•  Divide and conquer

    Politics Matters Charles and David Koch have pledged to spend $889M – that’s almost $1 billion – on the 2016 election in support of GOP candidates. That’s more than the three Republican national committees combined spent in...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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  • The bitter cold may not be appealing to everyone, but it does offer moments of beauty for local photographers. This photo of Erb's Covered Bridge was taken over the weekend, between snow storms. (photo by Dennis Bicksler)
    Send me a letter

    I can’t believe I had to take the “s” off of our Letters to the Editor banner. Thank you, Steve Bartle, for sharing an opinion this week. Dear neighbors, I once again encourage you to participate in...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  •  State of the union suit

    While the President and Congress continue to spew rhetoric, most of America is left in the cold. Get out your long underwear, Lititz, because the local chill could dwell far beyond winter if Susquehanna Bank is downsized....

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  •  It’s so cold out…

    I haven’t seen this many teens since I chaperoned a prom dance. I’m talking temperature, not hormone-fueled jitterbugging to the latest Pat Boone ditty. I’m used to traffic delays behind Amish buggies, but sled dogs during rush...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • The only thing the studio refs  lack are Carnac the Magnificent hats and  dramatic drum rolls to spice up their farcical “predictions” that miss the mark about half the time.
    Armchair Angst

    Disclaimer: As a former Eagles season ticket-holder from Philadelphia, I hate the Dallas Cowboys. I’m amazed and angered by the NFL. The absurd officiating, the TV propaganda, and the willingness of fans to accept as fact anything...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • ‘Mid the Turmoil

    Clean slate It’s a new year, a fresh start. It’s like being reborn; the potential is exciting. With this first edition of 2015 (I realize last week’s paper was dated Jan. 1, but due to holiday deadlines...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Politics by the numbers

    Americans are obsessed with numbers. From the price of gas to where the Dow closed to the number of vacation days President Obama has taken so far, we’re counting everything. Of course, the good thing about numbers...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Be part of the solution

    Editor, Record Express, This morning, I had the pleasure of having breakfast with Senator Ryan Aument and Representative Steven Mentzer. Both of these individuals have served the constituents of this district in the house and are well...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Aument grateful for opportunity

    On Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, I began my first term as a Pennsylvania state senator, serving you, the residents of the 36th Senatorial District. I want to express my thanks to outgoing Senator Michael Brubaker and his...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Local scouts collected 18,500 pounds of food on Saturday. (photo by Stan Hall)
    Sunday driving on Wednesday morning

    It’s 18 degrees and my car seat is freezing. At the same time, there’s a guy in Buffalo shoveling his SUV out of six feet of snow. A late night order of beef lo mein and a...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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