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Letters to the Editor: October 30, 2014

  Next of kin to pay for veterans funeral ceremony Dear Editor, A few weeks ago I wrote a letter to the editor taking the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel,…

Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

Observations: The only thing we have to fear …

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN In the waning moments of December 31, 1999, Michelle and I tiptoed out of the New Year’s Eve church service on Stanley Cay in the Bahamas; it…

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Theater debate in SCC: Where do you stand?

Letters to the Editor: October 23, 2014

Dear Editor, I was appalled by the recent letter from a Kings Point resident who wrote about how someone decided to photograph and “turn over to the authorities” the two…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am writing to express my frustration over the article in last week’s edition of the paper, about the celebration of a Jewish festival by two Christian communities,…

Observations: Looking inward for humor

Observations: Looking inward for humor

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Despite the best efforts by staff, marina restrooms and showers aren’t the best places to hang around naked. My marina is no exception in that regard. In…

Letters: October 9, 2014

Dear Editor, I live on a pond in Kings Point and consider myself fortunate when an alligator takes up residence in the water and becomes my neighbor. A few days…

Observations: Where are you?

Observations: Where are you?

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I received a postcard in the mail not long ago. Yes, a real postcard from a real post office, not the electronic or virtual kind. Not the…

Letter to the Editor: October 2, 2014

Dear Editor, There’s no place like home for recuperation. Many thanks to the drivers who deliver our Meals on Wheels that enable us to remain in our homes. Kay Cruikshank…

Observations: Paint in the sky

Observations: Paint in the sky

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I gazed down 34th Street in Manhattan toward the Empire State Building reaching for the heavens, and could see the heat shimmering from the pavement into the…

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