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Editorials

Like clockwork, new year means higher road tolls on Pa. turnpike

Happy New Year. And oh, by the way, tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be going up 6 percent. New Year’s wishes and the toll increase seem to go hand in hand. This is the 12th consecutive year the tolls have been increased. The raised tolls are part of a 2007 design to raise more ...

As 2020 dawns, we wish for year of perfect vision

One fifth of this century has passed. It has been an era of terror and reinvention. Our challenges have been among the greatest in the history of mankind. Our advantages, too, have been among the greatest in the history of the world. Yet we wake up every day to a newer and even seemingly ...

Kudos to this year’s Persons of the Year class

For the past week, readers of the Sun-Gazette have been treated to a series of human interest stories on our front page each day. This has been our ninth annual Person of the Year project, a series of stories on a diverse selection of local people whose efforts during the past year caught our ...

Sending children outside to play just got better

Traditional play that many of today’s adults experienced as children has been eroding from our cultural landscape. As technology has become more developed, video games and computers have captured the attention of today’s children to the point that the concept of going outdoors to play is ...

Sale of some golf course property is long overdue

The Lycoming County Commissioners recently took a giant step toward the sale of some property at the White Deer Golf Complex with the hiring of an engineering firm to survey 70 acres of land for development at the complex. The survey of five parcels at the golf course is a practical and long ...

Medal of Honor recipients honor us with their talks

Strength through humility. Resiliency. Honesty. Integrity. Two medal of honor recipients recently spoke of those qualities during a rare opportunity to hear them here in our area. Edward C. Byers Jr., a retired Navy SEAL, and Kyle White, a former Army sergeant, were here to speak about ...