Scott Perry

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

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WANT KIDS TO PLAY? GIVE THEM SPACE, Sep. 2

If we're going to complain about young people spending too much time texting on their cellphones, watching TV or playing indoor video games, we need to make sure they have plenty of outdoor recreation spaces.

That means parks, playgrounds, courts and ballfields, of course.

It's time to consider adding skate parks to that list, too.

Skateboarding represents a $4.8 billion market in the U.S., according to publicskateparkguide.org. The first real skateboarding boom was in the early 1960s, and then the sport's popularity declined until 1972 with the introduction of...

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