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Editorials

Friday, May 5, 2017

The inspiring fireman statue which tops the drinking fountain on Main Street next to the Slatington Public Library is going to get some badly needed tender loving care to head off the ravages of Father Time.

We think that preserving this iconic monument, probably the most evocative tribute to the spirit of our area’s volunteerism, is right and proper.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The primary election is May 16, and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through May 9. Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by May 13. Letters should focus on the qualifications of the candidate, rather than tear down the opponent.

Letters should be no more than 300 words and be signed by the author. The writer’s name, address and phone number should be included for our files.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

When Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg last weekend, he underscored that his administration has created 27,000 new mining jobs in his first 100 days, with more to come.

The casual observer might conclude from this remark that there are already 27,000 miners back at work in the coal fields of northeastern Pennsylvania and Appalachia.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Many Americans have been astonished that the media are allowing the use of words which, until just a few years ago, were considered off-limits.

Readers are certainly more tolerant and less shocked than when I started my journalism career nearly 57 years ago. The same is true of other media, too. The word “virgin” in the 1953 movie “The Moon Is Blue” caused such a national scandal that it resulted in its being condemned by the Roman Catholic Church. Remember when Lucy and Desi, despite being married with children, slept in separate beds?

Saturday, April 29, 2017

For the past two years, I’ve had the honor of driving my son to his middle school each morning.

Although we’re 50 miles away from the roadways mentioned, we listen to the morning traffic report on Nashville’s WWTN and make scatological wisecracks about all the “backups,” “pileups,” “slow movements,” etc.

By the time Gideon finishes college, traffic reports may be dramatically different — dealing more with ALTITUDE than attitude.

Friday, April 28, 2017

As the bell at the Pike County courthouse mournfully tolled the news that convicted state police killer Eric Frein had been sentenced to death, onlookers cheered and applauded.

The human and financial toll that Frein’s lone-wolf actions have caused are staggering. Three families directly involved will never be the same. Scores more have been indirectly affected by Frein’s misguided, otherworldly political philosophy and his callous disregard for the consequences of his actions.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The primary election is May 16, and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through May 9. Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by May 13. Letters should focus on the qualifications of the candidate, rather than tear down the opponent. Letters should be no more than 300 words and be signed by the author. The writer’s name, address and phone number should be included for our files. Submit your letters via email on our website at http://www.tnonline.com/contact/submit-a-letter or mail to Times News, 594 Blakeslee Blvd.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The primary election is May 16, and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through May 9. Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by May 13. Letters should focus on the qualifications of the candidate, rather than tear down the opponent.

Letters should be no more than 300 words and be signed by the author. The writer’s name, address and phone number should be included for our files.

Monday, April 24, 2017

With commencement season, we can expect to see an overwhelming number of left-wing speakers addressing graduates at our American colleges and universities.

That is not surprising, nor does it shock us when we see a nationally known conservative speaker such as Ann Coulter engaged in a faceoff with the University of California, Berkeley, which, ironically gave birth to the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hugh Reiley, chairman of the Schuylkill County Party, announces that at its regular monthly meeting of Feb. 16,the Schuylkill County Democratic Executive Committee endorsed the candidates for Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The people endorsed are as follows:

For the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania:

Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff, who is currently a judge on the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas, having served in the NFL as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: