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Letters to the Editor

Reducing use of fossil fuels won’t fix ‘climate crisis’

To the editor: The 9-11-2021 ‘Biden’s ambitious solar plan’ states that solar panels are a step toward countering the climate crisis. Reducing the use of fossil fuels for power generation will do nothing to fix the ‘climate crisis’. Here’s why: Our contribution to the ...

Irma Cooreman’s story resonates with many immigrants today

To the editor: Thanks to Bill Palmer for sharing the immigrant story of Irma (Cooreman) Bossuyt. While I knew about Belgian immigration to the region, I was unaware that some experienced the World War One German occupation before immigrating—Irma and her sister narrowly escaped an ...

Episcopal Church a leader in equality

To the editor: Dear Flag Thief and Compliant Bystander: We don’t know you and I doubt you know who we are or all that we stand for. The Episcopal Church combines the beautiful ceremonies of Christ’s Church with a strong belief in equality, social justice and caring for the Earth. It was ...

Acknowledge police officers

To the editor: Thank A Police Officer Day is Saturday. Please join me in acknowledgement and thanks to the awe-inspiring men and women who continue to honor their call to duty. Your eyes and heart have seen darkness — yet you see beauty in humble places where others see nothing. Let the ...

Libraries more important than ever

To the editor: The article in the Aug. 18 Independent about the county commissioners meeting regarding the local libraries’ budgets for 2022 lead me to believe that their importance to our society has dwindle in the face of the pandemic and drought. This strikes me as irony in that those ...

Thanks, Marshall, for valuing pedestrian access

To the editor: As you may have noticed, this summer has been a busy construction season, with lots of lovely overlays and reconstruction of portions of sidewalks and curb cuts that make it extra nice for all pedestrian endeavors, whether by foot, bicycle, scooter, skateboard or wheelchair (we ...