Opinion

Writing this while I can still play

Local Commentaries

It’s soccer time again and I plan to bring balance to the forces. The annual Over and Under 200 soccer game is tonight (in the past for you readers). It’s often talked about as a Warren alumni game, but I prefer the ‘old’ vs. ‘young.’ Did I mention that ‘balance’ is not ...

Our Opinion: Predicting disaster

Opinion

The $21.2 trillion national debt today is worrisome enough. But it is going to get worse, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. You may want to sit down for this: Within 30 years, the national debt will top $100 trillion, if nothing changes, the CBO is predicting. That ...

Our Opinion: Blatant discrimination

Opinion

As we celebrate Independence Day this week, some Americans will reflect not just on the political significance but also on our ideals as a people. One of them is that individual initiative is rewarded. Not really, as Asian-Americans in some places have learned. Hard work and dedication by ...

What have we become?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, So, now the President of the United States admires, praises and cozies up to brutal world dictators, while insulting and alienating our allies, and relentlessly attacking any here at home who dare to criticize or question him. We forcibly separate families fleeing horrific ...

Redistricting

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial earlier this spring supporting a constitutional amendment to improve the way Pennsylvania’s legislative and Congressional districts are drawn. This amendment suffered a confusing array of legislative tricks in the waning days of the most recent ...

Family picnics

Local Commentaries

We had many picnics while the men worked together. We just put our food together and ate wherever the men were working. There were no special foods. We just ate out at the picnic table. Fourth of July picnics usually centered around my mother-in-law's birthday. Her birthday was actually ...

Half full or half empty?

Local Commentaries

Is your glass half full or half empty? One of my favorite things to do on Saturday mornings when the girls have spent the night at a grandma’s house is to go to the farmer’s market - early if possible - and then hit up the Arbor to caffeinate and read. Not enough people read anymore. Not ...

Auto Sports Club

Letters To Editor

I was recently given a 6” x 16” painted sign and a 1958 membership card for Ronald Murray, signed Thos. Sheels(?) for the “Auto Sports Club, Inc. Warren, Pa.” Am interested in learning more about this group as have been involved with sports car racing and sports car history over 45+ ...

Our Opinion: Some level of civility

Our Opinion

Florists and bakers who decide their religious beliefs are not compatible with selling their wares to gay couples planning weddings are derided roundly by liberals. That, the liberals insist, is intolerable discrimination. Refusing to serve a restaurant customer because she happens to work ...

Property taxes

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I want to comment on the proposal to increase property taxes. This is one thing that should not be permitted. Property owners are taxed to death now and cannot take any more. The school district and the city should eliminate the words “tax increase” from their vocabulary ...

Relay For Life

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, On behalf of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Warren, I would like to sincerely thank our community for its generosity and support. 11 teams and 117 people participated in this year’s event on June 23 and 24. More than $47,000 was raised to support the ...

Eliminate divisiveness

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, For those of you who cringe when you hear the word consolidate and want to keep your mascots, bands, sports teams, colors, etc., here’s a proposal that would rid the county of regional divisiveness and eliminate the need to consolidate. Dissolve the Warren County School ...

Our Opinion: No… Thank you, Coach

Opinion

Sometimes in life, it’s the impacts that you have, both good and bad, that is the most resounding. We’re going to single out Coach John Bonavita from a list of retirees that attended Monday night’s school board committee meeting. No need to sweat... Coach — thank you. Roughly 25 ...

Our GOP ‘friends’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Our GOP “friends” intend to attempt to balance the budget, by making large cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare and Social Security, even though the nation’s growing indebtedness has been exacerbated by the GOP’s own policy decisions — including the new ...

Our Opinion: We’re making progress

Our Opinion

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s timing in lambasting President Donald Trump for pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accords could have been better. On Tuesday, Merkel, saying climate change is “a fact,” called Trump’s decision “very regrettable.” Just days ...

Summer

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Summer is just starting, and already we are smashing heat records. In May 2018, every state in the U.S. experienced above-average temperatures, and eight set records. Last year was the third hottest year on record, with many parts of the country experiencing oppressively ...

Autocracy 101

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, How is it that even robust and well-established democracies based on the rule of law can begin sliding down that dark and slippery slope leading toward authoritarian rule? The common features marking the early stages of this insidious path are actually rather well known, as ...

Our Opinion: Must be a better way

Our Opinion

The time for Americans to be honest about how “recycling” may have arrived. Thank the Chinese for forcing us into a discussion we should have had years ago. Millions of Americans separate materials such as paper and plastic from their garbage, placing the items in recycling bins. Then, ...

Finian, ch. 2

Local Commentaries

In my most recent column I explained my heart’s desire for one last kitten - whom we determined had to be a Maine Coon. I did hesitate a bit when one friend commented, “Wow, taking a new kitten at your age is a real leap of faith.” I was a bit hurt, but I did pause to think about it ...