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July 19, 2024

Letter: The politics of projection?

There is an old proverbial idiom, “The Pot Calling the Kettle Black’” that very accurately describes the dynamic revealed in a recent mailer from the local 501 c 4 political nonprofit “Neighbors to Preserve San Benito” (NPSB).  The mailer referenced a recent news article directed...

Letter: Attack ads will not deter me

Recently, a video was uploaded to a multitude of social media platforms attacking me for what the creator of the video claimed was a lack of concern or attention for our roads. Normally, I wouldn’t feel the need to address a hit piece like...

Letter: Hazel Hawkins and community should play as a team

In a Super Bowl where one point could make a difference between winning or losing, is the hospital situation any different? Could Hazel Hawkins put aside one point of difference to accomplish a winning situation in order to stay together and serve the community?...

Letter: Hospital jigsaw puzzle unsolved

Re: Hospital receives LOI from a fourth suitor, Free Lance 2/2/24 A jigsaw puzzle can be challenging and satisfying. Different smooth or angular shapes can take a great deal of thought while examining some pieces with rounded peninsulas while contemplating other pieces with rounded bays...

Letter: Residents are right about the landfill

Since being elected supervisor in 2022, I have come across several hot-button issues and controversial projects or decisions. With a lot of these issues, the community is highly engaged and we hear a mix of opinions from the residents. This has not been the...

Letter: Hard work pays off on county roads

For decades, San Benito County deferred necessary road improvements, leading to the terrible condition of most unincorporated roads today and universal frustration by local drivers.  When I ran for District 2 supervisor in 2020, I pledged to prioritize fixing the roads, and I most certainly...

Guest view: ‘Topping off’ ceremony a milestone for Gavilan College

With sincere gratitude, I reflect on the truly historic “topping off” ceremony that took place on Jan. 17, 2024. The significance of this day marked a symbolic milestone in the construction of Gavilan College’s San Benito campus, as the last steel beam was placed....

Letter: Openness in process makes voting easy

With a great deal of interest I read, “Primary ballot includes county offices.” It seems as though our Registrar of Voters has mounted a decent defense because he is under attack by some with accusations of “a rigged system.”   Our looming March 5 election has...

Letter: No rainbow at end of mayor’s report

Our rain has been great and so far, no rainbow. When a rainbow beauty does color over gray skies I wonder if Mayor Casey will find her pot of gold under that arc. With careful reading of her “State of the city” report (Free...

Guest view: Historic signs of progress coming to San Benito County in 2024

While 2023 was an eventful year for San Benito County, I am particularly excited about three endeavors coming in 2024 that will undoubtedly improve the quality of life in our community.  Those efforts include the county hitting its stride with $28 million in unincorporated road...

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