Quit Whining. The Jobs are Here, and They Are Yours For The Taking

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The Folly of Family-on-Family Crime

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Thoughts On the “Expendability” of Animals, Especially Cats

 I am an animal lover. You show me almost any mammal with a calm demeanor and longing eyes, and my heart goes pitter-patter. I am also a hunter, which, to many people, flies in the face of my opening statement. More...

Lessons Learned Leave Me Prudently Pro-Gas

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Celebrating the Majesty of the Susquehanna

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On The Abuse of Unfamiliar Words as Scare Tactics

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The New School Really Feels Like a Good Thing

“They shouldn’t want for anything,” said 98-year-old Jane Carey after her first tour of the new Wyalusing Valley Elementary School on Aug. 22. More...

Time To Take the Keys?

   A recent piece of news that somehow slipped under the radar locally involved the reported low-ball commentary by Democratic State Rep. Mike Sturla of Lancaster County about laborers involved in drilling and gas-related industries. More...

Flood Assistance from Gas Companies Merits Commendation

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Pondering the Non-Use of Front Doors

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Look Both Ways Three Times

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A Thank You to Veterans, in Defense of us Civilians

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The Search for True Country Music

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Wishing You A Peaceful Yuletide

 I wanted to make sure to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas before it’s too late, and maybe I should really have written this before Black Friday, but, with all the stress of the holidays…I am kidding. More...

Defining My New Corridor

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Fundraiser To Offer Buzz Cuts And Epilepsy Info

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Bilingual Wolf?

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The Communication Conundrum

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The Spirit of Summer and Patriotism

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Three Cheers for Preventive Maintenance

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Due For a Review

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A Case of Water

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Wanted: Public Participation at Public Meetings

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Wysox Township’s “Third Rail”

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Respecting the Fickleness of Mother Nature

 No one can say that they didn’t know that Hurricane Irene was coming or that they didn’t know that she had the potential for causing mayhem on her way up the East Coast. More...

Gathering On The Shores Of Tragedy

 I would rather be writing about anything other than the recent flood in my column this week, especially after summing up a trite experience with Hurricane Irene just two weeks ago. More...

There’s No Escaping The Law, Especially Here

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Historic Stone Wall Hill May Be in Jeopardy

 This stone wall along Milan-East Smithfield Road is in danger of being torn down next year by PennDOT for a road-widening project unless it can be proven that it was constructed as a CWA or WPA More...

The Drumbeat Outside Our Castle Walls

 I watched an interesting program on public television on Sunday evening about the role that the British played in honing our concept of “home,” one that was uniquely English at a time when much of the rest of the world was still com More...

Get “Seizure Smart” This November

 November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the theme proposed this year by the National Epilepsy Foundation (NEF), which sponsors two regional offices in Pennsylvania and a number of chapters serving specific locales, is “Get Seiz More...

The Thanksgiving That Changed Our Lives or Absence Makes the Heart Grow Stronger

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Out of the Tap and Off the Record

 Blue-collar workers, including gas company employees and pipeliners, are conversational people, especially after they’ve had a few beers. More...

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