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Opinion

There are resources to help local businesses

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In this troubled time, we want to make Mifflin County businesses aware that many regional, state and federal resources are being marshaled to help especially smaller businesses make their way through the turmoil caused by the coronavirus. Most of this help will likely come ...

How many mulligans are you willing to give Trump?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: So how is that, “We don’t take him literally we take him seriously” thing working out for you and more importantly for the country and the world for that matter as manifested by his March 11 address deigned to “calm” the markets? Well here is just a brief explanation ...

Remember, we’re all in this together

Local Columns

As we all face unprecedented times of rapid change in our country, we can still remain calm and hopeful. Small town America is still the heart and soul of this country and we are all lucky enough to be part of “small towns” and benefit from that mentality. As Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown ...

Americans need to face facts regarding COVID-19

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’ve held off writing this letter for too long. COVID-19 is real and things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. The degree of severity is solely dependent on our willingness to honestly face the new reality that Mother Nature hit the jackpot with this one! ...

Don’t overreact to short-term stock market downturn

Editorials

If the booming stock market during the past couple of years has prompted you to consider whether your 401K will permit early retirement, forget it. Stocks, and thus pension funds on which many Americans rely, have taken a beating during the past month. How bad is it? During the month that ...

Municipalities should unite to apply pressure

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Allow Lewistown Borough to take what is theirs, but I think the other municipalities served by the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Lewistown should turn their backs on Lewistown Borough on all other matters. Residents outside the borough don’t need to use the borough ...