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Fran Coet

From taxpayer perspective, there’s little to like about shutdown

We are just beginning to realize the level of disruption that the partial government shutdown has caused to federal employees and to people who rely on services provided by the federal government. We …
MIchael Norton
Winning Words

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …

Hello, 2019: A cautious peek at what the year could hold

By now, I imagine that everyone has settled into the new year. Well, let me rephrase that statement by saying most of us have carried forward into a new year with varying degrees of optimism, hope, …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Critical thinking — or just thinking critically

Just the other day someone has asked me if I had any materials, courses, or ideas that would support a classroom lesson on critical thinking. With more than a handful of books sitting on my shelf and …
Letters to the Editor

Voters are aware

I want to thank Mr. Christopher for his reporting on Westminster City Council’s selection of a new council member (Jan. 3 “Awarding the work that goes into community …

Stan Martin says thank you

To the citizens of Adams County: First and foremost, I’d like to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Clerk and Recorder for the past four years. …

Westminster voters should be heard

Westminster voters should be heard There are three vacancies on Westminster City Council. Ms. Pinter and Ms. Bird have been elected to different public offices and Ms. De Cambra has taken a position …

Electric cars make sense

Electric cars make sense Electric cars would be so popular once they can give us the same flexibility as gas vehicles. Much less can go wrong under the hood, they don’t leave noxious gasses, make …

Keys to drunk driving

A key to limiting drunk driving Just hearing the words don’t drink and drive hasn’t made a difference. According to Alcohol Alert and Tiftickjian Law Firm, in 2010 there were 142 deaths. In 2017, …
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