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Letters to the Editor
It was all about money This letter is in response to Alderperson Pam Bernstein’s letter in the Jan. 8 Gazette regarding citizen activism. It seems that unless a mob of people attend a meeting in opposition of an …
On climate change I am overwhelmed by the necessity to correct last weeks endorsement of climate change legislation, predicated upon man’s release of carbon into the Earth’s atmosphere over the past two …
Citizen activism Many thanks to the Gazette for the editorial on active citizenship, as well as P. Carter Newton’s publisher’s column “Over and over,” both of which ran in the Jan. 1 …
Thoughts... I have been a subscriber to the Galena Gazette for more years than P. Carter Newton has been editor, then publisher. I have always thought this newspaper was one of the best small market newspapers …
Statistically stacked against Galena Our family is relatively new to Galena. Given our short time in residency, I have for the most part avoided taking positions on local matters. I generally avoid discussing politics, city …
Columnists

Covering the ‘antlered herd’: What happens when Gazette sends society reporter to cover Elks stag in 1916?

A few weeks ago in this space, I hinted at some investigative reporting The Galena Daily Gazette pursued in July 1916. An initial article piqued our curiosity about “‘Squire’ …

Climate change–the denial and delay

The earth is heating up, there is no denying it! Science tells us that the major cause is burning fossil fuels which pumps carbon dioxide into the air and raises the heat through the greenhouse …

North Gramercy Park: Developing park, finding champions will be challenging

It has been a fascinating couple of weeks working on a series of stories on North Gramercy Park in East Dubuque which appear in this week’s newspaper. I, like many others, had no idea …

Looking forward to this year’s Lit Fest

Larissa Distler is a marvel! “Galena Lit Fest 2020, A Festival for Readers and Writers” is about to unfold for its sixth year! “I try to offer a diversity of literature, …
Editorials

Conflict of interest: We hope that this is just the beginning

Over the course of the past few weeks this community has had an unprecedented discussion about conflict of interest and a time of introspection as to how community members serve on boards and how …

A long time coming: Persistence does pay off

Who would ever have thought that a recycling bin, a big purple recycling bin, could look so good and create quite a stir of positive emotions. It did. That’s all because a new glass …

Too little, too late: The importance of active citizenship...

At a recent Galena Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, an audience member shared his opposition to the sale of marijuana. John Rosenthal, zoning board chair, responded saying the Galena City Council had …
More opinions

How do you talk about climate change?

The climate crisis is in the news daily, but does everyone really understand what causes the problem? First of all, this is not a partisan issue. Not too long ago both parties agreed that climate …