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Our Opinion: Safeguards

Our Opinion

It is highly unlikely that white supremacists or, for that matter, other extremists from anywhere else in the ideological spectrum would choose our area for a demonstration of the sort that has occurred in several other cities. For one thing, there is no pretext for the hate-mongers to come ...

Much-needed recess

Letters To Editor

Hey, Warren County School District board of directors, after your recent decision regarding playing sports at the school where most classes are taken, let’s keep the ball rolling in the right direction. What direction? Whichever way is the quickest, easiest route for the new fifth ...

Charlottesville

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The League of Women Voters of Warren County condemns the racial and religious hatred that convulsed Charlottesville, VA last weekend. As an organization dedicated to democracy based on full participation of all citizens, regardless of gender, race, or creed, we are appalled when ...

Our Opinion: Not another day

Our Opinion

After weeks of fiery rhetoric from both North Korean and U.S. leaders, there were indications this week both sides were ready to negotiate their way out of a crisis. But let it be remembered that if talks among the various parties occur, they will repeat a decades-long pattern. It is that ...

‘As I was walking to St. Ives…’

Local Commentaries

Earlier this week, as I was walking to St. Ives... or to First United Methodist Church in Warren... I met a man with a story idea, no wives nor anyone else with him, and presumably far less than seven wives who were not present. Then, I finished my trip to St. Ives. So, the question about ...

Those little interlocking blocks

Local Commentaries

Would you believe there is even a theme park for Legos? I have not personally visited there but I have read about it. The largest Lego models I have seen were in a toy store in New York City. The large dinosaur was very impressive. I clicked pictures here and there to document the size ...

I’ve lost it

Local Commentaries

If you read this column regularly, you already know that the title is true. And I’ve done it again. But this time it wasn’t my fault. This time, Richard was to blame. For about the third time over the past half dozen years, I lost my cell phone over the weekend. I don’t mean ...

Going native

Local Commentaries

The sky swings gently above me as I rest in the hammock my kids bought me on a long ago Father’s Day. The tree that is shading me swings back and forth as well, coming in and out of focus with the swaying of the hammock. This is one of the best places to spend time on these hot days, in a ...

Kayaking — Fatal or fun can be up to the user

Local Commentaries

Kayaks are being sold at more locations and lower prices than in years past, with additional styles and options available as the sport grows in popularity. At the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), we are glad to see growing numbers of people on the water. However, we are concerned ...

Why Liberal?

Letters To Editor

I find it a continual puzzle that those not so minded use the term “liberal” as an insult, as if we should slink away in shame. People may differ on the general directions government should take; that’s normal, and ideally the source of fruitful discussions. But in choosing the ...

A national disgrace

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, To say that recent events in our nation have left many of us stunned and saddened would be an extraordinary understatement. We recently watched in horror as the white supremacist movement with its neo-Nazi and KKK base once again raised its ugly head and began re-emerging ...

With due respect

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Once again Donald Trump managed to straddle the fence vis’a vie the most unfortunate episode in Charolottesville. Suddenly, he lost his balance, slipped and forced his gonads into his throat..Cough! Cough! With due respect to the office of the President: M.J. Shanshala, Warren

Warren Postal Service

Letters To Editor

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The unofficial motto of the US Postal Service rings true, and after a recent experience I felt led to add an additional phrase “nor customer mishaps.” I ...

Biting the hand that feeds you

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I was rather appalled to read a recent letter “Guess what” by James Dowd in the Warren Times Observer. His thought that the Democratic Party is opposing the President merely because of the election is nothing more than a diluted hypothesis. It seems the only thing “out of ...

Our Opinion: Bravo, school board

Opinion

Here we go again, will the athletic tail wag the academic dog? On Monday night, the Warren County School District’s board of directors voted unanimously to allow students who spend the majority of their school day at a school in order to take a class or classes not available at their home ...

You can pick ‘em!

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Well, stupid Trump picked another stupid jerk, Scaramucci. He must have dug pretty deep to find that one. Semper Fi, Carl Rozelle, Russell

True heroes

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, An article in the July 26, 2017 Times Observer published by the Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, Pa., recalling the events of the Quecreek mine rescue in 2002 lauds the efforts of the politicians in the rescue but never mentions the true heroes; the owners and employees of the oil ...

Our Opinion: Blame act, not reaction

Our Opinion

Some of those involved on both sides in the violent confrontation in Charlottesville, Va., agree on one thing: Blame the police. Could law enforcement officials and officers have done anything better in their reaction to the Saturday mayhem? Perhaps. Rest assured, they have been analyzing ...

Our Opinion: Not for freedom

Our Opinion

Neither in the plain wording of the First Amendment nor in numerous court decisions reaffirming and elaborating on it is there any license for violence or inciting it. Yet some of those who use free speech as a shield clearly are bent on doing harm to others. A small group of bigots was ...