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Articles written by F. Gregory Wilder

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 By F. Gregory Wilder    Opinion 

Re: "City to clearcut all 34 Ferry Ave. 90-year-old maples" May 17 Star

We have an uncountable loss for our Town. Yet again, betwixt the battle our sidewalks and our trees.  That said, we can now announce, on Arbor Day, April 28th, 2023, the celebration for the destruction of two blocks of beautiful... — Updated 5/24/2023


Re: "Mayor subject of harassment complaint" in Dec. 19 Star

I respect the electorate. Some had vetted — and others did not. And for my good reasons, I voted the minority (Gayle Swagerty) for mayor, based on my own vetting process … and she lost. After all, “it’s just an election... — Updated 12/26/2018


Coulee Dam should not subsidize Elmer City

Last week The Star published “Town now planning entire lift station to serve Elmer City.” As a short response, Coulee Dam should not subsidize Elmer City. It’s unreasonable, it’s poor strategy (with some caveats), it’s a... — Updated 10/31/2018


Fiber survey lacking

I just received the “Benefits of Fiber to the Home” (FTTH) survey included with our Coulee Dam utility bill. The “survey” reads like a poorly written grade-school student project! If Coulee Dam is truly interested in... — Updated 3/14/2018


City's first legislation in 2018 was not needed

In my last utility bill, I received a new notice of my/our garbage rate change — set for April 1st, 2018. The city did not advertise, nor include the notice, for indigent (low-income) discounts and that will impact on them too.... — Updated 2/28/2018


Alternative wastewater plant study more responsible and thoughtful

As you may know, we recently included a “Wastewater Treatment Project Update” with our utility bills. To the best of my knowledge and information, it is balanced and honest. During our last Council meeting (6/10/15), former... — Updated 6/18/2015


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