Letter to the Editor




PAYT is the best way to recycle
March 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm
Dear Editor:

Well, I guess I will try one more time to convince the St. Charles Parish officials to consider looking at the possibility of having a PAYT (Pay As You Throw) recycling program.

Socialism is not the way to go
March 04, 2009 at 12:13 pm
To the editor:
What will it take?
With all of the unbelievable U.S. and worldwide economic woes, I am wondering just how long it will take before the Obama Administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress catch on to the fact that Socialism will not work and will only totally ruin our economic system and our country.

Laws not outdated, 4-way stop signs are too plentiful
January 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Dear Editor,
I wanted to thank Kim Perret for the compliments she gave me on my recent letter stating the facts concerning 4-way stop signs. Just like Joe Friday says on the TV show, Drag Net, “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” Well, the fact is that the federal traffic manual, which is used in every state in the union, is not outdated or antiquated.

Take 90 to avoid 4-way stop signs
January 21, 2009 at 11:19 am
Dear Editor,
I’d like to thank Mr. (Cletus) Martin for educating the residents of Mimosa Park on the outdated and antiquated laws of the fine state of Louisiana. And yes, he is absolutely correct in his assertion in the reason behind placing yet another 4-way stop at yet another intersection in St. Charles Parish.

Thanks to ‘hero’ bus driver
January 21, 2009 at 11:19 am
Dear Editor,
First, New York had her “Miracle on the Hudson,” with the world watching as a quick-thinking pilot landed his disabled aircraft.

Stop with the 4-way stop signs
January 14, 2009 at 11:46 am
Editor,
For all those who drive Primrose Dr. in Mimosa Park, you might be seeing another illegal 4-way stop sign if the council passes an ordinance for these illegal signs, as they usually do. The sign will be at the intersection of Primrose and Oak Lane. I see no obstructions or anything else that would warrant a 4-way stop sign.

Historical association thanks parish for cleanup
August 20, 2008 at 11:05 am
Dear Editor:
On behalf of the St. Charles Museum and Historical Association, I would like to thank Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his staff for the continued support and assistance afforded the association. I would also like to thank the Department of Parks and Recreation for refurbishing and maintaining the historical walkway at the West Bank Bridge Park.

Leave our street alone!
June 11, 2008 at 12:44 pm
To the editor:
District IV Councilman Paul Hogan has, for the last few months, embarked on a "crusade" to change our street name on Bayou Estates South. He cites its "similarity" to our neighboring street, Bayou Estates Drive.

Laque article said misleading
May 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written in response to an article in the Herald-Guide May 14 regarding the pending litigation brought by three former employees of the Department of Community Services whose positions were eliminated following a study by an independent consultant and recommendations by three Parish officials to the then Parish President Albert Laque.)

Willowridge sewage leak needs fixing
May 07, 2008 at 2:12 pm
To the editor:
I am a resident of St. Charles Parish and have been for most of my life. When my husband and I moved back after 8 years of Navy life, we were excited to be able to purchase a home in the Willowridge Subdivision. Growing up here, I have always admired and loved the subdivision and when we purchased our small home on Laurel Court I felt beyond blessed.

Questions asked on potential fire department violations
April 18, 2008 at 10:20 am
Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.

Questions asked on potential fire department violations
April 18, 2008 at 9:43 am
Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.

State appointees need to work with assessors
April 09, 2008 at 4:37 pm
To the editor:
Assessors did indeed endorse Bobby Jindal for governor. Many assessors, hopefully, will influence the new governor to appoint Tax Commission members and Board of Commerce and Industry members who will work with the assessors rather than shift the tax burden to small businesses and homeowners.

Full investigation needed into St. Rose Fire Station
April 02, 2008 at 1:11 pm
To The Editor
To The Citizens of St. Charles Parish; To District Attorney Harry Morel;
To Sheriff Greg Champagne;
To U.S. Attorney Jim Letten; and,
To FBI Special Agent Daniel H. Evans
The current controversy surrounding Councilman & Fire Chief Larry Cochran and the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department needs to be resolved in a fair, open, transparent, and unbiased manner. I sincerely hope that after such review, Mr. Cochran and the members of the fire department will emerge vindicated of any wrongdoing.

Coastal Waste Services article misleading
February 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm
Unfortunately we find it necessary to respond to the article written on February 21, 2008. This article contains incorrect and incomplete information.

King march should not be a racial thing
January 23, 2008 at 12:48 pm
To the editor:
Doubtless, the great majority of the citizens of St. Charles Parish are familiar with the ideals put forth by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, so I won't re-state them here.

Writer misread letter on video bingo
November 28, 2007 at 2:51 pm
To the Editor:
I think John Landry (letter November 15) either misread or didn't understand what I said in my letter to Barry Minnich when I stated that John doesn't pay any sales tax on the rental income from his building.

Bingo parlor owner calls letter ridiculous
November 14, 2007 at 2:38 pm
To the Editor:
Normally, I never respond to people making untrue statements about me, my wife, or our business. But last weeks letter to the editor from Mr. C. Martin was so ridiculous I had to respond.

Deputies on scene of Destrehan murder
Deputies on scene of Destrehan murder
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A woman was found stabbed to death in her Destrehan home and her mother, who walked in on the attack, was rushed to the hospital with what appears to be stab wounds.