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On Nov. 18-22, we will celebrate American Education Week, a great opportunity to appreciate the amazing public-school educators and support professionals who work hard every day to prepare our students for future success.

Let me get this straight: The guy who wrote a few weeks ago that “diversity is a cancer” (Letter to the Editor, Aug. 29) now wants us to stop issuing “apologies for all mankind’s ancestral violence?” (Letter to the Editor, Nov. 2) So, no more educating about the Holocaust, because it might m…

As the public debates the pros and cons of socialism vs. capitalism as espoused during this presidential election, one needs only to look at our universities for examples of how both economic systems are practiced.

It’s time to lower prescription drug costs in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program is paying billions more than it should for prescription drugs, due to the growing influence of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Designed to save Medicaid dollars, PBMs have seen their payments from t…

I’d love to see what Southern Columbia football coach Jim Roth could do with a Division I, II, or III NCAA football team.

For the record, HR 611 charged Bill Clinton with perjury and obstruction of justice. In Clinton’s case, the perjury charge came after the president lied about having a sexual affair with an intern.

How annoyingly consistent is the left’s unwillingness to compromise? How many times have you read/heard our losing political party broadcast that they won the popular presidential vote. These very loud protestations are accompanied by whispers of throwing out our Electoral College and praise…

At the risk of appearing a little paranoid, I can’t help but think that Lewis Dewart’s letter (Nov. 6) was meant, at least in part, for me, having had two “My Turn” letters recently published. Rather than infer that I write hate-based letters, I invite Mr. Dewart to compose a real “My Turn” …

Today’s edition, Nov. 11, of The Daily Item had an editorial cartoon (page A7, upper left) which illustrates quite well why the whistleblower who started the “Ukraine phone call scandal” might want to remain anonymous.

On Oct. 19, my father passed away peacefully in Lewisburg at age 96. The support of John Shaw of the John H. Shaw II Funeral Home in helping my family through this difficult time could not have been more outstanding.

When the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) assumed the operation of 16 school driver education programs, educational opportunities for low-income and working-class families were diminished.

Because “LGBTQ members provide valuable contributions,” Lewisburg has recognized October as LGBTQ and history month. While I have no doubt that this statement is true, I am also sure that there are members of many other groups that have also made valuable contributions; people of all differe…

In the Constitution of the United States of America, provisions were made for removal (impeachment and conviction) of the president in the case of “malpractice or neglect of duty.”

Finally, the beginnings of a reign of civility will be occurring in East Buffalo Township (EBT) with the election of Jim Knight as township supervisor.

This is about the people who kill or injure babies. You must feel like a big man who can harm a defenseless child.

Wear orange, the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease official color, to show your support for those with COPD this month. World COPD Day is Nov. 20 to honor those who have COPD and also those who have lost their fight.

No one questions the danger in leaving such a small force of our soldiers (28-50?) in the way of the Turkish army. But we abandoned the British soldiers there also. And why, in such a volatile region, were our military personnel so unprotected?

I am a registered Democrat and want “My Turn.” Every day we get the blather about the impeachment of our president. Where did all this come to pass?

Mr. Beck (Letter to the Editor, Oct. 27) you don’t have to worry about those liberals in Lewisburg. Just heard that President Trump is going to build a wall (the tallest ever) between the East Buffalo Township line and western Union County. And EBT, Lewisburg and Kelly Township are going to …

While much of the attention of recent Letters to the Editor has been directed to the calamitous events occurring in Washington, we must also keep an eye on what is going on in the Pennsylvania Senate and House. While the citizens of our state want clean water and air and our health protected…

In a recent give and take on this page, Tricia Kline recounted the Penns Creek Massacre which occurred more than 260 years ago. In response, Ben Marsh wrote (Letter to the Editor, Oct. 27) that Ms. Kline neglected to fairly represent the Native American side of the event.

Rep. Fred Keller does an extreme disservice to his country when he disseminates the partisan misinformation in the section of his October 20 e-mail newsletter titled, “‘Impeachment Inquiry’ Update” As written here, Mr. Keller uses quotation marks around the term as if to question the validit…

Joe Blow, Republican, and Jane Doe, Democrat, are both running for the same government position. Too many times voters are asked to elect a candidate with only the political affiliation of the person as a qualification for election.

It isn’t just PETA that wants to help Dillan, the tormented bear who is confined to a small concrete kennel at the Union County Sportsmen’s Club in Millmont.

The recent article in this newspaper about the U.S. Supreme Court decision on discrimination protections for the LGBT community causes as many questions as answers.

