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Getting old means meeting lots of new people

I’ve been getting to know a bunch of new people this year – lab technicians, x-ray technicians, nurses, doctors, receptionists… It has definitely been my year to be poked and…

I’m not absent-minded – it’s gremlins

  It has been that kind of week. You know what I mean. The kind where you lose something and then find it right in front of you… I just…

Carp diem

Well, we got some good news this week that should provide a much needed shot in the arm for the area’s tourist industry. The Department of Natural Resources has chosen…

Grieving mother wants all to know there is another side to Herron

 Eric Herron isn’t a bad guy. Just ask his mother, Donna Herron. Herron, as most of us know, was arrested for maintaining a meth lab in Harrison three weeks ago.…

Tongue-tied

I’m living every reporter’s nightmare. Can’t talk – at least until this paper is published. No answering the phone, or chatting on the phone, no interviews. I can’t even call…

Traffic light a major source of aggravation

“It’s a huge source of frustration,” lamented Clare’s Sue Kelly. “As one who drives it every day it’s really horrible.” Mrs. Kelly is talking about the left hand turn coming…

Resolution kept

Well January is drawing to a close already and I have to tell you, Jack is keeping one of his New Year’s resolutions! Over the holidays he announced his intention…

Shake and bake makes meth easy

My column on methamphetamine last week got its share of kudos. If you didn’t read it, I implored teens and young adults in our area to stay away from the…

And the candidate is….who cares?

The reality show we call American politics continues unabated. On MSNBC, the propaganda organ for the Obama White House, former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough and his group of Manhattan media…

Don’t do meth

I was really happy to hear about the meth lab bust in Harrison last week. Happy because, in this writer’s opinion methamphetamine has rapidly become the drug of choice amongst…