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Opinion

Educating globally with hope

Opinion

At Lock Haven University, we utilize web conferencing as a tool in a student’s education. An advantage of this modality is the ability to interface with the world. During the pandemic it has been challenging to provide international education due to travel restrictions. Through the ...

A cautionary note for those who took up home canning

Editorials

Plenty of people have taken on new hobbies this past spring and summer, spurred by uncertainties over the coronavirus pandemic. Backyard gardening became popular again, and the past month has seen the bounty of the season being harvested for meals and preservation. Evidence of that may be ...

A real good reason to answer the door when firemen call

Editorials

Don’t be surprised next month if you live in Williamsport and you get a knock on the door from a city firefighter. Fire Chief Mark Killian recently told City Council’s public safety committee that his department is running a “Williamsport Safe Program,” in which they will go ...

Credit insurance availability will be retail necessity

Editorials

Among popular Christmas season activities during recent years has been finding the Elf on the Shelf. The stuffed toy, about 12 inches long, delights children who wonder where in the house he or she may be hiding. Thanks to COVID-19, a good place to start looking for the Elf this year would be ...

Quick action will be best insurance for mail-in ballots

Editorials

Today is the first day in Pennsylvania for registered voters to apply for a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 3 general election. While we urge voters to go to the polls in person on Nov. 3, we also understand that there are reasons that may cause hesitation for some people, particularly during the ...

Justice department rightly reviewing nursing home data

Editorials

Gov. Tom Wolf, along with governors of New York, New Jersey and Michigan, has been asked to supply COVID-19 data for public nursing homes to the U.S. Department of Justice. The data will help the Department of Justice decide if it will initiate investigations under the Civil Rights of ...

Here’s an idea: Make hazard pay permanent

Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf’s fall legislative recommendation to provide over $250 million to raise the pay of frontline workers by $3 an hour is a wise proposal. It will bring temporary relief to historically underpaid and underappreciated frontline workers for the tasks and risks they undertake to ...

Exodus from New York City hints at bleak future

Opinion

So there is this 45-year college friend in North Carolina. We were catching up by phone recently and he told me about his brother, who owns this property in Wilmington and is thinking of selling. When’s the best time to sell, his brother asked his Realtor. Anytime, the Realtor told him, ...

Prayer for peace and remembrance in troubled times

Editorials

On this day, let’s pray for peace. Yes, let’s pray for that which calms us. Have we, as a nation, truly calmed down since the dreadful events that happened 19 years ago today? Have we had any moments of true peace? Perhaps a few, but how quickly in those moments have we again had to put ...

Play safe upon return to field

Editorials

The gridiron roars back to life tomorrow night with the return of high school football to the playing field. Not only do the local athletes get to play, their parents will be allowed to do what parents enjoy most — witnessing the joy of their lives, their children, as they share their ...

Make yourself count: Complete the 2020 Census

Editorials

You count! That is, unless you don’t. That’s why we implore you to PLEASE fill out a 2020 Census form and get counted. It takes just minutes, it really does. The census is our nation’s long-standing method of knowing you’re around so it can help you. That is, to provide help in ...

Labor Day — so much more than the end of summer

Editorials

Today we pause from work to observe Labor Day. Except we don’t. Americans have a certain drive that compels them forward without pause. Our work weeks are not limited to 9 to 5 Monday through Friday with weekends and holidays off. In the 21st century, some do their shopping while others ...

Legalization of marijuana?

Opinion

As executive director of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and a former member of the state Department of Health Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, I would like to express my concerns, and those of many of our membership, about the legalization of marijuana and the relative effects ...

New city commission worthy of emulation across our region

Editorials

A new accessibility advisory commission is on the way in Williamsport. With unanimous approval of the ordinance on first reading, there is little doubt that the new commission will be finalized and seated in coming months. The new commission would come from a cross-section of the disabled ...

More on masks

Opinion

I received some interesting responses to my July 27 guest editorial, “We all need to be more tolerant about masks.” Most responders seemed to understand the main points I was trying to make – that there are reasons why some people choose not to wear masks – such as conflicting messages ...

Lawsuits and other scary bedtime stories

Opinion

There are those who are trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 disease in all kinds of creative ways. Some are the ordinary scam artists, promising instant cures or protection from the flu-like symptoms. Still others pedal stories about a dam ready to burst with a flood of lawsuits. Those who ...

Little League gives us hope for big celebration in 2022

Editorials

Should all go well, we can expect some big doings in the summer of 2022. With what would have been this year’s 75th annual Little League World Series canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans are underway to celebrate the 75th edition of the Series in 2022. In concert with that, the ...

Make Pennsylvania the Keystone State again

Opinion

As Sen. Gene Yaw represents a district where humanity’s role in climate change is often unaccepted, his declaration in these pages, “the goal of addressing climate change is desirable,” is a welcome starting point to a dialogue. Numerous economic realities join those of science backing ...