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Editorials

Support our local merchants

Black Friday shopping is not what it used to be. It no longer is concentrated in one 24-hour period of purchasing mayhem, with millions of people across the United States staying awake all night or jumping out of their beds extra-early in hopes of being first in line at a favorite ...

With cautious optimism, let’s celebrate Thanksgiving

Many families here and in most other parts of the United States are returning to their traditional Thanksgiving celebrations today, buoyed by vaccine-based cautious optimism that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is over. Perhaps the worst is over, but for many families with members still ...

Weighing women as draftees

The issue of whether young women should be required to register for the military draft has been hovering mostly below the proverbial radar as COVID-19, abortion, infrastructure, Build Back Better, free speech, gun rights and other major topics have continued to dominate attention. However, ...

Pennsylvania infrastructure must improve

For months, but what to most Americans might seem like years, the word “infrastructure” has been running a close second to “COVID-19” and its horrible toll of sickness and death. Now that President Joe Biden has signed into law the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, ...

Government transparency paramount

We appreciate both that state Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Lycoming, takes transparency and the public’s right to know seriously and that he is working to improve laws regarding state and local government’s disclosures of information to the public they serve. In a subcommittee hearing, Liz ...

Taunting incident mars school district

Some people might believe that what is to follow in this editorial would be positioned better on a sports page rather than an opinion page. After all, the editorial deals with a sports-related incident. But not so. While the foundation of the editorial is an incident that occurred at a high ...