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Editorials

Sometimes abstention is right call

People attending a school board or municipal government meeting often are puzzled when a member of one of those elected bodies chooses to abstain from voting on a particular agenda item or issue. Perhaps, most of those people soon learn that the abstention was the means by which the member in ...

A small investment in city trees would be wise

The city may be able to use a portion of its $25.4 million in American Rescue Plan funds to replace trees in Newberry, the Sun-Gazette reported in late September. The trees, as you may recall, were cut down to enable the state Department of Transportation to work on West Fourth Street. ...

Commissioners, sheriff correct to defend rights

We applaud the Lycoming County Commissioners for a stand they took at Tuesday’s meeting in favor of the unalienable rights of Lycoming County’s citizens. The specific right in question is the right to keep and bear arms, enshrined in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In the ...

One conversation can make a difference

It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. But you’re not alone, an estimated 26% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. September was National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The conversation around mental health and ...

Good news about vaccine quantities a chance to tout shots

There was a bit of good news in Monday’s edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette — authorities say the United States has enough quantities of COVID-19 vaccines for both youngsters and for elderly Americans in high-risk categories to receive booster shots. “Pennsylvania is going to be ...

Spotted lanternflies a serious problem

Our local Grange, Eagle Grange No. 1 will host an important program at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at its Grange Hall at the intersection of Route 15 and East Blind Road. The program will feature a biologist and entomologist, Anna Busch, speaking about the spotted lanternfly. The spotted lanternfly is ...