Don Chaddock

Telegraph editor bids farewell

Two major life events happened for me in 2008. The first was the birth of my son, Liam, and the second was taking the editorial helm of the Telegraph. The two events were only a mo ...

Editor's View: Contrary to reader's letter, Folsom Lake does cost more

Last week I took issue with the amount of moolah it takes to get inside the state parks. I knew I would catch some flak, but I stand by what I wrote. An email from one person, wis ...

Editor's View: Beating the drum is part of the Telegraph editor's job in Folsom, El Dorado Hills

Being the editor of one of the oldest newspapers in the state comes with a responsibility. For me, it could mean examining issues affecting residents, taking phone calls from an an ...

Editor's View: Big weekend slated for Folsom Lake

Bob Richards, a Folsom resident and promoter, is the driving force behind Big Wake Weekend at Folsom Lake, May 31 through June 2, and he was recently at the luncheon for the Rotary ...

Editor's View: Newspaper people are a special breed who take on a big job

I love my job and I’m not just writing these words because there is a new guy sitting in the publisher’s office down the hall from my desk. Serious newspaper people do ...

Editor's View: Teens restore faith in next generation

The annual speech contests held by many local service clubs are always a great way to renew my faith in the next generation. Couple those contests with the Mercy Auxiliary’s ...

Editor's View: Saluting longtime newspaper man Joe Carroll

I’ve had the privilege of working with some great mentors in the newspaper industry and one of the most influential for me has been Joe Carroll. His name may not be as famil ...

Editor's View: Readers sound off on local trail rules

As a newspaper editor, nothing makes me happier than receiving feedback on the paper, our stories and opinion pieces. My column last week, which addressed some concerns brought up ...

Editor's View: Editor offers advice to small business owners

Wreaths around the lights on Lake Natoma Crossing and scattered about Town Center in El Dorado Hills, decorations along Sutter Street and Christmas trees in the historic district p ...

The Saturday Skinny: Remember the big picture when trying to lose weight

The holidays are a time of weight gain for many in America, myself included. Over the course of three weeks in November, I somehow managed to find eight pounds, knocking me back u ...

Editor's View: If I can lose 60 pounds, so can you

A little more than a year ago, I watched my baby girl come into the world. Little Deirdre weighed six pounds. She was so tiny. Meanwhile, as my wife recuperated from complications ...

Where are these Folsom bandits today?

More than three decades ago, Judith McQuoid and her infant son, Ian, were accosted by these pistol-packing bandits in a Sutter Street saloon. Now, Judith would like to find the men ...

City should support rail plan

Rarely do I actually give my opinion on a subject. But I believe it’s time I weigh in on one project trying to build some steam — excursion runs from Folsom on the old rail lin ...

Turn trinkets into treasures

It looks like it’s about time to go through the attic and your grandmother’s cedar chest because antiques will be all the rage come September in Folsom. Candy Miller, one of th ...

Mental health plans drive reader crazy

Our story on the planned apartments for the mentally ill (“Mental health facility concerns residents,” page A1, Folsom Telegraph, Aug. 12) prompted a reader letter far too long ...