Opinion

Learning from challenges

Letters to the editor

Congratulations to the Williamsport Millionaires on an excellent football season. I was disappointed to see this amazing team lose in the state quarterfinals last Saturday, but the season was incredible for the fans, and between the coaches, players, and the school supporting them, I think the ...

Political correctness

Letters to the editor

The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the party’s interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself, according to a study by Boston University professor emeritus, Angelo M. Codevilla. He goes on ...

My medical insurance odyssey

Letters to the editor

This letter is purely informational and is not attempting to focus on any person, organization or government program. Its sole purpose is to let readers know (via my situation) about the current cost and complexities of acquiring medical insurance. When working full time, I was paying $126 ...

Support your community’s holiday events

Columns

Are you supporting your community’s holiday events? Are you giving your kids the experiences of participating in the various holiday-related parades? It does matter because we all want our kids to have great memories of the holidays — of Christmas — in their hometown. It does take a ...

Some things aren’t worth the win

Letters to the editor

President Barack Obama nailed it when he pegged Donald J. Trump as a pragmatist rather than an ideologist. Trump showed us early on who he was. He favored not one particular political theory over another. As a matter of fact, he didn’t even know one particular theory over another. He went ...

Good luck with Trump

Letters to the editor

What is wrong with President Barack Obama? I’m left here watching what is happening in Standing Rock knowing that he holds the power in his hands to stop the use of military-grade weaponry against unarmed civilians. He has no political capital left to worry about. The only rational conclusion ...

Myron Ebell a seriously bad choice for EPA transition

Letters to the editor

Donald Trump ran on the campaign pledge to “drain the swamp.” However, the past two weeks have shown him to be anything but anti-establishment. Within days of being elected, Trump named a notorious climate denier and the ultimate Washington insider, Myron Ebell, to lead his ...

The times, they are a changin’

Columns

Who was the last brash, rich, loud-mouthed Republican New Yorker to become President of the United States? The answer is Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, who became the youngest president of the United States when President McKinley was assassinated. No one expected the iconic New York ...

Spending on blocking public records request is murky in Pa.

Columns

EDITOR’S NOTE — This is the third of four parts on a survey of how local government agencies and school districts in Pennsylvania are responding to requests for public records under the state Right-to-Know Law. By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — How much do ...

Spending on blocking public records request is murky in Pa.

Columns

EDITOR’S NOTE — This is the third of four parts on a survey of how local government agencies and school districts in Pennsylvania are responding to requests for public records under the state Right-to-Know Law. By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — How much do ...

A simple yet fulfilling life

Columns

Happiness has been the subject of many discussions and self-help books. Most people believe that a happy life must automatically be a wealthy life, achieved through a good education, and consequently, a decent job with a fine salary. In a world where consumerism plays a central role and ...

Laws keep most Pa. police videos out of public view

Columns

(EDITOR’S NOTE — Second of four parts on a survey of how local government agencies and school districts in Pennsylvania are responding to requests for public records under the state Right-to-Know Law.) By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG — Dash-cam videos have fueled a ...

Running for Recovery: Help me celebrate life!

Letters to the editor

In 2009, I left prison as a 233-pound alcoholic and running was the furthest thing from my mind. I was at rock bottom in every possible way, dealing with mental health issues from my combat deployments to Afghanistan and attempting to cope with many other issues. I needed to make some radical ...

Public records being turned over, but some with heavy edits

Columns

(EDITOR’S NOTE — This is the first of four parts on a survey of how local government agencies and school districts in Pennsylvania are responding to requests for public records under the state Right-to-Know Law.) HARRISBURG — Government offices across Pennsylvania didn’t apply the ...

Helping loved ones handle grief through the holidays

Columns

If you know someone who has experienced the death of a loved one this year, the holiday season will likely be a challenge for him or her, and perhaps involve intense feelings of loss and sadness. You will naturally want to shield those from feeling sad. While this may seem like “the right ...

220 North

Columns

On a bitter winter morning in February 2015, rattled by hurricane winds and wind chills in the minus digits, I drove back to Lock Haven from Williamsburg, Va., where I had taken my daughter and two of her friends to the President’s Day soccer tournament. We had driven to Williamsburg after ...

Shop ‘Small’ on Saturday

Editorials

W hy is it that in most of America, the large, “big box” retailers are located in malls or commercial strips, and not in downtowns? Did you ever think about that? It’s because downtowns and neighborhoods are where small businesses live ... those entrepreneurs who dare to take on the ...

Political paraphrase

Letters to the editor

To paraphrase a common saying: “Better to be thought of as a crazy, left-wing loon, than to protest a fair and democratic election, especially when you did not vote, thinking that your protest would change the results and remove all doubt!”

Sadly, holidays a busy time for those who scam

Columns

Tired of your phone ringing with the callers trying everything under the sun to get into your bank account, to gain your Social Security number, to make you pay a purported bill under threat of a lawsuit or even prison? Yes ... we all are. Scams come in many different forms, and those who ...