Don’t insult intelligence

Editor, After reading Mr. Kevin Cann’s opinion about the wage increase for the board of supervisors, I take deep exception to his characterization of past board performance versus wages. My dear departed friend Frank Long would also take exception to this. He was an excellent board member who got things done for this county without whining about his salary and […]

Card of Thanks

The St. Joseph’s Ladies’ Guild wishes to thank our Mariposa community for the overwhelming response to our annual rummage sale. Many thanks to those of you who donated items and to those who worked so tirelessly to make the Sale such a success. A special “thank you” goes out to all of you wonderful shoppers. See you next year! … […]

Not falling for scheme

Editor, Recent news of substantial existing employee pay raises has dismayed a number of citizens of Mariposa County, myself included. Especially when the average taxpaying citizen has seen little or no improvement in living standards over the past 30 or so years, despite huge increases in TOT income. 1. We still have no improvement in the condition of county roads, […]

Public will pay for JCF errors

Editor, Forty years ago, the board of the John C. Fremont Hospital should have known and acknowledged they would need $80 million to build a new hospital to replace the old one. Nothing lasts forever, especially hospitals. If they had saved $650,000 a year at 5 percent return, they would have had that $80 million in the bank today. But […]

Pay increase is appropriate

Editor, I wish to add my own two cents. From my understanding, the county supervisors make somewhere in the neighborhood of $48,000 a year. In 1990, I began working for the City of Redwood City (located halfway between San Francisco and San Jose on the S.F. Peninsula). I applied for and was accepted as a landscape gardener to the parks, […]

Setting the record straight

Editor, The article published in the guest opinion column on Jan. 23 by Supervisor Kevin Cann contains a line I just cannot overlook without setting the record straight. I agree with most of what he reported. But the comment that “most county boards don’t deal with utility districts, fire departments, town transportation plans, parking districts, lighting districts and on and […]

Praying for DeBoer

Editor, I am compelled to respond to Michael “Max” DeBoer’s letter of Jan. 9. Here are a few simple facts: • Some people are gay. • In America, land of the free and of religious freedom, not everyone shares your beliefs. They are still good people. • There are people who are praying, wishing, hoping for your happiness and joy […]

Keep America great

Editor, Thank you Mary Carpenter for your insightful letter to the editor. These are surely strange times indeed. After four years of impeachment in search of a crime, the only crime that our great President is guilty of is winning an election. The grandstanding probes and sham impeachment have made a mockery of our Congressional process and the Constitution. This […]

Where will money come from?

Editor, It is not a good omen when John C. Fremont Hospital CEO Matthew Matthiessen chooses to express his vision of a new hospital to a restricted group of people to the tune of $70 million to $90 million. Perhaps it is obvious to conclude that the excuse in the form of a mandate came from a questionable group of […]

Aramark needs to go

Editor, I hope you will be covering recent developments concerning the sub-par and unhealthy practices of Yosemite’s concessionaire, Aramark. The San Francisco Chronicle ran an article entitled, “Yosemite hit with outbreak of stomach illness, prompting ‘extensive clean-up and disinfection.’” The article is as bad as it sounds. The story was picked up by news stations and publications nationwide. How embarrassing […]

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