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It’s too bad George Marshall never became president of the United States. If he had, Uniontown today might have a presidential library. Tourists (and scholars) would be knocking themselves silly to get here, clogging the sidewalks, spending money. Read more

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On the theory that it’s good to look back, here is a story of one James Veech of Uniontown, lawyer, businessman, and, in the first summer of the American Civil War, one of three men appointed by the governor of Pennsylvania to ensure that volunteer militias were paid on time and in the right… Read more

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On the theory that it’s good to look back, here is a story of one James Veech of Uniontown, lawyer, businessman, and, in the first summer of the American Civil War, one of three men appointed by the governor of Pennsylvania to ensure that volunteer militias were paid on time and in the right… Read more

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The attack on the foreign flags at the George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza at Uniontown’s Five Corners – the suspect in the case told police the national emblems had no business flying in the good old U.S. of A. – brings to mind this fact: General-of-the Army Marshall was a nationalist in an i… Read more

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If you’re in the neighborhood this week, you might want to stop at the mountainous Route 40 Summit hotel – officially the Historic Summit Inn Resort. It’s an anniversary, of sorts. Ninety-nine years ago on July 2, the president of the United States stayed the night, along with his wife the f… Read more

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A. James Manchin, whose nephew, the senior lawmaker from West Virginia, is all over the news as the key Senate vote on a variety of topics (from infrastructure to voting rights), never shied away from the spotlight and, as a lifetime Democrat, worked for a Republican governor in the Mountain State. Read more

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Alert to the fact that Donald Trump loves to riff, some party operatives are bracing for off-the-cuff zingers directed at Republican Party Trump dissidents, when the former president speaks this weekend in North Carolina. Read more

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In the fall of the first year of the Roosevelt administration, the emphasis was on speed – speed in putting men and women to work and in getting back to some semblance of normality, after three horrible years – years of mounting unemployment and public and personal dislocations. Read more