The Ashland Chronicle
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Balance: Read a Response to Seffinger's Opinions Posted on Social Media

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 Consequences of Seffinger’s Unsupported Opinions The “core services” that Seffinger suggests are being preserved are actually being taken away.   What is missing is the local knowledge of the clientele and the personalized outreach developed over years of experience with seniors of all ages, especially older seniors. After the Commissioners dismantled this robust program the Ad Hoc committee’s plans to …

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Why recall parks commissioners? Sandra Sawyer Answers This Question

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Ashland Support Our Seniors came about as a result of the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission’s negative focus on the Senior Center, a program that had worked beautifully for over 43 years. SOS started with people who were concerned about the Senior Center and the elderly seniors who use it frequently. As we got together and began to investigate, we …

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Update on School District's Position on the $3.5 million Pool - Exclusive

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An SOS supporter called the financial director of the Ashland School District.  He is sending a letter to confirm the information below: 1. The school district bond committee never considered adding the $3.5million pool bond to their school bond.  It was never on their agenda. 2. Michael Black, Director of Parks, with the blessing of the Parks commission was in …

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Message from School Board Chair about the $3.5million Parks Pool ---- exclusive

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Hello, a friend wrote to the Ashland School Board about rumors of $3.5 million for a pool upgrade being inserted into their upcoming bond measure, this response is from Deneice Zeve, School Board Chair. Dear Ms. Davies, Thank you very much for your email. I appreciate your reaching out to get real information. We have been concerned about the pool …

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The $3.5 million Pool Parks Commission Debacle ---

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An Ashland citizen called the school district's financial director to ask about the Parks $3.5million pool.  Below is what she learned.  The official letter will be posted here: I just heard from the school district.  It was a complete rumor about the 3.5 million dollar “deal” Micheal Black and Commissioners made together.  ..apparently spread by the pool people and Michael …

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The Essence of Ashland, Oregon

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Guest Opinion: What I like about Ashland By Dennis Read Like so many others, my wife and I deliberately chose to move to Ashland. We came in 2015 from Ohio and have not regretted it for a minute. I know that I’m joining a very large chorus when I say this. Each of us can list our reasons. Here are …

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Truth: How Do We Know What Is True?

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Mocha Musings: Truth will out By Susanne Severeid Truth: Defined in Webster’s Dictionary as “the real facts about something: the things that are true: the quality or state of being true: a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true.” The concept of truth is an important one, and I would wager (even though I’m not a betting …

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