This month marks a year in which we have been dealing with COVID-19. As I think of the title of this article, I remember the song, “What a Difference a Day Makes,” and all I can say is “Wow, what a difference this year has made in all of our lives.” The death count is over 500,000, and there…

The Montgomery-Harleysville Region of Toys For Tots needs help to continue operating its campaign in Montgomery County. Due to some larger campaigns shutting down, the Montgomery-Harleysville Region has exploded in growth. We are now covering a much larger territory which, as of 2020, includ…

The right to free speech has been spotlighted in recent American politics, with accusations of censorship coming from all over the political spectrum. February 26th is national Student Press Freedom Day, and I think it is timely to look at the debate over free speech in the context of our st…

Our community has lost a gentle giant, for on Monday, January 25th, Phil Albright passed away. He was truly a man who loved God and loved people. He was a dedicated husband to his wife Barbara for nearly 70 years, a loving father, and a friend to countless people.

SPRING HOUSE -- Bethlehem Baptist Church annually provides Thanksgiving baskets as a community outreach ministry. Started in the early 1970s by the Deacon’s Ministry led by Deacon Phillip Smith, Mitchell Lawrence, Clifton Johnson and Joe Thompson, it focused on the seniors, widows, sick and …

Ever since county commissioner Val Arkoosh and her Board of Health shut down the schools without good reason (their own data shows COVID is not being spread at schools) I have been amazed at the group of people who have come together with the one agenda of opening schools. We live in a count…

As a Moms Demand Action (momsdemadaction.org) volunteer I am all too familiar with the fact that when domestic abusers have access to guns, the effects can be deadly. As we mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we must urge our lawmakers to protect women and families with laws that disarm …

While I believe everyone has the right to make their own choice, what makes one choose Trump in the 2020 election? Maybe in 2016 people were looking for something different. Now that we have had almost 4 years of his destruction of law and democracy, increased hatred, divide and incitement o…

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the likelihood for an individual struggling with an addiction to overdose or relapse, due to increased uncertainty and a concoction of feelings including anxiety, lack of control and isolation. On August 25, I hosted a House Human Services Committee Inform…

The June 2, 2020, Primary Election ballot count is complete, and official results posted. The voting experience in Pennsylvania's primary was the first rollout for major changes due to the historic bipartisan legislation of 2019 and an experience that was delayed and impacted by the pandemic.

As a pulmonary physician, I worked with Dr. Anthony Fauci during 1982-1983. I diagnosed and cared for the first person In PA who contracted AIDS. I referred this patient to the NIH and worked with Dr. Fauci and we started this man on AZT, an investigational medication as part of a research p…

As a 23-year resident of Upper Dublin, I have often marveled at how often I observe a police SUV in town. Having lived in the police state of China as a journalist in the '90s, it strikes me that police are more of a visible presence in this peaceful town than they ever were where I lived in…

I was astonished to read the letter from a church pastor which said in part, "we cannot afford another four years of Donald Trump nor his Republican lawmakers." I was astonished, because as a clergyman myself, I am at pains to avoid taking political stances in public.

What happened 100 and 90 years ago has an eerie resemblance to today with many out of work and  jobs not returning along with the coronavirus, not unlike the 1918 Flu and Depression of the 1930's. The "New Green Deal"with the energy coming from AOC and youthful voices and the views of many o…

As we have been faced with this COVID-19 pandemic, we are grateful to God for the countless first responders and all of those who are serving others. This crisis is one we shall never forget, and we are grateful to God that this too shall pass. Equally important is our opportunity to vote on…

Let’s take a look at something other than COVID-19, like this: “How do Bucks and Montgomery County high schools rank among 754 others in Pennsylvania?" Quite well, according to a “comprehensive, data-based” look by a well-regarded examination team. In fact, area schools make up 22 percent of…

On Halloween night of 2019 an Ambler family experienced a catastrophic event when their house was torn apart by a fallen tree. One person was seriously injured and the other occupants, while not suffering serious physical injury, were substantially shaken by the occurrence. The house was dec…

Lest Jerry Shenk's circumlocution (Prospective please, 4/5/20) cause some of your readers to forget, budgets and expenditures for emergency medical personal protective equipment (PPE) is the president's only to propose: the legislation which sets expenditures has been the responsiblity of th…