Opinion

Congress should work quickly to protect kids from cyber-stalking

Editorials

On the shrinking list of things most people can agree upon these days is that crimes committed by adults against child victims are particularly heinous and should be punished more severely. That’s why we join in supporting a bipartisan effort by both of Pennsylvania’s senators — ...

For those who want some facts on immigration

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If you are interested in facts, Joan Loewen, here is a fact for you: Illegal immigrants cost this country $14.7 billion a year. That fact came from The Sentinel and it concerned only one of the areas that I mentioned in my letter. If it is correct, as you stated, undocumented ...

Alternative Gift Fair requires work of many

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Alternative Gift Fair Committee of East Kish Presbyterian Church in Reedsville would like to take this opportunity to thank all who helped make this year’s fair a success. Through the generosity of those who came and donated that day and those who donated through the ...

For shutdown to end, Democrats must be willing to compromise

Editorials

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Williamsport, is absolutely right: The partial federal government shutdown — which is, as you’re reading this, now in its 26th day — could end immediately if Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the rest of the congressional Democrats ...

Milroy Lions announce benefit spaghetti dinner

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce our January spaghetti supper. It will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the White Memorial Church fellowship hall in Milroy. We will serve from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will be the same: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, applesauce, ...

Proactive approach to curbing mass violence deserves support

Editorials

How often after a tragic school shooting have we heard those who knew the shooter tell us they weren’t surprised at all that (insert name here) did something like this? While the passionate debate over gun restrictions takes up most of the oxygen in the discussion about how to best prevent ...

We shouldn’t have to pay to clean gas drillers’ mess

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Dec. 11, 1980, the federal government’s $1.6 billion “Superfund” was created to pay for cleaning up environmental messes such as acid water draining from abandoned coal mines, deteriorating abandoned structures (anthracite coal breakers) and abandoned coal strip mines ...

Gas distribution takes hit in Maryland ruling

Editorials

Distribution prospects for natural gas in the Mid-Atlantic states took a hit recently when Maryland officials rejected a proposed pipeline across the western part of the state that would have carried natural gas produced in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It was a win for environmentalists ...

Data offered in immigration debate

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When I was in high school, I was taught the difference between fact and opinion, a distinction that Stephen Sellers does not seem to understand in his letter of Jan. 8. Mr. Sellers begins by stating that illegal immigration is “putting too much of a strain on our nation’s ...