Category: Editorials

Time to End the War on Drugs

For those of us who have been around for longer than we might care to admit, America has been consumed during our lifetime by the never-ending battle to combat drug abuse. It was in 1971 — almost 50 years ago…

The Real American Carnage

Whenever a mass shooting occurs — which is to say, fairly regularly somewhere  in America these days — investigators scour for clues as to the “motive” of the gunman. Often, as was the case in El Paso two weeks ago,…

When Will It Be Our Turn?

Hurricane Dorian, the fifth Category 5 hurricane to hit the U.S. in the past four years, has captivated many of us for the past week as we watched the latest forecasts to see where it would strike the American mainland.…

Duke Bradley

That was certainly a tremendous tribute paid to Robert “Duke Bradley, as so many came to the Welsh Funeral Home and the chapel at the Soldiers Home last week to pay their respects to this beloved, lifelong Chelsea resident. Duke…

School Is Back — Drive Safely

We’re sure we’re no different than all of our fellow commuters in expressing this sentiment: It’s so nice when there are no school buses, crossing guards, and children in the streets during our morning commute. We time the departure from…

Our Glorious Summer Days

When we think of the “dog days of summer,” what comes to mind are the languid and sultry days of early to mid-August, when the heat and humidity combine to make for a stew that can make even the most…