The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


  • Schools need a little help from home

    Milton High School failed to meet its adequate yearly progress under Pennsylvania's version of the federal No Child Left Behind because one student did not show up for the standardized test.

    August 11, 2010

  • Disclose chemicals

    I commend Senator Casey for his proposed legislation the "Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act".

    August 11, 2010

  • Boost state education aid

    State lawmakers are expected to start whittling away this week on a $250 million school funding measure, placing added pressure on local taxpayers already footing a large portion of the education bill. In addition, any cuts are bound to place added pressure on the state's below average public education spending now pegged at 31st lowest in the nation for state tax dollars spent per pupil.

    August 9, 2010

  • Appreciative of help

    The Housing Authority Board of Directors and Staff would like to thank the Danville Area Community for its response to and support following the fire at our mid-rise apartment building in early July.

    August 9, 2010

  • Wasteful spending

    Do some people have their heads in the sand?

    August 9, 2010

  • Community support

    I take this opportunity in the name of AGAPE to thank all the volunteers, churches, non-profit agencies and organizations that joined us to celebrate God's blessings on AGAPE and our community during our first year of service.

    August 9, 2010

  • Thanks for saving a life

    I want to thank all the drivers who slowed their cars down on Route 192 on Saturday afternoon about 5 p.m. to save my dogs life when she got away from me

    August 8, 2010

  • Election considerations

    It's no big secret that Pennsylvania has serious financial problems and that they will only get worse in the next year or two.

    August 8, 2010

  • Cheers and jeers

    Cheers: Bob Zimmerman Sr., 84, of Northumberland, is one of the few remaining veterans from the 11th Armored Division who served under General George Patton in World War II, seeing action in the famous Battle of the Bulge in France. Zimmerman traveled to Louisville, Ky., for what is expected to be the last annual reunion of the veterans' group. Last year, only 40 made it to the reunion. Locally, another veteran, Thomas Smith, also of Northumberland, has served in the same batallion, but was among those unable to attend the reunion.

    August 8, 2010

  • Value of preservation

    Your recent editorial comment concerning Union County's historic Millmont Red Covered Bridge entitled concludes with the thought: "So they muse about the historical engineering design, while taxpayers may fume over another example of inefficient, bureaucratic government in very ponderous action."

    August 6, 2010

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