Today's Opinions

  • Reducing testing will reduce students' stress


    To the editor,

    Sixty-six percent of students are stressing over testing. I  don’t think that there should be as much testing.

  • Memorization, not comprehension


    To the editor,

    I am writing in response to “School Board Asks State to Limit Testing”,  published on Dec. 25, 2014. 

  • Where is the city pride

     To the editor:

    I’m sure the new mural on the pavilion will be nice, but there’s one thing that doesn’t match it...the condition of the city itself. 

  • Norman Rockwell life? Pretty darn close


    Decades ago when I first married, I was determined to have a Norman Rockwell existence in my family.

  • Theater is asset to city

    To the editor:

    What a great asset you have in the fledgling Williston Community Theater. Having attended the first weekend of their third show I was quite pleased with the wonderful production - the kids especially did a great job.

    Besides the entertainment value the theater will be giving kids a place to show off their talents in the performing arts as well as learn about other opportunities for career choices out there in the big wide world.

    Go Williston!

    Ron Clark

  • Reader says vote yes on Amendment 2

    To the editor:

    I’m writing this letter to ask that everyone vote YES on Amendment 2.

    The negative ad campaigns make it sound like if you vote YES it will bring marijuana to our state.

    Well guess what…the business of selling marijuana is already here. It's alive and well and being sold by illegal drug dealers.

    Many of the people that are using it use it so that they don’t have to take the highly addictive pain killers that have killed many many people.

  • Things I learned from teachers that I wonder if they teach today

    Schools across the country are back in session after what probably seemed like a very short summer. Unless you're a parent, that is.
    I remember being so excited for school to start every year. Truthfully it was more about socializing than learning, but I actually enjoyed learning too.
    And many things I learned–especially in elementary school–have stuck with me more years than I care to disclose.
    A couple weeks ago, Tom and I took a weekend trip to cat sit for his sister in Ft. Myers.

  • Shouldn't the punishment fit the crime?


    It's encouraging to know that after years of doing nothing, absolutely nothing, to enforce the codes it has on the  books regarding buildings and property, the city of Williston is finally taking a step in the right direction and taking some action to correct wrongs.