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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…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 8

By Sarah Pridgeon Until recently, we had absolutely no idea which bits of what breeds had been muddled together to create our newest four-legged family member. We could see some Chihuahua in the ridiculous angle of her ears, but the…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 1

By Sarah Pridgeon New Year’s Eve will be relatively quiet in our household this year, although I have dreamed up a complicated plan to keep me busy. I will be hosting a traditional English Christmas turkey dinner, complete with roast…

Letters to the Editor – Jan. 1

Last week I walked into Hillside Pharmacy, and it dawned on me just how lucky we all are to live in this friendly town. Because so many of you shopped at Country Cottage this season, I decided that I would…

Letter to the Editor – Dec. 25

Things are good at the city. We once again had a clean audit of our financial records, which gives a green light to move forward. We are currently working with Tri-Hydro to bid the water and sewer project on Edna…