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Willowridge sewage leak needs fixing

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.Read More...
May 07, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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Recycling good for the environment

Recycling is still an important part of the way we handle trash in St. Charles Parish. Residents still get the opportunity to rid themselves of items they no longer need along with helping to keep the enviroment clean by bringing their recyclables to drop off points. Curbside recycling ended with Hurricane Katrina but may be resumed in the future.Read More...
April 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm
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Questions asked on potential fire department violations

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.
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April 18, 2008 at 10:20 am
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Spillway’s opening is historical

The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway earmarks a decade long event in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
April 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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State appointees need to work with assessors

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.Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:37 pm
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Ethics reform long overdue

Louisiana will become a national model for ethics in government, overcoming our past to lead the country in transparency. Every representative that holds a position of power that is supposed to stand for fairness in society as a whole should be held accountable for their actions. Louisiana's history of public corruption continues to harm our image around the country. Read More...
April 09, 2008 at 4:35 pm
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Full investigation needed into St. Rose Fire Station

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.Read More...
April 02, 2008 at 1:11 pm
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Giving season not over in parish

While the season of giving usually begins and ends during the Christmas holiday, those in St. Charles Parish are getting the chance to continue that giving spirit thanks to a pair of important local events.Read More...
April 02, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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St. Charles Hospital is serving us well

We are blessed in St. Charles Parish with a hospital that has provided the type of services that were mainly needed in the past and is keeping up with the times in this day of modern medicine.Read More...
March 26, 2008 at 1:46 pm
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Residents need way to access ‘wildlife utopia’

Imagine a neighborhood on the brink of wildlife utopia; a neighborhood brimming with so many outdoor opportunities it would make your head spin; a neighborhood surrounded by fishing, hunting, hiking, and biking trails that lead to some of the best outdoor adventures available in the country.Read More...
March 19, 2008 at 11:36 am
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Parks a good idea for parish kids

Willowdale and Lakewood residents will finally get the park they’ve been waiting for, which means a safe place for kids to play. Read More...
March 12, 2008 at 11:05 am
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Can cable transform deadly highway?

The deadly stretch of Airline Drive in St. Charles Parish where many people have lost their lives was scheduled to be discussed at a meeting yesterday after our deadline. The main subject was to be about a cable that would stop cars zooming off the highway from going into the deep roadside canal that has caused the drownings.Read More...
March 05, 2008 at 1:57 pm
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Coastal Waste Services article misleading

Unfortunately we find it necessary to respond to the article written on February 21, 2008. This article contains incorrect and incomplete information.Read More...
February 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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Governor, legislature on the right track

Gov. Bobby Jindal deserves accolades for his initial efforts to reform the state. He got most of what he wanted in putting ethics ahead of everything else in government.Read More...
February 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm
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Let’s give our new governor a chance

Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken it upon himself to address the issue of ethics first and try to make Louisiana a state in which government does what it is supposed to do and the people who work in it do not take advantage of their positions to the detriment of the public.Read More...
February 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm
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TV could hamper committee meetings

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre recently admitted that it was his choice to stop the broadcasting of council committee meetings. And though the proposed ordinance drew a lot of heat from residents when it was leaked out of the courthouse, that decision would have been a good one.Read More...
February 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm
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Craig Blackburn and Heather Hancock have had myriad obstacles and a lot of distance to overcome to make their relationship work. Despite that, in so many ways, the couple couldn’t be closer.