Editorials

04/22/2015 - 9:23am
We’re less than three weeks away from the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) building bond vote, and we’ve yet to receive one letter to the editor on the subject that wasn’t generated by a school administrator. Public discussion has been remarkably lacking, and a recent poll on The Chronicle website indicates that there will be few attendees at upcoming forums. Perhaps we ought not to...
04/22/2015 - 9:22am
I’ll admit it: I struggle with winter. My dad was a career Navy man, and I spent most of my childhood in warmer climates. I vaguely remember a small snowfall in Virginia when I was still a toddler, but my first real experience with a significant snowfall was as a teenager. For some reason, when my dad retired from the Navy, my folks...
04/22/2015 - 9:21am
To the Editor: What will happen if the building bond doesn’t pass? This is an excellent question and it will be an important question if the vote doesn’t pass. There are many options, but none of them balance the needs of the district with the concerns of our taxpayers like this project. This building project is an enormous...
04/22/2015 - 9:20am
To the Editor: Have a shirt that says on its front, “When we say women and children first we’re not talking about budget cuts.” It seems that the party that controls the House in Congress has forgotten that reasonable people do not appreciate cuts that threaten the “safety net” of 98 percent of the population (...
04/15/2015 - 8:57am
Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) Superintendent Chris Sonju announced Monday night that two more public forums on the district’s proposed $24 million building bond have been set: one for April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Helen Baker School, the other for May 7 at the high school. The district’s first forum, in March, was poorly attended...
04/15/2015 - 8:56am
I don’t consider myself a heavy gambler — I don’t go to casinos, invest hundreds of dollars into lotteries or head to Vegas on big sprees. But I’m usually more than willing to toss a few bucks into local raffles, especially knowing they support local activities and projects. And I tend to be lucky. For a while, I did so...
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