- Gary Grossman
Not a witness for the prosecution
Northumberland County District Attorney Anthony Rosini decided Friday, in an emergency hearing before Judge Charles Saylor, not to put reporter Francis Scarcella on the witness stand in the role of a witness for the state after all.
Where bad ideas are born
When Line Mountain School Board members secreted themselves behind closed doors and decided to fight for boys-only wrestling teams, you wonder if anyone asked, “What will it cost us to lose?”
Not going to give up
During a community service function in late February, someone passing me in a hallway asked if the newspaper would ever get the list of charges behind the sudden departure of the Midd-West School District superintendent.
- A future with Heisenberg
There will be cookies
Every now and then, thoughtful readers come to the newspaper with points of view that are well researched, fully formed, very impressive and probably would not have occurred to us, or at least to me.
When do-gooders don't
Stories, homilies, plays, lessons, literature, court dockets and graveyards are filled with tragic people who started off like Pretty Pamela Brown, educated, well-intentioned, good girl from our town (Tom T. Hall, 1995, performed by Bobby Bare and Leo Kottke), but who wound up in disgrace.
A debate worth having
During the past week, Lewisburg’s school leadership took another turn in the spotlight for wanting to build a new high school some place other than the claustrophobic seven acres it now occupies downtown, next to busy Route 15.
Doing the hokey pokey
In the newspaper business, we occasionally receive visitors who want to give us a piece of their mind even when they do not seem to have extra amounts to surrender.
- Into the black hole
Bus to the magic kingdom II
In New Jersey, I met people who thought Delaware’s nonchalance toward public education was just what their children needed. So every morning they would meet a bus in the parking lot of the local library and send their kids south to get smart.
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