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Editorials

We’d love for you to share photos of your big catches with us

As the trout fishing season begins statewide today — no more split depending upon where you live — we wish all area anglers good luck and are glad they can enjoy an outdoor activity that the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t taken from us. Whether you go fishing just this one day during the year ...

Reassurance of love Good Friday provides is needed now more than ever before

Today, Good Friday, people around the world engage in prayerful remembrance of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross on Mount Calvary. For Christians, it is the most solemn day of the year. Unfortunately, like during most of last year, there is much additional suffering and death upon which ...

Baseball’s opening day is occasion worth celebrating

In a world starving for good news, we have some for you. Today is Opening Day in Major League Baseball, meaning the annual sign of spring has come when our favorite professional teams begin playing games that count. Every year, the occasion is worth celebrating — but especially this year ...

IRS still has way too much to sort through

The Internal Revenue Service has made the right decision, pushing back this year’s tax-filing deadline to May 17 from the usual April 15 date. Recently, The Sentinel became one of those advocating for a deadline push-back, not only because of the challenges that the pandemic has dumped on ...

Wolf administration needs to improve performance in vaccine distribution

Pennsylvanians have some reasons to be suffering from vaccine envy right now. In Michigan, residents aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine starting April 5. Ohio residents aged 50 and older are already eligible, and Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohioans aged 40 and ...

Pandemic’s next victim could be open government

Another consequence of the pandemic, not just here but across America, appears to be more obstacles to public oversight of government, and it’s not just because of long-term closures of public facilities other than by appointment. Many government bodies have shifted in the past year to ...

Pharmacies in rural communities needed to help in effort to vaccinate public

After what can only be classified as a disastrous start to Pennsylvania’s effort to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the public, the state is finally getting its act together and climbing up the national rankings regarding the number of people vaccinated, shots administered per day and ...

DC residents deserve full representation, but statehood is not the answer

Among the growing movements since President Joe Biden took office is the effort by some (read: Democrats) to grant statehood to the District of Columbia. The argument has some merits, most notably that the roughly 700,000 people who live in our nation’s capital are subject to paying federal ...