Wednesday, August 8, 2012
A letter to the editor from Woodbury resident Tom St. Martin.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
During a recent search for Patch political news, I came across your account of the Aurora Colorado shooting. At last count more than 600 comments had been posted in response to this article. I didn’t read most of them: I have better, more worthwhile things to read. My attention was, nevertheless, drawn to the polarized, strident, often rancorous “discussion” of the pros and cons of regulation. Polarized, strident because the remarks in question were posted by folks who seemed to think that governmentally imposed regulations were THE answer to, well, just about everything. Or, on the contrary, by folks who think that most, if not all, government regulation is harmful, oppressive or worse. That having been said, I recognize that this rather …
Monday, July 23, 2012
What do you think of the local theater’s decision?
Hours after news broke about the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., officials at the Woodbury 10 Theatre announced that security would be doubled over the past weekend. Woodbury police also conducted extra patrols in the area. On the Woodbury Patch Facebook page, people chimed in with their reaction to the theater’s decision: Krista: I think it would be terrible if people stop going to movies just because of this tragedy. I know my son and I talked about it and we plan to see Dark Knight Rises and at Woodbury 10 this weekend if we can get there... next if not! Rebecca: I bought tickets for tonight (Friday), I believe it honors those in CO by not letting fear prevail. David: So they've got two 14 year olds taking tickets, instead of …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
A look back at the top stories of the week in Woodbury.
In case you missed some of the week’s top stories, here’s a recap. Getting to Know You: New District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus What do you think of the new superintendent? (He plans to hold 100 meetings in his first 100 days on the job.) Sweet: ‘Willy Wonka’ Hits Woodbury Cute photos here from a Community Education production of Willy Wonka. Woodbury Parents, Are You Guilty of ‘Oversharenting’? This column from Angela Johnson drew plenty of comments. Too many photos of people’s kids on Facebook? Woodbury Trails Only Minneapolis, St. Paul in 2010-11 Population Growth Woodbury on the grow. This prompted some interesting thoughts on our Facebook page. Updated: Woodbury First for New Xcel Energy Program Woodbury is the pilot city for …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The theater says it will “always continue to be vigilant.”
Woodbury 10 Theatre plans to double its security this weekend in the wake of the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting that ended with 12 people dead and at least 59 injured. Nathan Block, co-owner of Woodbury 10 Theatre, said the cinema has had one full-time security guard for more than two years. The Dark Knight Rises is being shown at the theater. In an email to Patch, Block said: Although this situation is beyond tragic, I do not have any major concerns for the Woodbury 10 Theatre. We have been very fortunate that over the last 12 years, all of the customer problems we have experienced have been extremely minor in comparison. That said, we will always continue to be vigilant and the security and safety of our customers and employees will …