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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Letters to Editor

  • Judge rules Bayou Bridge Pipeline can continue construction

    Months after three landowners filed a lawsuit challenging construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, they have an answer. Last week, Judge Keith Comeaux ruled Bayou Bridge Pipeline had the right to seize property under eminent domain, and the project will pay $150 to each of the three landowners involved in the dispute. After obtaining all necessary permits and undergoing a rigorous, multi-year review process, the pipeline is now as much as 90 percent complete and is expected to be in service in...

  • Humane Society President wishes to clear her name

     I am the founder and president of the Humane Society – Lafourche Chapter.I was recently charged with cruelty to animals.I wish to inform the public that charges brought against me are inaccurate. I have not violated any animal statutes. As an animal advocate, I care deeply about the welfare of all animals.I currently co-own property in Lockport with my former boyfriend, John Gautreaux, who has also been charged with cruelty.

  • This is not a new tax

    On November 6, three tenths of a penny will be on the ballot for garbage and trash pickup. This includes all unincorporated areas of the parish and Lockport and Golden Meadow. Thibodaux is not included.In 1986 a one-cent sales tax was passed in these areas of the parish for garbage and trash.

  • Special thanks to the community from Israelite Baptist Church

    The Israelite Baptist Church wants to thank all of our family, friends and supporters for their prayers, love and donations. This love was shown during the recent fundraising event. The community helped us to raise $1,700 before expenses.

  • Louisiana needs to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21

    Leadership from the Smoking Cessation Trust, Orleans Parish Medical Society and Jefferson Parish Medical Society support and endorse legislation in Louisiana to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.Raising the age requirement has been made law in six states (Hawaii, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maine), and in at least 340 U.S. cities.As a result of numerous studies, we now know that raising the tobacco age to 21 will have a substantial positive impact on pu...

  • Special thanks to the Bayou Lafourche community

    We, the pastor, officers and members of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, would like to thank you, the Bayou Lafourche community for your support of our Annual Steak Supper and Auction held at the Larose Civic Center on August 10.Your continuous efforts through the years to support this endeavor have been and will always be encouraging to us as this is a true example of collaboration between church and the community.We wish to extend a special thank you to those who provided services, donated items, ...

  • New law now prohibits smoking in public housing

    On July 31, 2018, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will begin implementing its smoke-free public housing rule across the nation, including Louisiana.This means that people who live in public housing will no longer be allowed to smoke in their apartments, or on the grounds of their housing complex.It is important to understand that HUD does not believe that these policies violate residents’ privacy rights and do not discriminate against residents who smoke.After many ye...

  • Israelite Baptist Church express thanks to community

    The Israelite Baptist Church wants to thank all of our family and friends for their prayers, love and donations. This love was shown during the recent fundraising.The results for the raffle are 1st place, Janet Dugas, Galliano; 2nd place, Charles Sassoni, Galliano; 3rd place, Dylon Lunkin, Raceland; and 4th place, Ronnie Williams, Sr.Many thanks to those who purchased the cookbook, “Cooking, A Gift of Love”.The funds from the sales of the book are donated to the Israelite Baptist Chu...

  • Gov. Edwards voices support for Louisiana Energy Infrastructure

    During his most recent “Ask the Governor” radio series, Governor John Bel Edwards received a question regarding the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, to which Gov. Edwards replied, “I think this is the safest way to get the product to (refineries), and we’re going to proceed with the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.”Gov. Edwards is correct in his assertion the pipelines like Bayou Bridge are the safest, most efficient means of transporting energy products to our state’s refineries...

  • 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...

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