This column originally appeared in the March 3, 2011, Gazette. My wife says I’m a brand snob. I insist on buying a brand-name item even though a no-name brand may be just as good, and less expensive, she says. I plead guilty, I guess, although not as guilty as I used to be. I would […]
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The list of students who have achieved the distinction of being named National Merit Semifinalists has been released and the list of students does not include any from the New Albany or Union County schools. Twenty-one students in the region were named semifinalists in the prestigious national competition that recognizes less than 1 percent of […]
It has taken a while, but the new bridge on Oxford Road is open and it is a dandy. Traffic began using the bridge, which is located near Collins Insurance just off Bankhead Street, last weekend after construction barricades were removed. With the opening of the bridge, the City of New Albany has made good […]
Jimmy Robert has taken a liking to my car. He’s a little like a distant relative that shows up for a visit and decides to stay. The problem is Jimmy Robert is a spider. It’s an odd story, but fortunately I’ve got some space here in the paper to tell you about it. The story […]
It doesn’t seem much like Labor Day weekend with temperatures hovering around 90 and the humidity not much below that. But even though summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 23, for many the arrival of Labor Day is the traditional end of summer. Labor Day also signals the opening weekend of college football (although there […]
Our next-door neighbors painted their house a new color this past weekend. Lane and Tracy Cavender, with the help of a friend with a paint sprayer, brightened up the house with a lighter color that gave it a fresh look. Painting the house follows a summer in which they have redone the landscaping and generally […]
Some of New Albany’s streets are in need of help. The asphalt on some streets has split leaving large cracks and others, including commercial arteries, are littered with potholes. It’s a two-pronged problem really, because some streets including the main drag, Bankhead Street, are the responsibility of the state to keep in good repair. And, […]
The often heard phrase about every vote being important certainly turned out to be right on point in the local runoff election Tuesday. One vote determined the outcome for the Democratic nomination for Third District County Supervisor. David Kitchens outpolled C J Bright, 477 to 476. Kitchens now will face Michael R. Moody, who won […]
This column originally appeared in the Gazette in February 2011. The birds are chirping around our house. There are a lot of sounds – from mourning doves to cardinals and wrens to orioles. Unfortunately, most of it is coming from inside the house. It’s my wife’s bird clock, which, instead of chiming, makes the sound […]
The City of New Albany has made several changes during the past year or so in downtown traffic flow and parking. And we have been generally supportive of those changes, including limiting the time in parking spaces. But we think the city has taken a step back with one recent change – the decision to […]
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