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Editorials

Time to commit to overcoming global pandemic

The Veterans Administration has become the first federal agency to mandate vaccines for its hospital staff. “I am doing this because it’s the best way to keep our veterans safe, full stop,” Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, told the New York Times on Monday. Other ...

Barking up tree: Adjustments due for 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 ...

What other newspapers are saying: Time to rein in PSERS

Adding transparency to Pennsylvania’s two pension systems — one for public school employees and one for other state employees — has been something of a crusade for state Rep. Brett R. Miller, a former public school guidance counselor. After all, the four-term Lancaster County Republican ...

Student safety should be first school concern

With a new school year a little over a month away, school districts across the region have been adopting safety plans. No masking required. Vaccinations encouraged but not mandatory. Social distancing and hygiene protocol to be observed. But, and this is a big “but,” any new mandates ...

A lot of to do about cigarette butts and litter — who knew?

Over 500 million pieces of litter were found along state roadways in 2019, according to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, a non-profit organization that since 1990 has been devoted to keeping communities in all of the state’s 67 counties clean and beautiful. Of the total estimated litter, 186.2 ...

Airport survey a crucial step to securing service

Are you a person or business operating locally who regularly travels between Williamsport and the Washington D.C. area? If so, your voice is needed to assist the Williamsport Regional Airport in its efforts to recruit a commercial carrier to fill the void that will occur at the end of ...