Opinion & Editorial

Letter to the editor: Norgrove’s reporting makes a difference

The Chronicle deserves accolades and appreciation for the essential revelations in Ryleigh Norgrove’s writing about the resignations of two Cottage Grove police department leaders (“Extremely unacceptable behavior’ led to Cottage Grove PD resignations” March 16, 2023).

Thank you! 

I am aware of and applaud the efforts and progress within the Springfield police department to change the culture of violence, homophobia and racism which have been rampant in police departments across the nation, and am hopeful that the leadership of Cottage Grove, including the city manager, will see that changing that traditional “good ol’ boy” culture will bring great benefit to the city. 

Thanks especially to  Ryleigh for bringing a bit of sunshine to Cottage Grove.

Paul Howard, 




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