Ambler Borough once was a very nice area where neighbors respected neighbors and their property. What has happened to our neighborhood? Why do others feel it is beneath them to have a pet and pick up after them, but instead believe it is the homeowner’s responsibility to pick up after their …

Last Sunday (8/1), I attended the Student Voices & Solutions Tour in Souderton Municipal Park. It was raining, with the threat of more serious weather, but this event was too important to our community to be delayed, or to change locations at the last second. My husband and I arrived ear…

The Republican gremlins are busy again finding ways to keep all our citizens from voting. Not content with gerrymandering districts to favor their party, they are now working in over 40 states to limit our access to the polls by eliminating mail-in ballots, absentee ballots, drop boxes, poll…

We need precise mathematical measurement of gerrymandering, to stop the partisan bickering between the self-perpetuating gerrymandered maps generated by the two parties. We already have in Pennsylvania's Constitution requirements that districts be compact and regularly shaped. We need to qua…

I would like to thank journalist Zack Hoopes for drawing attention to PA House Bill 972, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act (“Midstate lawmakers use language from Idaho law to ban transgender athlethes from women’s sports,” April 6, 2021), but I would like to point out that the title is misl…

Shortly the US Senate will vote on S.R.1: the “For the People Act of 2021” or “Equality Act.” Note: The number 1 represents the highest priority bill introduced by the party controlling the House and Senate. Do not let the names fool you, they have little to do with “for the people.”

What will Pennsylvania look like in the future? We all want cleaner air, better health, more energy efficient homes, a diversity of animal species, and fewer impacts from climate change. We want a thriving community with sustainable farming and green energy jobs.

George Floyd and his tragic murder by a police officer has taught us much over the past months. First, the rule of law is critical for a society to flourish. Derek Chauvin flagrantly violated his oath to “serve and protect.” I, for one, am glad that he was found guilty. Murder is murder and …

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…