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Sunday, June 17, 2018



Letters to Editor

  • The hidden costs of prescription drugs: A pharmacist’s view

    On Thursday, May 31, Governor Edwards signed SB 283, a bill authored by Sen. Fred Mills.This legislation did not receive a lot of coverage during the regular legislative session but was a big accomplishment in the ongoing fight to lower the cost of prescription drugs. This law will restrict one of the biggest drivers of high prices for medications, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs).It will bring a more transparent health care system and, importantly, smaller hits to your wallet when you visit you...

  • Concerned for our Elderly and Disabled

    I have to say that I am very disappointed with our state Senators, Congressmen and Governor. I cannot believe that they would consider cutting off 37,000 elderly and disabled people from health coverage to balance the state budget.The Democrats and Republicans cannot see eye to eye on anything these days, whether it’s at the local, state or federal level.It is time to put politics aside and do the right thing for the people of Louisiana. They can’t agree on what to cut or what new ta...

  • There’s still good in this world

    Thank you to the Lafourche Gazette for printing my letter in the May 9 edition about the theft in my home on April 9 or 10.Not hours after the paper was delivered to our Larose community, a good citizen, Mr. Savoie, called me to say he would bring me an easel for my use for my art!How wonderful, despite the evil in the world, there is still hope.Thank you Mr. Savoie.Ophelia LefortLarose

  • If they want it, they will take it

    I just turned ninety years old and am a retired citizen of Larose. I have had a few careers in my life. The last was a secretary at L.C.O Jr.

  • Upcoming millage renewal for Lafourche Parish Fire District #3 Saturday

    This Saturday, April 28, LPFD#3 will be on the ballot for voters to decide whether or not to renew the 8-mill property tax, which if passed, will be levied for 10 years.This tax has been in existence since the establishment of LPFD#3 in 1959 and must be renewed every ten years at its fullest. If this tax is renewed it will take effect in 2019.As the community had to tighten their belts because of the decline in our economy, so did we.The funds we collect from our millage annually are the sole so...

  • Mailbox destroyer needs some Cajun manners

    On Saturday, April 21, someone demolished our mailbox in front of our home on Hwy. 1 in Cut Off. It was a thorough job!To that person, here are a few comments we'd like to share:First, you could have left a note saying "Sorry" or "I'll replace/pay" but you didn't.

  • Thank you to those who helped

    I would like to again offer my deepest gratitude to those who stepped up and contributed to our annual Easter basket giveaway.To all my friends who continually, year after year, offer to give to those less fortunate. You have my deepest gratitude.We were able to make 342 Easter baskets to give to those in our community.Again, thank you.BroLockport, LA

  • Huge thanks to our local fire department

    On January 22nd, our mother, Felicia Layus, had a very bad fall at home resulting in multiple injuries. Because she had Alzheimer’s, she could not tell us where she was hurting.She was hospitalized for two weeks and in severe pain the entire time. On February 9th, she was sent to my house in Cut Off where Hospice took over her care.When the ambulance arrived the driver said he would need help.

  • Letter to the Editor: Lawsuits are not the answer

    Since 2014, several parishes have filed lawsuits in an attempt to make energy manufacturers pay for rebuilding Louisiana’s coast. These lawsuits are mostly being driven by plaintiff’s law firms that have built reputations for suing our state’s oil and gas companies.Restoring our coast and protecting our wetlands is an important mission, but these lawsuits are not the answer. The reality is that there are many parties that contribute to coastal and wetlands degradation in our st...

  • Criminal Justice Reform can work

    Critics of our criminal justice reform are consistently misleading the public, trying to make it look like we released a crime wave on the streets of Louisiana’s cities. It just isn’t so.One writer said we are putting the public at risk by granting early releases. That’s just fear mongering.Under no circumstances would I risk the safety of the community where I live with my family and where my children are now raising my grandchildren.Besides, most of these people were released...

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