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Saturday, December 5, 2020



Communicating vaccines

In recent weeks, multiple companies have announced what an anxious world has been waiting to hear - that a highly effective vaccine against COVID-19 is on the horizon.
The news comes as infection rates have surged once again throughout our country, breaking new records and showing no signs of more


Strong Defense

To the editor:
I have a slightly different recollection than Steve Lungen and Frank LaBuda of the unsuccessful prosecution of Robert Nolan in 1982 and 1984.
I sat in on both trials and like to think Nolan's defense attorney was very good and deserving of their acknowledgment/respect. He was more

Inside Out

About that Thanksgiving

The ease of Thursday morning was unsettling. Wide awake at 5 a.m., I migrated from my bed to the couch, only looking at the laundry baskets lined up across the floor after settling in with my laptop and a cozy blanket.
I could move them, sure.
But I didn't need to.
No one would be more


My journey across the streams

I wanted to share this missive that I received from my dear son Mike Werner the other day. I think he's mastered that “new math” we hear so much about…
Oh, junk mail, such a staple of our society. The good news is I pass my garbage can on my walk from the mailbox to my front door. Ideally, it more

Long Ago

The Blessings of Homecoming

Today, Friday, I am enjoying memories and leftovers from a wonderful Thanksgiving day.
Though we were only nine in number we all were in high spirits all day long.
My son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Prudy Robisch, hosted a wonderful celebration.
Anne Marie and Tom Willi and I arrived for more

Sense of Direction

Thanksgiving screw ups

I decided to do Thanksgiving dinner the easy way this year so I ordered a precooked dinner from ShopRite. It consisted of turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and a string bean casserole. I was foresighted enough to get cranberry sauce and pies ahead of time. What could go more

Here & There

Beware of Holiday Online Shopping Scams

Ho Ho Ho… it's that time of the year again as we share the thrill of shopping for once-a-year deals and the whole experience of shopping online for those great online bargains.
We Americans love this adventure and we spent more money holiday shopping in 2019 than ever before and more purchases more

Guest Editorial

I know how painful racism is. But we can't give up on voting

I've cried many a tear as a black man in America. Sometimes, it is the only way to process the fact that, in the eyes of so many, I'm a walking threat for no reason other than the blackness of my skin. And it's been this way for as long as I can remember. I'll never forget my mother telling me when more

Cooking in the Country

Authentic Fried Rice

My little brother, Andrew Stabbert, is not only an intelligent Penn State grad, he can also whip up a few signature dishes when he feels like it. It wasn't until he came home due to Covid restrictions at State College that I had the pleasure of trying his famous fried rice.
Andrew is a world more

My Turn

Time to say goodbye

I loved writing ‘My Turn'. Having a platform to express my opinions was a gift not many get the chance to experience. Lately it has been challenging to come up with interesting and new issues to write about. The well is going dry so to speak.
Probably more of a factor though is that as a more

The Way I See It

B.A.T.S. In Liberty

There has been a lot of news on the creation of a Veteran's home located at 15 Dixon Street Liberty, New York. This home was donated to the New Beginnings Community Worship Center of Liberty. The Congregation thought of what would be the best possible use for this generous donation made by the more


As I see it …

For the last several weeks, I have been writing articles primarily against Mr. Trump. It has gotten to a point that I will simply be saying the same thing again. It is interesting to note that the folks who write in do not respond to the fundamental questions that I have raised in regard to the more

Random Thoughts

Feeling flushed

The pandemic has caused many of us to feel isolated and missing human contact. Simple outings like eating at a restaurant, watching your favorite team on television at a sports bar or dropping in on friends have become problematic. We have become overly responsive to rumors that emanate from news more

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