Now that doctors and healthcare workers have become the frontlines of the current pandemic, we should not allow them to fail because Congress did not act last year when a huge problem developed that should have been addressed.

As the mother of an emergency medical doctor in Phoenix, this is an appeal to our friends and neighbors to please, please support our heroic doctors, nurses and healthcare workers and first responders in their efforts to help our COVID-19-infected fellow Americans! We desperately need PPEs (…

In last week’s article regarding Dr. Ducey’s stay-at-home order, he also, “urged people to make a single weekly trip to the grocery store to get a week’s worth of needs.”

The boogeyman is a mythical creature never actually seen, but often used by storytellers to strike fear into children as the punisher for their misbehavior. Without a personal appearance the boogeyman has become an evil monster in the folklore of every world culture.

To be clear, I am a 60-year Republican and 18-year Independent.

Since this crisis hit our country, I’ve been seeing a lot more of our national and state political leaders in the news, and I’ve also been able to follow more of what is happening in our state’s politics.

I understand that people are trying to make the most of being quarantined right now, but I believe this is leading people to be more exposed and reckless than they normally would. I don’t know how many times a day I see new random people in my complex walking around. People are showing up to…

The upcoming election is your opportunity to voice your opinion and send a clear message to the five members of Town Council who ignored the Planning and Zoning Commission’s prudent recommendation, who ignored the serious concerns of many residents (including 1800-plus voters who signed the …

Over the last months you have heard a lot about the Daybreak development economic impact to Fountain Hills. The project is talking about attracting young professionals and their families to this 400-unit complex and related economic impact on the town.

My letter is not meant to have any bad reflections on the Fountain Hills Unified School District, its teachers, staff or administration. Yes, good schools are important to attract families moving to a town like ours. Unfortunately, we don’t have affordable homes. Apartments like Daybreak don…

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King.

I am writing this to let everyone know about a wonderful service we have in Fountain Hills. Hob Nob Catering has expanded their catering service to offer take-out meals to the community on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as Hob Nob Homestyle.

Since gatherings at the park are prohibited for the foreseeable future, there will be no Easter sunrise service this year.

It’s amazing to see our community coming together. My husband and I have witnessed so many neighbors and local community out and about with their families. People we have never seen before!

To my caring brother and sisters in Fountain Hills,

Regarding the letter from Mary Bosnos in the last edition of The Times, citing Dr. David Katz, Yale University, whose opinion is that our government and senior medical staff are all wrong in the management of the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic we are all facing. In Italy, officials started ou…

As a part-time Instacart shopper in another affluent community, my personal shopping experiences for customers often revealed a bright side of humanity when food supplies were scarce or limited.

Exactly when did Gov. Cuomo and New York hospitals place purchase orders for vast quantities of suddenly urgently needed ventilators, masks, face shields, gowns, hand sanitizers and other critical items? Why didn’t he plan for an unidentified future event? Why didn’t he forecast an outbreak …

As an immigrant and now very proud and grateful citizen of this, the greatest country in the world, I strongly object to the publishing of the letter last week from Robert Thompson, in which he not simply criticizes the duly elected President of the United States of America, but makes scurri…

From the very outset, the Daybreak developers have tried to make us all believe that the opposition to Daybreak was the neighbors, the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) people. Those people whose homes bordered the land where they wanted to build their 25-building complex of 400 apartments includi…

The vote on Daybreak, the 400-unit apartments at Shea/Palisades, will have the mail-in ballot sent April 22; return by May 19. Here are my concerns with Daybreak.

I have always supported my local schools when it comes to voting for bonds and overrides, and I am thankful so many of you have as well. In Arizona, it can be hard to get our elected representatives to care as much about our local schools as we do, so every penny makes a difference.

We are all in this together. Our office remains committed to being as open and transparent as possible when it comes to conveying news and updates for our constituents in Fountain Hills. We recommend you check the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Arizona Department of Health …

I write to express gratitude. We are fortunate to have a true community here in Fountain Hills, as illustrated by our many community events throughout the year, allowing families to bond with one another at the Fountain.

Let’s pull together and help our local restaurants and their employees thrive and survive through these upcoming weeks and perhaps months, as the Governor has appropriately issued guidelines restricting dining to take-out and drive-through.

During these difficult times in our country with the virus concerns, there are some places to go in our town that are safe, such as hiking in Fountain Hills on the Overlook Trail by the Fountain and the Fountain Hills Botanical Garden.

