I’ve been badgered by many this past year because I stopped writing Letters to the Editor and my As I See It column. Here’s what came down. Our (it no longer is) local paper was sold by Meg Norris. It took a while, but I found out what sort of person the new owner was, and decided it would be unethical to submit any more material. Thus, it came to an end after 18 years and 200 letters and nearly 100 As I See It columns.
Several months ago, I decided that our community needed a fair and objective voice. The idea of a newsletter was born . . . and this is it. My plans were to launch the newsletter the first of the year. But the recent fiasco—involving a EWSD bus accident—prompted an earlier starting date.