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Letters to the Editor – April 25

To Editor, I would like to remind everyone who got notices of value for property taxes to check and make sure they are correct. After May 6 you are stuck with what you got. You must contact the Assessor and…

This Side of the Pond – April 25

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By Sarah Pridgeon   I’ve made an offensive move in the Battle of the Biscuit and I think my new tactics might have worked. After baking and distributing the evidence, at least a dozen members of this community are now…

Letter to the Editor – April 18

To the Editor: Our country is made up of individual communities, each with its own needs that can be as unique as the communities themselves. In the middle on all of these challenges, often in the very heart of our…

This Side of the Pond – April 18

By Sarah Pridgeon I’m sure you’ve heard the news that Baroness Margaret Thatcher, previously the Prime Minister of Great Britain, has passed away at the age of 87. You may also have heard the kerfuffle her death has caused, with…

This Side of the Pond – April 11

By Sarah Pridgeon This weekend, I discovered how disconcerting it is to find out that, during your absence, a 1000-foot skyscraper has sprung up in your former back garden. Leaving home was an adventure I undertook on the understanding that…

This Side of the Pond – April 4

Look! No squirrel.

By Sarah Pridgeon   Living in these wide open spaces, I have grown used to early morning visits from turkeys and deer and the occasional stench of a skunk. Before I moved here, on the other hand, I developed strong…

Letter to the Editor – April 4

Josh Franzen of J. W. Services has the apparent low bid and has been awarded the manhole at the swimming pool. If you recall, this is to control the ground water and hopefully extend the life of the pool liner.…

Letters to the Editor – March 28

Dear Editor, Recently we had the pleasant experience of dealing with our HomeTown Motors. We were very pleased with their service. They gave us a deal on our car that was as good if not better than we could’ve gotten…

This Side of the Pond – March 28

By Sarah Pridgeon   Your newspaper editor has been muttering something about ducks and depressing musicians for the last couple of weeks and I have finally managed to work out what I’ve done wrong: apparently, an English musician refused to…

This Side of the Pond – March 21

By Sarah Pridgeon Easter is a wonderful time of the year, renewing both a Messiah’s pledge of eternal life and the promise of spring flowers. For me, however, it brings mixed emotions, all thanks to a mental short circuit on…