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Local Commentaries

Taking a virtual tour

A piece on the news caught my attention last week. A teacher in Texas was featured for an activity that she did with her class. They took a day away from their studies and “visited” Mexico. She had travel documents for each student as well as a passport. The children were really enthused ...

Rounding Third … Exciting moments as curtain goes up

“Annie,” the musical, is coming to Erie. We probably won’t be buying tickets this time around, but “Annie” holds a special place in our family’s memory. My two grown children probably don’t often think back to their first theater experience, but I’ll never forget it. My ...

Our opinion: Focus on youth, not timelines

Warren County School District board members did the right thing pushing a decision on restoring girls basketball at Sheffield High School until after this year’s season. The last thing anyone wants is thoughts of next season taking away from anyone’s commitment to the 2023-24 season. ...

RGGI far from right fit for Pennsylvania

By Jon O’Brien The pandemic taught us about the domino effect of supply chains in our global economy, where one minor disruption can reverberate globally and significantly impact business costs everywhere. Pennsylvania can expect similar economic disruptions if our commonwealth joins the ...

A picture can be worth 1,000 words

I am not sure exactly where this saying comes from, but it is certainly true. I get pictures of the little ones from Alaska. That helps me keep up with the way they are growing. I get pictures from the kids when they are in college. That is the way I keep up with them as well. Last summer I had ...

Just another flurry in Buffalo

Their flight was leaving out of Buffalo Niagara International. We’d heard the ominous snowy forecasts: “Flurries in the south towns, increasingly heavy toward the city,” My daughter and son-in-law, who was hobbling on crutches with a broken leg, had come for the Christmas holiday, 2001. ...