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The letter on June 2 titled “Eliminating gun permits would improve self-defense ability” provokes me to respond. The writer quotes state Rep. Aaron Bernstine’s remarks “that concealed carry legislation (permit requirements) serves no purpose since only law-abiding citizens bother getting a p…

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Recently, we have seen some activity which concerns me. The governor of Pennsylvania took some steps relative to the pandemic which were unpopular with some politicians and with many citizens. Therefore, those politicians successfully stripped the governor of that authority. Following the pr…

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Recently, we have seen some activity which concerns me. The governor of Pennsylvania took some steps relative to the pandemic which were unpopular with some politicians and with many citizens. Therefore, those politicians successfully stripped the governor of that authority. Following the pr…

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The Memorial Day front page News story “House panel Oks bills to thwart gun control efforts” by John Finnerty triggers all sorts of thoughts on the subject. Maybe it is time to revert to the ways of the old wild west. The U.S. Constitution is clear “the right of the people to keep and bear a…

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In Amanda Claire Starbuck’s column (Say No to Carbon Pricing, May 25), she lumps all forms of carbon pricing into one bucket, focusing only on a proposed system of credits within the Growing Climate Solutions Act (S.1251 and H.R.2820), which is expected to be sent to the floor of the Senate.…

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Almost 158 years ago, President Lincoln said of those who gave “the last full measure of devotion” at Gettysburg that “[w]e cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power t…

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A big lie in our nation is that “the election was stolen.” A political party has dedicated itself to promote of the lie. A display of rebellion shattered the lawful passing of power in a violent insurrection at our National Capitol. To say that the big lie movement is dangerous is a striking…

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I wanted to make sure you knew how pleased I am with your column about my Dad. (“A dream that died too soon: Fifty years later, Cecil Robinson’s family deserves an apology.” May 8). It was very well written and expressed so much empathy and compassion for not only my father but also the fami…

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Wow! Front page, bold print, large picture — it appears our newspaper is resorting to controversy and negativity to attract readership.

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Herald and New Castle News Editor Jeff Gerritt’s column ( “A dream that died too soon,” May 8) about the Beaver Falls Police Department’s shooting of a most likely innocent and highly accomplished 24-year-old African American man, Cecil Robinson, 50 years ago was movingly sad.

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Shenango Township and its inspector have been requiring payment to be made for inspection that was not required by the Uniform Construction Code and there is no ordinance requiring the inspection when they are exempt from the UCC. When I questioned Supervisor Albert Burick II on July 26, 201…

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Shenango Township and its inspector have been requiring payment to be made for inspection that was not required by the Uniform Construction Code and there is no ordinance requiring the inspection when they are exempt from the UCC. When I questioned Supervisor Albert Burick II on July 26, 201…

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The Lawrence County Historical Society strongly advises against the establishment of a Dollar General on Highland Avenue in the North Hill Historic District. The board of directors unanimously agreed at its monthly meeting to go on record against it.

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As someone who has worked for both federal and state agencies for over 35 years, and who personally knows officers who have patrolled the border, I understand security there affects law enforcement and all of us throughout this country.

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For the first time in decades the office of Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds is up for grabs. As a lifelong resident of Lawrence County, my family and I have had interactions with the office as needed and those experiences have always been met with proficiency, efficiency, and respect.

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Growing up in Lawrence County and attending Westminster College basketball games as a youngster, I frequently saw Zigmund “Red” Mihalik officiate.

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It is essential that the commission’s recommendation to remedy the city’s problem fails and these are the reasons why.

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Recent articles in the New Castle News reference a “saga” or “rift” existing between Councilman Tim Fulkerson and Disabilities Options Network.

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As the planet slowly emerges from the horrific effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the globe are realizing that we humans have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the course of history by moving to green energy as we rebuild the worldwide economy.

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I was struck with incongruence between the headline “Two city residents charged in Capitol riot” and the smiling picture of Philip Vogel and Debra Maimone on the front page of the March 20 New Castle News. I do not know either of these people, but my first impression was they sure don’t look…

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In response to Mr. Zbegan’s letter printed in the March 26 issue, Sabika Sheikh was an exchange student from Pakistan who was killed in the May 2018 school shooting in Texas.

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A  letter writer, Mr. Z, recently stated there are 3 million guns in the United States. This is incorrect. Actually, there are more guns here than there are people, 400 million guns in the country and increasing by thousands every day.

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My friend tells me he is a traditionalist. He believes that a widespread participation in the political process is essential for the fulfillment of both himself and society. 

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