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Saturday, July 2, 2022
Ron Smith Maricopa

Senior advocate: City best served with transparent, experienced Manfredi on council

To the Editor:  I would like to take this opportunity to endorse current Interim Mayor Vince Manfredi for another term on the City of Maricopa...

Chapados: Re-elect Rich Vitiello to City Council

By Peg Chapados Another election year is upon us, and the 2022 Maricopa City Council election is vitally important for the present and future of...

Phelps: Keys to effective communication

Getting others to understand our needs and ideas can be complex. The desired outcome is understanding, but how do we get there? What is...

Master gardener: Smile-making sunflowers

Plant sunflowers for a garden that will make you smile! Find a sunny place with well-drained soil and plant seeds in early spring or fall,...
Murray Siegel

Siegel: Instead of ending Algebra 2 requirement, redesign it

Earlier this year, the Arizona Legislature considered House Bill 2278, which would end one requirement — Algebra 2 — that causes problems for some...

Morgan: Keeping your monthly payment low amidst interest rate hikes

The price of housing is on the rise. In and of itself, that statement is nothing new these days. A severe shortage of housing inventory...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: Long-term care system broken for those in ‘gigantic middle’

Last month, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins wrote in the group’s bulletin “the system for helping people who can no longer care for themselves...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Brandenburg: Fend off threats to Social Security now

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated many of the issues faced by Social Security, which provides at least 70% of income for about one in six...

Koczor: A focus on men’s health

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance which began in 1994 to raise awareness about health care for men and encourage boys, men...

Editor: Taking the first step

An old Chinese proverb says the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Most people obsess over the thousand-mile part of that...
Memorial Day

Also honor those left behind this Memorial Day

To the editor: Memorial Day is a day to remember soldiers who died fighting for our freedoms. Although we can never repay that debt, we...

Letter: The shameful, dangerous contempt for red lights

By Jeff Crane The stench and mantra about Maricopa is not from the lovable Milky Way dairy (the cows are quite happy and so is...

Letter: Setting record straight on Palo Verde Regional Park plan

By Cyndi Ruehl I would like to address the recent survey and follow-up article, from the May 13, 2022 inMaricopa article “Poll: Readers mostly split...

Biggs: Cavanaugh is fiscal conservative in name only

By Braden Biggs Supervisor (Kevin) Cavanaugh talks a big game about being a fiscal conservative and wanting a smaller government. However, his actions and the...

Manfredi: City Council proposing property tax reduction

By Vincent Manfredi Taxes are too high. I have made it a mission to mandate the lowering of property taxes for every taxpayer. As your councilmember...

Morgan: While helpful, home warranty only goes so far

Of an estimated 21,000 existing houses in the city limits of Maricopa, nearly 8,000 of them are at least 15 years old. At that age,...
Rich Vitiello

Vitiello: Results count, Maricopa

Thank you. It has been an honor and privilege in serving you, the residents of Maricopa since 2018. My family, friends and supporters know...
MPD Chief James Hughes

Chief: Community valued partner on police beat

It has been a few months since my last column on how the Maricopa Police Department is policing your community. In that column, I discussed...

Master gardener: Purslane packs a nutritious punch

I love plants. They helped save my life in their own special and unique way. They have also introduced me to some of the...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: Watch out, I have things on my mind!

I’ve had a bunch of interesting tidbits running through my mind the last few weeks. InMaricopa magazine’s focus last month on volunteerism struck a nerve...
Murray Siegel Maricopa

Siegel: What does an academic coach do?

Most everyone knows what an athletic coach does, yet many are ignorant about the duties of an academic coach. By next school year, all Maricopa...
Joan Koczor

Koczor: Aging – it happens

Not many like it, but, eventually, it happens to all of us, whether we like it or not. We get older. The aging process is long....

Editor: May InMaricopa magazine marks milestones

Maricopans should receive InMaricopa Magazine in their mailbox today. And as with every issue of InMaricopa, a theme seems to evolve. This month, it's all...

Editor: My simulated attempt at law enforcement

I may as well have put a tin star on my chest and called myself Matt Dillon, the sheriff in the long-running television show...
Al Brandenburg Maricopa

Danger in the air for older Americans

Here in Arizona, we are all exposed to desert dust every time the wind blows. This can lead to lung problems such as Valley...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Medical alert devices: Do you need one?

Last week, I was helping my wife install a home key box for a Province resident when she asked me what I knew about...
Murray Siegel Maricopa

Accelerated learning program to kick off in kindergarten

In recent years, the Maricopa Unified School District has made a concerted effort to improve the assessment of the learning that occurs in its...
Joan Koczor

Volunteering is mutually beneficial

National Volunteer Month in April celebrates the impact volunteers have on our lives and encourages active volunteerism for generations to come. An extension of National...

Volunteers make our city a better place

April is national volunteer month. In Maricopa, however, it seems like every month is volunteer month. There's no shortage of people in this community who...

Coping with stressful news: Keep things in perspective

Today’s news reports have been less than encouraging for exiting a globally traumatic event, such as the COVID crisis, to cope with.  While feelings...