Steve Bloom's knee-jerk conservative tax cut reflex -- offered as his solution to the exit of youth from Pennsylvania (Brain Drain, 12/22) -- is both badly based financially, and off-base in its diagnosis of youth emigration.

Details of Sunday hunting and other regulations will concern people as long as hunting is lawful, but it behooves us to understand the big-picture context in which human beings hunt other animals with manufactured weapons (“Allowing a Bit of Sunday Hunting Enough for Now,” November 10, 2019).

t is with a heavy heart that I pen these words, for there is so much hate in this country. As an African American, I grieve with my Jewish brothers and sisters for the awful, ungodly attacks against the Jewish community. The stabbing a few weeks ago at a Rabbi’s home during a Hanukkah party …

The time to act on the climate crisis is not in 20 or 30 years, it is now. The science is clear that as carbon dioxide levels increase in our atmosphere and oceans as a result of burning buried fossil fuels we are gambling with the stability of the only world we have. The planet is warming, …

Lowman Henry's declaration (Times-Chronicle, 12/15) that the current process of redistricting of legislative and congressional district boundaries is already perfect -- and that changes now being contemplated to that process, for the next round of redistricting after the decennial 2020 censu…

I read with great interest the column by Sally Pipes in which she panned the concept of single payer healthcare. I share many of her concerns but as a physician who has worked and continues to work in the trenches of health care and has Master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safet…

Caution, Montgomery County taxpayers! There is a package of "county campus" improvements, aka “justice center” that comes with spiraling costs. The commissioners are scheduled to vote on these costs this Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 am in One Montgomery Plaza, 8th Floor, Norristown.

Abington residents will find, by going to www.AbingtonCitizens.com that on Nov 12th a budget will have passed with them having almost no knowledge of the plethora of bad things in it. This year alone there is a 9.9 % tax hike. But that is only one third of what they plan to hike your taxes. …

As Marie Yovanovitch completed her testimony in the impeachment hearings of Donald Trump and walked out of the chambers to the applause of the spectators, it reminded me of the court scene in To Kill a Mockingbird when Gregory Peck, as Atticus Finch, finishes his defense of Tom Robinson and …

With the 2019 holiday shopping season vigorously kicking off, it’s worth realizing that the terms “Black Friday” and “doorbusters,” today associated with monstrously-discounted sales the Friday after Thanksgiving attracting hordes of frenzied shoppers, have ties to Philadelphia retailers and…

Miss Sudlow was the first – she taught kindergarten. She was lovely, a blonde, I was smitten. I could see my future as a teacher. Then came the others. Mrs. Johannes (had her twice), Mrs. Roatche, Miss Applegate, Miss Waughtel, Miss McAfee, Mrs. Harding (our roving music teacher), Miss Tagga…

Throughout the winter months, my staff and I will be collecting winter coats for homeless veterans who are serviced by the Veterans Multi-Service Center in Philadelphia. In addition to winter coats, our veterans also need gloves, hats, scarves, thermal underwear, backpacks, and toiletries. I…

When Pennsylvania’s founder and proprietor, William Penn, visited about 1700 the Gwynedd Meeting House that had just been established by fellow Quakers on what today is DeKalb Pike, north of Montgomery County’s Norristown, Native Americans of the Leni Lenape tribe’s Unami clan were also know…

Lower Gwynedd has seen many changes in the past fifty years, a change in its scenic and pleasing country setting to less esthetically pleasing developments. Developments throughout the township appear to be going up in record numbers with lack of regard to curb appeal and how they will integ…

Since we began in 1980, the Interfaith Coalition on Energy (ICE) has helped hundreds of religious congregations control their energy use and cost. In 1996, The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) deregulated PECO Energy and other Pennsylvania utilities. This allowed third parties to…

Hallowe’en approaches and kids (of all ages) will soon holler “Trick or Treat” but what does that mean? Is there a threat implied that if you don’t get a treat you’ll play a trick on someone? And, yes, it once did mean just that and everyone played along. You went door-to-door and got your c…

Dr. Morton Langsfeld III, “Mickey” to those of us who were lucky enough to be his friends, passed away in late summer. It was a shock, one that will take a long time to get over. Mickey was one of those guys you just always expected to be around. We graduated from Cheltenham High School toge…

Lowman Henry (Times-Chronicle, 9/22 makes it sound as if energy companies began operating more efficiently and cleanly out of the goodness of their hearts, and that environmentalists should be overjoyed that Marcellus Shale gas drillers are no longer losing 15% of their product to leakage.

Although Lowman Henry’s characterization that use of natural gas has reduced America’s carbon dioxide emissions is appropriate (Ambler Gazette 22Sept2019), characterizing energy firms as doing "right by the environment” is quite a stretch. It is true that natural gas generates less carbon di…

There it was. In Deed Book 164. In 1873, it disclosed, Edwin Lacey purchased 38 acres from Isaac Perry. The land was part of a tract owned by the Hart family since the early 1700s, according to Deed Book 16, and now it was the area where the Borough of Ivyland would be established.