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Walk a trail and you will be refreshed

We hope you’re enjoying our fledgling, series of stories and photos on hiking and biking trails in our region. We’re getting wonderful feedback on the series — and great suggestions! We live in a part of America that is blessed with great hiking trails. We live in a region that has ...

Anticipating collision on state budget

During “regular” years, Pennsylvania lawmakers spend the month of June trying to scrape together enough money to produce a balanced state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1 — or at least a budget that on the surface appears to be balanced, even if it really is ...

Schools must keep guard up vs. COVID-19

For Pennsylvania school administrators and boards of education, this summer will present a major challenge on the health front related but also different from what they were forced to contemplate during the darkest months of the COVID-19 pandemic. That formidable challenge will be the need to ...

Cyber attacks bring yet more pain for consumers

It’s just a few weeks since we saw gasoline prices spike and rationing due to a cyber attack of a leading underground gasoline pipeline in the United States that shut the system down for about a week. Now we’re talking about one of the country’s leading meat producers being hit by ...

Please make time today to remember

It’s Memorial Day 2021. And after this past year of sacrifice and loss, paying respect at the burial place of those we’ve lost in war, our family members and friends takes on even more meaning. Will you visit the burial place of your passed family members and friends today? Will you ...

Resume in-person meetings

As COVID-19 restrictions continue easing, we encourage local governments and school boards to resume meeting in person, with their doors open to the public and the media. Many of our local governments, during the pandemic, justifiably relied on telephone and video connections to convene ...