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Playground for the few? Island’s rural roots under assault | Special to the Journal

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 3:51PM

In my opinion, fall deer hunting doesn’t constitute a public safety concern. Deer hunters aren’t ruining sensitive and fragile ecosystems.

 

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Members deserve explanations, beginning perhaps with reasons for OPALCO's pending rate hike | As I See It

  • Dec 17, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 12:03PM

Among other things, perhaps the OPALCO Board of Directors could explain why it's proposing to increase the base charge for residential service by more than $10 a month, or about 35 percent...?

On the outside: looking into a culture | Reporter's notebook

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 9:38AM

Customary Mexican music rings through the streets. Wooden clogs and canes stomp and tap the blacktop. Girls twirl their skirts, ribbons blow in the wind, a spell is cast on the spectators.

My grumbles with the WSF reservation system | Reporter's notebook

  • Dec 8, 2014 at 10:11AM

Although the new ferry reservation system doesn't affect me really at all, I decided to register for an account just for the fun of it, and to determine whether the new system will be as easy as WSF claims.

Of oaks, folks and climate change | Guest Column

  • Nov 27, 2014 at 7:00AM

On one sweltering day, I turned to focus on the fir landscape below as my arms relaxed in the abrupt quiet. Sawdust swirled in the noon sun, chainsaw pinging hot. We strained, pinch-fingered while removing a cross-section of history writ in solid wood, from a reclining, furrowed grey trunk, at rest for maybe a century.

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