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This Side of the Pond – May 16

By Sarah Pridgeon Details tend to define us all. For me, aside from a love of scones and cups of tea, there is also the fact that I am an Elizabethan. I’ve always thought it must be awfully peculiar not…

Letters to the Editor – May 16

Editor, This is in regard to all the people at the National Forest Service and Park Service who oversee Devils Tower. While I applaud their desire to help Mother Nature, I believe they are failing miserably. After Tuesday’s attempt to…

This Side of the Pond – May 9

By Sarah Pridgeon I’ve been thinking recently about my fellow representatives of all things British. Not the charming fellow emigrants I’ve encountered in this county and beyond, but those who are helping America form impressions of us through movie screens…

This Side of the Pond – May 2

By Sarah Pridgeon I have now been fingerprinted for a second time by the government of my new homeland and taken another step along the long and winding road to citizenship. They already had my fingerprints on record but decided…

Letter to the Editor – May 2

Editor, I would like to respond to the article on the city co-funding a building inspector. I could not believe when I read in the article that the county thinks that they do not have a need for a building…

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…