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Voice of the people

Aug. 11, 2013 @ 10:10 PM

Praise for teacher highly deserved

Saturday night, Aug. 3, was an evening to remember. Approximately 175 students of Huntington East High gathered to sing songs that they had performed while they were students at Huntington East.

This was a great tribute to Janice Chandler Gold, their music teacher during the years 1958- 1983. Each year, her choirs gave a spring concert and on Saturday they sang the choral selections from these shows. It was a full house that heard the wonderful sound of voices from these former students.

At the performance, the Marshall University Foundation announced that a Janice Chandler Gold Scholarship had been established for a full-time student majoring in music education.

The fun evening was one of beautiful voices and many wonderful memories. Congratulations to Janice for her outstanding teaching and sharing her love of music with the community.

Joyce S. Ey

Huntington

Northcott housing needs still pressing

It appears that the so-called "minor snag" in the plan to begin with the first demolition of housing at Northcott Court is not really all that minor.

Despite not being able to go forward with building 40 units of replacement housing for seniors due to tax credit issues, the Huntington Housing Authority appears ready to start demolition soon and moving residents out. But, to where?

Is the plan now to just give them vouchers and displace them from the neighborhood? Can they not iron out getting new housing before forcing through this demolition? I live a quarter of a mile from Northcott, and this area seems no more plagued by crime than many other places in the city.

I would love for this part of town to have a grocery store, but can we make sure to take care of people's housing needs first and foremost?

Dan Taylor

Huntington

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