Our View

Earmarks should be banned
November 19, 2010 at 9:17 am
Suddenly . . . earmarks are claimed to be not such a bad thing. Louisiana’s two U. S. senators have supported them somewhat.

Proposed boat launch would be an asset
November 12, 2010 at 9:05 am
With three-fourths of St. Charles Parish being wetlands, it is understandable why a lot of citizens would want a first class boat launching ramp where it has been planned on U. S. 90 near the Davis Freshwater Diversion.

Democracy prevails in election Tuesday
November 04, 2010 at 3:23 pm
It’s the economy, stupid. We hope that’s the outlook of President Barack Obama after the Republicans gained a majority in the House and almost in the Senate Tuesday.

Closing Willowdale would be tragic loss
October 22, 2010 at 11:06 am
The planned closing of Willowdale Country Club in Luling on November 1comes as a shock and great disappointment to many residents of St. Charles Parish. It is a happening they feared but did not definitely foresee.

It’s time to get back to drilling offshore
October 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Though the moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has officially been lifted by the Obama Administration, we can’t expect any immediate salvation to the lifeblood of Louisiana’s coastal economy.

Dreaded season not over yet
October 08, 2010 at 9:10 am
Here it is October and hurricane season is still with us. But, judging from the weather this week and last, one could never tell.

It’s time to vote on Saturday, again
September 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm
St. Charles Parish has the second of three elections in a very short period of time this Saturday. Unfortunately, that will not produce a very large turnout.

‘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.

Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Communication has often been cited as a key issue when it comes to making sure the parish council, the parish president and the many parish departments work together efficiently and effectively. If elected, what will you institute to ensure good communication between parish governmental agencies?