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I am 83 years old and remember a little about world war 11. This so-called president that we have reminds me of...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

We were very pleased to read about our Greenville city leaders stepping up to provide sidewalks for our community. Well-planned sidewalks are what we want and deserve to live in safe, healthy communities. Walking and biking projects make communities and neighborhoods more livable by ensuring all people can get safely to where they need to go — work, school, the library, grocery stores or parks. They also help people feel more connected to their neighbors, which improves quality of life.

We can help make it safe for people to share the road with cars and trucks. Sidewalks that connect to parks, public transportation and schools; roads that include designated and protected bike lanes; and streets that accommodate all people can help us safely be active and improve our quality of life.

Studies show that people in walkable neighborhoods generally get about 35 to 45 more minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week and are less likely to be overweight or obese than those in low-walkability neighborhoods. Investing in these sidewalks makes good sense, it is good for safety, it will provide opportunity for people to be more active and will help build a healthier community. Proper thought-out planning can benefit all of us. We need to strong in our actions to provide a safe and healthy community.

Neil Dorsey

Winterville

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July 15, 2019

Please listen to the news, read the papers, align yourselves with people who are engaged in politics... just stay abreast of the events in our state as relates to politics. Educate your family, friends and neighbors. Our political system in North Carolina is broken, and unfair district maps are the…

July 14, 2019

What does the mayor’s basement have to do with good government?

The traditional July break from meeting is a good time for the Greenville City Council to stop a bad practice—discussing the public’s business in afternoon “workshops” in a small conference room without…

July 13, 2019

“Today our divisions seem deeper than ever, maybe deeper than those that divided colonists from Britain or North from South. Red-faced anger spits at us daily.” Daily Reflector Editorial July 4, 2019.

“The framers of North Carolina’s constitution understood well that the…

July 12, 2019

Lawrence Watts, in July 4th’s Public Forum, challenged anyone to obtain and publish the "real numbers" of energy production by the Amazon Wind Farm in NC (near Elizabeth City). In 2018, according to windexchange.energy.gov, the production was more than 500,000 megawatt hours.

Watts asserted…

July 11, 2019

Regarding his letter to the Reflector on June 30, I don’t recall ever “having made [Milton Bland’s] acquaintance.” Perhaps Mr. Bland is simply too “bland” for one to remember. His comment that “ask[ed for] ... an unqualified favor ... Tinsley exudes a…

July 11, 2019

The Kiwanis Club of Golden K Greenville has completed this year’s Support of our Youth in the Pitt County Schools through distributing over 1,800 books to first-graders. This program started some 10 years ago and continues to grow.

Thanks to the Community Foundation of NC East Inc. for its…

July 10, 2019

As the ECU Board of Trustees approaches the date to elect its new leadership, I'm reminded how poor that leadership has been over the past 3-4 years. The university is now transitioning to a new interim chancellor and from losses based on poor decision-making. Before any returning board member gets…

July 08, 2019

Privately paid assisted living facilities are a booming business and getting bigger every day. They are advertised as senior communities with attractive architecture, fun activities and amenities galore. However, once you are familiar with this type of care, you become keenly aware of how much…

July 05, 2019

All local people need to know how refugee children are being treated at our border.

"There is a stench," according to an eyewitness to detention centers housing children who were taken from their families at the border. (Caitlin Dickerson's article, NYTimes, 6/21/19). 

According to this and…

July 04, 2019

I keep seeing ads on TV with Doctors Murphy and Perry each accusing the other of being liberal.

Not to worry, neither are even close to being liberal. Neither will be the least bit concerned for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the environment or the country’s democratic principles.

Both will…

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