Monday, Jan. 14, 2019: Refreshing acts of kindness, farm bill focus, scientist needed at DEP

Refreshing acts of kindness As we’ve now concluded the holiday season and moved into a brand new year, I write today to say “thank you.” For the second year in a row, the Holden Police Department conducted its annual 25 Days of Kindness this past December. This endeavor combined the self-generated good deeds of officers from our police department with the generosity of area residents and businesses. As a result, 74 acts of kindness were conducted last month by Holden police officers, and countless organizations and families benefited from the generosity of so many. The space here will not allow me to thank each person who donated food, toys, clothing, gift cards or money, individually. However, I’m hoping at least some of the wonderful who took part will read this. Thank you to the 14-year-old girl who bought toys with her own money for us to re-gift. Thank you to the businesses who sought us out to ask how they might help. And thank you to the people who knitted items, donated turkeys or donated money. Police work, even in a small town like Holden, has the potential to question a person’s faith in human nature. But this past December, like the December before it, helped to renew mine. Chris Greeley Chief of Police Holden A follow-up to John Mayhew’s .COMments in the Jan. 8 edition of the BDN: Cargo containers have to be shipped back to China anyway to pick up the next load, so it “pays” to […]

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