Thank you so much for the article regarding St. Bernard Parish and the Bucket Brigade ("Test Patterns," Nov. 2). I am a 42-year-old business owner who has lived in Chalmette my entire life. My husband, children, parents, sister, in-laws and all other extended family have also been there for the last 40 or so years. We all have nothing now and are trying to decide where we will spend the rest of lives.
Our home was directly affected by the Murphy Oil spill, and we have no hard facts. I have been to the meeting where they want to settle with you, and they cannot even give me test results on air and soil that are sufficient. Needless to say, after over an hour of debate, I left and did not take the money, not yet anyway.Â I really need some answers.
Your story is a starting point to give some hope to our community. We all want to go home desperately. It is hard to go from a wonderful life one day, to homeless the next. Please don't stop here on your reports with the Bucket Brigade. They may just save some of our lives.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.