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In the summer of 1963 when I was 18 years old, I was assaulted by two notorious bullies. During my convalescence, a dear family friend, a woman of angelic kindness, gave me a copy of the president’s book, “Profiles in Courage.” Like Jack Kennedy, I had a back injury, and lay in my room and r…

I would like to present quotes from two of the most honored founding fathers concerning the issue of party politics:

As reported by John Finnerty (Jan. 11) the business community is split on the question of raising the minimum wage, which in Pennsylvania remains set at the federal minimum of $7.25. The State Senate has passed a bill for a gradual raise, but the Republicans in charge of the State House appe…

With the successful conclusion of the “Everyone’s (all-inclusive) Playground” project, we want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the numerous volunteers, donors, and benefactors that joined together and helped make the effort a grand reality. We are especially grateful to The…

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) changed the traditional deer season opening day from the Monday after Thanksgiving to the Saturday prior amidst strong opposition.

I was glad to see the two articles in your paper about the New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city. It was good to give some notice to the work of the committee members.

This letter is in response to “Good people with bad disease” (Letter to the Editor, Jan. 16). Coming from a family of addiction John P. Pagana could have never said it better!

I feel compelled to respond to Dr. John Pagana’s letter to the editor (Jan. 16).

I would like to comment on a “My Turn” article entitled “The Sin of Drug Use” (My Turn, Jan. 1). As a family doctor and an addiction specialist over many years, I disagree with the article’s idea that we need to add more shame to an addict’s life.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on generational differences, Ms. Eaton (My Turn, Jan. 8). By lifting up concerns regarding the cost of higher education, degradation and abuse of our environment, and the pervasive gun culture that makes not only students but worshippers and anyone gathere…

Every generation produces heroes, people we admire for their service to humankind. We strive to emulate their values and behaviors. They become our role models.

The U.S. Constitution, the foundation of our country’s strength and stability, is under attack.

In the birth throes of this new age, from Iran to Australia, India to the United States, and indeed in more than 100 countries all over the world people are rising, taking to the streets and squares, saying with one voice: “Is it for the people or is it against the people? Is it for the rich…

In the television series based on the novel “The Man in the High Castle,” a fictional world seemingly closer to reality as the months pass, the Nazi leadership decides that to complete the conquest of the Americas, it would destroy its historical artifacts, erase its memory of self much as t…

Question: Should local and county governmental units and public schools eliminate the use of earned income, occupational and per capita taxes by increasing real estate property taxes? Yes, it would lover tax collection expenses, make tax collection easier, and be fairer for taxpayers.

President Trump’s order to assassinate Iranian General Suleimani was ill-considered because it will likely lead to a worsening of our position in the Middle East. I don’t deny that he was responsible for multiple attacks on American troops and interests, but taking him out changes what had b…

The blinding dark brilliance of Donald J. Trump is for the ages, not for our time alone. He will have his Plutarch and his Shakespeare.

I was dismayed to read Kimberly Eaton’s “My Turn” column in the Jan. 8 edition.

President Trump is signing the tariff reduction with China for one reason: The red state farms vote in this year’s election.

The statistics are devastating: In 2019, more than 260 officers were shot in the line of duty, and more than 40 officers made the ultimate sacrifice — which is why on Jan. 9, the Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Lodge is encouraging you to take the time to say thank you in honor …

I am seeing yet another disturbing and counterproductive trend within our sociopolitical demographic. Namely, a growing division between the last stragglers of the WWII generation plus the massive “Baby Boomers” generation and the younger generations (Gen X, Milennials, Gen Z). I see both si…

The tobacco purchase age has been raised to 21 recently, however, we are still sending 18-year-olds to war.

In recent years, medical experts have found that participants in contact sports tend to suffer dangerous and sometimes debilitating head trauma. One botched play might cause lifelong cognitive concerns.

I was struck by the use of “decisive” in the Department of Defense announcement on Jan. 2  accepting responsibility for the killing of Qassem Suleimani. “Decisive” is entirely a word determined by the recipient of military action, in this case Iran.

I found it very distasteful that Rep. Fred Keller said that those in Congress who voted for impeachment should read a Bible verse suggesting they didn’t know what they were doing. Those who voted for impeachment knew exactly why they voted for impeachment. They voted to protect our elections…

To the person who was complaining about “Democrats attacking this great president.”

