A Sunbury constable is fighting pot laws


SUNBURY — A Sunbury constable is taking a stand in defense of medical marijuana. This week Ed Quiggle Jr., state constable for Sunbury’s 9th Ward, signed a policy resolution that aims to protect the right to privacy and the rights of medical marijuana patients. The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Reform Resolution makes it an official policy to not enforce or cooperate in the enforcement of acts, which prohibit, penalize, or criminalize medical marijuana. Quiggle says, “This is about protecting patients, their medical freedom, their right to privacy and their inherent rights.” He says his office will not be enforcing any local or state act, or assisting or cooperating in the enforcement of any federal act that…

Constable announces candidacy for city council


SUNBURY — Ed Quiggle has announced his candidacy for Sunbury City Council.  Quiggle is currently a PennsylvaniaState Constable for Sunbury’s 9th ward, a position he was elected to in 2011.  He is asking voters to nominate him as a write-in candidate for city council, which is the how voters elected him for the constable position. Quiggle says he wants to run for city council because he believes Sunbury is heading in the wrong direction.  He adds that he will fight to cut unnecessary spending, cut taxes and protect constituents’ liberties.  SunburyCity Councilman Joe Bartello, who is running for Sunbury mayor, has endorsed Quiggle for city council. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Constable wants ordinance against National Defense Authorization Act


  SUNBURY – A constable is asking the Sunbury City Council to pass an ordinance against the National Defense Authorization Act and the Patriot Act. Constable Ed Quiggle spoke to Sunbury City Council on Monday night and a group called People Against the National Defense Authorization Act were also on hand.   The council says they will research the information provided and discuss further at a later meeting. Quiggle says states such as Virginia and Utah have passed legislation expressing opposition to the NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions and many other states are considering similar legislation. He says anti-NDAA legislation is expected to be introduced in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly during the current legislative session. (Ali Stevens)…