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Health tips for the spring season

The sun is shining, snow is melting away, and fresh fruits and vegetables are looking more and more vibrant.


Eggs and the Easter Bunny

After all these years, I’ve never questioned or doubted the existence of the Easter Bunny. What I do question is: How did the bunny and the egg become Easter traditions?


Discovering beauty and love at the supermarket

We arrived at the supermarket at the same moment. I jumped out of my car, impatient to be done with the seemingly endless chore of stocking the cupboards. But they took their time, this frail, elderly couple who helped one another through the process of maneuvering stiff joints and car doors.


Neilson co-sponsors bills to combat sex trafficking

New bills would ban hotels and motels in Philadelphia from renting rooms by the hour.  


The lighter side of lemon

It’s finally spring! The flowers aren’t quite blooming yet, but the snow is over (I hope). As the residue of winter storms have now been turned into water, much of the Northeast has become saturated with sogginess. How much ice and snow is too much? Where will all this water go?


Letters to the Editor: March 25, 2015

Congrats to local librarian


Examining the benefits of the Affordable Care Act

As I continue my 422-mile walk across Pennsylvania, I’m reminded that it was five years ago this week that Congress voted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, promising to control costs and offer better coverage to more Americans.


Macular degeneration becoming more common for seniors

Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease causing poor vision in more than 10 million older Americans.


Letters to the Editor: March 18, 2015

A voice for the Northeast


Fishy Fridays

It’s the Lenten season, and you may be someone who has to eat fish on Fridays. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. A fine fish dinner is a blessing.