×

Opinion

Property tax is closest thing we have to a fair tax

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Pennsylvania has a regressive tax system where the tax burden falls mainly on the lower and middle income taxpayers, not on those with higher incomes. At the state level, the flat-rate personal income and sales taxes are examples. At the local level, the per capita tax is an ...

Spaghetti supper to help homeless students fund

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce our January 2020 spaghetti supper. It will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 at the White Memorial Church, Main Street, Milroy. We will serve from 4 to 7 p.m. Takeouts are available. The menu will be the same: spaghetti, meatballs, bread, ...

Mental health service expansion: Noble goal but complex execution

Editorials

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a right-minded priority for 2020 — a broad effort to improve mental health services and change public perceptions of mental illness. The initiative includes more resources and a public-outreach campaign similar to the strategy that has been deployed in response ...

Why don’t parents care to check on their kids?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In November 2018 I emailed a multitude of teachers at Mifflin County Junior High for parent-teacher conferences as my daughter was in her first year of junior high. She did not have bad grades or behavioral issues, but I wanted to make sure she was fitting in socially, she was ...

Be responsible to yourself, those around you by getting flu vaccine

Editorials

Haven’t gotten around to getting that flu shot yet? Figure you’re young and strong and wouldn’t have any trouble fighting off a bout with influenza? Well, if you come in contact with older people, children or anyone else for whom flu is serious — perhaps deadly — business, shame on ...

Don Clark will be missed for all he did for our area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of myself, and the entire Port Royal Borough Council, we would like to extend our deepest, and most heartfelt condolences, to the Don Clark family in their time of loss. Don was truly a family man, in the truest sense, being a loved husband, father, and ...

Americans must take a stand in 2020

Editorials

Happy new year. Our rights are under siege. I wish that statement were hyperbole. But the events of 2019 make clear that Americans cannot sit back, go about their business and assume that things will be fine. Economically speaking, yes, things are very good. But law-abiding Americans are ...