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  1. 15 points
    Methinks that Herm should be encouraging ways to entice consumers to patronize the few businesses left in the downtown area instead of trying to turn a profit on their backs by jacking up the rates on the few parking areas that are available.
  2. 10 points
    Bon

    Meet my granddaughter Faith Marie

    Faith Marie’s 1st Easter!!
  3. 8 points
    steelnut

    Big Bang Theory

    Farewell to a great show. I am not a series watcher. I didn't even see an episode of the show until three years ago. But, it's a good one and will be missed.
  4. 8 points
    Illiterate

    Joint Municipal Building

    It is like that in every rural township in the central third of PA. Heck, my sister lives up a mountain side in Mifflin County. I joke that I am surprised they even have electricity. However, most of these townships can actually cooperate with the local city. Locally, St Marys and Benzinger have done it. Sandy is not unique. The concept of the Little House on the Prairie vs Gotham is near ridiculous. The concept of rich city dwellers idly dining on champagne and caviar while the country folk reading each other bible passages by candlelight after a hard day of labor prior to retiring to an early bedtime is equally absurd. The only reason it can't work is because of those that simply refuse to believe it can work. Unfortunately, it will probably not happen in the foreseeable future. Anyways, having a combined office building for both DuBois and Sandy is a good thing. Quite frankly, I am surprised there was even enough common sense to even consider it. Well, at least the Courier will have tons to write about as a portion of the populace take up arms to try to prevent it from happening.
  5. 8 points
    Illiterate

    Joint Municipal Building

    I will preface this with the fact that I am an 'outsider' who move to the area almost 40 years ago. I have raised my own kids in the area. Chances are good, once my kids become settled elsewhere and I have retired, I shall probably move on. Actually, there might not be much to stay for in another 10 or 15 years. The only thing that might keep me here is if one of my kids happens to relocate back to this area, which is unlikely. I built my home on about 10 acres or so in Sandy. Really, I can't tell the DuBois 'city' folk from the Sandy country folk. For that matter, I can't even tell which live in the Lake, who also happen to be Sandy folk. As an 'outsider' (who has been told many times) I don't have a clue and I don't understand, all I can say is I have seen these 2 communities spend much more time and money undercutting each other than trying to cooperate to improve the area. The fate of one depends on the fate of the other. DuBois if far from being a luxurious city by any stretch of the imagination and as far as I can see, most people in Sandy aren't exactly living as homesteaders. If your main concern is that by DuBois and Sandy being a unified government could result in prosperous community, causing a massive influx of new residents due to rapid expansion of the local industrial and commercial complex that could spread in the tranquil countryside, then maybe I see your point. However, I highly doubt that would happen. But, I do believe a unified, or at least highly cooperative local governments, could improve the local economic situation. May not cause a significant expansion, but would at least slow or maybe stop the local slow downward spiral.
  6. 8 points
    Good, now carry out the sentence.
  7. 7 points
    Unless his father was also in on it, why hold him accountable for a grown 24 years old sons actions?
  8. 7 points
    Bub

    He is Resin

    He is Resin!!!
  9. 6 points
    Fire On The Mountain, Run Boys Run! Devil's in the House of the Rising Sun, The Chicken in the Bread Pan Peckin' Out Dough, Spreading salmonella No Child, No!
  10. 6 points
    You can complain all you want about the ball fields and charging for parking there, however when was the last time people filled the restaurants and hotels for visiting one of our many dollar stores and auto parts stores? These ball fields have actually helped the local economy by filling seats in restaurants, shopping the local places, etc. So if we want to push these tournaments and people away, the businesses are the ones that suffer, which in turn effects the people that live in this city.
  11. 6 points
    dubois_15801

    Meat Loaf Injured In Fall Off Stage

    Wow, he fell as a fast a bat out of hell.
  12. 6 points
    Negative, they just need to be blown up.
  13. 6 points
    mr.d

    Beaver drive

    Right now there is a road that connects Maple Ave. and the Bee Line Hwy. called Shaffer Road. that should be good enough.
  14. 6 points
  15. 6 points
    disgruntled

