Opinion

09/11/2019 - 11:16am
Age of the Geek Column: Sayonara. Barring a catastrophic change of plans, by the time this column sees print yours truly will be half a world away to spend two weeks in Tokyo. I originally thought that I would play this trip by ear, getting lost in the foreign metropolis and seeing where my adventure would take me. After all, this is a very different trip than my annual pilgrimage to San Diego....
09/11/2019 - 11:15am
Editorial: With September rolling in, Franklin County organizations have strived to let people in unfortunate circumstances know they are not alone. September marks both Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month and National Recovery Awareness Month. Both are geared towards those who suffer from mental illness, addiction and impossible obstacles in...
09/11/2019 - 11:09am
To the editor: This letter was written in regard to Sandee Brouwer's Letter to the Editor in the Sept. 4 issue of the Hampton Chronicle. To me, it is the pot calling the kettle black. How many years did she own Sandee's Flower Shop–a bright red two-story house in a residential area that the residents had to go by to get home? We don...
09/11/2019 - 11:07am
To the editor: On Thursday September 12th, the Hampton City Council will hold a Public Hearing to receive input from citizens of Hampton on a proposed zoning amendment. This amendment, if approved, would change the zoning of the property in question from R-1 Single Family Residential to AT Arterial Transitional. AT allows for a variety of uses...
09/04/2019 - 10:40am
Alternative Column: West of us is a new “wind farm” development. Bipartisan support for these boondoggles is a massive understatement. Republican politicians will pa-rade around spouting free mar-ket clichés one minute and dole out tax breaks the next. Ameri-can exceptionalism no longer means being exceptional. It means making...
09/04/2019 - 10:39am
Age of the Geek Column: With their acquisition of 20th Century Fox complete, Disney now owns the five highest grossing movies of all time. Their dominance over the entertainment industry is becoming increasingly hard to ignore and it's something anybody with more than a passing interest in popular culture should probably be worried about. I...
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