During this year’s municipal elections, voters will see familiar names when they stand in front of their voting machines ... not the names from the nightly news but rather the names of friends and neighbors who want to serve their community.
In a robust democracy, this is clearly what the Founding Fathers envisioned for what would become the United States of America as battles raged and lives were lost, all for the sake of independence.
It is the position of the NRA that “the only answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
On Nov. 22, 2018, E.J. Bradford, while in a shopping mall in Alabama and attempting to respond to an active shooter, was shot in the back of the head by police.
On Feb. 5, 2019, the Alabama Attorney General issued a report that the police officer who shot Bradford would not face criminal charges because the officer acted reasonably under the circumstances.
For those with a sweet tooth, a Valentine’s Day favorite might be tough to find this year.
Everyone is familiar with the classic Sweethearts candy featuring cute little messages such as “Be Mine,” “Let’s Kiss” and “True Love.”
However, due to a company buyout and health code violations, the original brand of these candies will not be ready in time for Valentine’s Day this year.
The original Sweethearts were made by New England Confectionery Company, better known as Necco.
Birthdays are a given,
They began when we were born.
You celebrate them every year,
With birthday cakes, and horns.
You wish they didn’t come around
As fast as they seem to,
because each year it happens,
It adds another year on you.
When you are young, you cannot wait
For birthday time to come,
You cannot wait for years to pass
’Til you are 21.
Before you know the years go by,
And you are growing old.
You can’t go back, you have to face
Whatever the future holds.
To the Editor:
Regarding the story on the Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting in the Jan. 24, 2019, edition of the Northwestern Press, I presented this information at the Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting in January after learning they had approved artificial turf for our stadium improvement project.
The board was aware of much of this information prior to approval but their decision must also reflect the community’s desires.
Coffee is a pleasure drink,
It starts out as a bean;
If you miss your daily dose,
You can become very mean.
For many folks, it’s on their mind
As soon as they awake;
To most of them coffee is
The first thing that they take.
Coffee has the caffeine we need
To start us on our way;
It wakes us up and gets us ready
So we can face the day.
There are times one cup is not enough
To keep us sharp for long;
Before you know, you realize
That 4 or 5 cups
The 2017-18 Legislative Session was a productive one, with many important legislative initiatives being signed into law.
It was also a session that saw several of my proposals signed into law.
Ideas for these proposals were brought to my attention by residents in the district and were formed from situations I knew needed to be improved.
In order to provide improved health care to stroke victims, legislation I authored was signed into law this session that directs stroke patients to the appropriate hospital to treat their specific type of stroke.
There was a brilliant mathematics teacher at the high school I attended. As the community was small, his children, who were also very smart, attended the same school.
Aside from what appeared to be their innate abilities in math and physics, I never suspected anything was different.
One day, a couple of friends and I, along with one of the teacher’s sons, went to his house.
I stepped inside the front door and could not believe what I saw.
Every inch of space — from floor to ceiling — was stacked with newspapers and books.
Last year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed, and Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 44, which establishes the Safe2Say Something program in each of the more than 500 school districts in Pennsylvania.
The explanation and training involved with this program began in mid-January, and the goal is to have every district on board within the next several months.
The program is already paying dividends. On Jan. 17, Hazleton police say a 14-year-old student was apprehended after threatening gun violence at the district’s elementary-middle school.
For 35 days, we Americans watched as President Donald Trump shut down the federal government and was at an impasse with the U.S. House and Senate over $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
This partial shutdown, which affected federal agencies including the Transportation Security Administration, Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, law enforcement agencies, and parks and museums, left 380,000 federal employees furloughed and 420,000 employees working without pay.