Opinion

It’s back to business – except for legislators

Editorials

September is back to business for school children and workers who have burned off their vacation time. Why isn’t it the case for state lawmakers? The House had originally been scheduled to return to Harrisburg for two voting sessions this week, but Speaker Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny) ...

It must be September

Local Columns

Early mornings are foggy. Pumpkins, gourds and mums have begun to appear in all the local produce stands and markets. The zinnias in my flower beds are looking very shabby. I dug out my recipe for pumpkin pie, cookies and bread. Port Royal is recovering from the ever popular 168th Juniata ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call (717) 436-6378 to have a ...

Education on ‘Real ID’ must become priority

Editorials

Pennsylvania is gearing up to begin issuing Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards to people who want them, beginning in March. If you’re not familiar with why this state will be making them available, you’re not alone. It’s safe to surmise that most Pennsylvania residents ...

Throwing money at a problem doesn’t always solve it

Editorials

Politicians in the big-government crowd would have us believe that spending tons of money on public schools is the way to ensure children get good educations. Really? Ask parents in Detroit about that. At $14,259, Detroit public schools’ per-pupil spending is the eighth-highest of the 100 ...

Thank you for support of Big Valley Invitational

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As director of the Big Valley Cross Country Invitational race, I would like to thank the following: The Rotary Club of Lewistown-President Colleen McCusker, Vice President Jim Zubler, Jim Shilling and all the Rotarians who dedicated their unselfish time and effort to making ...

9/11 is reminder of what unites us as Americans

Editorials

It’s hard to believe it has been this long already, but 17 years ago today — on Sept. 11, 2001 — our nation suffered a terrorist attack on a scale unprecedented in its history. Thousands of Americans died when hijackers flew commercial airliners into each of the twin towers at the World ...

Thank you to Lewistown Community Band

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A final thank you for the summer season of concerts presented by the Lewistown Community Band. It was a great Sunday afternoon Aug. 19 at Calvary Bible Church in Ferguson Valley when the band shared in its last summer concert. Due to inclement weather a nice crowd showed up at ...