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The mission statement of the 100-year-old non-partisan League of Women Voters (LWV) is “Empowering Voters; Defending Democracy.” At this time, our democracy is at serious risk. There are …

Monkeypox was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 23. As of early August, there were nearly 32, 000 confirmed …

If I May: This side of the divide

I have a friend in Montana. I know, that sounds like an advertisement for prime steaks. My friend DW Groethe is a cowboy. He ropes and rides and mends fences, and all the other home-on-the-range …

We have experienced many changes down here on the farm in the past months. Because of some health issues we have had to reorganize things, change some goals, make some decisions and come up with new …

There’s no doubt that the current COVID-19 boosters from the original prototype vaccines based on the ancestral SARS-CoV-2 index virus strain, continue to protect people against serious illness and …

A recent issue of the Herald advises of the Council Rock School Board being lobbied by Muslim students to change the school calendar, recognize the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, and provide such …

The July announcement of a 20-year-old man from Rockland County, N.Y., paralyzed by the poliovirus, brings back memories of the fear, disability and death that came each summer with the polio …

Reflections: Language labels

Language plays a major role in showing how speakers perceive reality. When one speech group becomes dominant, they often denigrate speakers of another group and their language or dialect as socially …

New Jersey and Pennsylvania continued their joint ownership of the bridge until July 1, 1987.  On that date, the bridge’s deeds were assigned outright to the Bridge Commission and the states ceased providing equal annual tax subsidies for the bridge’s operation and maintenance. 

In September 2021, I had the honor of testifying in Harrisburg about a Bucks County school board dispute and the state’s Sunshine Law. Recently, a dispute in Pennsbury was settled, but what will …

Robert Beck: If I May

The article by Claire Lynch (Herald July 28) about the classes in professional development being held for the Latino community by the chef and staff at HollyHedge profiles a great opportunity and a …

Stop the sale of a New Jersey historic work of art

It is always disheartening to hear that a public entity has failed the public’s trust. We are living at a moment when faith in many of our nation’s institutions is at an ebb. And now, …

Why we need to Fix Harrisburg

On Thursday, July 7, beginning at 10:35 p.m., while most of us were asleep, our elected representatives took Senate Bill 106 out of storage. This bill, already an omnibus constitutional amendment, had been sitting around since December 2021.

I’m a retired English teacher with over 30 years of experience in public school classrooms, grades 7 through 12. One of my most important takeaways from those years is that in school it’s …

I learned a lot from Tropical Storm Agnes, arguably the most impactful storm to hit the Chesapeake Bay in the several thousand years the current estuary has existed.

As was the case with many other bridges along the Delaware River, a ferry service predated the construction of the first bridge at what is now Washington Crossing.

Gov. Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s 2023 budget into law July 8, notably falling short of the Commonwealth’s commitment to fully fund the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). Despite the …

The 13th Amendment

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to …

The Herald on July 7 had an article about local man in the Ranger competition. Here is the story of another ranger. The U.S. Army Rangers were formed in 1941 to be the U.S. equivalent of the …

Reflections: Banned From Office

No person shall hold any government office in the United States who has engaged in insurrection or supported those who do. The above is a lightly edited summary version of the 14th Amendment to …

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