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Letters to the Editor
There is no Planet B I read with interest Bill Fawell’s recent letter to the Galena Gazette regarding climate change. Most people who profess to respect scientific analysis would not cite a book (“Sun Earth …
Humans are influencing the climate This is in response to Bill Fawell’s letter to the editor in the Jan. 15 edition of The Gazette. In his letter, Mr. Fawell asserts that humans have no influence on climate change, stating that …
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 …
Columnists

Prophetic words: In 1896, Gazette editor saw value in saving old newspapers

Prophetic words appeared in The Galena Daily Gazette on Nov. 15, 1892. Today, 126 years and a couple months later, these words are still prophetic. They are words showing foresight. They are …

It’s time to rescue the planet

"Hey, it’s snowing. And really cold! You call this global warming,” one of my donkeys declared as she threw up her rear hooves with disdain. She was waiting for me at the gate. It …

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 …
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 …
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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 …