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Opinion

Round and round we go

Letters To Editor

Dear editor, One of my favorite things about living in Warren is the ability to travel where I need to go without having to worry about what traffic is going to be like. In my opinion, it’s what aggravates people most about the traffic situation at Penn & Liberty on weekday ...

A history with sled dogs

Local Commentaries

When my son was growing up, we had a white German Shephard. It was not the ideal dog since we lived on a farm. That beautiful white fur was often covered with grease or animal waste depending on where she was. When I went to the hospital to have a baby the dog refused to eat. I had been ...

Anywhere on the planet

Local Commentaries

If you could go anywhere on the planet, where would it be? Tuesday was international travel day in the newsroom. Sometimes, what starts as a perfectly legitimate discussion of a newsy topic quickly makes its way down a rabbit trail. Census 2020 has been in the news recently and will ...

Meet me in Dreamland

Local Commentaries

Occasionally I get a good night’s sleep - sometimes as often as two or three nights a month. My typical hopeful night means crawling into the feathers between 11:00 and midnight, and reading for 20 minutes or so before the eyelids slowly grow heavy. Most nights I turn the lamp off just ...

We want to read what you think

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Public discourse. A phrase that can be attributed to many things being posted on Facebook, Twitter, or any form of social media or otherwise in this day and age. We publish editorials every day on page A4 of the Times Observer. We publish letters to the editor on whatever subjects you feel ...

Can’t ‘fight’ city hall

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Reading the WTO’s article on safe winter travel and sidewalk shoveling within City environs brings me to the differences in how this issue is handled in the Borough of Clarendon. When attending a Clarendon Borough meeting to inquire about enforcing snow shoveling ...

Our Opinion: The strength they displayed

Our Opinion

This week, many Americans celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., who preached both an unceasing struggle against prejudice and discrimination and use of non-violent methods to win the battle. King’s high-profile leadership cost him his life. Others perished, too, during the ...

Hostilities with none

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, “A decent respect for the opinions of mankind” and the “Laws of Nature’s God” compels an alternate view to the 1-9 Our Opinion piece, which tried to justify the murder of high Iraqi and Iranian officials. Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, deputy commander of the Iraqi Popular ...

Cheating

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, This letter is brief and to the point. When there is “cheating” in professional sports, the investigation and punishment is immediate.Witness current events. When there is an investigation and undisputed evidence of “cheating” in the oval office, the punishment — if ...

The influence of teachers

Local Commentaries

It is always a thrill for teachers when former students do well. I keep track of many of them because their parents are still around even if they are not. Conversely, I always say a prayer for those whose names make the police blotter. Most of them do not surprise me. If they were a ...

A swim I decided not to take

Local Commentaries

When we go on a morning canoe ride from our cabin on the Althom Eddy during the warmer months of the year, my wife often asks, "Are you going to swim today?" The reason for her query is that if I respond in the affirmative, she will take a magazine along to read while I am taking my dip. (She ...

A sorry mess, indeed

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In the 1/10/20 editorial entitled “This Sorry Mess” which focuses on the ongoing impeachment process, I found the following statement quite stunning: “Without evidence, Trump committed unconstitutional acts, majority Democrats in the House of Representatives impeached ...

Why read?

Local Commentaries

Winter seems to be the perfect time to cuddle up with a book to read. I always enjoyed it when we had a snow day. That meant I would have time to read. Now, I love to read but that was not always the case. When I was growing up, I read what I had to for school, but neglected the ...

Please continue to hold…

Local Commentaries

My day began with a simple plan. Resolve a few questions on the phone. Make a few appointments then finish my column. This is not the column I started. You’ll see. I got side-tracked ... “Please continue to hold – our representatives are currently assisting other ...

Our Opinion: A terrorist taken out

Our Opinion

At least three times while Bill Clinton was president, he rejected proposals to kill Osama bin Laden. That enabled bin Laden’s al-Qaida network to continue making terrorist attacks leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001 assault on America that killed nearly 3,000 people. Despite knowing bin ...

We want to read what you think

Local Commentaries

Public discourse. A phrase that can be attributed to many things being posted on Facebook, Twitter, or any form of social media or otherwise in this day and age. We publish editorials every day on page A4 of the Times Observer. We publish letters to the editor on whatever subjects you ...

Loving solidarity

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I’m writing in response to your Thursday, December 26 editorial column by Cal Thomas, “Socialism’s Cyclical Appeal,” in which he attempts to patronize the public with simplistic, 60-year-old Milton Friedman talking points, perpetuating the myth of free markets and the ...

Our Opinion: Protect kids, especially

Our Opinion

A great deal of the consumer protection advice we receive during the holidays amounts to common sense. How could a reasonably intelligent adult fall for some of the schemes, after all? But some consumer protection watchdogs are offering an important reminder: Adults may have nothing to do ...

Beaty trees

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, It has come to our attention (and Mark confirmed at Beaty today) 12-27-19, after a former Beaty student called, that the cutting of many of the Famous and Historical trees and white pines planted by Beaty Ecology Club students in the 1980s and 1990s took place. First of all, ...

A different Christmas

Local Commentaries

It's over. All the hoopla. Christmas 2019 is now in the memory banks and I have to say that for us, it was a very different holiday. Our family Christmas is usually here, at home, in Warren. And for me, that's the way it should be. I know, I know, you're supposed to share your ...