| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:18 PM
There was a startling news item this week from Fairview Township, northern York County, where a gallant "neighborhood watch" has come to the rescue of the residents of Ridge Road.
I was startled because I once lived near Ridge Road in that township. I...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:14 AM
There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take.
The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Q: I read with interest earlier this year the report on Pennsylvania highway fatalities for 2012. There were a lot of data in addition to the 2 percent increase in total roadway fatalities versus 2011 that might suggest 2012 did not qualify as another...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Many veterans say getting the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant them the benefits they've earned is like pulling teeth.
The VA actually pulled Anthony Basti's teeth. He wants it to finish the dental work he believes should have followed.
| Oct 19, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Deadlines come and go in Washington and if our elected leaders happen to miss one, say to keep the government funded, it's no big deal to them. That's just life in the capital.
Want to guess what would happen if you missed a government deadline?
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Two innocent women and a toddler were hospitalized, it was reported this week, when a police chase ended with a stolen minivan crashing into their sedan in Allentown, after ramming two police cars.
While those injuries were the most important part of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:52 AM
Boulders and Boy Scouts have been in the news lately, and while all the stories are not necessarily related, they have come in a somewhat remarkable succession.
The most serious story in recent days involved a Delaware woman who was critically injured...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:01 PM
There are parallel metal cables, one for each hand, on the steepest part of the climb up Half Dome at Yosemite National Park. Otherwise, there is nothing to slow down your momentum if you stumble and start to roll down the smooth rounded rock.
| Nov 12, 2013
The recent proposal by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to designate six segments of area streams as Class A waters, thereby curtailing in-season trout stockings in them, is drawing local opposition.
Class A waters are the highest quality in...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:23 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in December) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:23 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in October and November) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:02 PM
Pennsylvania judges will be barred from serving on corporate boards under new rules announced by the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, part of an overhaul of the state's dated judicial canons.
The changes also bar judges from nepotism in hiring and...