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Letters

  • City official takes time to give thanks for cleanup help

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with helping the Kingston Public Works Department cleanup after the tornado a few weeks ago.

     I would like to personally thank the three men who were already working to cleanup on Dogwood Drive. When I arrived to cut two large trees that had fallen across the road, they were already working hard to remove the trees with saws. Thank you for your hard work and help.

  • DAR golf tourney a success thanks to contributors

    On June 14, the Avery Trace Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution, held its fifth annual Flag Day Golf Tournament at Southwest Point Golf Course in Kingston.

    The DAR promotes patriotism in our local schools and community, supports our military active duty as well as our veterans and educates American youth in the history of our great country.

  • U.S. Sen. McCain cock-of-the-walk now, but ....

    Like a barnyard rooster that perches on the tallest post of the barnyard and crows loudly to proclaim, “I am the greatest,” U.S. Sen. John McCain is perched in front of TV cameras again; this time to reassert his contention that only he foresaw the Middle East would devolve into chaos.

    He seems to be suggesting the U.S. is responsible for this disaster. Apparently, he has decided that American troops and armament must be left in every country in the world to help them become, what? Our friends?

  • Did parent’s complaint cause trouble for child?

    I am the mother of two wonderful children. I thought, until recently, that if something wrong is going on in their schools, it was my place to address it.

    It never occurred to me that my child  might be retaliated against for this.

  • Kingston, REU responded well on storm cleanup

    We would like to commend the public safety personnel of the city of Kingston and the power crews with Rockwood Electric Utility for their prompt and efficient response after the storm swept through town this past week and uprooted trees, damaged property and knocked out electric service in a broad area of town.

    Also, special thanks to the neighbors of the Rosedale Avenue and Kingwood neighborhood who helped clear debris — especially two individuals who appeared with a chainsaw minutes after the storm and helped remove a tree blocking the street.

  • Apartment chief also says Kingston did great job

    As manager of Lakewood Village Apartments, I want to thank Mayor Troy Beets, Fire Chief Willie Gordon and his department and all the employees of the city of Kingston who were so helpful to the residents of Lakewood Village during the recent devastation our city experienced.

    Your care, concern and kindness will never be taken for granted or go unappreciated.

    Becky Shaw-Wells
    Complex manager
     

  • Church grateful for training by Harriman Fire Department

    We would like to thank Brad Goss and the other members of the Harriman Fire Department for coming to teach the CPR/AED class at South  Harriman Baptist Church. 

    This type of community involvement and care is  greatly appreciated, and the skills that were taught could one day save  someone’s life. All of the gentlemen who taught the class were knowledgeable, friendly and informative. If you are a community group in Harriman, talk to Chief Brad Goss about having this course taught to your  group.

  • New EPA regs are a step, but we can do more ourselves

    I am delighted that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally moved to abate the disastrous impacts of climate change by regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. 

    But, given the adverse reaction from the coal industry, the EPA should have issued parallel regulations on emissions from meat industry operations. Each state could than determine its own optimal strategy for curbing greenhouse gases.

  • Summer offerings at Kingston Public Library are all free

     Good things are happening at the Kingston Public Library during the month of June.  

    Our summer reading program is underway.  Each Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., we will be having a special program for children 12 and younger.  

    Children who have attended previous summer programs at our library will find this year’s program even better. 

  • Tiger Haven should be liable financially

    I want to address a problem that has concerned my neighbors and me for 20 years. I live next to a facility that houses some of the most dangerous animals in the world. Just hearing them growl in the morning is enough to put the fear of God in anyone, and they are not pit bulls.
    Imagine having to listen to a loud, ferocious roar morning, noon and night, knowing a vicious animal may escape at any time. It’s a nuisance that not only bothers me, but also all of my neighbors.