The City of New Albany is considering a proposal to upgrade its current building code regulations to put more emphasis on property maintenance. Brock White, city code enforcement officer, has asked the Board of Aldermen to adopt a property maintenance ordinance to more clearly identify to property owners what needs to be done to meet […]
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Mama Dog isn’t wandering our street or sitting at the corner, waiting and watching for her puppies anymore. Mama Dog is dead. She was shot with a tranquilizer gun last week in our yard, a few feet from the green plastic dog dish from which Jenny and I had been feeding her. Hers is a […]
There are some things we have a little trouble taking real seriously. A proposed ordinance banning saggy pants is one of them. The New Albany Board of Aldermen has set Nov. 6 as the time to discuss an ordinance that would ban wearing “sagging” pants. The proposal was brought up by Ward Three Alderman Tommie […]
Dear Editor: Our freedoms are being taken away one by one, and so many of us are standing by and letting it happen. A nativity scene was erected for 75 years at one elementary school, but because the ACLU contended that the school was endorsing Christianity, which this organization defines as a violation […]
New Albany’s Light, Gas and Water utility has quietly gone about fixing a problem at the city’s wastewater treatment plant and now is tackling another one. The utility has spent $400,000 to both increase the holding capacity of the city’s lagoons and increase the amount of wastewater it can process daily. The money came from […]
The barking and wailing has stopped. She just wanders our street, often stopping to sit a half-block away at the corner. She slinks away if we approach. Sometimes she circles through several yards, but she usually ends up back near the corner. She’s waiting and looking – looking for her puppies. But they’re not coming […]
The United Way campaign for 2012 has been going on since August, and up to now the campaign has raised 28 percent of its goal of $2.3 million. A number of major groups, including those involved in health care, have yet to finish their employee campaigns so the total may be misleading. But in fundraising, […]
The City of New Albany has done the fair thing in agreeing to pay more money to Union County for collecting city taxes. The Board of Aldermen decided Tuesday on a 4-1 vote to pay 1.5 percent of city taxes collected to the county for handling the collection. That will amount to about $60,000 this […]
Should I or shouldn’t I? Should I or shouldn’t I what, you ask? Use my cell phone while shopping. I had just read the column by Rheta Grimsley Johnson in the Gazette Friday about how much she hates to listen to other people’s mindless cell phone conversations in the grocery store. She calls it “unavoidable […]
Often we take for granted businesses or institutions right in our own community. Sometimes it takes recognition from outside the community to remind us of what we’ve got right here in New Albany. An example is our local hospital. It’s there, with lots of good people taking care of our needs day in and day […]
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