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Editorials

Sports law levels field for athletes

As the $40.8 billion state budget bill suddenly zoomed through the Capitol, lawmakers quietly passed a long-overdue bill that will create fair compensation opportunities for college athletes in Pennsylvania. In terms of competition, Penn State, Pitt and Temple football fans, and basketball ...

We hope bird disease is not something more

We are alarmed — as all of us should be — about the mysterious deaths of our beloved birds. Over the past six weeks, thousands of birds across multiple states in the Northeast have been spotted with eye and brain problems. Did you ever hear the story about the canary in the coal ...

Another count?

We try to teach our children to be good sports. Part of this is to lose gracefully. No one can win all the time, and behaving decently when you lose is an important part of being a good competitor. The presidential election of November 2020 was hotly contested, and Joe Biden won both the ...

Fair stands test of time at 150 years

As with many of the area’s events that people anticipate each year, we are pleased to see the gates to the Lycoming County Fair opening this week after a year’s hiatus. A few events later today will whet the appetite for things to come over the course of the next week and a half. Gates ...

What other newspapers are saying: Ease travel ban with Canada

The COVID wall that has blocked travel between the United States and Canada for 16 months should come down. As post-pandemic life resumes most of its normal activity, foreign travel should be restored as well. America’s northern border remains closed to tourist traffic. If the travel ban ...

Take the red tape off of parades

Ahhh, summertime! It’s a season of coming together as a community for festivals, happy events and parades — or at least it was until the past year or so. That’s when the state Department of Transportation began enforcing regulations that require hosting municipalities and ...