Banning Books in Lanark County? The Editor and Stephen King’s Last Word

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The Almonte Gazette’s Editor’s Comment July 25 1995.. the initials were J. M. at the end– Was it Jeff Maguire? Almonte Gazette

How would you like to be a trustee on the Lanark County Board of Education (LCBE) these days? Considering the board’s track record in recent times it seems to us trustees-next deliberations might want to focus on which public relations (PR) firm to hire.

Because if there’s any organization which needs to improve its image any more we would love to know who. First of all a persistent citizen has succeeded in having the director of education’s quite remarkable contract made public, something the LCBE obviously tried to prevent. That turned into an embarrassing public issue.  Recently the LCBE partnership with three area municipalities fought to build an auditorium at Carleton Place High School, crashed and burned when Ramsay and Beckwith Townships declined to support it financially. Not a…

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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