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David Knepper | Route 219: The keystone for regional economic development
The dream of completing a four-lane corridor from Interstate 80 near DuBois to Interstate 68 in Maryland continues to capture the imagination of many of us who live in the Cambria-Somerset region.
Live your life to help others
It has been 40 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on cancer, an affliction he viewed as the deadliest and most elusive enemy of mankind.
How much testing is enough when taxpayers are footing the bill?
Undoubtedly, most public school administrators have had more than their share of sleepless nights this spring while preparing a balanced budget for 2011-12 that avoided raising taxes, furloughing teachers, and eliminating educational programs and services.
‘Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer’
Regardless of what the calendar may indicate, that summer officially begins on June 21, this season of the year is a welcomed guest that can come early and stay as long as it wishes, after such a interminably long winter and wetter-than-usual spring.
From crisis comes opportunity
The shivering temperatures of this past winter seem to have all but dissipated. But if that is not so, the governor’s proposed school funding cuts will certainly make it feel a lot warmer than it really is.
A new spring tonic: The primary election
It is an all too familiar ritual in American politics – the planting of the first “spring flowers.”
Putting drivers, passengers first: It’s time for safer vehicles
Traveling east on Route 22 while returning from Pittsburgh this past Monday evening, I noticed off in the distance the ominous flashing lights of EMS, fire apparatus and police vehicles.
Small businesses fuel economy
Like so many Americans these days, I am not so much upset about paying my “fair share” of taxes so long as I see my money being used to operate our local, state and the federal governments.
‘Pay It Forward’ in 2011; world will be a better place
Complaining has become almost second nature to many of us.
Greatest gift at Christmas – and for all time
O. Henry (1862-1910), the dean of American short-story writing, may have captured the true spirit of Christmas in one of his more memorable works, “The Gift of the Magi.”
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