Letters to the Editor

For many years, Fair Districts PA and many other good government groups have been advocating for an 11-person independent citizens’ commission to draw voting districts. According to a 2019 survey conducted by Franklin and Marshall College, 67 percent of the Pennsylvania voting public support…

Pennsylvania state representative Seth Grove, R-York, chair of the House State Government Committee, has proposed sweeping changes to the process by which our states legislative districts are drawn. Surprisingly, he has done this after the Legislative Redistricting Committee (LRC) has all bu…

Last November, a group of concerned Saltsburg residents submitted to the River Valley school board an application for the creation of a charter academy in Saltsburg in order to provide a hometown school option for Saltsburg students now being bused to the River Valley High School in Blairsville.

The Blacklick Creek Watershed Association would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Blacklick Valley Industrial Development Association for its generous donation to the Blacklick Creek Watershed Fund through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

An obituary for Jim Tomb recently appeared in the Gazette (Nov. 27, 2021). As often happens when people live into their 90s, obits fail to capture the qualities that make them uniquely who they were.

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The failures of President Joe Biden’s first year in office are obvious to all. Inflation is raging. COVID is raging. Crime is spiking in some big cities. The U.S.-Mexico border is a mess. The American withdrawal from Afghanistan was a mess. And with it all, the president and his party are ob…

President Joe Biden had what I’d call a human moment Monday. After a Fox News correspondent shouted out a question about whether inflation would be a political liability, Biden could be heard muttering: “No, it’s a great asset. More inflation. What a stupid son of a b---h.” Seriously, can yo…

Back in 2010, a group of conservative academics, economists and money managers signed an open letter warning that the efforts of the Federal Reserve to support the economy would be dangerously inflationary. But the inflation never came. So four years later, Bloomberg reached out to as many o…

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Republican Glenn Youngkin was recently sworn in as the new governor of Virginia, a state that Joe Biden won by almost half a million votes. What caused such a rapid shift in sentiment?

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It was breathtaking to be at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on the morning of Jan. 18. The Christmas tree was gone from Rockefeller Center, but the church was packed yet again, this time with a strong showing from the NYPD, the new mayor and other civil leaders.

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