Managing editor says goodbye
It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know Winter Park and Maitland through a journalist’s eyes. Now I’m excited to be on the other side, as a resident in the community.
Stories about Rollins College's football team and senior photography class win state awards.
The Winter Park-Maitland Observer won awards in three categories at the Florida Press Association Better Weekly Newspaper awards on July 7.
The state should allocate more funds for rape crisis centers.
Sexual attacks often change victims’ entire lives.
The richest will do anything they can to avoid contributing to the necessary good.
Buffeting a move for fairer taxes
The simple theory: If you cut taxes on businesses, they’ll use that money to hire employees. But to do what?
Gov. Rick Scott is making the rounds in Florida touting a new job board regulation bill and a new budget he hopes will create jobs (see letters below), but he doesn’t mention the part where jobs are already guaranteed to be lost before his plans even start.
Someone could conceivably be strip searched after feeding the homeless or for violating a leash law.
Strip-searching the Fourth Amendment
People are forced to pay for things they don’t want to pay for all the time — it’s a fact of life.
If George Zimmerman walks away free, we’ll have the perfect blueprint for blaming the dead.
Moments before George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a police dispatcher told him to stand his ground, but he said it in a different way.
When we sacrifice our future to fight a war with an uncertain conclusion, we imperil our way of life.
Country is at war with its own future
If keeping the government open and its doings accessible to the people is journalism, then Julian Assange is a journalist.
Hacking and crimes of enlightenment
Parents need to take an active role in our children’s safety at school.
Reassess school emergency protocol
We need more focus on educating students and rewarding good teachers.
These bills would in effect allow parents and teachers, formerly allied in PTA programs, to tattle on each other to higher authorities rather than to communicate openly.
Would rampaging drunkards stumble through Hannibal Square if we suddenly legalized European-café-style on-street dining?
Consider plunking some of that dough into the local economy for Valentine's Day.
It’s important to remember that money can’t buy happiness and that love doesn’t cost a thing, but after so many years of economic doom and gloom, a sign of light is lovely.
Local politics tends to alienate the people who had the courage to try to help lead us, and it shouldn’t.
We frequently find that our former public officials, and even those candidates who narrowly missed a seat on the dais, are disappearing from public view, sometimes forever.