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Methane is the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide. Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry is a major methane emitter. Recently, Gov. Wolf took steps to reduce methane leakage from new natural gas industry sources. Now he must keep his promise to reduce methane leakage fro…

Of all the damage that the Trump Administration has wreaked on America — from tearing apart our social fabric to trampling all over the rule of law — none is more dangerous than walking away from the Clean Power Plan. For those who have forgotten amid the international and domestic chaos of …

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The link between feelings and food is almost unbreakable, given our cultural norms. Food is central to times of celebration and to times of mourning. Birthday parties must have birthday cake; a good caterer is crucial for a successful wedding. Similarly, funerals are followed by wakes or oth…

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The preservation of open space is something nearly everyone can get behind, like apple pie and mom. But supporting preservation in theory is very different than actively working for it in practice, and in Delaware County, we have some work to do on this issue. One of the primary tools for su…

In order to buy a handgun in Pennsylvania, a would-be purchaser must submit to a well-established and thorough background check designed to prevent those with mental illness, violent felony records or a history of domestic abuse from purchasing firearms. The Pennsylvania system (PICS) is hig…

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I am a server’s daughter and have worked as a server myself. Also, I very often am the customer who is being served. This is encourages me to write on “customers from hell” as well as “servers from hell.”

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While Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck is remembered as an advocate committed to building bridges between East and West, her call for multicultural and racial understanding resonates closer to home today.

As I am still feeling the reverberations of some of the news buzz last week, from hate crimes, escaped killers, continued terrorist threats and actions—I thought it was important to remind ourselves, there is still a lot of good out there, and often it is right in our own backyards.

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The League of Women Voters named Haverford High School student Connor Gallagher a first-place winner in their essay contest on increasing voter turnout in the United States. Below are excerpts from his essay.

Well…there’s this new religion on Florida’s Treasure Coast. It’s called…APE…Alarmists-Protectionists-Environmentalists, APE. It wants to save everything but people. People are ruining everything. So forget them. They don’t count.

The following is the complete tale of a 17-year-old boy’s cross-country trip to California taken with his high school buddies in the summer of 1958. The, story, by Stan Kornafel, was told to Managing Editor David Bjorkgren and appeared as a 6-part series in the NEWS of Delaware County.

I was appalled by a recent letter written by Nicolas Perrone which used the tragic train derailment in Philadelphia as an excuse to score political points.

(The following is the fifth part in an ongoing series recalling a 17-year-old boy’s cross-country trip to California taken with his high school buddies in the summer of 1958. The, story, by Stan Kornafel, was told to Managing Editor David Bjorkgren.)

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Instead of using corporate welfare and tax breaks to lure individual companies from other states, Pennsylvania’s industry (training) partnerships bring companies in the same sectors together to invest in core and cutting-edge skills designed to make entire industries more competitive, nation…

The Obama administration finally listened to our military leaders, and they are now planning on leaving 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through 2016 and probably beyond. Originally they were going to draw down to 5,500 troops.

(The following is the fourth part in an ongoing series recalling a 17-year-old boy’s cross-country trip to California taken with his high school buddies in the summer of 1958. The, story, by Stan Kornafel, was told to Managing Editor David Bjorkgren.)

(The following is the third part in an ongoing series recalling a 17-year-old boy’s cross-country trip to California taken with his high school buddies in the summer of 1958. The, story, by Stan Kornafel, was told to Managing Editor David Bjorkgren.)

It was a school supplies list that any industrialized, technologically advanced nation should expect to see: small classroom sizes, safe buildings, decent funds for decent programs, enough teachers to make sure students get the attention they need, a challenging curriculum, maybe art and mus…

The following is the second part in an ongoing series recalling a 17-year-old boy’s cross-country trip to California taken with his high school buddies in the summer of 1958. The, story, by Stan Kornafel, was told to Managing Editor David Bjorkgren.

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May is a wonderful month. Besides beautiful flowers, trees and warm weather, there are four special holidays to honor our brave Veterans who have given their lives for our Country’s freedom…Flag Day, Armed forces Day, Memorial Day and VE Day WW11…let us proudly ‘fly the Flag.’

The following is the first part in an ongoing series recalling a 17-year-old boy’s cross-country trip to California taken with his high school buddies in the summer of 1958. The, story, by Stan Kornafel, was told to Managing Editor David Bjorkgren.

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During the past few months, there has been numerous incidents— some tragic—where police officers were accused of brutality and abuse of power against African Americans.

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With so much imminent rainfall in April, you might think we were in for another Noah’s Ark voyage or chasing rainbows down the road for that elusive pot of gold. (Fortunately, seeing rainbows in the sky insures us that floods will never cover the earth again; the Bible says that.)