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See ya in the funny papers

I would like to say “thanks” to Stan Lee for creating so many of the comic book characters I grew up with. I am going to miss his funny Marvel movie cameos too. But this is not about Stan Lee....

 

Death of a superhero

“As comics writers we had to have villains in our stories. And once World War II started, the Nazis gave us the greatest villains in the world to fight against. It was a slam dunk.” ~ Stan Lee ***...

 

Spy der man ... and other stuff

This is the most stream-of-consciousness thing I have written in a while. I have had a lot of things swirling around my mind lately (elections, veteran day, Halloween, etc.) including writing a story...

 

The positive friend

A person I have known since my second year in high school just had her birthday on Halloween. Okay, actually it is on the 30th, but as often as we celebrated Halloween and her birthday, I often merge...

 

Correcting misstatements

Editor, As I write this letter we don’t know who will be the next Mayor of Saratoga but felt I needed to respond to Lynda Healy’s letter in the October 31 edition of the Saratoga Sun. She stated that the previous Mayor (that be me) had entered...

 

See the new junkyard?

Editor, Has anyone but me noticed the new 7 vehicle junkyard at the corner of Rochester and 4th St. Both state statues as well as our own nuisance ordinance clearly specify a maximum of 4 unlicensed rigs on private property. The obvious reason is so...

 

More than just voting (but vote too)

I was thinking a lot about this week’s column. Initially, with this edition of the newspaper coming out on Oct. 31, I thought about trying to write a spooky ghost story or examine why some of us...

 

A look back at Saratoga straits

Editor, Election time is November 6th. I am writing to remind everyone how the dismal state Saratoga’s financial affairs came to be. The previous mayor had entered into a lawsuit with Randy Stevens that even the insurance company would no longer...

 

Never not working

I am never not working. That is not to say that I am always working—the fact is that I am as lazy as I can get away with. The amount I can get away with isn’t exactly at “independently wealthy” levels—and that’s enough said about that. We...

 

Draw your own conclusions

Dear Editor, I was very upset approximately one year ago when our local National Forest Service (NFS) Director was involuntarily transferred a thousand miles from her home and employment in Saratoga. She had no warning nor explanation and placed...

 

The columnist before me

When my Aunt Sylvia died a few months back, down in Alabama, I wrote of my sadness in her departure in a column not long after. An interesting twist of losing one aunt was reconnecting with my other,...

 

Powerful pennies

It’s hard to advocate for a tax. Much less two. However, we at the Saratoga Sun feel that both the One Percent Sales and Use Tax (also known as the 5th Penny Tax) and the Two Percent Lodging Tax should overwhelmingly be passed once again. Fifth...

 

Keep Kaiser

Dear Editor, It has come to my attention that the Saratoga City Council is planning NOT to renew the lease on the Platte Valley Medical Clinic building to Dr. Kaiser, and, instead is turning it over to HMS to run. Though I am not a Saratoga... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    October 3, 2018

Confessions of a coffee addict

“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.” ~ David Lynch Coffee is a reporter’s best friend. Freshly-brewed coffee, hot out of the pot and steaming from the mug is best. Nearly day-old c...

 

An apology with hope for a bright future for the clinic

Dear Editor, In regard to my employment at the Platte Valley Medical Clinic: Change is hard. For everyone. For those with significant medical needs it is particularly difficult to establish care with a new and unknown provider. Or in a new and... Full story

 

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