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Dead receive stimulus checks

Letters

An article in the paper today, May 10, says that dead people are receiving Stimulus Payments. How appropriate for a bill drawn up by Democrats in the House. Spending bills must originate in the House. The Democrats’ long experience in getting votes from the dead is paying off in payments to ...

Geisinger launches virus home monitoring program

Health

Most patients with COVID-19 will recover at home, but that doesn’t mean they have to do it alone. Geisinger launched a new mobile app to connect patients with their care providers and monitor their symptoms as they recover from COVID-19 at home. Through Epic’s MyChart Care Companion, ...

Ricketts Glen Could Be Crowded

Region

HARRISBURG (AP)-The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is warning the public that Ricketts Glen State Park could reach capacity over Memorial Day weekend, resulting in people being turned away at the entrance. Campers who have reserved sites will not have their access ...

Job market remains grim even as U.S. tentatively reopens

Business

WASHINGTON — Signs of renewed activity are surfacing across the country as states gradually reopen economies and some businesses call a portion of their laid-off staffers back to work. Yet with millions more Americans seeking unemployment aid last week, the U.S. job market remains as bleak as ...

All of state poised for at least a partial reopening

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HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he is easing some pandemic restrictions in Philadelphia and the heavily populated suburbs on June 5, while lifting them almost entirely in 17 rural counties next week as Pennsylvania continues to emerge from a shutdown imposed nearly two months ago to ...

On wearing a mask

Letters

As I was driving this morning and had to keep to the right side of the road, it dawned on me that why couldn’t I drive on the left side of the road? Where in the Constitution does it say I have to drive on the right? Then forcing me to drive on the right is a violation of my constitutional ...

Paul Manafort

Letters

So the President thinks it’s ok to send kids back to school but not safe enough to keep Paul Manafort in prison? Whatever happened to being tough on crime? FRED ERIKSON Williamsport Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

We got four and we’ll get more

Letters

The recent article about the Kent State college shooting in 1970 brought back some hard memories. I doubt that most people today have any idea of the symbolism of that action in the minds of our American youth. It was not the shock that Americans in the uniform of our Army fired live ...

COVID-19 cases

Letters

Like everyone else, I’m glad we are in the one third of the state that has been graded “yellow.” However, I sure hope the Governor knows what he’s doing. As of May 8, the state is now over 55,000 positive cases, and here in Lycoming County, we have gone from 90 cases on Wednesday ...

COVID-19, another opinion

Letters

I know we have heard so many opinions on COVID-19 that you’re probably tired of hearing about it. So I thought I would offer my two cents worth. This horrible virus has been wrecking havoc all over the world as well as in the United States of America. Most of the citizens do the polite and ...

He’s a real leader

Letters

I had a very good laugh after reading today’s letters to the editor May 15, 2020 titled “You don’t know real leadership’’ and I would like to thank the writer for being so amusing. We all know that our current president has proven his great leadership. President Trump doesn’t have ...

COVID-19 Victory Day

Letters

Well let’s see. Our president has declared victory over COVID-19. By what criteria does the president know we have won? There has really been no deck of the USS Missouri (VJ day, Sept. 2, 1945) moment in which the virus surrenders. Instead, the enemy is still advancing across the world while ...

I’m amazed

Letters

I have watched and listened to the political responses of our president, Mr. Trump (I know by my addressing him in this way you have decided that I am a supporter of our President, well I am and you should be also. He is leading our country.) Those of you who are critical and spend hours ...

How to vote

Letters

This letter is in response to the May 15 front-page article “How to vote — County preparing for spike in mail-in ballots.” Do you want to know how to vote in the upcoming elections? Vote in person at your usual polling place if you are physically capable! Do not let the government con ...

Lies and statistics

Letters

Whenever someone quotes statistics like “80 percent of gun owners support expanded background checks” or “one third of all women will be sexually harassed,” I ask myself, “Where did that figure come from?” At long last we see a letter (from a college professor) that actually ...

Elderly Nisbet woman killed in crash

Police Fire and Court

An elderly Nisbet woman was killed Saturday afternoon when she lost control of her SUV and crashed on East Village Drive in Nisbet, according to Jerold Ross, the county's chief deputy coroner. The woman, whose name was not released, was traveling west on East Village, near The Susquehanna ...

Communities find ways to honor veterans remotely on Memorial Day

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In lieu of parades and ceremonies, area veterans’ groups recommend silent observance to honor those who have fallen and donations to charities to support those who are still with us. The thought of a quiet Memorial Day, where people would usually gather together, is somber, said Angie ...

Gov. Tom Wolf aims to lift more pandemic restrictions

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HARRISBURG — Some counties in Pennsylvania could see practically all of the state’s pandemic restrictions on business activity and gatherings lifted in the coming days, other than social-distancing and health-monitoring guidelines that are in place to help stop the spread of the ...