Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Newspaper: Antietam-Exeter schools merger makes sense

The Reading Eagle is backing a merger of the Antietam and Exeter school districts in Berks County, Pa. Despite opposition from a group of narrow-minded Exeter residents, the newspaper doesn't see a downside to the merger: "Unless there is evidence that merging would have a negative financial or educational impact on Exeter, joining forces with Antietam is the proper thing to do," states an editorial in today's edition. "We hope Exeter board members have the courage and wisdom to see beyond that narrow view and weigh the issues involved without being intimidated by the noise being made by merger foes. Sometimes the right thing to do isn't popular or easy."

Editorial: Exeter board must show courage in merger decision | NEWS

Friday, February 28, 2014

Antietam Middle-Senior High School Presents 'Oklahoma!'

The classic musical "Oklahoma!" is coming soon to Mount Penn, Pa. Tickets are on sale now.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sen. Toomey endorses re-election of Gov. Tom Corbett

In the first major Republican endorsement for the 2014 race for Pennsylvania governor, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey on Friday threw his support behind the incumbent GOP ticket for Pennsylvania governor and lt. governor, citing Gov. Tom Corbett's fiscal leadership over the past three years:
 “I am proud to endorse Tom Corbett and Jim Cawley for another term as Governor and Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, because they recognize the importance of preserving the fiscal health of our Commonwealth for future generations,” Toomey said in a press release.

“Under the leadership of the Corbett-Cawley team, fiscal discipline has returned to Harrisburg.  Whether it was eliminating a $4.2 billion deficit without raising taxes, or enabling the private sector to create 141,000 jobs, Governor Corbett has consistently championed policies to protect the tax dollars of hard-working Pennsylvanians.  That is an impressive achievement few governors can claim.”

Upon receiving the endorsement of Senator Toomey, Gov. Corbett issued the following statement: 
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Pat Toomey, a leading advocate of smaller government and fiscal responsibility. The relationship Senator Toomey and I have developed has been critical in preventing the one-size-fits-all mandates of Washington, D.C., from threatening Pennsylvania’s economic recovery,” Corbett added.  “I look forward to a continued partnership with Senator Toomey as we strive to bring more jobs and less taxes to Pennsylvania.”

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sen. Pat Toomey: All of Obamacare 'is unworkable'

Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a blistering press release today following the release of dismal Obamacare enrollment numbers:
"Today’s enrollment numbers are further evidence that the President's health care law is a train wreck in the making.  Even more troubling are the millions who are losing health coverage they like because the President deemed those plans inadequate and failed to make good on his promise that 'if you like your plan, you can keep it.' To make matters worse, these newly uninsured – including many Pennsylvanians – are not able to obtain new coverage online because the Obamacare website is not functioning adequately.

 "The faulty website is only the tip of the iceberg. It's not technical glitches that will doom this system, it is the fact that the President’s health care law forces people to buy overpriced health plans they don't want, hikes taxes, and puts important, personal health care decisions in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats instead of patients and their doctors. The whole law is unworkable."