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Appearing too often to be simple quirks or anomalies—especially most recently—election results seem no longer to slavishly follow scientific polling. Let us consider what might be … more
Centuries before cousin Vinnie started bringing his awful Jello mold to our holiday feasts, cranberries were on the menu. Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are a member of the heath … more
Dear Supervisor DeMayo and Board Members:  Re: Lake Hills Estates PUD Proposal  We are Town of Liberty taxpayers. We strongly oppose the Lake Hills Estates PUD proposal. We … more
The escalating humanitarian crisis in Sudan over the last seven months has reached a grim milestone in Darfur, where at least five million children are facing extreme deprivation of their rights and … more
“Man’s inhumanity to man, Makes countless thousands mourn.”—Robert Burns   “As soon as we hear a siren, we run.” “Dear … more
If you study the design of mega-warehouses—and read trade articles about fire suppression—many come to this conclusion: “Fire departments beware. These structures simply do not fit … more
There’s a real need to support low-income families in New York, but I looked in vain for answers in Ms. Casner’s diatribe against local businesses (“Shangri-La,” River … more
People are being labeled as anti-Semitic who are the opposite of anti-Semitic. What harm does this do? In the heated media environment that has followed the explosion of the Israeli/Palestinian … more
Check out this link from the River Reporter:  I read this letter and it wanders dangerously into the matter of moral equivalency and a denial of Israel’s many past efforts and … more
Turkey, stuffing, family and friends: Thanksgiving is that special time of year when loved ones gather from near and far to share for what and whom they are thankful, all topped off with cranberry … more
 Because the holiday is later in the week, you’d think I’d want to save my thoughts on this year’s Thanksgiving for next week as a wrap-up to what we’ve enjoyed. But … more
Beyond ending life, murder has little to do with making a compelling argument for anything. It certainly does not lend any moral justification to a dispute.  In the case of Israel’s … more
The federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was established by Congress after World War I to provide a system of benefits for our veterans, including a wide range of health care … more
U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman [signed a letter] that supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal of a federal staffing mandate that will negatively impact … more
Recently, U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) led a letter to Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure encouraging the agency to finalize … more
As a political representative, I feel comfortable saying that for many of us in this line of work, Abraham Lincoln is a figure we strive to live up to. His poise, his confidence, his command of the … more
We all have friends or family members who can attest to how difficult it is to kick the habit and quit smoking. Often, people need multiple attempts before they successfully kick their addiction to … more
Opioid addiction. At first glance, it might be viewed as an urban or suburban problem. It’s easy to imagine rural communities living a simpler life—without the pitfalls and distractions … more
John Fetterman’s wardrobe for his public life as a U.S. Senator should not be an issue. Or should it? Ultimately any elected official who finds that their wardrobe choices are becoming the … more
October marked National Substance Use Prevention Month, but the time is always ideal to ramp up preventative messaging about overdose, to help save as many lives as possible. Amid the ongoing opioid … more
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