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Volunteerism is vital to our community

As we wind through this final month of the year, it’s important to remember that December has been historically designated — or at least viewed — as a month of giving. Its origins are closely connected to the holiday season, when we recognize how many among us have so little[…]

Monroe must demand changes to NFIP

I’m deeply concerned for the future of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the effects that it will have on our community in Monroe County, where there are 31,000 NFIP policies covering over $7.5 billion in property values. Last week, I, along with colleagues from both sides of the[…]

Sheriff Rick Roth: A legacy of service

Longtime former Monroe County Sheriff Rick Roth passed away this week and while most passings evoke sadness, this particular one also induces a deep sense of gratitude as much as any emotion. Monroe County’s longest-serving sheriff, Roth is remembered by many for his long service, professionalism and visionary leadership. He[…]