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The Typewriter That Helped Start The Times

Editor’s Note: This is one of a few remaining editorials that Times Publisher John Derby had left unpublished before his passing on Tuesday this week. It’s an updated version of a story he had told many times before. Tucked back in a closet in the spare bedroom is a Remington Noiseless typewriter which was used to start this newspaper.…

Proud To Be An American

We are not always “Proud to be an American”; however, on this occasion, down south of the border in Mexico, we are. A semi-truck and trailer was going too fast around a tight curve in the road by our beach development, and the truck went off the road leaving a field of debris. The driver was lucky to be alive. The truck was carrying a…