Letters

Dismayed

I read with dismay that Porter Township is considering dropping out of the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Service. The stated reason is that more money is needed for road maintenance. It’s hard to know, as a township resident and taxpayer, exactly what the status is of the finances of ...

Rooting for Greece

I care and I imagine some of you care for the future and welfare of Greece. Just recently I was talking to a business associate who mentioned he had some Greek friends in the Williamsport area. His reference to this Greek friends was the same as mine. His reference to his friends was that they ...

Your life, your choices

This concerns the in- prison drug treatment plan, which will cost the taxpayers $50,000 a year. Drug and alcohol addicts would be in a rehabilitative program while serving their sentence. Our elected officials agree with this program and if successful it would result in fewer repeat offenders, ...

Dueling narratives

A recent letter mused what a Senate run by media celebrity Caitlyn Jenner in California would mean to the narrative of the Left. Let's clear up one fact first. The writer states that Ms. Jenner came out as Republican as she revealed she was transitioning from Bruce to Caitlyn. Ms. Jenner also ...

Monuments to what?

National controversy has accompanied the decision in some communities to relocate Confederate monuments from public sites to other venues. One aspect of this controversy has gotten precious little attention: The history of the erection of these statues themselves. On this issue, the history of ...

Flag versus statue

This sad, pathetic demonstration dealing with the statue of General Robert E. Lee or the Confederate flag. This is still part of “our history.” Also, how many of you are aware that the honorable General Robert E. Lee hated the Confederate Flag and what it stood for? Study the real ...

Trump knows best

During his campaign, President Trump made a few statements which raised the eyebrows of the populace, particularly about women and the Generals. About the media he was correct, about the poll numbers he was correct and about much more which we’ve forgotten. All-in-all, his team and he ...

Where’s common sense?

How does Gov. Wolf plan to pay for all of the 2017-2018 state budget expenses, which are more than a billion dollars greater than last year, before the Legislature even passes the budget? This is WHY we cannot balance our budget. Common sense dictates a budget first be passed determining what ...

Not what we’re about

Let's not dignify them by calling them "white nationalists." They flaunt the Nazi flag, give the Nazi salute, and they shout hate slogans against Jews, African-Americans and Muslims. They are Neo-Nazis, plain and simple. Our fathers and grandfathers, including the fathers and grandfathers ...

Teachers on strike

It won’t be long now that kids will be going back to school. Also, it won’t be long that you will be hearing about teachers going on strike. School teachers have every right to strike, however when school teachers going on strike, they shouldn’t get paid. When I call off sick or ...

Really, really

Maxine Waters, congresswoman from Los Angeles, California is giving President Trump advice. This woman’s IQ is 2 points above plant life. Recently she said leave the refugees in so we can tell which ones are terrorists and that we need Sharia law in the USA. Please keep your opinion to ...

Picture perfect

What is wrong with this picture? A couple of years ago some nice people put some scarves around the necks of some baseball players during the winter months — then again during the 4th of July. Some nice people put some leis around their necks. Well, guess what, these nice people got ...

Public utility requirement

As I understand it, the Bus Company is planning to cease service to and from Williamsport. I believe it is a public utility and requires the Public Utility Commission to approve it. Let us see that the people in Harrisburg will allow this to happen as it is a major plus to our area access ...

Wake up, America

Have you heard what a North Korean Colonel said to Kim Jong Un? “Leader, we just found a film in Hiroshima, you should watch it.” The Democrats think President Trump used too strong a message, then they think he wasn’t strong enough on white supremacists. What about President Obama not ...

The simple solution

Isn't it ironic that the alt right are upset by the prospect of a future where they will be treated like minorities have been treated for over a hundred years. Simple solution...treat everyone as you wish to be treated. Glenda Heyd Montoursville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Sidewalks

Today I went to Wegman’s to get a few things. I went down on the bus and rode home on my scooter. Again, I had to ride in the street because the sidewalks are so bumpy! I will keep complaining about our streets and mostly the sidewalks until something is done about them! I’m even ...

Republicans should disavow Trump

In the 2000 Presidential election, Vice-President Al Gore should have won in a landslide. The economy was doing well and the Federal Government was running budget surpluses. Instead, Gore lost that election because he didn't do enough to distance himself from President Clinton's sex ...

Battle for land

As intelligent Americans which most of us are, or at the very least should be, we must be aware of three entities which have been stripping us as citizens of our most treasured liberties. Environmentalists want our lands, government wants our money and the liberals want our constitutional ...

Tough job

I am referring to the job Donald Trump has as president. He will be criticized by some group or party no matter what he does. So far he has made some very prudent and profound decisions. Top of the list now are North Korea and Iran, with a crackdown on North Korea unavoidable now. The vitrolic ...

Immoral law

Some laws in this country were made and kept, even though they are reprehensible and morally outrageous. An example of this was published recently that across the United States there is no general duty to render aid to someone in distress. You don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that ...