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Are we still vulnerable?

When the Japanese attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, history has shown that America was not prepared. Thousands died. Significant military hardware was destroyed. Oh, the U.S. was on high alert, considering what was happening in Europe and in the Pacific ...

Low-level military aircraft fly-overs pose too much risk

hile we believe our country must have the most effective and well-trained military in the world, we also believe the public should oppose the proposed “Duke MOA” that would have U.S. military aricraft flying at speeds in excess of 1,000 mph just over treetops in our beloved PA Wilds. For ...

The benefits of public-private partnerships

We want to offer a big pat on the back to officials, volunteers and especially participating businesses in Bellefonte for agreeing to invest in a temporary ice-skating rink in Talleyrand Park perhaps as early as this winter. Local businessman Mark Dello Stritto told Bellefonte Borough Council ...

There’s a new entrepreneurial spirit here, just look around

It seems new businesses are popping up all around our region. It’s wonderful to see storefronts covered with brown paper and bows or ribbons in anticipation of a grand opening or a ribbon cutting to mark an expansion. Whether a new craft brewery or jewelry store, women’s accessories, ...

Count your blessings

What are you thankful for? Is that a question you have an immediate answer to? Or not? Do you have to ponder the question to find the answer? We hope not. The fact that you’re reading this means you have a lot to be thankful for. To start with, you woke up today and you’re ...

Prayer of Thanksgiving

For the laughter of the children, For my own life breath, For the abundance of food on this table, For the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast, For the roof over our heads, The clothes on our backs, For our health, And our wealth of blessings, For this opportunity to celebrate ...