I am greatly encouraged by the way New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther is trying to get funding and medical support for volunteer fire fighters with cancer.
While there are many issues facing Congress that we have a hard time agreeing on, Republicans and Democrats can come together on important efforts that benefit our region.
Saving land saves money. Local farms, forests, rivers, streams and scenic vistas, which provide restorative outdoor experiences, are also productive assets that generate significant economic value. Protecting those assets is a smart investment that serves county residents now and in future dividends.
One thing I enjoy is talking about the unforgettable moments, people and things in life that were a positive influence. August is National Breastfeeding Month, which brings up special recollections.
Thirty-two of 33 developed nations have universal healthcare, with the United States the lone exception. The cost to us is 50% to 100% higher per capita than these other countries, yet the World Health Organization ranks the U.S. at 37 out of 199 in health-care outcomes. With what we spend we should be number one.
Carol Roig, in her June 8 column, incorrectly stated that carbon emissions have been lowered by 27% since 2005. Charles Petersheim, in his subsequent letter, gleefully agreed to this 27% figure and erroneously credited shale gas extraction and consumption for most of the decrease in emissions that has occurred.
Recently my husband, Kris Jarmann, and I were talking about a major transition in our lives, our move from Milford, PA to Wilton Manors, FL. It is bittersweet, as we are leaving a community and an organization, TriVersity, that we love.
We need redistricting reform in Pennsylvania. Current Pennsylvania law puts state legislators in charge of redistricting—the process of redrawing voting districts, which happens every 10 years to reflect population changes. (It happens next after the 2020 census.)
The Sullivan County legislature thinks that you are stupid. That’s right, stupid. There is no other possible explanation to justify their actions, since Millennium Pipeline announced its intention to put a 22,400 hp compressor in the Town of Highland on property formerly owned by the Eldred Preserve.
Unless you buy the perfect amount of paint every time, you might be like most Americans and have a few cans (or a lot more) of leftover paint sitting around. What are you supposed to do with it?