I think we can all agree that 2020 has turned out to be a very difficult year for us as individuals, families, society and country.
We’ve been in our homes for the better part of five months now, dealing with the onset of the pandemic and keeping our families safe. It is amazing how we can adapt to the changing situations around us.
Last autumn, people who work with older adults locally were surprised to learn that the Village of Oregon has one of the highest per capita rates in Dane County of people 65 and over who fall and call 911.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced many changes throughout society and hit the dog service industry quite hard. In the blink of an eye, many service providers were required to stop doing what they did best, due to social isolation requirements.
Letters to the Editor
In 2018, Trump declined to visit a military cemetery in France with world leaders because “he feared his hair would fall out” in the rain. He said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s full of losers.” He denies this, but anyone can go to YouTube and hear him say worse about John McCain.
The recent Observer articles about the lack of broadband access in rural areas should remind us of a very simple fact: Distances matter.
When I was a child, we were taught to admire and respect the President of the United States. When I got caught telling a lie, or doing something wrong my parents often would say, “Would the President behave like this?”.
Are you looking for a safe way to have fun and contribute to the new Oregon Public Library? Check out the two scavenger hunts posted on the library’s website at oregonpubliclibrary.org.
My grandparents were French-Algerian Jews who moved to nearby Morocco in the late 1930’s to seek better economic opportunities. They decided to stay there when Mohammed V, then king of Morocco, vowed to protect members of the Jewish community during WW2. Hence, I grew up in a household where…
It is entirely appropriate that the Oregon Police Department joined police departments elsewhere in Dane County in condemning the Minneapolis policeman who killed George Floyd and his fellow officers who did nothing to stop it.
I really tire of hearing President Donald Trump telling us how the economy is going to come roaring back from the collapse caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Frankly, the economy wasn’t doing that great before 20.5 million jobs were lost in April.
As we shelter at home, many of us are trying to find safe ways to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Neighbors can be found in their yards, tending gardens and grilling out meals. Still others are going on bike rides, hiking with their families, flying kites, walking dogs, o…
I am sure you are all scared of what might be coming for you with coronavirus. That’s not a bad response to a serious threat. I offer some thoughts gleaned from a long life of ups and downs.
I have never washed my hands as much as I have in the past few days, staying in the house and grateful for technology that allows me to stay in touch with children and grandchildren. Still, I am alarmed by what the future may hold unless we find a way to restore the values and reclaim the de…