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Editorials

Hunting season latest victim of labor shortage

A report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published in the weekend edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, that deer processing businesses across the state are limiting how many deer they take is, in many regards, unfortunate. Part of the bottle-neck the processors are confronting stems ...

Will history repeat itself?

When the Japanese attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, history has shown that America was not prepared. Thousands died. Significant military hardware was destroyed. Oh, the U.S. was on high alert, considering what was happening in Europe and in the Pacific ...

Good news about Black Friday

We are glad to have local business owners and staff tell us that Black Friday went well, with “a lot of families” keeping our merchants “very busy,” in the words of two downtown business owners. We hope it’s an early sign that the obstacles that have beset retailers — from ...

Mandates should be decided by employers — not White House

Two conservative officials from our region are correct on one of the most contentious topics of our time — though we fear many, blinded by their own agendas, will not appreciate that both men are correct. U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, is the leading sponsor of legislation to block the ...

Courts or lawmakers need to address troubling Cosby decision

We hope Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele is successful in his efforts to have the U.S. Supreme Court reverse the state Supreme Court’s disturbing decision to throw Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction out. If he isn’t, we hope the state Legislature acts to clarify the ...

Many ways to help communities

As we clear the Thanksgiving leftovers out of our refrigerators and head toward Christmas, the American mood right now is probably more “bah, humbug,” than “goodwill to men!” COVID-19 appears to have gotten a demoralizing fourth wind, with cases shooting up in parts of Pennsylvania ...