Anticipation and fall are in the air, as they always are when school reopens. But this year, add trepidation among teachers as the state Department of Education implements a new protocol for evaluating them. The department has begun to phase in the use (read more)
At some point, the state Department of Environmental Protection will have to conduct public hearings on the Keystone Landfill's massive expansion plan. That does not mean that local government and civic leaders and environmental activists have to wait t (read more)
State lawmakers often leave abundant unfinished business behind when they flee Harrisburg for most of the summer. But when they get back to their offices this year they finally should act on a matter that they have evaded for decades. For years the high (read more)

Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor EDITOR: I want to express my thoughts regarding two of the commissioners' decisions to terminate Bradford County's membership in the Endless Mountain's Visitor's Bureau (EMVB). Ironically, Mr. McLinko voted against the implementation (read more)
"Thanks to Tioga Downs" EDITOR: "Thanks to Tioga Downs" is a sentiment that is heard repeatedly in Tioga County and beyond, and I hope is never taken for granted. I'm happy to add my thanks once again to Tioga Downs for their timely and gracious assista (read more)
Reforming the antiquated school construction process and state reimbursement EDITOR: The purpose of this letter is to encourage citizens to contact their state representatives to encourage them to support House Bill 2124. When school districts (read more)
Trudy EDITOR: Last Thursday afternoon I returned home from Elmira to two emails and a voice mail that were in regard to Trudy Bull. I was in a state of disbelief she just could not be gone. We had just been at a Bradford County Historical Society board (read more)
What a waste EDITOR: Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state. The problem has becom (read more)
Wrong decision EDITOR: I believe the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made a wrong decision regarding gathering fees. Our lease does not mention gathering fees. The Supreme Court added this. Governor Corbett said he could undo their ruling because it would ch (read more)
Shopping EDITOR: On Sunday July 27, I went to Big Flats to the Mall and Sam's Club to do some shopping. Ruby Tuesday sent me a coupon for a free cheeseburger for my birthday which I printed off my computer, and we went there for lunch. We were seated a (read more)
Enjoyed the read EDITOR: Really enjoyed the op-ed page yesterday. An editorial writer professed to be writing about nothing in particular ('Sometimes, inspiration is the hardest'), and a letter writer professed to be writing importantly ('Am I an agent o (read more)