

By Sarah Pridgeon One of the most positive aspects of sharing a common language is that our two nations are also able to swap television programming, which is why I’m certain you’ll at least have heard of the long-running Brit…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 22

By Sarah Pridgeon I have good reason this week to feel grateful that all the news I cover takes place in Crook County, in the enlightened land of the free, and seldom attracts attention from the more dubious sectors of…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 15

By Sarah Pridgeon It has come to my attention that my homeland is in the grip of a panic – and it’s all your fault, America. Reports have been released over the last couple of weeks suggesting that our eagerness…