Opinion

It was a great idea at the time

Local Columns

Several months ago I acquired a new hobby. I discovered you could fold the pages of a book to make a neat picture or word. Following the tutorial instructions and making a simple heart led me to believe this new found passion would interest my mother and friend, Barbara. “Really,” I ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Take part in our youth and adult summer reading. “Trump: A Graphic Novel” and ...

Something must be done to deal with North Korea problem

Editorials

If there ever was a time when North Korea’s bullying militarism could be curbed without great loss of life, it probably passed decades ago. That should not blind world leaders to the reality that the regime’s lethality grows by the week — and cannot be ignored forever. A new North ...

GOP redistricting is only one piece of the puzzle

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The June 26 edition of The Sentinel carried a story about redistricting and how the Republican legislature “cooked the books” in their favor resulting in the present Republican edge in congressional seats. There is more involved in redistricting than their statistics show ...

House and Senate Bills 76 are not good for taxpayers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Property Tax Independence Act, House and Senate Bills 76, would eliminate school property taxes by increasing the rates of the state’s personal income and sales taxes. This proposed legislation is not a good idea. Why? This proposed law would send too much tax money to ...

Erasing symbols of South is revisionist history

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My reply to Ms. Book’s opinion in July 4 Sentinel asks whether her philosophy is synonymous to a horse with blinders. Picture the Battle of Liberty Place, downtown New Orleans. Masked men in bulletproof vests, trucks with the company name blotted out, snipers on adjacent ...

Out-of-control debt has country far from financial independence

Editorials

On Tuesday, thoughtful Americans paused to reflect on and be grateful for our many liberties. To an enormous extent, we owe them to the nation’s founders, who followed up their courageous Declaration of Independence with a Constitution and Bill of Rights that have been reliable ...

Thank you for success of Adopt-a-Planter program

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Lewistown Borough Manager Scott Welham approached the Juniata Valley Master Gardeners last summer, looking for low-maintenance plant suggestions for the struggling (and in some cases dead) plant material that was inhabiting the concrete planters on Market Street. There are so ...

May we never take our freedom for granted

Editorials

While many will today enjoy backyard barbecues, set off some fireworks or engage in any of the other usual Independence Day activites, we hope that everyone is not forgetting why we’re celebrating. As most reading this already know, July 4 is the date upon which the Declaration of ...