As I read a gut-wrenching Facebook post from the wife of Lt. Brad Clark, the firefighter who lost his life on I-295, I can only say that little has changed. The #MoveOver campaign – created to get the word out about moving over when you see police vehicles –... Read more

Dogpound mornings

Dogpound March 19, 2019 0

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Have you adjusted to Daylight Saving Time yet? I have, but I do not like it. Just before the change, I was actually able to see the start of the sunrise. Now it is just pitch black again.... Read more
In regard to your story in last week’s issue, “Tannerite explosions rattle community,” characterizing Tannerite as a fuel is only correct if you are talking about it to fire off a rocket. Note that the chemistry given for the components is backward: The ammonium nitrate and ammonium perchlorate are... Read more
Dear Abishag: Damon writes second book about Biblical women
Roberta M. Damon, an 84-year-old Chester resident, recently debuted her second book in a series, “Dear Abishag: Letters to Little Known Women of the Bible.” The book, which was released in December, is a sequel to Damon’s first book: “Dear Mrs. Noah: Letters to Unnamed Women of the Bible.”... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I was just thinking, Saint Paddy’s Day is this weekend, Sunday, March 17, and in today’s world my old Irish buttons will probably not work. For example, “Kiss me I am Irish” would be a no-no, and so... Read more
When we learned to color, we were taught to color inside the lines. When we learned to write, we were taught to stay within the lines on the page. For many, many years, this was how the fire service in America conducted training. I will use Chesterfield Fire &... Read more
Considering when and where our schools are improved
Chesterfield County was the place to send your kids to school in the 1990s. However, it’s become painfully clear that all parts of the county are not created equal. Although Chesterfield County has an overall budget for schools, how it’s divided is based largely on new residential development. When... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. As of this writing the next major snow storm is headed my way (southwest Indiana), and we are right on the edge of a snowy mix or 12 inches of snow. Now, if I was staying home, it... Read more
I just read a news report of a row house fire in East Baltimore that sent six firefighters to the hospital. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but fire investigators said the fire started in the basement. I cannot remember the last time that I wrote... Read more
Between the daily business plan and the news, I have seen or read about a few fires in our region lately. We may already be there, but I hope that we never get to the point where residential fires are just an accepted part of our day-to-day lives. Every... Read more