Author: Guest

Commentary: Look East for a better recycling solution

Japan is a country without visible trash – quite the opposite of the U.S. where it’s virtually impossible to find a road or a waterway that isn’t littered with some debris, usually plastic. Six years ago, I visited my son Robert in a small town in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture, where he was teaching English. During the 10 days that I traveled around the region by car, train and foot, I saw litter only once – a single plastic cup on a street in Kyoto – yet trash cans were nowhere to be found. In a country where packaging is...

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Letter: Support moving Dunwoody Senior Baseball to Brook Run

I am writing as president of Dunwoody Senior Baseball (DSB). Since 1975, we have operated baseball programs for youth 13 to 18 years old on two ballfields in Dunwoody Park. On Oct. 5, the city of Dunwoody and DeKalb County Schools announced plans to rebuild Austin Elementary School on those ballfields and move us to Peachtree Charter Middle School (PCMS). City Council has held two public hearings and one regular council meeting in the past two weeks about the plan, seeking input from the community. (“Residents battle over location for new baseball fields,” Dunwoody Reporter, Oct. 28.) From those...

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Letter: The Sandy Springs Flying Pig has flown

The Sandy Springs pig has flown. Mayor Rusty Paul is the pilot. After years of planning by our mayor and the Sandy Springs City Council, along with teams of consultants, planners, developers and builders, the new Sandy Springs has begun to rise. Square One, at the corner of Hammond and Roswell, is a perfect example of our mayor’s vision of turning Sandy Springs into a high-rise Perimeter Center Improvement District. To a completely broken intersection, we’re adding hundreds of new residents and hundreds of cars in a grand box of a building. How are they going to get in...

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Buckhead police blotter, Oct. 2-15

From police reports dated Oct. 2 through Oct. 15 The following information was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate. Robbery 2500 block of Piedmont Road. On Oct. 4, a robbery arrest was made. 700 block of Morosgo Drive. On Oct. 7, victim said she was driving around with two males she knows, but not by name. She said that they got into a verbal disagreement about whether to go home or go out to a bar. One of the males demanded...

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Brookhaven Police blotter, Oct. 16-23

From Brookhaven Police reports dated Oct. 16 through Oct. 23. The following information was pulled from Brookhaven’s Police2Citizen website and is presumed to be accurate. Possession and DUI 2700 block of Buford Hwy. On Oct. 16, possession of controlled substance or marijuana incident. 4000 block of Peachtree Road. On Oct. 16, man arrested with a DUI greater than .08. 2400 block of Briarcliff Road. On Oct. 16, man arrested for possession of marijuana. 3300 block of Buford Hwy. On Oct. 18, man arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. 2600 block of Buford Hwy. On Oct. 19, man...

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