The theme of this year’s anti-hate rally was “Diversity Is Our Strength.” To build that strength, not just in our schools but in our world at large, we need to understand and be sensitive to the history and heritage of others living in these United States.

A planning board has to attend to details to insure the greater public good. The job can be an unpopular one but it is essential to good governance.

We hope we have clawed our way into an era, with brave survivors speaking out about the crimes that wrenched them as children, where we adults are more mindful of children’s safety and our duty to protect it.

Rather than the somber tone of those long-ago post-defeat meetings, the school board session on May 29 felt more like a pep rally. The audience of parents, students, and school supporters largely commended the board members and applauded their decisions. There was no reckoning. Rather, there was outright denial there had been a budget defeat.

A public library is a public trust. To be strong, it must be built on a foundation of truth.


 If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

        In Flanders fields.

                                    — John McCrae

The roots of Memorial Day come from the war that tore our nation asunder.