Opinions

Letter to the Editor – March 14

Dear Editor, I am concerned about the health and safety of our community members, most specifically the ones who walk along the path by the creek. Is public urination acceptable? Even for children walking to school? I work at the…

This Side of the Pond – March 7

If there were ever a trait to divide our two nations, it’s surely our response to an irritating situation. In general, while the English have perfected the art of hushed tutting, Americans feel more comfortable expressing their annoyance. These are…

Letter to the Editor – March 7

Dear Editor: I am writing to you as part of a class project on the travel diary A Walk Across America. My classmates and I are sending letters to newspapers in an effort to stimulate responses from newspapers in a…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 28

By Sarah Pridgeon This week, I discovered that America does not happen in the middle of the night. For those of us across the pond who like to keep up with the pomp of the Oscars, the circumstance of presidential…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 21

By Sarah Pridgeon I am ashamed to admit that, although I have improved my snow driving exponentially since I was directed to a vehicle with four-wheel drive, the sight of my car at the bottom of our driveway, wheels spinning…

Letters to the Editor – Feb. 21

In last week’s editorial, “The Future of Power in the USA…” Bill Sniffin wrote, “The biggest threat to the coal exporting opportunity involves environmentalists in the Northwest.” I disagree wholeheartedly. The biggest threat to our coal industry and our economy…

From the State House to Your House – Feb. 14

By Mark Semlek Last week the Legislature reviewed and finalized the supplemental budget. After all the State Agencies had undergone a budget reduction exercise this past summer, it was unlikely that there would have been much interest in considering requests…