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January 31, 2023

Guest view: Despite rain, water use cuts must continue

While December’s rain and snow show promise, water managers remember the same thing happened last year—epic early storms followed by the driest January through March in California’s recorded history.  After three dry years, all of us are hoping for some reprieve this winter. But the tough reality...

Letter: Hospital belongs to property owners

Re: Full page Ad “Losing hospital coverage” frightened me and I worried how that advertisement affects others. That full page advertisement challenged attention demanding thought. To deal with fear we must know the truth. The truth is that no one is ever denied care at...

Letter: Compromise for new school

The San Benito High School district has formed a committee to begin planning for a second high school in San Benito county. As I have written many times I think this would, to put it nicely, not be a very good thing for the...

Letter: Reconnect the cart

Re: Board urges No on Q, Free Lance Nov. 4, 2022. What a shocking way to focus a reader's attention. That headline jolted me to attentive reading to confirm that the supervisors did approve a resolution to oppose Measure Q. It seems that the supes...

Guest view: Library expansion a big win for the community

The San Benito County Free Library will undergo a significant expansion in the coming years with the help of an enormous grant, but that’s not the only exciting progress for the local library this year.  If you’re not aware, library staff recently announced the county...

Letter to the editor: Is development good or bad?

Although some people in this community would have you believe otherwise, development is not all black or white, good or bad. Some development is beneficial for our county; some is not. And certainly, commercial development should not be viewed the same as residential development.  As...

Letter: Measure Q would rob the county of revenue

I am writing today to provide my perspective on Measure Q. Measure Q would remove almost all the commercial nodes from the county’s General Plan and force any projects which seek to rezone agricultural land for other uses to be subject to a countywide...

Letter: Sam Farr, we are so disappointed in you

Sam, without staff you are no longer able to keep facts straight, and whoever wrote the endorsement of Measure Q for you did you a great disservice. (Replying to “Opinion: Control the future of your county” from the Oct. 21 Free Lance.) First off, you—as...

Letter to the editor: Mayoral candidate has promising ideas

I love Hollister. I have always loved my hometown. I have been blessed to live where I was born. There are so many awesome folks living here.  Whether you're new or old to the community, we all call this home.  I have been volunteering lately...

Letter: Don’t let developers decide on growth

As a supporter of “Yes on Measure Q,” I get upset when I read the unsupported claims that the opponents of measure Q are using to promote their cause.  This raises the question, what is their cause and why are they willing to go to...

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