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Coastal restoration needed for future hurricane seasons
November 16, 2009 at 9:15 am
As Hurricane Ida swept by this week, we all breathed a sigh of relief that conditions were right to lessen its destructive force as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico. And we are also thankful that the rest of the season so far has spared us even the inconvenience of evacuation.

Dave Treen was an exemplary governor
November 11, 2009 at 10:42 am
He was the first of his kind since reconstruction. He wouldn’t give up after many defeats in the political arena.

It’s okay to say ‘boo’ but keep it under control
November 02, 2009 at 9:54 am
Judging from items put on sale by local stores, Halloween has become one of the biggest observances of the year. We’ve been seeing vampire costumes, jack-o-lanterns, gruesome masks etc. on display by retailers for some two months now.

Ferry farewell
October 19, 2009 at 8:54 am
It used to be a relaxing interlude as we parked our car on the Luling-Destrehan ferry, got out and leaned over the railing to survey the flowing waters of the great Mississippi River. Now we only whiz over it at 60 mph on the Hale Boggs Bridge which was almost the first of its kind.

Davis Pond needs more water
October 12, 2009 at 8:55 am
Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion Project presently is operating at half its capacity but it would benefit our coast if it were greater.

‘Dead zone’ fight finally coming alive
October 05, 2009 at 9:03 am
At last, some enforceable measures are on the horizon to lessen the entry of fertilizer overruns into the Mississippi River and consequently reduce the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico that results.

Boat launch should benefit wetlands
September 30, 2009 at 10:29 am
St. Charles Parish harbors some of the greatest wetland areas of the world. But so far, most residents can’t take full advantage of them.

Government can’t run health care well
September 21, 2009 at 9:15 am
It would be better for the federal government to police our health care system, not run it. After all, that is what government does best.

Obama tells students what they must do
September 14, 2009 at 8:58 am
It’s not often the President of the United States visits students in their classrooms. In fact, we can’t remember it ever happening.

Youngsters need place to ‘hang out’
August 31, 2009 at 9:05 am
It was encouraging to see students taking part in the parish planning sessions held during the past two weeks in St. Charles. After all, their future here will be longer lasting than that of most residents.

Parish development sessions underway
August 24, 2009 at 10:17 am
Getting input from parish citizens on what they want St. Charles to be like in the years ahead is now underway in a program designed to let residents set goals for parish development in the next 20 years. Public workshops are being held Tuesday through today to get started.

Schools start Aug. 13, so drive carefully
August 17, 2009 at 9:18 am
School bells are ringing today, not literally, of course, but the doors to the St. Charles halls of education will be filled with our adults of tomorrow. Which means, of course, that traffic patterns will change somewhat.

Neighborly love helps fight crime
August 10, 2009 at 9:07 am
Residents in almost every area of the parish gathered with their neighbors on Aug. 5 in order to celebrate the fight against crime.

Big happenings at Grand Isle
July 27, 2009 at 8:37 am
There are big happenings going on south of St. Charles Parish this week We’re talking about the annual Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the oldest fishing rodeo in the United States.
It starts today and ends Saturday when the prizes are awarded and the big party comes to a climax. But don’t go and think you’ll have free reign of the island.

President’s visit with pope offers some hope
July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.

President’s visit with pope offers some hope
July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.

Is it really too late to save our coast?
July 13, 2009 at 9:03 am
We’ve spent a lot of time emphasizing that if we don’t get major work underway to save the Louisiana coast within the next 10 years, it will be too late. It will all disappear into the Gulf of Mexico.

New Grand Isle lab is boost to our fisheries
July 06, 2009 at 9:08 am
The ribbon was cut on a major new facility in Louisiana Tuesday. The new Fisheries Research Laboratory at Grand Isle was officially opened by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and put to work in benefitting one of our major industries - commercial and sport fishing.

SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program
SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program
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Under threat of seeking another attorney general’s opinion on how to recoup $150,000 for dumpsters provided to residents at no charge to remove blighted property, the St. Charles Parish government agreed to bill residents who received the service.