- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: O Christmas tree -- is back again It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Last Christmas. Sorry about invoking back-to-back song titles, but we're using 2012's tree. Real, not artificial. Indoors. And thereby hangs a tale, along with a few ornaments …
- HAMILTON: Onion skins, councils and mayors Not since the days of Mayor Michael O'Laughlin have I been so surprised by a single package of council votes. The biggest surprise was when council unanimously got it wrong in not accepting the help of that Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments that Mayor Paul Dyster proposed, and that should have passed muster.
- TOM'S CORNER: Time for a litte diesel engine 101 The Gazette has partnered with local automotive expert Tom Torbjornsen to publish his weekly national column. Tom's Corner will appear in Thursday's editions.
- GLYNN: Shopping can take edge off family tradition Thanksgiving, unfortunately, has lost some of its luster.
- DELUCA: Giving thanks for some local success stories It's starting to happen for this city. And for that, on this day to give thanks, we should all be grateful.
GUEST VIEW: Public's help needed to relieve crisis at SPCA
It's time for a serious message from your local SPCA shelter.
- BRADBERRY: Enjoy sights, sounds, smells of Thanksgiving Have you ever noticed how certain sights, sounds and scents can cause you to feel a powerful rush of vivid memories? It happens to me all the time, especially during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.
- CONFER: An introduction to the Common Core It's OK to be upset about the new 'Common Core' learning standards for our children, but do we know why we're upset? Some public education in the subject is necessary.
- CITY DESK: Gobble, gobble, get a grip They are killing me. Absolutely killing me. First "It's A Wonderful Life" and now the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- HIGGS: Holy Trinity RC Church moves on ... We have learned about the early days at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church and all the buildings in its complex; the school, rectory, convent and garage. According to Wikipedia: "the church is built of random course stone walls and has a steeply pitched, slate shingled gable roof. It features a central façade tower with spire and Romanesque Revival detailing."
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