Our View

‘Fiasco’ on U. S. 90 brings change of plans
September 24, 2010 at 9:19 am
Project manager Danny Donahue said it right when he called the line-up of cars on U. S. 90 from I-310 to Des Allemands a “fiasco.” He was referring to the traffic after work had started on improvements and widening of the highway this past week.

Are garbage services due for a change?
September 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm
St. Charles Parish Council is considering bids to provide garbage services that could change who picks up our garbage and trash in the morning.

We should not 'turn the page'
September 09, 2010 at 2:50 pm
President Barack Obama has “turned the page” on trying to restore the mid-east into a democratic society where muslims, christians and all else can live in peace. Is that the way the world is going where we are always at risk from foreign attacks?

Things to get better, worse in years ahead
August 19, 2010 at 10:46 am
Here it is August, 2010 already. We’re one year older than in August, 2009 and there are a few other significant factors.

Paul Maillard needs improvements
August 12, 2010 at 9:59 am
In yonder days, Paul Maillard Road was the main street of Luling. It still is a main street in that it commands much of the traffic going from U. S. 90 to River Road.

Grand Isle could have a big future
August 06, 2010 at 9:08 am
Everyone in the entire country knows where our neighboring Grand Isle, La. is. It’s been on national television news daily for more than three months.They know what the beach and surrounding waters look like and what seafood can be caught there.

Grand Isle event was big success
July 30, 2010 at 9:09 am
Though many people considered it ridiculous to hold a beachside concert event at Grand Isle when a tropical storm was headed that way last weekend, it turned out to be a big success.

Our View: Only four to vie for School Board seats
July 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm
Apparently, St. Charles Parish residents are satisfied to a great extent with their School Board members this year. Only two of the eight seats that are up for election every four years are being contested.

Avondale closing another hit on the economy
July 16, 2010 at 9:47 am
Louisiana’s economy seems to be taking one hit after another.

Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.

Hurricane season makes its mark
July 02, 2010 at 9:50 am
It wasn’t the hurricane we feared so much. It was the possibility of it spreading the oil spill along the coast of Louisiana and into our wetlands.

Our strategy could have been much better
June 24, 2010 at 11:24 am
If Bobby Jindal and Billy Nungesser had been in charge of cleaning up the oil spill, we would be much further advanced. But unfortunately the federal government and British Petroleum, two foreign entities who did not know the lay of the land, were.

This is no time to stop offshore production
June 11, 2010 at 9:05 am
It’s not enough that our coastal economy is in such turmoil. Now, the President has called a halt to all deeper offshore explorations and drilling for oil that will cripple the livelihoods of many more of our residents.

We need to save our state
June 04, 2010 at 9:27 am
The Top Kill did not work as intended so now British Petroleum is trying another method to stop the escaping oil from the drill stem. It involves cutting the pipe and capping it to bring the oil up to ships waiting on the surface of the sea.

Open primaries are best for democracy
May 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm
It is time for the states in our federal governmentt to take full advantage of democracy by adopting open primaries in the election of U. S. senators and representatives, something Louisiana did many years ago under the leadership of former Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Dead zone fromfertilizer still there
May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am
We’ve heard and read so much recently about the oil spill at the British Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico that we have forgotten all about another problem along the coast of Louisiana. It is the dead zone produced by fertilizers from farms in the mid-west floating down the Mississippi River.
They deprive our fish of the oxygen needed to live.

Barrier islands need to be restored
May 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Many years ago, in the sixties, Louisiana Land and Exploration Company officials suggested that we restore the broken up barrier islands along the coast of southeast Louisiana. It would have protected the state’s valuable wetlands which spawn much of the nation’s commercial fish.

Local governments come to our aid
May 06, 2010 at 11:34 am
Louisiana is demonstrating how local governments can do more for their people than the federal government can. The current Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a case in point.

School system seeks drivers to fill shortage
School system seeks drivers to fill shortage
To deal with a shortage of substitute bus drivers, St. Charles Parish Public Schools will hold an information session on March 31.