EDITORIAL: Things we should do

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

There are many things that we should do, but we all too often use the excuse that we don’t have the time. Taking the time to vote is a civic duty. Taking the time to help something in need is part of what makes us civilized at the very least.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8 is election day. No, we aren’t electing state representatives or senators, congressmen or U.S. senators. And we are not electing a President.

Unfortunately too many citizens, and that includes many voters, don’t think elections are important unless we are choosing a President. While we can’t argue that, the office of President isn’t a paramount concern. We can’t stress enough that local offices, such as the ones on the ballot for Nov. 8, are certainly very important and deserve the voter’s full attention.

Take some time to consider who you think will best represent you on the borough council, the board of township supervisors and the school board. Go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8. They will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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There is something special about America and any town in this country where many people spend a full day trying to rescue a kitten from a storm drain. That is just what happened in Greencastle Monday.

It’s certainly heart-warming and refreshing to hear of the lengths people are willing to go for our furry friends, especially when we hear all too many stories of animal abuse.

Our thanks and pats on the back go to all who cared and helped. There was a happy ending, especially for one small black kitten.