In recent years, we have reached a national consensus that access to health care ought to be considered a right. Even Donald Trump with his obsession about getting rid of the Affordable Care Act does not deny that health care is a right, though he has no clue what he would replace it with if…

I watched Fred Kellers’ first television ad for the election where he faced the camera and swore to support President Trump and crush the Democrats.

In a recent conversation with a Trump supporter, I suggested that we look at the facts. He responded that he didn’t want to know any facts. I should have been stunned by his response, but it seems that far too many people, including members of Congress, choose to operate on this level. How c…

Once again Al Capone is indicted for tax evasion. Since the founders never imagined it was possible, President Trump cannot be impeached for single-handedly crippling global efforts to keep climate conditions from spinning out of control.

The early days of the telephone were built on the POTS line — plain old telephone service. We got off party lines and everyone who wanted had their own, dependable, telephone line. Not any longer. Verizon/FIOS has kicked old people to the curb. If you are in your 80s, don’t have/understand/w…

With the successful impeachment of Donald J. Trump by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate is now under scrutiny for its willingness and ability to fulfill its responsibility under the Constitution.

I wish to thank all the first responders who quickly assessed the situation and did their best to save the structure at Bethany Church. I personally would like to thank Captain Joe Stump from the Milton fire company for his leadership and decisions that accomplished that goal. For all who ga…

When President Abraham Lincoln fired General George McClellan during the Civil War, angered Union officers turned to another general, Winfield Scott Hancock of Pennsylvania, to voice their frustration. 

I have family, friends, and acquaintances who have believed in Donald J. Trump, but I have always seen him for what he is: A heartless self-promoter. Nevertheless, I have not written off my family, friends or acquaintances.

Time magazine announced its choice for Person of the Year last week: Climate Activist Greta Thunberg. The next day, President Donald Trump sent out a derogatory tweet mocking her. This was his second taunting tweet directed at her. Why does this 16-year-old girl get under his skin?

I’ve been reading some of the negative letters in the paper about President Trump. I’m not politically correct. I never will be. I tell it like it is.

Drew Machamer and Al Hess had a vision nearly two decades ago to build the Union County WWII Honor Roll. They believed so much in their project that they put their own homes up as collateral to ensure the monument got built. Since its dedication in 2003, we have held a Veterans Day program b…

The radical Democrats and the lame-stream media have been diligently working for just under three years in their attempt to impeach President Trump.

David Faust writes two more letters “Think About It”, Dec. 4 and “The National Debt”, Dec. 15, where he looks to shift his tax burden onto other taxpayers, the “rich” as he likes to call them.

Where is the Wizard of Oz when we need him? But we know there is no wizard. In the movie, someone is needed to remind the characters who and what they are. But we don’t need anyone else to point out that we all have a brain, a heart, and courage.

Well once again winter the holidays are coming near and once again we are getting a load of slop here in the Valley. We don’t get any snow anymore, it is all muck, rain and ice. But Boston, New York City and New York state and northern New England get the snow.

The Milton School Board approved the closing and sale of the Montandon Elementary School anticipating cost savings. The majority of the citizens opposed the closing.

Why did the national debt triple during the Reagan administration? Why did the national debt double during the George W. Bush (II) administration?

When I went to check out at our local CVS yesterday, I was surprised to find no attendant behind the counter. Instead, there was a sign encouraging me to try out their new self-service system.

In the theatre, we teach young actors to think specifically about what motivates their character, and why they do what they do. Even when playing a villain like Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast,” or Richard III, saying that my character “is evil” or “deranged” simply doesn’t work because it’s…

A recent letter from Gary Fatool (Dec. 3) dismisses the claims of climate change and climate change research as a waste of money. I stand with and respect the strong body of international and scientific research that has tracked climate changes.

Not so long ago (July 23), President Donald J. Trump declared that Article II of the Constitution of the United States (the document that begins with three guiding words, namely “We the People”) granted him absolute power. His exact words were, “I have an Article 2, where I have the right to…

I want to respond to a letter to the editor by Rev. Joseph Lingenfelter (Nov. 1) responding to a letter by Robert Beck (Oct. 2) who alerted us to the efforts by the Lewisburg Borough Council welcoming those of the LGBTQ into their community.

For individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, care planning is essential to learning about medical and non-medical treatments, clinical trials, and support services available in their community.