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A Christmas Dream

Education

Captivating. That’s the word that I would use to describe the “Nutcracker” performance I saw last weekend. I had been to a few Saint John’s School of the Arts performances in the past, but nothing compared to this spectacular performance. The lighting, props, costumes and talent blew me ...

Drug epidemic changing family dynamics

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One of the benefits of being a grandparent, so it’s said, is you can spoil your grandchildren and then send them home to their parents. Unfortunately — for a growing number of grandparents — home for those children might be the second floor or extra bedroom of their own home due to ...

Local doctor remembers former president George H.W. Bush

Business

Dr. Grace Shu, of the U.S. Public Health Service Advisor and Chairman for Asian American Voters Coalition, smiles as she remembers her friend, President George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday. “President Bush 41 was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met,” Shu said.  “At the same ...

City couple among grandparents raising grandchildren

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For grandparents Harry and Krista Rogers, stepping in to care for their grandson Aaiden was one stop on a journey that began years before when their daughter was kicked out of pre-school for her rebellious attitude. “Her behavior issues have been lifelong. In fact, I had a judge laugh at ...

Mayor: Hard look at services needed to spare taxpayers

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Mayor Gabriel J. Campana said he must evaluate professional services to save money in the year ahead. Such services under microscope will be health insurance cooperative, insurance brokerage firms, consulting companies, legal advisers and construction management teams. “It has been a few ...

Councilwoman lauds workers’ dedication

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A veteran city councilwoman made it clear she is not upset with city employees, many of whom she said are tightening their fiscal belts on behalf of taxpayers. Councilwoman Bonnie Katz said those working at City Hall are putting their hearts and souls into their jobs. “We are the core, ...

Working while they wait, migrants seek jobs at US border

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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Before dawn each morning, migrants slip away from a Tijuana shelter within sight of the U.S. border to head to jobs across this sprawling city. Moving solo or in pairs, they are easily recognized by their determined strides as people with someplace to be. By sunrise, ...

Goofy

Letters

There was recently an article that said the right seeks a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution. Please, don’t give the radical left-wing wackos anymore goofy ideas than they already have. The original U.S. Constitution was derived in part from the Articles of Confederation, the Magna ...

A stage magician

Letters

A stage magician uses a technique called misdirection to facilitate many of his tricks. His right hand does something interesting and the audience watches it. Meanwhile, the left hand is doing the important work of the trick. That’s how the Trump administration and Republican legislature ...

Gun rights wisdom

Letters

Our Founders sacrificed their honor, fortunes, and lives to provide Americans with a Constitution, a Bill of Rights which gave us our Second Amendment that reads the people, not the Militia, have a right to keep and bear arms "which shall not be infringed", for they understood only the threat ...

The consequences

Letters

In response to Mr. Clifford A. Rieders' informative and engaging column on the 14th Amendment and citizenship by birth, I wish to focus on the consequence of rewarding illegal behavior. It is contradictory to the spirit of the 14th Amendment to extend its meaning so its application legally ...

Another try

Letters

In denying man-made climate change and the calamitous effects it portends, self-styled "confirmed Denier" Romuald K. Amdraka again argued Nov. 29, that water vapor is the primary cause of global warming because it makes up 95% of greenhouse gases. So let me again spell out what is wrong with ...

Is this a joke?

Letters

After reading Fred Erikson's letter ''An explanation'' last Sunday, I came to the conclusion that the writer must be joking or at least trying to amuse us all with his asinine statements about us conservatives going after President Trump's opponents. He is referring to HIllary Clinton and ...

Bert Kozen ‘I was there to support the mission’

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Immaculate Conception and St. Luke Church sits on a small hill providing a panoramic view of the Nippenose Valley. This peaceful, bucolic setting is Father Bert Kozen’s home, a far cry from the war zones where he spent time as a military chaplain. Kozen served with troops in Iraq and ...

City council approves tax increase on first reading of budget

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City Council late Thursday passed a tax hike on first reading of the 2019 $27 million proposed budget. Council passed a 0.75 mills increase, or what would be $1,547 for a tax bill on a property assessed at $100,000. “It’s $75 more per year,” said William E. Nichols Jr., city finance ...

Leidy South project topic of open house

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An informal open house next week will allow those planning an expansion of the Transco natural gas pipeline in the area to seek early input from residents and public officials. The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Co., Hughesville. ...

Everett sets meeting on PGE proposal in Loyalsock valley

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A state lawmaker is hosting a meeting on a proposed Pennsylvania General Energy water withdrawal and pipeline project planned for the Loyalsock Creek valley. State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy Township, said the meeting will bring in PGE staff and other agencies involved in protection of ...

Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance

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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 20 survivors gathered at Pearl Harbor on Friday to pay tribute to the thousands of men lost in the Japanese attack 77 years ago. They joined dignitaries, active duty troops and members of the public in observing a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the time the ...

The stark difference

Letters

George H. W, Bush – a humble man with a life-long record of putting America First. Donald J. Trump – a self-absorbed man with an empty slogan of putting "America First." Tim Mannello Williamsport Submitted by E-Mail

A programming change, please

Letters

A recent letter bemoaned seeing Nancy Pelosi's face on television way too much. Well I have a solution for you. Stop using her picture in republican campaign ads! Problem solved. But I must concede I get where the writer is coming from. I see Mitch McConnell's mug way too much on ...