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It has been decades but its a good bet that his former students still think of him once in a while. It would be hard not to. Kester Svensen was the head of the University of Oregon English Department, one of the two most knowledgeable people on the subject of John Milton, the host of a TV sh…

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I worry about common dog training categorizations like “positive” or “balanced.” Two trainers may say they are positive but may mean and do entirely different things, just as two people may co…

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We Clatsop County commissioners are here as community leaders, elected by the voters in our district, with an intention to do good. How we develop our definitions of that good is our individua…

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He still doesn’t know my name after five years of patronage. His jokes are corny and repetitious. He insists on having two radios on at the same time. Some will be turned off by the the backsi…

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Feeling somewhat stressed and worn out as an old mop, I booked myself a facial with Kristi Carson, a massage therapist and facialist working at Seaside Massage and Spa. Kristi and I met when I…

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Seaside’s Neal Maine stopped in the Signal office with some words of warning. The naturalist, wildlife photographer and former science teacher at Seaside High School slipped an 8X10 photo from…

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Believe it or not, every week the collection at your local library changes. Every week new books arrive and are put in the collection while yucky, damaged, or falling apart books are removed f…

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An amazing transformation has begun on the beach dunes of Gearhart. This has all happened through the hard work of City Manager Chad Sweet, Mayor Matt Brown, City Council, Planning Commission,…

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Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel “Brave New World” is back and more relevant than ever. The title alone is a meme for our genetically engineered, social media besotted society, where individuals spe…

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As 2018 draws to a close and 2019 begins, I feel an urge, usually alcohol induced, to make resolutions for the coming year. This would be a good time for me to say that when it comes to resolu…

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When Seaside’s Mary Blake read a remembrance of Tom Chatterton at the Seaside City Council this fall, newcomers may be unaware of the long history and contributions Chatterton made to the city…

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In his book, “The Emotional Lives of Animals,” Marc Bekoff says: “When animals express their feelings they pour out like water from a spout. Animals’ emotions are raw, unfiltered, and uncontro…

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With everything in life, it seems that persistence is key. When I arrived and began my employment with the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District in the summer of 2015 one of the projects …

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When the Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit for water work in September for the school district’s campus construction in the Southeast Hills, officials and construction crews issued a col…

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After Thanksgiving Day, our three young children had four of their five cousins still in town for the extended break. We live in Astoria but, of course, they wanted to go to Seaside. There is …

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The fire started Nov. 8, in Butte County near the northern California city of Paradise. Before its containment on Nov. 25, the fire had burned more than 153,000 acres, destroying almost 14,000…

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This morning as I wound my way around town, I noticed live Christmas trees for sale in Seaside on the corner of Holladay and 12th. What’s better than the smell of a live tree? The trees remind…

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The legends and lore of the Oregon Coast’s mystery of the Beeswax wreck gave way to a new identity, when researchers positively identified the ship as the Manila galleon San Cristo de Burgos.

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I have a friend who enjoys going out for a good breakfast. I’m a person who seldom eats breakfast, although I adore breakfast food, except that I like it for dinner, in particular during winte…

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Ken and Sons bills itself as a friendly neighborhood market and that’s true. They are very friendly. Ken’s is a family run business — it really is Ken and his sons, and also Ken’s two daughter…

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When you are a in a specific field or profession, it’s always interesting how that profession is portrayed in books, movies, and TV shows. Librarians in particular get a very stereotypical tre…

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Your sister’s son just moved in with you, but you work all day and the kid is a domestic cyclone, so you pop him in the little half-bath under the stairs before you leave for work; you will le…

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The Spay and Neuter Thrift Store in Seaside has been contributing to the welfare of animals for over 45 years and is continuing that dedicated service today.

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Many of the stars of the day have long since been forgotten. Others live on in the annals of the city’s musical history, from visitors like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong to l…

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Clatsop County’s capacity to house inmates has experienced critical shortages for decades. This has negatively impacted your public safety and suppressed the effectiveness of every law enforce…

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We have had a family house in Seaside for 33 years and feel very strongly that Jay Barber is the best person to continue to be the Mayor of this wonderful city. When in town a month ago, we as…

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I was feeling stressed and achy and my sciatica was acting up. I needed a vacation but I only had sixty minutes. So I went on line and booked a massage with Aleshia Ryan Boucher at Seaside Mas…

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Although I don’t live inside the city limits I am proudly displaying a “Jay Barber for Mayor” lawn sign on my property. As difficult as it must have been to be dropped suddenly into the role o…

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I am very concerned about the condition of our pool, locker rooms and showers at the Seaside Park and Recreation center.After spending a huge amount of money to fix these facilities, I see lit…

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Vote no on Sunset Empire $20 million bond. For a town with a population of 6,000, not all of who are homeowners, this bond would create yet another burden on taxpayers. Remember, the Sunset Em…

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People who work on the Oregon Coast should be able to afford to live on the Oregon Coast. But ask any new arrival where they are living and watch for the reaction! From Astoria to Brookings, n…

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We are so fortunate to live in a truly special and beautiful pocket of this country, which provides each of us with an opportunity to contribute civically and contribute to the democratic proc…

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To the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District board members. Before SEPRD is ready for growth and expansion, the patrons would desire that the board take an earnest, active interest in bec…

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There is a lot for our community to say yes to on this year’s November ballot. Yes on Measure 105 protects families, Oregon jobs and our state’s economy. Yes on Measure 104 limits the power of…

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Work on the 2019 Seaside Visitor Guide is officially underway at the Visitors Bureau. Staff sent letters and emails to all lodging partners on file in the city to make sure we have the most up…

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Lately I’ve realized folks don’t know everything the Seaside Public Library offers and because we keep adding things, sometimes we forget to toot our own horn. Did you know that the Seaside Pu…

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On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Chief Deputy Paul Williams of the Oregon State Police gave a presentation to the Gearhart City Council regarding Ballot Measure 4-195, better known as the Clatsop County …

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On Nov. 6, residents of Gearhart will have an opportunity to select City Council representatives for the upcoming term. I encourage all my neighbors to vote for Kerry Smith, who is seeking a s…

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Though I am continents away, I have heard about my opponent’s signs disappearing. I would like to urge anyone who is involved in this activity to stop immediately and return the signs. This be…

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Many thanks for your time spent on the endorsement interview of Sept. 25 between Kerry Smith and myself.

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I’m writing to appeal to all citizens of Clatsop County to vote in this very important upcoming election on Nov. 6, and to vote for Pamela Wev as Clatsop County Commissioner, District 3. She o…