Letters to the Editor, November 24, 2021

For a more inclusive SPPS The Saint Paul NAACP has been in discussions with the Saint Paul school district concerning Envision SPPS for the better part of this year. In advance of the School Board vote on December 1, the…

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County puts an end to COVID-era hotel stay for homeless seniors

Nearly 100 homeless seniors staying at the Best Western Capitol Ridge Hotel near downtown Saint Paul were notified on October 29 that they will need to move soon. Ramsey County is terminating its contract with the hotel as of November…

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Letters to the Editor, November 10, 2021

Rethinking school busing I have noticed in the last few years that whenever I see a school bus, it either has no children or only a handful of children in it. It seems the days of packed school buses in…

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City workers face COVID vaccine mandate

More than two months after the City Council requested one, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced on October 21 a new policy mandating that every city employee be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 31. The vaccine policy is one of…

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Local businesses are struggling with a shortage of workers

Businesses across the neighborhoods served by MyVillager are struggling with staff shortages at a time when finding enough help has become a nationwide problem. Retailers and restaurants in particular have been using every conceivable method to attract new employees. Some…

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Lack of progress on Saint Paul’s vaccine mandate irks City Council

ACOVID-19 vaccine mandate for Saint Paul city employees is still on the drawing board and may not be formally proposed until mid-November. City Council members who passed a resolution calling for the vaccine mandate more than a month ago have…

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Letters to the Editor, October 13, 2021

Masks protect schoolchildrenI am writing because of a letter to the editor I saw (“The madness of masks,” MyVillager Inbox, September 29). I disagree in every possible way. Even though we have to wear masks, we are still very friendly…

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Letters to the Editor, September 29, 2021

Vote ‘yes’ for a richer Saint Paul A comfortable, safe, stable and affordable home is a prerequisite to becoming part of a community and is deserved by all. Unfortunately, some renters are treated as undeserving of this basic right, a…

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Saint Paul holds off restarting in-person council meetings

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and delta variant have prompted the Saint Paul City Council, Planning Commission and most other city boards, commissions and committees to continue to meet virtually through the end of November. The City Council had hoped to…

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Letters to the Editor, August 18, 2021

Save the planet, water a tree All over town, newly planted trees and mature trees are dying from lack of sufficient water during this prolonged drought. It appears that some people with boulevard trees are too lazy to water them.…

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Letters to the Editor, August 4, 2021

A responsible neighbor I sent a contact form to the Finn Apartments at 725 S. Cleveland Ave. at 9 p.m. on July 21 with concerns about its water sprinkler usage during this time of severe drought. By 10 a.m. the…

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Back to college: Campuses mixed on requiring COVID vaccine

Two of the largest universities in Saint Paul will not require coronavirus vaccinations of students or employees returning to campus this fall. However, several others will, among them Macalester College, Saint Catherine University, Mitchell Hamline School of Law and, most…

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