Dear Editors,

       I am writing in response to Tommy Johnson’s editorial from January 25 (“A record for town and gown: The Collegian’s important role”). I agree that the Collegian does represent more than just the College’s student body and recognize that it is a “community fixture … and Gambier’s newspaper,” but you are missing out on a key element of Village life: the monthly Village Council and committee meetings. Covering those, as the Collegian used to until the summer of 2016, would provide important insight in to the governance and ordinances of the Village.

       The Mount Vernon News no longer covers these meetings, relying on minutes sent to them. The Collegian would fill an important void. We welcome all visitors to our meetings. Times and dates are posted in the Gambier Post Office and we try to keep up with that information on our website,

       I look forward to seeing you there next month.


Betsy Heer

Council Member

Village of Gambier


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