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Political letters deadline set
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Tuesday, May 5 , at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 19 primary election. [Read More]

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Letter to the editor: Lax oversight of gas industry
26 weeks ago -
I am very concerned about the Marcellus shale natural gas industry’s fracking process and the potential for contaminating our drinking water. If this occurs, what do we do? [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Money - It's a gas
26 weeks ago -
In 2011, the Marcellus Coalition commissioned a study that found there were 2,300 Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania that could produce almost 3.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Comparable gas prices at that time were $3.62 per 1,000 cubic feet (October 2011 EIA wellhead price). [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Freeberg one of the best teachers I ever had
26 weeks ago -
Long before Kevin Freeberg was a candidate for state representative, he was my fifth-grade teacher at Benjamin Franklin Elementary. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Higher tax could drive drillers elsewhere
26 weeks ago -
It is oh, so tempting for candidates to lash out at those “wicked, evil, profit-driven coal and gas companies and make them do penance and pay for their sinful ways with every tax imaginable!” Perhaps not. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Gerrymandering turns voting into a con game
26 weeks ago -
In the next few weeks the voting public is being asked to join in on one of the greatest con games of our time. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Raising sales tax no way to cut property taxes
26 weeks ago -
A plank in Rep. Dave Reed’s campaign for a seventh term is the reduction, if not elimination, of property taxes. While Rep. Reed can’t personally reduce or eliminate property taxes, he has been floating ideas to raise funds that might ultimately be used toward this purpose later (HB 2425). [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Campaign slogan has a hollow ring to it
26 weeks ago -
To most voters, the phrase “People Before Politics” has a friendly ring to it. The fact that Dave Reed uses this phrase as his campaign slogan, however, makes it ring hollow. Don’t let Mr. Reed fool you: He is all about politics, and not so much about people. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Impact tax working for municipalities
26 weeks ago -
We write as individuals who are elected as township supervisors, but not on behalf of our respective townships, to express our personal concern and reservations regarding gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s proposals to levy a severance tax on Marcellus gas production in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Pennsylvania losing millions
26 weeks ago -
To voters of Indiana: I know this: I have waited patiently for about three years to talk to you regarding the so-called “impact tax” on Marcellus shale wells drilled in Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Letter to the editor: Festival organizers say thank you
26 weeks ago -
The organizers of the second annual IUP Northern Appalachian Folk Festival wish to thank all of their supporters who made this year’s event a success. [Read More]
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