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Our opinion: Sign of the times

October 22, 2014 It has been more than a year since the Crary Art Gallery’s new sign ran afoul of the city’s sign ordinance, spawning months of teeth gnashing, legal dickering, even an extraordinary debate over... more »»

Our opinion: Join the team

October 21, 2014 “That is a political report,” said Intermediate Unit 5 Executive Director Dr. Frederick Johnson. more »»

Our opinion: They served us

October 13, 2014 Brian Keaton made history Saturday in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball game. more »»

Our opinion: It all started here

October 10, 2014 The apple, in all of its myriad varieties, may be the most popular fruit among American. more »»

Our opinion: Legislative knee-jerk

October 9, 2014 Goddard College is a tiny post-secondary institution in Plainfield, Vt., which recently raised a stink when it treated its 20 graduates to a pre-recorded commencement speech by a convicted cop-killer. more »»

Our opinion: National Newspaper Week

October 8, 2014 Virtually every profession, industry and special interest has its own annual celebration. Did you know October is National Popcorn Popping Month? Many observances are purely for fun. more »»

Our opinion: A small, good thing

October 7, 2014 There is no equal substitute for face-to-face communication, and in this world of tweeting, texting and emailing, talking and pressing palms has retreated from the most common method of interpersona... more »»

Our opinion: Give WCOs body cameras

October 6, 2014 There are more than 4,000 Pennsylvania state troopers patrolling highways and investigating crimes against society. more »»

Our opinion: What comes next?

October 1, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

Our opinion: Intelligence failings

October 1, 2014 President Obama admitted Sunday what most observant Americans already knew: Once again, U.S. intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots” on a terrorist group. And once again, U.S. more »»

Our opinion: Who’s keeping the checkbook?

September 30, 2014 The news items were fairly small, and to some, simply items of financial and economic esoterica that really didn’t affect them. more »»

Our opinion: Warren Mall deja vu

September 26, 2014 “Warren Mall owner Mike Kohan said Tuesday that he is working on bringing in a national clothing store to replace Big Lots within five to six months.” Times Observer, Dec. 10, 2013. more »»

Our opinion: Library needs attention

September 25, 2014 By rule and by nature, libraries are quiet places, repositories of not only literature and knowledge, but significant collections of local history. more »»

Our opinion: A key piece missing

September 23, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... more »»

Our opinion: Riparian ripoff

September 23, 2014 Make no mistake, Pennsylvania House Bill 1565 is not legislation designed to strengthen protections for clean water in the Commonwealth. Rather, it is intended to water them down. more »»

Our opinion: Combatting madness

September 22, 2014 What triggers someone to kill wantonly, to cast off any pretense of humanity, any sense of right and wrong? Last week, the nation was gripped by the senseless ambush and murder of a Pennsylvania... more »»

Our opinion: Keep them safe

September 18, 2014 Parents are advised regularly and strongly to monitor their children’s online activities. The Internet is a jungle in which many predators stalk naive youngsters, it is explained. On Aug. more »»

Our opinion: Lone wolves

September 17, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Our opinion: Acting locally

September 16, 2014 Margaret Mead, America’s most famous cultural anthropologist, expressed a simple, yet eloquent, observation about the nature of activism, and although it’s repeated often, we’re going to do it again... more »»

Our opinion: Terrorism is a Hydra

September 15, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»



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