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Public education dealt major blow by Greitens

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We used to think that Jay Nixon was the worst governor to serve Missouri. Quite frankly, we didn’t think Nixon could do any worse as governor than he did as attorney general, but his abysmal performance in the state’s top office surprised even us. But compared

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Crestwood officials’ fiscal priorities criticized during hearing on budget

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood resident last week criticized city officials’ fiscal priorities during a public hearing on the city’s proposed 2018 budget. Resident Martha Duchild contended the proposed budget contains many “nice-to-have items” as opposed to “need-to-have” items, and urged the board to take another look at the budget with the

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Second officer hired in Green Park

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Green Park Board of Aldermen voted unanimously last week to adopt an ordinance amending its agreement with the St. Louis County Police Department to add a second neighborhood police officer for the city. The city contracts with the county Police Department for police service, with one Green Park

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Court Drive lawsuit seeks to overturn denial of commercial plan

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Roughly a year ago, Dr. George Despotis of Des Peres had the temerity to inform the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen that he is “not a commercial developer.” As readers may recall, we opined about the ridiculousness of the good doctor’s assertion, citing his numerous attempts

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Lindbergh board proceeds with superintendent search

The Lindbergh Board of Education was scheduled earlier this week to meet in closed session to begin reviewing the applications of those who have applied to become the district’s new superintendent. Current Superintendent Jim Simpson announced in January 2016 that he will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. He has served as

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Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

The city of Crestwood has made significant strides in making the salaries of its police and firefighters “very competitive in the region,” according to City Administrator Kris Simpson. Representatives and supporters of the city’s Police and Fire departments jammed the city’s Aldermanic Chambers last week to voice their dissatisfaction to city officials regarding the amount

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Thirty-three candidates apply for Lindbergh superintendent’s post

Thirty-three candidates have applied for Lindbergh Schools’ superintendent’s position. The Board of Education met in closed session Monday night to review the applications of the 33 candidates seeking to succeed Superintendent Jim Simpson, who is retiring at the end of the current school year. The candidates include 14 sitting superintendents and 14 assistant superintendents, according

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