The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Gary Grossman

Gary Grossman
  • 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.

    December 29, 2013

  • Make glad the heart

    December 22, 2013

  • Lonely companions

    After his wife was arrested and a few days before his arrest, Elytte Barbour visited us because he wanted you to know that his wife Miranda was not, in his words, a “killer whore.”
     

    December 14, 2013

  • Basically, still Americans

    A few months ago, Shikellamy school administrators were suggesting positive story ideas about the district that serves Sunbury, Northumberland and neighboring communities, when they mentioned a weekend meal program at Chief Shikellamy Elementary School.

    December 1, 2013

  • Long road ahead

    A few years ago, I was packed in a van with other chamber of commerce-ites to lobby Harrisburg for early education support when I committed the inexcusable faux pas of wondering aloud why, after 30 years, people believed we still needed the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway or CSVT.

    November 24, 2013

  • Whose eye is on the sparrow?

    Thirty years ago, John Kenneth Galbraith cast the trickle-down approach of Reaganomics as, “What an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory: ‘If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows.’”

    November 17, 2013

  • So, you wanna professor?

    Wayne Bryant, a powerfully-placed assemblyman and state senator from New Jersey’s 5th District, parlayed a series of well-placed legislative roles into four public jobs that he held simultaneously and six other positions for two brothers, his wife, his son and a sister-in-law that stacked up to $700,000.

    November 10, 2013

  • So, you wanna professor?

    Wayne Bryant, a powerfully placed assemblyman and state senator from New Jersey’s 5th District, parlayed a series of well-placed legislative roles into four public jobs that he held simultaneously and six other positions for two brothers, his wife, his son and a sister-in-law that stacked up to $700,000.

    November 9, 2013

  • A sanctuary for kids

    A young woman who worked in a newspaper once shared the story of her childhood as the daughter of an alcoholic, recalling how she was aware when her parent was too drunk to drive and how she sensed she was unsafe at a very early age.

    November 5, 2013

  • Off, off, off Broadway

    The final push is on for this off-off-year election, the season in the cycle of democracy when we decide who should govern our communities, run county row offices and preside over district courts  narrow but important slivers of authority and function.

    October 27, 2013