Letters

Not solving problem

Several letters have expressed outrage over the recent abortion laws passed by a couple of states. The abortion laws in New York were already the most liberal laws on the books. They just made it even easier. A study by a Rutgers University professor has found the more Republicans try to ...

Venezuela’s crisis

Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world. Not to speak of minerals like gold, iron and diamonds. Why is it suffering today from an economic and humanitarian crisis? Actually, the crisis was created by our own U.S. government and its Latin American policies. Hugo Chavez was ...

Economic inequality

There seems to be a lot of ink being given these days to growing inequality in our society. It would appear our national economy is recovering very nicely from the financial crisis which began more than a decade ago. Yet the discussion in many quarters now is focused on who is benefitting and ...

Hunting questions

I liked your March 3, 2019 article, "Let's share the outdoors" by Wayne Campbell, president of the Pennsylvania State Grange. The thrust of the article was to oppose Sunday hunting in the state because hunters contribute less money to the economy compared to campers, hikers, bird watchers, ...

A bully pulpit

I could hardly believe my eyes. I picked up the Sun-Gazette and there was not a letter to the editor from Tim Mannello. I’m sure that most of your readers know what side of the political fence he is on. In his last letter he talked about swapping American citizens for illegal immigrants. I ...

Dismayed

I am dismayed that Mr. Fred Keller, the Republican candidate in the May 21st special election to replace Mr. Tom Marino, is a climate change denier. Mr. Keller is no scientist, has not studied the subject, and believes that his ignorance is as good, or better, than the knowledge arduously ...

The border

The American/Mexico border is questionably the largest open air child sex trafficking market in the world! 10's of thousands of children, "unaccompanied", cross yearly without biological parents or anyone remotely related to the child. Easily vanishing into an already overwhelmed immigration ...

Where does DuBoistown stand?

Again we hear the governor wants a severance tax on the gas industry." It will create a large pool of resources". The only problem with that is that the property owners that are in the area of the gas extraction are only going to see the very shallow end of that pool. Philly always needs money, ...

Hurry, the world is ending

Better hurry and fulfill your bucket list! We only have 10-12 years left! AOC knows! Remember when we were approaching the turn of the century and there were those who professed the End was coming? We’re still here! I think “the End” has been predicted since the beginning of time. The ...

Hurry, the world is ending

Better hurry and fulfill your bucket list! We only have 10-12 years left! AOC knows! Remember when we were approaching the turn of the century and there were those who professed the End was coming? We’re still here! I think “the End” has been predicted since the beginning of time. The ...

Encouraged by caring teen

It's encouraging that the Loyalsock High School senior whose column was published on a recent Sunday cares so deeply about his "divided country." Beyond that I would only suggest the following questions that might have been asked of him by thoughtful and caring adults: His parents: "Are you ...

The lack of ‘fathers’

I have been reading all of the recent letters to the editor recently regarding "Abortion". Apparently these writers feel that there is a plague of Immaculate Conception in our country as not a single letter mentions that there is a "male" involved in the events leading to the abortion. I ...

Misguided

The letter "Support practical school tax reform" is an example of believing your favorite politician without researching facts. HB/SB 76 will raise taxes. It won't eliminate municipal and county property taxes, nor will it eliminate the ability for school districts to collect real estate ...

Don’t bail out nuclear energy

I am writing in opposition to a bailout of the nuclear industry in Pennsylvania and the nation. It’s interesting how our legislators point out that we are a "market economy" and the government should not be "picking winners and losers" when it is convenient. However, it’s a different ...

Unfair

Myself and thousands of other retired senior citizens in this state are at our wit’s end when it comes to paying yearly property taxes and school taxes. We are forced financially to pay both of these taxes whether we have the money or finances available, just because we are not exonerated ...

Regarding Firetree

The recent article concerning the closure of Firetree Limited rehabilitation services seemed too political. If a business is failing, which happens all the time, there’s usually more than one cause. What the article by Katelyn Hibbard doesn’t mention is that Firetree has been in legal ...

Over the line

Our local state Senator, Mr. Yaw, really stepped over the line with coming out to support border schools vs. non border schools in the state playoffs. With all the other problems in the state, that is his big stance? Any time tax reform comes up he is against it, stating it is not good enough. ...

Sound familiar?

I have to wonder what people calling for gun control would think of having to go through extensive background checks and waiting for three days before exercising 1st Amendment rights to free speech? I think we should limit them to 10 words at a time. Certain words and phrases will be banned ...

Questioning nuclear energy subsidy

No one I know wants higher electric bills but that will likely happen if legislators decide to subsidize the nuclear industry. We must oppose legislation to bail out the nuclear energy sector because a bailout would come on the backs of consumers while the nuclear industry already turns a ...

A suggestion

The monument story written by Thomas Tank Baird contains a lot about the legends and myths concerning this pillar. The one thing that I suggest to the author is first you learn to spell the subject you are writing about. The monument is located at “Locabar” and was not named after the ...