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  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Give your meals an Irish accent

    It’s a new month. And it’s time to be thinking about replacing the snowblowers with lawn mowers. But March can be brutal. There’s a saying that in western Pennsylvania, we can’t breathe easier until we get past St. Patrick’s Day. Still, I’m thinking positively and considering all things new.

    March 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg Mitchel Olszak: Giving nutrition a new look

    How many people look at the nutritional data placed on food packages? I mean really, really look at them, assess the numbers and act on the information.

    March 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Son of football legend leads political field in poll

    Jay Paterno announced last week that he will be a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in the May primary. Earlier this week, a poll showed Paterno leading the field of Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor by a slim margin.

    March 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Take the cake and pass the pie

    It’s a new month. And it’s time to be thinking about replacing the snowblowers with lawn mowers. But March can be brutal. There’s a saying that in western Pennsylvania, we can’t breathe easier until we get past St. Patrick’s Day. Still, I’m thinking positively and considering all things new.

    March 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg Mitchel Olszak: Legislative inaction puts Pennsylvania marriage in the courts

    In defending Pennsylvania over a lawsuit regarding gay marriage, commonwealth lawyers are falling back on what little they have. They note that last year’s Supreme Court decision involving the federal Defense of Marriage Act did not order states to require gay weddings.

    February 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Distressed status gives city more revenue sources

    New Castle’s population decline over the years has been well documented. It may be small consolation, but most cities in the Northeast have experienced a migration of residents to the suburbs or the Sun Belt over the last 50 years or so.

    February 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Yes, soup for you! Try some!

    The groundhog said six more weeks of winter, and nobody is going to argue with his assessment. The upside is — we’re closer to daffodils, the swallows returning to Capistrano and sooner rather than later, gardening. There’s already been a glimmer of spring’s promises this week.

    February 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Olszak.jpg Mitchel Olszak: America’s problem with equality

    What does it mean to be equal in America? It’s a deceptively complex question, because we know people aren’t equal. Some are more intelligent than others.

    February 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hudson.jpg Culinary Conversation: Cherries can help make Presidents Day sweet as pie

    Monday is Presidents Day. Granted, most of us don’t celebrate like we do on the Fourth of July and Christmas.  Some get the day off, though, which is a mini-celebration in itself.

    February 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Governor’s stances appear to shift over time

    Where did Gov. Tom Corbett get his ideas? I don’t know if anyone has ever asked that question, but it came to me this week after reading a column written by G. Terry Madonna and Michael L. Young.

    February 15, 2014 1 Photo

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