Gov. Tom Wolf has allowed my legislation, House Bill 178, to lapse into law and become the Public School Code of the 2017-18 budget package.
Overall, I am pleased that important measures to allow schools to better prepare for safety and security threats, along with other significant improvements to our educational system.
Our children and their education must be at the forefront when we consider any type of public policy.
If you have ever loved and lost a pet, you will understand my family’s hesitation in getting another.
I have written about my pets before — a 16-1/2-year-old Old English Sheepdog and an indoor shelter cat we had for more than 16 years.
Both died recently within six months of each other. We have been in mourning.
My Editor’s Views in the past have been about understanding the responsibilities of pet ownership before acquiring a pet for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
America is home to the best military in the world, the best system of higher education, the most innovative entrepreneurs, and most importantly, the hardest workers.
In many ways, we can see how God has blessed America.
Unfortunately, we also have a Congress that is failing us and is holding our country back from achieving greater heights.
Congress seems totally incapable of solving the biggest challenges facing us today.
En Glee Bissell des un Sell
Der Baydawg is widder doe,
Un es glabbert yo so in der Kich;
Blendy arwet fer mich,
Welsh-hawna un lots funn socha,
Muss ich now ready
macha in der Kich;
Es is g’shpboss fer mich,
Kucha un feel boi,
Shtana shunt in ra roi In der Kich;
Oh, es shwitzed mich.
De kinner kumma ol hame,
Wil wetta se acta wider
es same in der Kich;
Ei, es lechered mich.
Eb mer essa, duhna mer bayda,
Shpater shwappa mer
resayda in der Kich;
Blendy harlichkate fer mich.
President Donald Trump recently proclaimed November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month.
Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is the time American people nationally thank veterans for their courage, sacrifices and years of service.
Trump’s proclamation begins: “During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we honor the significant contributions made by American service members, their families and their loved ones.
Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law House Bill 16, my legislation designed to reform the local tax collection system to reduce instances of fraud.
Local tax collectors take on a great responsibility with ensuring the proper collection of taxes; however, with little clarity in the law as to best practices, misuse of the system can occur.
My legislation corrects those oversights to eliminate fraud by unscrupulous tax collectors.
Voters in Pennsylvania will decide Nov. 7 whether to pay less money for their school (or county or municipal) real estate taxes.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Who would vote “no” to paying less money in taxes?
To vote or not to vote
That is the question
Whether it is better
to refrain from voicing
Or living with the results
of our decisions
Is something each
citizen of voting age
has to decide
Could it be that you
have always voted for
the WRONG man?
To that, I reply,
Elect a woman!
Could it be that you
feel your vote
will not count?
It will if you
Could it be that
you are disappointed
with the quality
of each candidate?
·Center for Animal Health And Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.
Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email@example.com.
of Our Lives
Crisp bright days
illumine fall colors
Brilliant gold mixed with a tinge of rust
Days of rain laden with sadness
Sadness at the loss of dear friends departed
All these aspects of the October of our lives
Not yet November with its darkness
December’s long night of the soul
The end of our days
Those golden moments
Of playing with the grandchildren
Reunions with old friends