×

Editorials

Power plant is good news for Renovo and for Pennyslvania

The Clinton County Economic Partnership recently heard some good news — progress continues to be made on a new power plant in Renovo. The power plant is expected to create 25 permanent jobs, and about 500 jobs during its construction. It will use natural gas to generate electricity, a ...

What other newspapers are saying: Wildlife corridors help all species

Pennsylvania, Penn’s Woods, still is among the most forested of all states. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 58% of the state’s land is wooded. That translates into an abundance of wildlife, as hunters, hikers, bird watchers, nature photographers and, unfortunately, ...

House, governor should act quickly on firefighting bill

The state Senate passed an important piece of legislation this week. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, restricts certain hazardous substances from being included in the suppressing foam fire departments use. The substances in question, per- and polyfluoroaklyl ...

Unacceptable: PA Turnpike changes losing at least $104 million

Probably no one with any real understanding or logical suppositions surrounding the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s switch to all-electronic tolling subscribed to the shortsighted notion that the travel entity would not experience serious challenges in ensuring that a superior toll-collection record ...

Vaccine mandate appropriate as employer, questionable on employers

President Joe Biden’s announcement of vaccine mandates in mid-September has two distinct aspects, and in assessing its appropriateness, the difference between those two aspects must be addressed. First, portions of the federal workforce and contractors are mandated to receive the vaccine. ...

With trillion-dollar deficits, big Amtrak boost can’t be priority

Democrats in U.S. Congress are pushing for a funding boost for Amtrak — a big boost. According to Sun-Gazette columnist Ryan Brown, the current plan increases funding for passenger rail by tens of billions, as part of a $60 billion appropriation under the infrastructure package. Members ...