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Harry Norris vs. Alan Day for EID Division 5 director

We need to re-elect Harry Norris as our EID Division 5 director unless Alan Day can tell us very specifically what he can do better. Harry Norris’ record continues to demonstrate a focus on reality and responsibility to ratepayers. Elected in November 2003, he joined the EID board in 2004. Then, its planning was still guided by […]

7 Comments / October 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Off-beat sports need support

Surprisingly, there are sports out there that are more exciting to watch than the common ones. Let’s take rugby, basketball, soccer and wrestling, and put it in a pool. Doesn’t that sound fun to watch? I think Oak Ridge needs to pay less attention to mainstream sports like football and basketball. Our schools would have […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Don’t be ridiculous, Mr. Publisher

EDITOR: Mr. Esposito, What a ridiculous column you have written and published in the Village Life Sept. 28. I have never read such out of context, biassed views in a local newspaper from its publisher. Your column is totally out of order. You have cited one opinion piece in a journal. That would be like […]

1 Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Open your home to a foster child

EDITOR: Do you miss those teenagers or have the empty nest syndrome? Maybe you have an extra bedroom that looks empty and lonely. There is an immediate need for caring, loving foster homes. Our community is small compared to others, times are tough for many, construction is down, businesses are closing and it makes for […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Oak Ridge is freezing your children

Oak Ridge High School has placed your children in refrigerated classrooms that are kept cool on your dime. The thermostats were replaced in most Oak Ridge classrooms over the past summer and have been fixed at frigid temperatures that neither teachers nor students are able to adjust. Teachers have to open the doors and windows […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Real life “Caddyshack?”

EDITOR: I was walking our dog in Stephen Harris Park this morning and heard explosions. It turned out CSD staff were blowing up gophers and moles,just like Bill Murray did in the movie “Caddyshack.” This park was a beautiful park until they removed two old oak trees not long ago, and now they’re blowing up […]

No Comment / September 15, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Research before you donate

EDITOR: Are members of the community frustrated by the fundraising that is taking place at Safeway stores? For over two years now, shoppers have had to endure a request for donations that is posted on the computer screen by which the grocery bill is transacted.  In addition, the clerk also asks the customer: “Would you […]

No Comment / September 02, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »