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Local Commentaries

Begin Identifying Your Strengths Of Character

We met Kayla and Kent at the first of three installments. A couple nearing retirement ages face a dual blow of respective job layoffs. The Coronavirus had forced them to survive financially on Social Security, plus some savings. Residents of Pennsylvania, they had not yet received ...

Why Are So Many Republicans Silent

Just for purposes of understanding or considering today’s column, let’s set aside what isn’t relevant to understanding or considering it. Please set aside your political-party enrollment, how you usually vote, and your preference regarding the 2020 presidential election. In addition, ...

The BPU Should Not Get Rid Of Glass Recycling

According to the Dec. 29, 2020, issue of The Post-Journal, the BPU will be eliminating glass from its curbside recycling program. The article also states the company has received zero complaints from the public regarding this. I am writing to express my formal complaint. With the ...

In 2021, America Needs More ‘We’ And Less ‘I’

It is an understatement to say that 2020 was a very bad year. Even if and when the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control, the effect it has had on our social fabric will be long-lasting. Far from bringing us all together, we have divided into two camps: those who respect the ...

Pets Can Be A Help During Pandemic

I was raised on a dairy farm and so living with animals was a part of my growing up. Back in those days, we had a relatively small number of milking cows—30 to 40—and so each one had its own name. My favorite cow of all time was Doris. She was a large, mostly white Holstein who was ...

The Stars Were Brightly Shining

The course of history can change through what initially seems like ordinary events. Chapter 2 of the Gospel of Luke tells the story of the birth of a child two millennia ago. The birth of any child is wondrous. Yet this was an extraordinarily special birth of an extraordinarily special ...