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Barking up a tree: Changes due for Pa. dog licenses

Is it preposterous to suggest that fewer than 50 percent of Pennsylvania dog owners might not have purchased 2021 licenses for their pets — and perhaps neglect that responsibility every year? Maybe so, but probably not. That question is a reasonable topic for reflection as the ...

Let’s be clear on protocols to protect our kids at schools

With a new school year about a month away, school boards across the region have been adopting safety plans. Most say no masks will be required in class. Vaccinations are encouraged but not mandatory. Social distancing and hygiene protocol to be observed. But — and this is a big “but” ...

Are you a slob?

Not a week goes by when we don’t see trash dropped on a sidewalk, street, parking lot, along highways ... by people who have not regard for our environment. Slobs, we call you. What else do you call someone who is so lazy they simply throw their trash onto the ground out in the ...

A beloved mother, teacher, volunteer and friend

Eleanor Kodish lights up every room she enters. Her family, friends and her community are dearest to her heart. And it was that family of community that recently presented her with a beautiful bouquet of roses. Eleanor was recipient of the Service Above Self Award presented by the Rotary ...

Old fashioned ‘Community Days’ show, build pride

People getting to know neighbors. Now that’s the American way. We’re delighted to hear that Castanea Township is planning its first Community Day through its recreation committee to bring residents and visitors together in appreciation of the quality of life here. The event is set for ...

We support REC power plant at Renovo

Natural gas burns more cleanly than other fuels, such as oil and coal. Because burning natural gas produces both water and carbon dioxide, it produces less carbon dioxide per unit of energy released than coal, which produces mostly carbon dioxide. In power plants, natural gas emits 50 to 60 ...