The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 1, 2013

Now that's entertainment


Daily Item

---- — In the 1970s, NBC began airing a show that changed comedy on television. It was titled "Saturday Night Live." Some great careers were forged and some of the funniest moments ever televised resulted from this program.

In the early 2000s another comedy has broken new ground. Unfortunately for us who reside in Northumberland County, this show is more tragic than comedic. Imagine the chairman of the commisioners not communicating with another commisioner. Imagine the commissioner using the media to let the chairman know what he's doing. Imagine one commissioner not being able to vote on anything involving Point Township.

In this program people are hired then fired and sue the county. In this program a resident goes past his allotted time then rambles on about the alleged misdeeds of Chairman Clausi. When the law is called he runs off and Clausi threatens lawsuits against any media organization that airs or prints the allegations.

Intimidation is the standard M.O. for him but not prudent for us in the real world of Northumberland County.

There is a third lead character in this show but he is apparently a puppet for the commission chair so I don't consider him more than a bit player in this production.

These jokers -- let's hope it's a joke -- had better realize we survived what should have been the prosecutable tenure of Cwalina and Lewis and we should be able to survive them.

Wouldn't it be easier if Schoch, Clausi and Bridy didn't try to make us survive but actually worked for us? Now that's entertainment.

Harry Prentiss,

Sunbury