Opinion

‘Corruption’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,To have a better understanding to the great number of reactionaries who rile against Donald Trump for President, one can find insight in the works of Niccolo Machiavelli, 16th century Florence Italian Philosopher/Antagonist.His provocative, acute, acerbic writings were driven by ...

A road trip!

Local Commentaries

Just returned from a road trip to North Carolina. I had been through the area before, but had never spent an extended time there. My cousin, Marcia went to visit family and I went along for the ride. Enroute she mentioned that it had been fifty-one years since we took a trip together. Years ...

If I were that parent

Local Commentaries

"This beautiful gorilla lost his life because the boy's parents did not keep a closer watch on the child. We the undersigned believe that the child would not have been able to enter the enclosure under proper parental supervision. Witnesses claim that they heard the child state that he wished ...

Neighbor (and-a-half)

Local Commentaries

I got my tractor out for the first time the other day. There had been enough nice weather to establish a healthy grass growth and I needed to trim it before the next rainstorm. I put a little "Heet" additive in the gas tank, and topped it off with fresh gas. I turned the key and after a few ...

Days

Local Commentaries

Behind their glasses, Abby's 7 year old eyes grew wide in astonishment. "Today's your birthday too?""Yes," I answered and right away, she wanted to know how old I was. A year or two difference in ages can make a big difference in the pecking order when you are seven. When I whispered back that ...

Afterthoughts

Local Commentaries

Superlative languageDuring a budget discussion, a school board member said the members could choose the options they like most. Another member found that language misleading. "Dislike least," he said.Lipstick on a hogWe're surprised there isn't a tutu. Or maybe a lounge chair. On Wednesday, it ...

Getting along with the ANF

Local Commentaries

You and a friend have been hiking on the Allegheny National Forest all day, having such a good time that you have not paid much attention to where you have walked or exactly where you are. The sun has already set and darkness will soon arrive. You feel a twinge of panic when you realize that ...

A farmer I am

Community

Dairy farming is a lot of work. It's more than just milking the cows and taking care of them. You have to be up early milking them, feeding them as well as all the babies and heifers. Then when it comes to working in the fields, there are many steps to do before you plant and then after. I ...

What’s past is past, but plenty ahead

Local Commentaries

Again the rumblings of "late this year", a common misunderstanding when fishing patterns do not happen when expected.Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but whatever you think is late probably is not going to happen this year. Or in the case of long term fishing patterns, the patterns will be ...

Still love… farm work

Local Commentaries

I still have the pair of Carhartts from my farm days. Mostly for sentimental reasons, but also because they are nice, "airy," work jeans as the holes in the knees are quite substantial. Hoof black, from getting the draft horses ready for the parade, stained a Nike-esque swoosh on one leg. Blood ...

Not great — again

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:Ignorance is bliss. No excuse for public officials. These tax-dollar, public servants are highly paid (relative to their level of responsibility) but more so are there to serve the people in a most honorable, trustworthy and cost-effective manner.Litmus test. Ask them, "Do you ...

The Big Lie

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Recently, the Obama administration sent a directive to all school districts across the country demanding they allow transgender students to use restrooms or locker rooms corresponding to their imagined gender identity. The letter threatened lawsuits and loss of federal funds if ...

Our Opinion: Under no illusion

Our Opinion

Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing's expansionism. He did so by lifting an arms embargo in place for decades against Vietnam.Using other countries or even organizations as proxies in such situations is not ...

Run Rev: Strawberry Fields For… running

Local Commentaries

In the past nine weeks a good number of words have been printed to inspire and guide people in their quest to get outdoors. But for many, an organized event is the best way to begin. For that reason, the Running Revolution - in partnership with Lindell's Hatch Patch and Bud Light Straw-Ber-Rita ...

Briefs…

Local Commentaries

Holiday closingAllegheny Community Center and Experience, Inc. will be closed on Memorial Day.Bridge resultsWinners at Monday May 16 game at YMCA were:1st-Betsy Senger and Laurie Curren with 26.5;2nd-Cindy Schumann and Al Schumann with 21.5;3rd-Elizabet Howe and Carolyn Lake with 20.5.

Warren Garden Club meets

Community

President Sue Barone called May 19th meeting of Warren Garden Club to order at 1:00 p.m. The minutes of the April 21st meeting were approved. The treasurer's report was read and will be placed on file for audit. The Corresponding Secretary reported she had sent 3 get well cards to garden club ...

Getting a glimpse of summer

Local Commentaries

Every now and then we get a glimpse of what is to come. This week we had one day in the the high seventies, but then we had snow on Sunday morning. While it did not stick because the ground is warm, nevertheless, it was in the air.I traveled through the Allegheny National Forest this week to ...

Too big to run, too good to die

Local Commentaries

"In every nursery there are ghosts," said the late Psychoanalyst Selma Fraiberg. Fraiberg, being a Psychoanalyst, followed in the tradition of Sigmund and then his daughter Anna Freud. I've written about what I consider the strengths and the shortcomings of Freud's work, and that of those ...

18 years ago

Local Commentaries

I've spent a lot of time thinking about what I was going to say in this column. I had written a column on Monday and shared it with Jon Sitler.He said it was fine.I didn't like it. It was too braggadocios.Then I started to think, when was the last time I weighed under 250 pounds?It was 1998 or ...

Graveyard

Local Commentaries

We were lucky enough to have advance warning that Tim was about to be laid off. The money was not the issue, but health insurance was. We are, statistically speaking, at the age when health issues are more likely.I took one long last look at the job that I loved and marched myself off to a job ...