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Oliver: Want to read about local happenings in Sun Cities

Posted 5/24/21

It has been my observation of late (several months) that many of the “old” letters to the editors have disappeared.

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Oliver: Want to read about local happenings in Sun Cities

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It has been my observation of late (several months) that many of the “old” letters to the editors have disappeared.

Instead, we now have Valley Voices in the Daily Independent, mostly a-non necessary column for the seniors of the Sun Cities. Most are from cities that have children, etc. Seems that every time a newbie moves in, their question reverts to “Where is the best place to go camping with my kids?” Quite frankly, who cares?

We want to know about our local news. For instance, which restaurants, cafes, etc. have closed. How do we know if we’re not told? Golden Corral on Grand Avenue in Surprise is gone, and my husband believes that our Denny’s between 111th and 112th avenues may have closed as well. Why aren’t we told of these things?

If there is a local accident or fire, let us know, sad though it may be. We see things all the time, but other than the extra Wednesday edition “Police Report,” we don’t even know what is happening in our own neighborhood(s). Burglaries and attacks are becoming rampant, but could we be of help reporting someone or something that doesn’t belong here, if we had a head start on those being reported. Let us know.

And, to the guy near Oakmont who drove down here in your red car on April 24 and dumped your old, broken down desk chair behind the building at Oakmont Drive and 108th Avenue, shame on you! Put it at the curb, or call someone to pick it up! We saw you do it.

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