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Today's Opinions

  • Truly touched....

  • Truly touched....

  • With regrets, you can rot in Denmark

    "With regrets, you can rot in Denmark. That’s what she gets for breaking my heart." Those are my only two replies to the numerous emails I have received about the desperate situations some of you have found yourself in over the past few months.

    It seems while traveling some of our citizens lost their money and emailed me from their intelligent phones asking for assistance. I’ll change the names to protect the proposed guilty.

  • Bus driver offers formal apology for crash

    This is addressed to the children that were on Grant County School Bus #062 on Jan. 17, 2007. It is also addressed to your families, my own loved ones and everyone else whose life was touched by the morning’s fateful accident.

    As the five year anniversary passes, I can not let this go another day. I have always been advised not to contact the victims, but my own heart compels me to do so. There were so many victims affected by the accident, including my own daughters.

  • STATE OF THE CITY

    Williamstown is in a strong financial position, thanks to past mayors and city councils that developed and expanded our utilities.  While financially sound, I realize, as mayor, that we must watch all expenses in this tough economic time. What’s been going on during the last year?

  • What can you learn from your toothbrush?

    I never gave much thought to my toothbrush before.
    Every morning and night when I go to brush my teeth, it’s always sitting in the ceramic floral cup on the left hand side of my vanity next to the hand soap.
    Others may keep items like this on the right side of the vanity but since my husband and I are both lefties, we probably do things backwards.
    My dentist always gives me a new toothbrush when I go in for my six-month checkup.

  • Beware of scams following disaster

    Unfortunately there are many unscrupulous businesses who crawl out of the woodwork after a disaster such as the one in Crittenden last week.
    They look to prey on people who are down on their luck and those who have been through tough and trying circumstances.
    Not all of these businesses are bad, but it’s wise to check out a contractor’s references and to read the fine print before hiring them to do a job.

  • Time to plan is before siren sounds

    The tornado that swept through Crittenden on March 2 should teach us all that an emergency plan is a must-have for every family.
    Grant County Emergency Management Director Rick Willoby made an excellent point in his observations on storm preparedness.
    “You can’t wait until a siren blows to get a plan,” Willoby said. See related story in this issue.
    He urged residents to prepare a “go-bag,” meaning one that you can grab and go in a moment’s notice.