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Letters to the Editor: December 16, 2015

Hold the line on taxes

Cranberries & Christmas

Fresh cranberries, like Christmas, have their season — right now. If you haven’t bought them as yet, get going. After December, fresh crans will be just a memory until next year. When you purchase cranberries, you know you are buying American. Like blueberries and concord grapes, cranberries were born in the USA.

Op-ed: Martina White doing just what city, state need

Martina White was the first new Philadelphia Republican elected to the state legislature in the last 25 years. She represents District 170 with a serious demand for change.

Letters to the Editor: December 9, 2015

Wolf, Kenney have no sense

Merry fruitcake to all

I never understood it, but it was a fact of life — back in the day when most shootings took place on state game lands. Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, our living room was transformed into what looked like an Army/Navy basement sale. It was filled to capacity with camouflage jackets, rain gear, wool socks, orange vests, long johns, waterproof boots and warm hats, just to name a few items. These preparations marked the nearness of the opening day of deer-hunting season — a one-week yearly ritual observed by the men in our family. For the record, my thought on this then and now is: I Stand With Bambi.

Salmon… but no frankenfish

A salmon should be a salmon, not a frankenfish. A company called AqaBounty seems not to agree. Its newly manufactured “salmon,” dubbed the “frankenfish,” are large. They grow two to four times faster than the genetically unaltered, farm-raised variety. With a growth-hormone gene from a Chinook salmon along with DNA from the gene of an eel-like fish, AqaAdvantage (frankenfish) is a genetically modified Atlantic salmon, which may in the future be sold in a store or restaurant near you. 

Op-ed: Bill that limits charters would help school district

Edward Neilson has been a Pennsylvania representative since Aug. 25.

Letters to the Editor: December 2, 2015

Thank you, O’Neill’s office

How to stick with healthy habits during the holidays

From office parties to family gatherings, the winter holidays afford many opportunities to socialize and snack.

Letters to the Editor: November 25, 2015

We need new political party