Local Voices

Letters from readers on what matters in Lafayette.

A young Geraldine Hubbell at her piano

In Memoriam: Geraldine Hubbell, 1938-2024

I look around at those of us in the generation that followed Geraldine Hubbell, and I have not yet found anyone with her talent, her generous spirit or dynamic drive who can ever replace her in our cultural scene. 

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dust at Homewood Detention Pond project

LETTER: Put the brakes on ‘Homewood Park’

Residents near the Homewood detention pond project in south Lafayette are asking the Parish Council to delay the transfer of $1.2 million and include them in the “park” planning process.

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LETTER: We cannot stand silent

The library is the front line. We at Acadiana Queer Collective cannot stand silently while it actively silences the voices of our siblings who stand in harm’s way.

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VOICES: How censorship came to Lafayette

The library’s Reconsideration Committees are now designed to ban any book anyone decides needs to go. It will remake the library as we know it.

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Vermilionville's front entrance

LETTER: Save the artisans, save Vermilionville

Vermilionville’s artisans survived multiple CEOs, museum directors, boards and mayors, along with their administrations. They are the voice of the village and what brings it to life. We must protect them.

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Library building with flag in front

LETTER: Lafayette Parish library and economics

A strong library system is essential to the growth of Lafayette. So rather than shrink library services, the city-parish government and the library board need to sit down with industry, education, tourism, the arts, and law enforcement, and explain what the library does for each of them.

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