Opinion

Roundabout

Letters To Editor

To the Editor, I see the “investment in infrastructure” for the roundabout is moving forward. Experts tell us this will ensure a safer, more efficient flow of traffic. Are these the same experts who stood along Market Street with their clipboards a few years back, and determined that ...

Holidays

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The longer the backsight the more accurate the foresight. Civil matters, civilizations, holidays give direction: Halloween — All Souls Day, spooky spirits; Thanksgiving — the harvest, giving thanks; Christmas — the winter solstice; Easter — vernal equinox, spring, life ...

I Remember… (Part Three)

Local Commentaries

This period involves the early years of my marriage. We lived in a trailer for the first five years. People used to tell me it was cozy, but I thought it was crowded. Before we moved out we had two children. I bought some old day beds that my husband made new side rails for and we put the ...

Afterthoughts

Local Commentaries

An occasional collection of vignettes from events and public meetings in Warren County that never make it into news stories because...well, you’ll see. Not half-full During a discussion of population in Warren County School District, experts were talking about the bell curve. While ...

Teachable moments

Local Commentaries

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Remember that? Did we really believe that words do not hurt? Words are pretty powerful, they can heal and they can hurt. What do you use your words for, healing or hurting? In today’s world, words are ...

President Trump

Letters To Editor

Well, Donald, the party is just about over. Pretty soon, we will be hearing that familiar song – Lock him up, Lock him up, Lock him up. I think it goes like this – what goes around comes around. And your former trusted friends are singing like canaries! Semper Fi, Carl Rozelle, Russell

A smaller, imperfect Christmas

Local Commentaries

Christmas decorating and baking, house prep and meal planning should be simple by now. I’ve been doing this countdown to Christmas for so many decades that I should have the process perfected. Forgeddabouddit. I’m lost as usual. I have no one but myself to blame. Isn’t our ...

Winter tips in caring for a person’s memory impairment

Local Commentaries

Winter is a hard time of the year for many of us. Slippery roads, lack of sunlight, less available fresh food, and the inability to sit outside are all limiting factors. For a person with memory impairment, these things can be exasperating. Caregivers may find the following tips useful in ...

Block Party

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Heraclitus, Greek philosopher, 5th Century, B.C.E., “Asses would rather have hay than gold.” Is that why Democrats use a straw man for their lack of delivery (accountability)? When the “man” fails resort to the wicked, legal term, a bit of truth in every lie. Alarming, ...

If it aint fixed, break it

Local Commentaries

After moving away from Warren, whenever I found myself trying to explain to someone where I grew up, I sometimes feel as though I’m describing a Frank Capra film. It’s not uncommon for people to idealize their hometown, but since I’ve been back it’s really no exaggeration. But I ...

Visiting the UFO

Local Commentaries

My friend and I were out running errands when I said I had to stop at the United Fund office. “We’re going to visit the UFO?” he asked. Now I’ve been involved one way or another with the United Fund of Warren County for decades and have taken advantage of many opportunities to serve and ...

I Remember… (Part Two)

Local Commentaries

Once my great-grandparents died our Christmas customs changed. We still decorated the tree at great-grandpa's because my great aunt lived there. It was during this period that I was allowed to bring home the tramp art pieces I found in the attic. My grandfather refinished the two pieces. ...

Love/hate relationship with wildlife

Local Commentaries

I have to confess that I absolutely love the wetlands at the Audubon Community Nature Center. The swamps, ponds, and marshes provide everyday opportunities to see wildlife and plants that are hard to find in other places. There are muskrats swimming in the ponds, mink loping across the ...

Our Opinion: You can make a difference

Our Opinion

It’s at this time of year that we usually hear about well-to-do folks wishing to spread holiday cheer by paying off all the layaway bills at retail establishments (oftentimes anonymously, as one person in suburban Philadelphia just did) or other similar grand expenditures aimed at helping ...

Dave Byers

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The Borough of Tidioute lost a great friend last week. Dave Byers, a son and strong supporter of the town, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dave was a very successful man and a special guy. He used his wealth to support the town he grew up in and loved. For many years, he ...

Our Opinion: Elites blocking reform

Our Opinion

Recently, a group of migrants near Tijuana, Mexico, rushed through border fencing and attempted to enter the United States near San Diego. Tear gas was fired by Border Patrol agents, and most of the migrants turned back. A few dozens were arrested. Pictures and online videos showed children ...

Voting machines again?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Regarding the article about new voting machines for Pennsylvania (12/3/18), I was surprised to read that it took a lawsuit for the Wolf administration to concede that elections are important enough to be verifiable. I thought that, as elections are the beating heart of a ...

Our Opinion: Not the time

Our Opinion

After several years in which it appeared instances of coal miners’ pneumoconiosis — black lung — were decreasing, the disease seems to be making a comeback in our region of the country. Now is not the time to phase out a federal program intended to help victims. Long-term exposure to ...

Respect

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, George Bush (#41) sadly passed away. Does not matter your party... he was a great president. He tried to unite our country instead of dividing it. He could have, I am sure, found a way like someone else to not enter the military, but volunteered to serve our country and did so ...

City council approves roundabout

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I was not surprised the roundabout was chosen. Mayor Cashman states everyone he talked to is in favor of the roundabout — it’s time to move into the 22nd Century, says the mayor. Who is the everyone who wants the roundabout? The trucking industry in Warren was for the ...