I wish to respond to Robert Beck’s letter to the editor in The Daily Item (Oct 27) critical of efforts by the Lewisburg Borough Council to proclaim to those who are LGBTQ that they are welcome in our community. As a resident of Union County I want to say that I would be glad for all that our…

East Buffalo Township is facing a crisis. Our current board of supervisors has degraded the township’s relationship with Lewisburg Borough. A long-time partner and local ally, the borough has worked with the township to reduce the cost and improve the quality of the essential services that w…

East Buffalo Township is in dire need of a supervisor who understands the value of regional cooperation and recognizes the crippling effects of moves made by EBT Supervisors these last few years that have destroyed the spirit needed for regional organizations (police, fire, and recreation) t…

Central Pennsylvania is blessed with many dedicated public servants, but Joe Kantz and Chuck Steininger stand out as two of the hardest working and experienced leaders. That’s why I am proud to support Joe and Chuck for Snyder County Commissioner next Tuesday.

To all the kind readers who took the time to send our mother Beatrice Neffue (Savidge Messner) a 90th birthday card, we extend a huge thank you!

Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do? The Proposed Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment — Crime Victim Rights — states that someone accused, not convicted, of a crime doesn’t have the right to ask for discovery materials so that they and their lawyer will be able to plan a …

We Americans seem focused on the idea of “whack a mole” as a solution to terrorism. Kill the leadership and you kill the movement? This idea seems to be President Trump’s lodestar.

The upcoming election for East Buffalo Township Supervisor on Nov. 5 couldn’t be more important. It is a referendum on the direction the Board of Supervisors has taken over the last 2 years — one characterized by petty fights, an unwillingness to work for the common good, and an undermining …

On Nov. 5, we have an opportunity to elect an outstanding candidate for Union County commissioner, Stacy Richards. Stacy has excellent government agency experience which will be invaluable as Union County faces new challenges.

If voters in Union County are interested in a very capable person to vote for they should vote for Trey Casimir. He has five characteristics that are lacking in most of the politicians today: 1. He is a mathematician because he tries to build a bridge between his givens and possible conclusi…

I’m pleased to announce my support for Mary Bannon for Snyder County Commissioner. I’ve known Mary for more than 20 years and have served with her on the Selinsgrove Area Board of Education for the past two terms. Mary is an exemplary school director who, working cooperatively with the other…

In reading the national and local newspapers, I learned several facts that clarified for me President Trump’s decision to pull our men back in Syria. First, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan informed President Trump that they needed a buffer zone to protect Turkey from the forays of the…

In, East Buffalo Township, DARVO — deny, attack, reverse victim and offender — is commonplace. The East Buffalo Township (EBT) supervisors have done a masterful job convincing many residents, and even the editorial board of this newspaper, that they are the victim in the costly and frivolous…

It’s refreshing to have a president who loves our country and tries to keep his campaign promises. President Donald J. Trump is a business man who brings a new perspective to the operation of our government. The deep state resists, numerous politicians try to remove him from office and most …

The media stunt that Rep. Fred Keller and his House Republican colleagues pulled on Wednesday in storming the secure, closed-door hearings being conducted by three House committees was beneath the dignity of the office that he holds, and may well be illegal.

Tricia Kline shared an exploration of the 1755 Penns Creek Massacre in the Oct. 20 paper. It was interesting to read about the places in the Valley where these dramatic events happened, and to meet people whose ancestors were affected at that time. Kline did note that this land was important…

In the Oct. 17 edition of The Daily Item, an article was published “Lewisburg proclaims October as LGBTQ+ History Month.” The article went on to say that Borough Council member Luis Medina read a proclamation with hopes that a future ordinance would soon be voted on by the full borough counc…

On Nov. 5, residents of East Buffalo Township will be presented a choice: Elect Jim Knight, a dedicated community member and pragmatic thinker, or elect James Murphy, who was appointed to the board in June of this year in a secretive process that allowed for little public input.

The Nov. 5 election for supervisor is an important one for East Buffalo Township. For many years, township residents experienced large annual municipal tax increases and higher budgets under fiscally irresponsible previous supervisors.

I’m writing, not to one single mom, but to any single mom. Writing, knowing you may be far too over-tasked to read the newspaper, or possibly can’t even afford it. Writing because reading an account as brutally shocking as the Oct. 14 Arabella Parker article brought me to tears, and brought …

During the week of Oct. 21, Pennsylvania joins the nation in celebration of National School Bus Safety Week. During this time, safety stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers, motorists, state officials, school bus operators, school administrators and other interested parties join…

This morning’s news segment (Oct. 14) explained another reason why college costs are skyrocketing: Universities are transforming their campuses into vacation resorts to cater to foreign students. The news segment highlighted a university that built a lazy river for its students.

For years, the Union County Sportsmen’s Club in Millmont has caged a black bear named Dillan without proper shelter, food or veterinary care. Dillan is trapped in a dirty concrete and metal cage and fed a diet of fatty restaurant leftovers. Several animal rescue groups have documented that D…