    TURN SIGNALS

    Blink fluid is expensive.
  16. 6 points
    Well we actually need places where people can make a decent wage but on the other hand the places that are hiring find out that a lot of people really don't want to work unless they start out at 40K per year.
  17. 6 points
    steelnut

    Easter

    Wishing all a very happy and blessed Easter!
  18. 6 points
    beastman

    He is Resin

    AMEN AND THANKS BE TO GOD
  19. 6 points
    Pompeii

    Easter

    Happy Easter to you and your family!!
  20. 6 points
    Jay

    Easter

    Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed Easter. May we all remember the reason we celebrate this day.
  21. 5 points
    block

    Area Priest accused of sexual abuse

    Times are different compared to 40 years ago. I'll just say this much, and leave it at that. If you have never been inappropriately touched, fondled or otherwise back in those days, it wasn't spoken about. Many people have carried those scars into their adult lives. Sadly the statute of limitations covers many of these cases now. 40 years? yep, I'm certain there are many out there with still vivid memories of the time, the place, the actions physically against them. It is now acceptable to speak about it , it wasn't back then, just sad for victims out there that their statute of limitations has expired, and still everyone accuses them of making it up. Pretty Sad!
  22. 5 points
  23. 5 points
    Yes!! The small college world series is going on this week and there are people from all over. A lot of them have to stay a night or 2 plus eat and maybe even shopped. They will also be having other big events bringing in a lot of outsiders too. Both Penn State DuBois baseball and softball both made it to play in these games too which I think is great.
  24. 5 points
    Now if they were making drastic changes or cutting back production of Reese's Cups that maybe a very serious issue to consider. Don't get me wrong I like Hershey Chocolate Bar, but I like Reese Cups better.
  25. 5 points
    Illiterate

    Joint Municipal Building

    Being an outsider, I must really be evil. Not only do I use the services offered by DuBois, but when people ask me where I live, I say 'DuBois', even tho I actually live in Sandy Township.
  26. 5 points
    Illiterate

    Joint Municipal Building

    Just another way of saying "I don't have a clue" and/or "I don't understand." You really need to see where I grew up. The southern central part of the state makes Sandy look positively urban. Sandy is far from unique or special as a rural setting. There is nothing more special about the people that live there. My wife grew up on a farm. Most of my friends in high school were farmers. The 'city' had a population of well under 3,000. To find a town with a population over 8,000 you had to drive at least 30-40 minutes on non-state highways. EGADS!
  27. 5 points
    Keyser Soze

    Joint Municipal Building

    Sandy Township recently advertised to adopt a noise ordinance that is the same one that DuBois had first. (DuBois provided the ordinance to Sandy) That shows me you do not really need two separate local governments. One is enough for the area.
  28. 5 points
    WMJ77

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    steak and stuffed shrooms on the grill and fried squash
  29. 5 points
    lavender

    Beaver drive

    I find it difficult to believe that any responsible party would introduce nonspecific poisons into a wetland. There isn't a poison that will kill just groundhogs so any mammal that ingests said poison will die as well. That includes the human mammal. If this is anything but an unsubstantiated rumor I'd like to see the proof and then see the parties involved taken to task for an irresponsible action.
  30. 5 points
    Vader

    Meat Loaf Injured In Fall Off Stage

    I guess it's safe to assume that they weren't able to implement the "5-second rule" quickly enough to keep the tour going.
  31. 5 points
    pstan

    Beaver drive

    I'll bet that they will reroute the Fireman's Parade to Beaver Drive and the sidewalks will be for viewers to setup their chairs ahead of time...
  32. 5 points
    lavender

    Beaver drive

    The city will be sponsoring guided groundhog observation walks.
  33. 5 points
    And we wonder why victims don't report sexual assaults or take years to report a sexual assault.
  34. 5 points
    “Can you hear me NOW? Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up there?
  35. 5 points
    Some people deserve the death penalty. This waste is one of them. Imo.
  36. 5 points
    Have to wait on a governer with some culliones because this one won't put anyone to death.
  37. 5 points
    Fully agree on the mayor part. As for the father, can we hold him accountable for the actions of his offspring?
  38. 5 points
    I think it is wrong to require a person's identity with those prizes...….
  39. 5 points
    If you can't afford to take care of them then find someone who can!! How can someone sit and watch these poor animals waste away like that. This is beyond ridiculous!!🤬
  40. 5 points
    mr.d

