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Editorials

A standing ovation for student theatre

The casts and crews of our region’s high school drama programs deserved the accolades they earned at the 2022 Ray of Light Awards. “It really takes an entire community to put on a show,” Central Columbia’s Thomas Huckans said, according to Monday’s Sun-Gazette — and its that sense ...

Classes of 2022 should listen — so should everyone

With Lycoming Career and Technology Center’s Class of 2022 crossing the stage, receiving their diplomas and, in the words graduate Kenneth Draper, moving on “to the next stage of our lives,” an indelible season for our region arrives yet again — high school graduations. Between June 2 ...

Our court’s contradictory messages

We are troubled by remarks Lycoming County President Judge Nancy Butts made at the most recent county prison board meeting that the county may soon release prisoners who are not being afforded their right to a speedy trial. Butts detailed some alternate strategies for supervised out-of-prison ...

We must strengthen our self-sufficiency regarding energy

We agree with U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, that America needs to ramp up energy exploration and production to keep our nation from relying on any foreign countries — certainly our adversaries — for oil or gas. And we encourage you to read some of what Keller’s resolution ...

Residents deserve voice in flood plans

Anyone old enough to recall the devastation wreaked by Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972 can appreciate flood-control efforts that were undertaken in the aftermath of that wide-scale weather calamity. Similarly, people who experienced fear and/or destruction from this month’s heavy, persistent ...