Dr. David L. Katz, founding director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, wrote in The New York Times on March 20 that we may be ineffectively fighting the COVID-19 virus even as we are causing economic collapse.

Every American generation has been challenged since the American Revolution, from the apocalypse of the Civil War to America’s ascendency to world power following Pearl Harbor and WWII, winning the Cold War and fighting the war on terror.

There is a very important Fountain Hills election coming.

Since some residents cannot trust our elected Town Council to make good decisions for the whole town, the Daybreak issue is going to a costly vote. I take this issue very seriously and look forward to casting my vote for what I think is good for the whole town.

This is in response to Dr. Rutowski’s “Fact Check” letter, which was in response to my “The Constitution” letter. He corrected my statement that the phrase, “Freedom of the press is one of the greatest bulwarks of liberty and must never be restrained by a despotic government,” was in the Con…

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team (WST) is #1 in the world. Its members have won World Cups and Olympic medals. Their tournaments and exhibitions bring in more revenue than the Men’s Team (MT).

A number of years ago, I was lucky enough to pick up a bookmark at the library that was designed by a student named Luana Redbird. I still continue to use it, as I am an avid reader. It is getting a bit worn, so I will laminate again, but I do treasure it.

During this very difficult time in our country and town, I would like to implore you all to support our local restaurants.

During these times of social distancing, when we need to hunker down and isolate ourselves because of the coronavirus, we can still keep in contact with friends and loved ones through frequent phone calls and emails.

Today, 80 percent of Americans and one-third of all humanity can no longer see the Milky Way as the result of the growing problem of light pollution. For most people, it’s necessary to travel away from home to find a view of the night sky that our ancestors took for granted.

My husband and I would just like to offer a huge shout out and hats off to our Fire Department. They responded recently to a house fire on El Pueblo at 3 a.m. The house sits directly behind ours and was vacant. They got that fire under control with no damage to any neighbor’s properties with…

Last year saw record attendance at Munch and Music concerts, so in 2020 we expanded to four ballrooms and added 150 chairs, and guess what? The first two concerts were still standing room only. Then the Coronavirus alerts kicked in and we dropped to 175 and were forced to cancel the last con…

The recent EPCOR water report did not mention any testing here for PFAS contamination in ground water, a severe problem around military airfields and fire stations. Inquiries to EPCOR have produced crickets.

It was refreshing to read that an Epcor representative admitted to wildly fluctuating water pressure in Fountain Hills. I have called them more than once about it and every time got the “well, huh, not sure what you mean” runaround. I was only seeking reassurance that it is not my imaginatio…

Plants and animals depend on Earth’s natural cycles of bright days and dark nights to govern their life-sustaining behaviors. Reproduction, nourishment, sleep and protection from predators are all affected by artificial light. Scientific evidence suggests negative and deadly effects on amphi…

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” True of people and true of cities and towns. A town’s gateway or portal is the first thing people see when they enter a town and the last thing when they leave. For Fountain Hills, coming from Scottsdale, the gateway is the She…

The Dept. of Justice is the nation’s law firm. It enforces the laws. Its clients are us, the American people.

The letter from Robert Wilson in last week’s Times warrants a response and a fact check. In his attempt to chastise another letter-writer (Bob Shelstrom) and question his knowledge of the Constitution, Mr. Wilson’s letter included the quote, “Freedom of the press is one of the greatest bulwa…

For three years I have wondered why President Trump’s support has remained constant in spite of the thousands of verified lies, mocking of those less fortunate and constant attacks on our free press and other non-presidential behavior. I finally hope that his totally incompetent response to …

The 17th Annual Fountain Hills Unified School District PTO Gala, held at the Community Center on Feb. 29, was incredible. The Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet, Fountain Hills Community Band and DJ Greg Cardello provided a lovely variety of music. Hob Nob Catering provided scrumptious appetiz…

How fortunate we are living in the United States today, even though great difficulties abound.

The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) was founded in 1988 to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting. Their award-winning International Dark Sky Places Program was founded in 2001 to encourage c…

What a surprise to see an article about my grandson, Cole McAuliff, in The Times! Cole has been a baseball card fanatic for many years and literally “spread his wings” by developing and promoting his Tempe Card, Coin & Collectibles Show (Collectibles on College) almost two years ago (he …

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