JOHN DOWNS

Reader Input: Brush with protocol confounds helpers

For a number of years the Newcastle Elementary School has had insufficient water to fight a fire on school grounds, should one occur. This fact is not in dispute and despite repeat ...

Proactive Newcastle residents band together on local issues

NEWCASTLE – Fed up with a few recent ballot measures, elected officials and other local issues, Newcastle residents are silent no more. A grassroots movement has sprung up i ...

Reader Input: Newcastle has got it together

By now it must be apparent to anyone with the intellectual capacity for self-awareness that our elected representatives have abandoned us. They have created a great glass and con ...

Reader Input: Why spend more on silly old safety?

At the Newcastle Fire (Protection District) Board meeting Aug. 14, it was revealed that the fire hydrant that services the Newcastle Elementary School is woefully inadequate (&ldqu ...

Reader Input: Procure helmets for kid zombies

Generally I prefer commenting on the knavery of our elected representatives that currently infect Washington. But the last month or so has just been too much. What with the stone ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Rest of the Best revealed

The Auburn Journal readers have spoken with their list of Best of the Best favorites. The Journal has bestowed its awards. But it’s hard to move on without filling in some ga ...

Reader Input: Electorate uninformed, leaders corrupt

The current goings-on in Washington are being referred to as scandals; wrongo! When a local married school principal runs off with Miss Mousy, the librarian, that is a scandal. Wha ...

Reader Input: Past offers good life lessons

I  suspect that many people in my age bracket would agree that one of the brightest periods in our country’s history were the years between the late 1940s and the early ...

Reader Input: Newcastle must grasp opportunity

Now that it has been determined that the Newcastle firemen will be able to occupy the old firehouse until such time as a new one can be built (“Newcastle firefighters return ...

Reader Input: Truth is, we fell off the cliff long ago

What with the impending Mayan end of times prediction and the fiscal cliff we are about to fall off of, I barely knew which way to run, screaming in terror, and then I realized the ...