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This November 6th “ We the people”, will have an opportunity to improve or change government by voting in the General Election, for candidates that we feel will do the best job. Good government requires that we become familiar with our elected officials and the new candidates, prior to voting.

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The quote most often attributed to Ben Franklin, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” continues to ring true – especially as it relates to flu vaccinations.

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Recently, Senator Johnny Ray Salling; Delegate Bob Long; Delegate Ric Metzgar; and Councilman Todd Crandell were invited to the White House to attend the Delaware & Maryland Legislators White House Conference. Paul M. Blitz, Delegate Metzgar’s Chief of Staff was also invited to the confe…

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As I travel the byways and highways of this beautiful and historic state called Maryland, I can’t help but notice the litter and debris in the streets and along the highways. Yes, numerous alleys are also an eyesore and in some cases, can present health issues.

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Education continues to be a main feature, in our daily newspapers and other media, especially where our schools are concerned. As students embark-on a new school year-the challenge to improve our schools continues in all areas.

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The decline in the number of newspaper subscribers and readers seems to be a barometer of the changes that continue to take place in our Nation. That is in relationship to how Americans receive their news. One must ask, as newspaper readers continue to decline, what effect will this have on …

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The recent meeting of the Essex Community Association was an impressive event. For years, many residents of Essex have desired to reestablish the defunct community association. Finally, a handful of people came together to organize the community association.

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Anna Renault was my daughter. I was very lucky to have her for 68 1/2 years. She died August 2018. I want to thank everyone who came to her memorial mass and luncheon, especially Ric Metzgar and the people who work for the Avenue paper. You all made me very happy.

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Sitting along Maryland Route 43 in Middle River, Baltimore Crossroads is changing the economic landscape of eastern Baltimore County. One of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest mixed-use communities, Baltimore Crossroads offers over 6,000,000 square feet of office, flex, warehouse and industrial spac…

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I’d like to comment on the July 28th Baltimore Sun article “Officials make pitch for opioid health” with a color photo of Elizabeth Warren, Elijah Cummings, Catherine Pugh, John Sarbanes, and Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen. All these people would like to have our government fork…

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Anna Renault was a lot of things to a lot of people. To me, she was more than just a colleague of the paper. She was a friend who supported me, a fighter who didn’t like to hear the word “no,” a wealth of information on just about any topic I might be writing about (or that she wanted me to …

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You’ve seen her name grace the pages of the Avenue News for over a decade. Contributing writer and columnist Anna Renault has been at this little community newspaper for longer than anybody else on our staff. Anna has always been open, frank, and honest about her ongoing health issues. She i…

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If you have not had the nightmare of driving around looking for a service station in an emergency, count your blessings. It seems that real honest-to-goodness service stations, which at one time took care of all those little but important matters, such as checking oil, radiator and battery, …

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It’s been eleven years since we lost a community activist that left us a legacy that is hard to beat or match. She had her finger on the pulse of the community at all times. She met with various groups on a regular basis and kept tabs on what was working and what needed to be changed to impr…

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It never ceases to amaze me what people complain about. Yes, we had an extremely close election result for the democratic candidate for Baltimore County Executive. At this time, John Olszewski, Jr. stands as the winner by just nine votes. There may still be a recount. However, why are so man…

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American television has over time, brought immense changes, but unfortunately for our society many changes are not good. Further, let us not forget that related viewing devices such as: cable, electronic games and computers have also presented us with violent viewing.

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A couple of weeks ago, my son and I were taking a walk on the trails at Honeygo Park. As we were coming out of the trail, several men with large dogs off leashes were coming our way. As the dogs saw us, they ran to us, jumped up and had us circled. If you’ve never been attacked by a dog or h…