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Our Opinion

Our opinion: Plenty of community contributions

It’s hard not to be struck by the generosity of the Warren community. We recently noted the success and importance of river cleanups held in Warren County. But there are so many uplifting stories to tell. Here are a few, just from this week: ¯ Rally in the Valley raised $9,000 for ...

Our opinion: U.S. needs better immigration policies

If Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott, the respective governors of Florida and Texas, wanted to call attention to the failures and frustration of our immigration policies, then they’ve succeeded. But if their flights and buses of immigrants from border states to New England, Delaware and other ...

Fall and its magic

When I awoke this morning, it felt like fall. What do I mean when I say it felt like fall? The temperature was cool and crisp. It was the first official day of autumn. The sun was not out, but it was beginning to look like fall as well. Some of the leaves are beginning to turn. The ...

Our opinion: Pitfalls evident in cashless tolling

It’s ironic state lawmakers are looking at punitive measures to increase toll collections on the state Turnpike. After all, it was legislators and Gov. Tom Wolf who created this mess by instituting cashless tolls on the Turnpike and, in turn, making it harder for some people to pay tolls ...

Our opinion: Tough choices with mental health

It’s curious that both prosecutors and defense attorneys see a need for more mental health treatment for inmates in Warren County. A woman was sentenced to four years in state prison last week after she repeatedly assaulted staff members at the Warren State Hospital. It’s not strange to ...

Our opinion: Game viewing no political football

It’s unlikely state Rep. Patty Kim’s effort to force changes to the NFL’s secondary market rules in Pennsylvania will bear much fruit. Kim is circulating a co-sponsorship memorandum for a resolution that would attempt to give fans more of a say in the games the NFL and its broadcast ...