Editorials

Spaying, neutering part of owning a pet

It’s a proven fact — spaying and neutering are effective, and humane, ways to save the lives of animals. These procedures are one of many important responsibilities that come with owning a dog or cat. So along with providing a safe, warm home, food and water and daily exercise, we ask ...

Simple lessons still relevant

It was a simple message delivered sweetly and directly to children. Be a neighbor. Fred Rogers first delivered the message Feb. 19, 1968, 50 years ago, on National Educational Television, the forerunner to PBS. Along the way, the world learned from live characters such as Pittsburgh jazz ...

Graham was a faithful servant

It is not going too far to conclude that the Rev. Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, was unrivaled in his field during our time. It happened that his chosen life’s work was winning converts to Christianity. It mattered not to Graham, a Southern Baptist, whether people agreed with ...

Life once vibrant and hopeful can become destroyed

By THE REV. BOB MAZEROSKI I recently viewed a television documentary concerning Yellowstone National Park. One of the segments focused on the frequent forest fires the park encounters and the devastation of tens of thousands of acres such fires bring. Once tall and majestic, thousands of ...

No place for politics here

Seventeen people, most of them children, died in a school massacre last week — and U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., apparently thinks that is a good opportunity to take a political jab. During a radio interview Wednesday, Tenney said this: “... it’s interesting that so many of these ...

39 missed chances to question Cruz

We doubt any reasonable person, regardless of beliefs on Americans’ Second Amendment rights, would argue about the significance of a single number involving Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who massacred 17 people at a Florida high school. The number is 39. It is the number of times Broward ...

Beware scourge of area potholes

They appear before the flowers bloom. They are fed by road salt in the winter and begin to appear after the short warm spells that tease the arrival of spring. They are potholes, that annual curse on motorists and municipalities. The onset of potholes is something that is not to be taken ...

Missed clues are troubling

Could the mass murder of 17 people, most of them children, at a Florida high school last week have been prevented? We will never know with certainty. What we do know is that someone in the FBI was tipped off months ago that someone named Nikolas Cruz had threatened to “be a professional ...

Don’t let cynicism cloud this holiday

In an era where every base thought is able to be disseminated at a moment’s notice by anyone, including the president of the United States, the idea of honoring the president can be a little strained for many Americans. But today isn’t about just what is happening today. President’s Day ...

Vision for EGCC remains strong

A major upgrade to the main campus at Eastern Gateway Community College on Sunset Boulevard is welcome news for the community. The $1.8 million project will lead to a more efficient experience for students, a more modern college for the community and will represent an investment aimed toward ...