    Easter

    Happy Easter to you and family also to everyone else on GoDuBois.
  41. 4 points
    BigT

    Primary Election, May 21st

    Get out and vote, only registered Republican or Democrat can vote in the primary. This election year is for mostly local offices, County-City, Township and School Board.
  42. 4 points
    I wondered what happened to the wall and signs there. I thought how could that happen. I don't think she was lying about losing control. She lost control herself not her vehicle.
  43. 4 points
    LFGal bought some of those Reese's Pieces Eggs at Easter, I eat those dadgum things by the handful. I can sit down with a glass of cold milk and eat a whole bag. Just thinking about them I start sweating and shaking...
  44. 4 points
    Tinyus

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    BBQ pulled pork sandwich with a side of tator tots....enjoying out on the patio along the Mississippi River.
  45. 4 points
    hipower

    Joint Municipal Building

    Somehow we have made a leap to complete consolidation from a suggestion that our local governments might want to explore building a common government operations building. That seems to me to me a very small step as Petee says while possibly being good for the majority of area residents. There was no suggestion of anyone losing jobs or their identity as separate governments. Could those things happen over time, absolutely. But continuing into eternity supplying duplicate services for the minimal population we have is a fools game. Big T looks at St Marys as an example and it is an excellent one. That area is very much the same as we are and have merged things successfully and are better for the effort. I'm too old to give a rats backside where this goes, but I also can't see any detriment to the possibility of having all government functions housed in one building or complex.
  46. 4 points
    hipower

    Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

    Chicken, bacon, ranch salad @ Firehouse Pizza. Very good, and very large serving. Sadly I can't recall our server's name, and she was outstanding. She came with a good background though, since she was originally from Scattertown and knows Bon and her Hubby.
  47. 4 points
    junk

    computer help.

    Never mind I got it. Just dragged and dropped. Thanks. Im not as dumb as I look.(be nice now) ha ha.
  48. 4 points
    Being in the highway and bridge construction industry for 35 years, this is a fact I have known for years. I tell as many people as I can when on the topic of our terrible roads. Not only do the state police fall under PennDOT's budget but so do mass and public transit agencies such as SEPTA, the union bloated transit authority in Philly. From what I understand, some time in the past the politicians played a shell game with the general fund budget to make it appear balanced. The state police budget was removed from the general fund and placed in PennDOT's budget. Hokus pokus. Our roads in this rural region and most rural regions in PA absolutely suck! We pay the same fuel taxes as anybody else in the state yet get shafted. We need better representation fighting for more funding for our areas whether it be political, local PennDOT officials or North Central Regional Planning and Development Comission people. It doesn't seem to get done currently. Most of our "improvements" around here consist of mill and fill operations. Mill about 2 or 3 inches off the road and put 2 or 3 inches of asphalt back on. Then do it again in 4 or 5 more years. Nothing is ever done with the underlying problems below the road. Huge waste of OUR money. I give you as an example the intersection at CVS and Jim's Atlantic in Dubois. I beleive that intersection has been "fixed" 3 or 4 times in the last 10 years and is falling apart again right now. Notice the brick underneath. The proper way to fix it is to remove them and rebuild it completely from bottom up. I predict they will be throwing some patch material in the holes and calling it good. We deserve better!
  49. 4 points
    mr.d

    TURN SIGNALS

    If people would use their TURN SIGNALS it would make traffic control a lot easier. When doing Traffic control in down town Hazen at the Rt.28 and Allens Mills Road Intersection because of I-80 Eastbound traffic shut down at least 90% of the people using Allens Mills Road and wanting to turn on to Rt.28 did not use TURN SIGNALS. At times if there was a break in traffic on Rt.28 cars wanting to head towards Brockway could have been motion to go ahead and turn without us having to ask which way do you need to go. Had to prevent tractor-trailer from turning on to Allens Mills Road because their GPS told them to.
  50. 4 points
    mr.d

    TURN SIGNALS

    Yes when you go to sell your vehicle later on , you can add one feature like new turns signals never used
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