<Posted in the Letters section of the New Babbage New Newsheet>
I know many of you have longed for the halcyon days of Obolenskidonia, when brain-eating miscreants were kept from the streets, and the urchins were finally doing some good, working in the scone factory, and not wandering about thieving and drinking.
Well, I have good news for you!
A solicitor, Mister Dewey, has uncovered copies of some previously-unknown documents from those earlier, better days, and discovered that due some zoning issues, the island which has been known as Lighthouse Island, and more recently, Obolensky Island, was legally detached from the City-State of New Babbage.
And, as per the city’s charter, now that it has been detached for more than a year, it may not be reclaimed, and stands as an independent nation, ruled by it’s owner, that dashing and suave dictator-about-town, Doctor G. Obolensky.
So welcome your newest neighbor, New Babbage! The island nation of Obolenskidonia stands ready to engage in diplomatic talks, and arrange treaties that will be beneficial to all!
-A Concerned Citizen