New York Times archives reveal 1970s view of dam project

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  • Do our current events require ‘A Modest Proposal’?

    June 21st, 2018
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    True confession: For years, I often put my two daughters on the curb in front of the newspaper office with a sign, “Free, take one.”

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    A local newspaper meets its end

    June 15th, 2018
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    The voice at the other end of the phone made an offer that caught me by surprise.

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    Who were the Odd Fellows?

    June 6th, 2018
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    Of all the old photos of our communities that come our way, this must be one of the most intriguing. Just take a look at those costumes. Can you believe their wives let them leave the house dressed like that?

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    Act 67 changes how we control development

    May 24th, 2018
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    Few things are uglier than battles over zoning issues, and last week’s OntarioVillage Board meeting over a proposed group home in the Kickapoo Heights subdivision was no exception.

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    N-O-W School District puts on great Community Night

    May 10th, 2018
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    Hats off to the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District staff and everyone else for the great job Friday at Community Night.

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  • Many deserve credit for Ontario Community Hall celebration

    May 3rd, 2018
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    Back in my little-kid days, my folks would drag me to every wedding dance in Monroe’s Turner Hall, where they discovered to their everlasting dismay that I, this Swiss-German girl, not only came with two left feet, but also thought “beat” was something you pickle and put on a relish tray.

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    Facebook’s misfortunes inspire schadenfreude

    April 12th, 2018
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    “Schadenfreude,” a German word commonly understood as taking pleasure in someone else’s misfortune, has no equivalent in the English language.

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    Cunitz fire is reminder of need for change

    April 5th, 2018
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    The first time I gave Norwalk much attention was the fall of 1983, when I made the rounds of the businesses, asking if they would support a newspaper with their advertising.

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    We need to do better by young people

    March 29th, 2018
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    Lou Dobbs, the television personality who has spent his career careening from network to network, looking for the right home for his extreme views, had (surprise, surprise) a view on the March for Life this weekend.

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    Waving goodbye to John Downing

    March 22nd, 2018
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    The grim reaper has been tough on Ontario lately. When I first moved to the Kickapoo Valley, an elderly neighbor told me, “They always go in threes.” It seemed like there was truth to that until I thought about it. Where do the three start? Is this one the beginning of a new group of three or the last of the most recent bunch? Who knew?

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    It’s time to celebrate Sunshine Week, Women’s History Month

    March 15th, 2018
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    A nd here we are, both in Women’s History Month and in Sunshine Week. If it seems that all of these designations have multiplied over the years, well, they have.

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