Editorial

  • “Perseverance furthers.” Those two words from the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle and book of wisdom, could well be the watchwords of getting natural gas to Homer. As the new year gets underway, it’s critical that city and Enstar officials, as well as community members, continue to perseve...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:53am
  • Respect: (verb) to feel or show honor or esteem for; hold in high regard; to consider or treat with deference or dutiful regard; to show consideration for; to relate to; (noun) a feeling of high regard , honor or esteem; a state of being held in honor or esteem; a defer...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:38pm
  • In memory of Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Ana M Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeline F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah P...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:37am
  • Last week you printed the obituary of my sister Sally Rader. After the memorial was over and all of the out- of-town family and friends had left, I sat down in a quiet moment to reread the obituary and discovered to my dismay that in our grief, we had neglected to include Sally's husband Robin Rader...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:41am
  • While changes weren’t made this week, it appears that some Homer City Council members are unwilling to let go of their desire to fund a portion of city government with a year-round tax on food. If public testimony is any indication, however, citizens don’t want the council eliminating that seaso...

    Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:38am
  • It’s budget time, and Homer City Council members have a tough job finding the balance between community needs (the bare essentials) and community wants (the things that contribute to our quality of life). Those decisions to cut services or raise more revenue by increasing taxes or user fees or so...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:29pm
  • Thank you. Two simple words that make our days when we hear them and make others’ days when we use them. Unlike most things in life, we can’t overdo their use. Thank you. Two simple words that acknowledge that we recognize that what we have or what we accomplish isn’t, for the most part, becau...

    Wed, 11/21/2012 - 11:24am
  • The group of teens stood before an audience of adults and asked the adults to wave their hands around their head and act silly. The adults looked at one another quizzically, but most did as they were told.  “Feeling awkward?” asked the teens. “Welcome back to adolescence.” ...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:41pm
  • It may seem like the campaigns leading to Tuesday’s General Election have been interminable. But, now, here we are only a few days away from the big vote.The beautiful thing is no matter who wins or who loses, this country will continue. We may rant for a few days if our particular candidates don...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:37am
  • Gaye Wolfe leaves spirit of generosity Homer is poorer today after the death earlier this week of one of its more endearing residents, but it remains richer for having had Gaye Wolfe in its midst. Ms. Wolfe — she would want to be called Gaye ...

    Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:14am

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