Galloway Current | Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Letters pushing left-wing policy are misleading

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

If last week’s letter “Government works for us only when we pay attention” went something like this, I might have enjoyed reading it (plus, it would have been more accurate): “Folks living in the far left side of the political spectrum who were led to believe that big government is always the solution, never the problem, that government intrusion is too small, have all the rights to the business regulating government and business – they just don't get it.” 

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Letter: Cat rescue was a community effort

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:30 am

Cat rescue was a community effort Cat rescue was a community effort To the editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of the community behind Cologne Animal Hospital for all their concern and watchful eyes while I was trying to trap my lost and frightened cat, Des.

Thanks to Justin for checking on me as I was parked in the hospital lot, making sure I was OK and not having problems.

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Letter: Making the case against plastic bags

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Written by Donna Henry Saturday, April 12, 2014 08:03 am

Making the case against plastic bags Making the case against plastic bags To the editor:

Plastic bags may seem convenient, but they pose a significant threat to our planet. By switching to reusable bags, consumers can reduce litter, save animals, send less trash to landfills, reduce the use of oil, and many other benefits.  Besides, we have a perfectly good alternative – reusable bags.

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Green Tip of the Week: Shutter bulbs and see the light

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, March 22, 2014 08:34 am

Green Tip of the Week: Shutter bulbs and see the light Green Tip of the Week: Shutter bulbs and see the light

Turn your lights off for Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. Saturday March 29.

The goal is not to sit in the dark for an hour, but instead the hope is to inspire people to reduce their energy consumption both day and night.

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Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Friday, March 14, 2014 06:10 pm

Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy

Got plans to travel? Hotels are making big efforts to go green, and finding out it’s easy to help the planet while helping their bottom lines.

One simple way hotels are making a difference is by lessening the laundry load by only handing out towels upon request instead of with each daily room cleaning. Less laundry saves money on detergent, conserves water, lowers the electric bill and reduces the burden at the waste treatment plant.

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Green Tip of the Week: Pave the way for stormwater drain off

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Sunday, March 02, 2014 08:47 pm

Green Tip of the Week: Pave the way for stormwater drain off Green Tip of the Week: Pave the way for stormwater drain off

Go green with pervious exterior surfaces.

Paved areas such as driveways, parking lots, and patios are considered impervious when they are paved with traditional asphalt or concrete.

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Green Tip of the Week: Houses key to thwarting climate change

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Monday, January 27, 2014 09:51 am

Green Tip of the Week: Houses key to thwarting climate change Green Tip of the Week: Houses key to thwarting climate change

How is your house going to save the world from climate change?

Ed Mazria of Architecture2030 gave a presentation at GreenBuild Philadelphia in November  that showed how the two are connected.

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Green Tip of the Week: Things are bad when potatoes can’t reproduce

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:09 am

Green Tip of the Week: Things are bad when potatoes can’t reproduce Green Tip of the Week: Things are bad when potatoes can’t reproduce

By definition, potatoes are tubers.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines tuber as “a short, thick, round stem that is a part of certain plants, such as a potato, that grows underground, and that can produce a new plant.”

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Green Tip of the Week: There’s an app for that

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, January 13, 2014 07:16 pm

Green Tip of the Week: There’s an app for that Green Tip of the Week: There’s an app for that

Looking for ways to go green for the new year? There’s an app for that.

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Green Tip of the Week: Coal in stockings is the least of our worries

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Thursday, January 02, 2014 08:41 am

Green Tip of the Week: Coal in stockings is the least of our worries Green Tip of the Week: Coal in stockings is the least of our worries

Did you get any coal this holiday season? If it wasn’t in your stocking, it may have been one of the sources powering your home.

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