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DOUG PORTER: Greenspace master plan depends on leadership

GUEST COLUMN: Consistent, positive citizen leadership needed to make headway

I am truly excited at the prospect of connecting the miles of trails at Chehaw with downtown Albany and beyond. I have long envisioned bicycle rental stands at the park and at Flint RiverQuarium that would allow people to share our attractions. When our new RV Campground opens next year, what a great asset for our out-of town guests to have a direct access to the restaurants and attractions of downtown.

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DOUG PORTER: Chehaw Park in Albany more than just nature's playground

GUEST COLUMNIST: Chehaw helps three ways with science education

Chehaw Park is an outdoor science lab that facilitates formal, non-formal and informal learning.

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DOUG PORTER: 'Santa Sam the rhino' at Chehaw symbolizes Christmas season

GUEST COMMENTARY: Christmas is a study in contrasts

A rhino in a Santa hat may be one of the most appropriate symbols of the season that I have seen – one of God’s creatures, wearing a symbol of the joy of giving, in an image of peace and contentment.

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DOUG PORTER: FBI turning animal abuse into top-tier felony

GUEST COMMENTARY: Animals do not have human rights, but deserve protection under the law

This change will help the FBI track crimes nationally and should boost efforts at the state level as well. In Georgia, cruelty to animals is a misdemeanor.

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DOUG PORTER: Bogart the camel a hit in Macon

GUEST COMMENTARY: Albany has amenities that are worth bragging about

Cities larger than Albany don’t have as much to offer as the Good Life City does.

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