OP-ED: Opinion Stories by David Murphy, OurHometown.ca http://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/murphy/ David Murphy is a life-long Cornwall resident and is a current member of Cornwall City Council. In addition, Murphy is the voice of the Kingston Frontenacs on TVCogeco, a team captain for Team Cornwall, member of the Cornwall Lions Club and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors. He also serves on a number of City committees in his role as Councillor. Where there's smoke, there's fire - doesn't always applyhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0018.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0018.phpThe City of Cornwall is about to begin a new chapter with the recent retirement announcements of CAO Paul Fitzpatrick and Clerk Denise Labelle-Gelinas. Both had long careers with several titles within the Corporation. That means two of the top positions within the City Administration will have fresh faces over the next several months. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:55:32 +0000What to do with Cornwall's waterfront?http://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0017.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0017.php The January 23rd meeting of Council heard a proposal from the Waterfront Development Committee about developing a piece of land between the Civic Complex and Marina 200. In less than a week, I’ve received dozens of comments, calls and e-mails about this on both sides of the discussion. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:13:58 +0000Monday was a busier than normal Cornwall City Council meetinghttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0016.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0016.phpAs 2011 draws to an end, I’ve been reflecting on how busy it’s been at City Hall. In my first full year as a Councillor I’ve been witness and privy to some very interesting issues, situations and dilemmas. With that said, here’s a look at what took place at the Council meeting of Monday, December 12th. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:39:04 +0000Boxing Champ Tony Luis thanks family and friendshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0015.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0015.phpTony Luis was the guest of honour at a gathering of fans and supporters at Schnitzel’s European Flavours this weekend. In the photo L to R: Russ Anber, TSN Boxing Analyst, Tony Luis, WBC Continental Americas Jr. Welterweight Champion and Jorge Luis, owner/operator Champs Eastside Boxing Club. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:18:26 +0000Luis wins WBC Intercontinental Title with First Round KOhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0014.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0014.phpTony Luis can add the WBC Intercontinental Belt (junior welterweight division - 140 pounds) Americas Super Featherweight title to his resume. The Cornwall native was overpowering in his first round knockout of Alejandro Barrera to capture the most important belt of his young career. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:54:47 +0000Collins Family Fundraiser raises $15,000 for CHEOhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0013.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0013.php To quote Max Keeping, the retired CTV (CJOH) News icon, “It never ceases to amaze everyone outside your community how much Cornwall gives.” Those words were spoken by Keeping at Friday night’s fundraiser/thank you for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:40:01 +0000First AMO Conference thoughts by Councillor Murphyhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0012.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0012.phpAfter spending the four days in London, Ontario at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference, I can honestly say that Cornwall is headed in the right direction. Along with fellow Councillors Bernadette Clement, Maurice Dupelle, Syd Gardiner, Glen Grant, Elaine MacDonald and Andre Rivette I was able to connect with several representatives from other municipalities across Ontario. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:57:30 +0000Cornwall leaving its mark on the Ontario Hockey Leaguehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0011.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0011.phpThe tradition of Cornwall contributing to hockey excellence continues. Andrew Brown, Athletic Therapist and head trainer for the Owen Sound Attack, brought the Robertson Cup (OHL Championship trophy) to his parents' home in South Stormont this weekend. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:45:52 +0000Gilmour finally a member of the Hockey Hall of Famehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0010.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0010.phpThe wait is over! Doug Gilmour is finally getting his due after being named as one of four retired NHLers as the 2011 Class for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Gilmour is being joined by Joe Nieuwendyk, Ed Belfour and Mark Howe. Eddie “the Eagle” was the only one in his first year of eligibility. Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:37:01 +0000Tony Luis is on the cusp on joining Cornwall's elite list of athleteshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0009.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/opinion/DM0009.php Cornwall has been known to be home to some great athletes. Names like Newsy Lalonde, Cy Denneny, Moe Racine, Lori Dupuis and Melanie Banville have etched their names in their respective sports and they came from Cornwall. Boxer Tony Luis is on the cusp on joining Cornwall's elite list of athletes Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:38:53 +0000