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Opinion

Small enemy, big impact

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, As published, the average size of the COVID-19 virus is (0.125 micron). One micron is “one millionth of a meter” or (0.000039 inch). Since the average virus is 0.125 micron, or one eight of a micron, that puts its average size at (0.0000049 inch). We’re all familiar with ...

Editor’s corner: Thompson’s stance mirrors constituents

Our Opinion

There appears to be no in between for U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson. In the last week, our newspaper have heard from readers who are proud he stood his ground during the certification of the November election. Other are just plain upset. While announcing his opposition, Thompson made some ...

Wolf edicts take toll on economy

Local Commentaries

In the face of an emerging crisis, swift and extraordinary action can be warranted. This was certainly true last March, when Gov. Tom Wolf-confronting a deadly, mysterious virus-issued a disaster declaration that granted him emergency powers. There was little time to debate details and build ...

Uncle’s rich history benefits region

Local Commentaries

Although both were “Erie success stories” in their own chosen lives, my father and my maternal uncle were about as different as two people could be with the same general ethnic background and who similar environments as they faced the challenges of their respective lives This seems rather ...

Biden’s call for a ‘better’ U.S.

Our Opinion

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy used his inaugural address as a time to ask Americans to look to the greater good. “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,” Kennedy said in one of the most often quoted lines from ...

The power of touch

Local Commentaries

For the past 10 months the sense of touch has been severely limited. We have never seen anything like this. I was led to believe that touch was essential to our being. After all, when babies are born the first thing they remember is being held. Studies have been done with babies and touch. ...

Thompson disappoints

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor: Taxation without representation is tyranny. Taxation with representation by Glenn Thompson ain’t no better. Glenn Thompson should tender his resignation. He has shown his contempt for our democratic system by his refusal to accept the results of the November election, and ...

Alternate ideas on parking rules

Our Opinion

Some Warren residents will no longer have to move their car to comply with alternate parking regulations in the city. While it would be nice if a pilot project didn’t last 15 years, it’s at least good to see city officials revisit alternate parking in some areas and realize the benefits ...

In time of separation, reach out to others

Local Commentaries

Reach out and touch Someone COVID’s devastation has invaded all our lives. Whether you have had it or not, living with the pandemic’s rules has changed everything … for everybody. Our very survival, family economics, and future well-being are all in jeopardy. Our smiles are masked and ...

Thinking outside box

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I’ve spent the last four years closely observing the Trump cult. It is obvious to myself and most rational folks that Donald J. Trump is the worst-case scenario that has ever been foisted on our nation. We are now in the process of a drastic do-over to correct the most ...

Shoe’s on other foot

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, A blanket often brings a warm and fuzzy image to our minds. Lately, however, there is a blanket that, instead of bringing warmth, is leaving those it covers chilled to the bone. A blanket of evil oppression is quickly covering our land and is threatening to crush millions of ...

What others say

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The following came from a newspaper from Prague, Czech Republic. Quote: “The danger to America is not Joe Biden, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of a Biden presidency than to restore ...

Timing has been right for district

Our Opinion

Warren County students should be back in their classrooms on Jan. 26. That’s good news, but a look back at the situation the district was facing in late November shows board members made a good decision to move to remote learning for December and January. Between Thanksgiving and the end ...

America can begin to move past ‘shameful’ day

Local Commentaries

There are no words which can adequately capture the unbelievably terrifying and shameful nature of the events of Jan. 6. Sadly, this was the predictable culmination of four years of hateful and inflammatory rhetoric, relentless and manipulative propaganda and disinformation, and the ...

State makes strides with vaccine

Our Opinion

Give credit where it’s due -- Pennsylvania officials and local officials are rolling out a much smoother COVID-19 vaccination process than New York state. All states have their own vaccination phases. For Pennsylvania, Phase 1B includes everyone over 75 years of age and various professional ...

In city, it’s more than a hotel

Our Opinion

Downtown hotel. Downtown hotel. Downtown hotel. Well, at least we’ve got your attention now. We’re not prepared to take a position in favor or in opposition to the proposed downtown hotel project yet. The reality of the situation is that there was no project to have an opinion on ...

Care facilities at center of virus crisis

Our Opinion

What is happening at nursing homes across our region is extremely heartbreaking. Since the pandemic began, our most vulnerable for contracting COVID-19 are those whose health has been compromised or the senior population. Sadly, recent numbers are proving that once the virus enters a nursing ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Let healing begin Dear Editor, This is a response to the editorial (Dec. 11) that President-elect Biden must start the healing process “ending the fierce, sometimes vicious, partisanship that seems to rule Washington.” Biden, however, has started the literal healing process by ...

Post office leadership fails U.S.

Our Opinion

U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has a lot of explaining to do, as some in Washington are saying his removal this fall of mail sorting machines at postal facilities is partly to blame for challenges the U.S. Postal Service faced in getting packages delivered during the Christmas season. Of ...

They’re all different

Local Commentaries

This has not yet been a winter with a lot of snow, but I am sure more of it is coming. When the grandchildren were young, we often took out the sleds and ran down through the lawn. We made snowmen and had snowball fights. We went skiing on some rather primitive skis. If there was snow in ...