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Opinion

FEMA needs to use common sense when enforcing its deadlines

Editorials

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That is just a ...

Left will stop at nothing to achieve political goals

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In a recent post a person made it clear that her attack on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh was due to his temperament and perceived “white lies” while testifying before the Senate Judicial Committee. She cited not one example of the uncorroborated testimony given by the ...

Selection not censorship

Local Columns

Most of us have at least one freezer in our homes. Some of us store food there in a systematic way, all the meat together, the vegetables in a basket, the fruit and jelly stacked together, etc. There are also some of us who throw everything together and when we need something we engage in a ...

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 ...

Pennsylvania voters deserve better than what they got Monday

Editorials

Political debates often become a valuable tool for evaluating candidates, including on those rare occasions when truly noteworthy moments emerge. Unfortunately, in Monday’s gubernatorial debate between Gov. Tom Wolf and challenger Scott Wagner, those noteworthy moments came from a man who ...

Thank you to all who supported fall book sale

Letters to the Editor

Dear Mifflin County Library supporters, book lovers and book buyers: The Board of Directors, Friends of the Library and staff thank you for the very successful Fall Book Sale. This semi-annual event raised $6,011.10. This money will be used to purchase new, popular materials for babies, ...

Book’s independence will allow her to serve us better

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am endorsing independent candidate Elizabeth Book for the 82nd District Pennsylvania state representative for a variety of reasons. After having the opportunity to meet with Mrs. Book, who actually drove to my home in McVeytown to make a case for her candidacy, I was very ...

There’s still time to make your opinion matter

Editorials

Whether we care to admit it or not, election season has arrived. In a little more than a month, we’ll head to the polls to select who will represent us in the state legislature, who we’ll send to Congress and who will serve as governor of Pennsylvania for the next four years. But if ...

Book will ‘get the job done right’ in Harrisburg

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Fellow voters, I ask that you take time this election season to truly think about who will be the best state representative for our 82nd District. While we have been led by the same person for so many years, we are now going to have the chance for a change. In life we often ...