SHORT TAKES: Days are warm, but fall is upon us


By Daily News • Last Updated 10:04 am on Monday, September 09, 2013

With warm, sunny days turning to crisp cool nights — not without a few exceptions — fall is rapidly asserting itself.

The leaves are turning, even falling, and soon anticipated colors will emerge. There’ll be raking required, because here there is no endless summer. Fall’s ultimate unleaving means work for us. So we rake.

In deference to the health of others, we largely forego the fragrance of the burning leaves of autumn. The kids are back in school, fall sports are reactivated, and lifetime memories that so easily, so subtly attach themselves to our lives will still continue to accumulate.

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We welcome Mark Reiss, the new director of Greenville’s Department of Public Safety.

He understandably needs some time to analyze what he’s truly gotten himself into, but all who love this community should be stepping in to make him comfortable in his new position. We’re looking forward to being a reliable and responsible partner with Mr. Reiss in effectively presenting the community’s public safety information to our readers.

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Belding’s Labor Day celebration was on all accounts a great one. The activities and the attendance should have made it so. Unlike Greenville’s Danish Festival, theirs is more of a nostalgic and homecoming-type theme to summer’s end.

We are appreciative of Belding’s devotion to their local history. We also take pride in being the journalistic representatives of the local area, including many local communities.

It’s all a part of accounting for where we’ve been and what’s being done.

Editorial opinions are the consensus of The Daily News editorial board.

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