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A bad choice

I celebrated the first Earth Day, now a worldwide event. I remember President Nixon signing the National Environmental Policy Act in 1970, the Clean Air Act amendments in 1970, and the Clean Water Act in 1972, and President Ford signing the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974. Since then, other ...

Without merit

Rep. John Lewis is a highly respected civil rights leader. He is also a political partisan of the Democratic Party. To say that he cannot be criticized for his partisan comments and actions simply because is a respected civil rights leader is without merit. Gavin T. Ferringer Lock ...

A great idea

The president-elect hasn’t even been sworn in and he is already being attacked by the Democrats. I think they haven’t given his ideas a chance. Donald Trump has some great ideas. One that got my attention was his idea to lower the speed of light to 60 mph. Light travels at like a thousand ...

Putting it back together

"You break it, you fix it." This is the warning Democrats are giving to Republicans regarding the disaster that is Obamacare. It is a catchy phrase, but one that like everything else they say, is based on false information. The fact is that Obamacare was broken from the very beginning! The ...

Money to waste

Our taxes for a new road, plus sidewalks to the Williamsport Area High School, are $1 million to take two years to complete. The children are bused. Very seldom do people walk to the school. Where are the decisions or judgment? The area above the grounds behind Roosevelt Middle School – a ...

Another idea

After listening to numerous pundits offer up ideas on how to improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there appears to be one problem hat keeps popping up: Young healthy people are not buying in. Why? Because there is no incentive to do so. First, incorporate ideas like Health Savings Accounts, ...

Here I go again

I have to brag up some of our van drivers. Mike goes out of his way to help the elderly, and so does Dana. But, on the other hand, there is one, I won’t say her name, she will not help anyone. She just worries about her own aches and pain and she has been driving the STEP van a long time. All ...

Trump’s opportunity

Abraham Lincoln's quote, "We the people are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution," was included in Edwin Vieira Jr.'s book, Three Rights. He wrote the people have Three Rights against a ...

More ethical?

The GOP in Congress recently voted to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics and to place it under their control and not the public. Apparently the first thing to go with the new transition of power is ethics. I wonder if this is what the right wing means that they are more ...

The wild card

Serious Christians – those who aren't all in with a Donald Trump presidency – can find in the Book (the Bible, Holy Writ, the inspired words of the Old and New Testaments) not only an explanation and a definition, but a caution: “A warning is within my heart Concerning the usefulness ...

Proving accusations

Mr. Lockette, it’s easy to accuse someone of being a liar, but then you have to prove your accusation. The Benghazi committee, an admitted political witch hunt, tried to do that for 11 hours and failed miserably. A cottage industry has grown up around accusing the Clintons of everything ...

Republican traps

The Republicans are going to repeal Obamacare but will do so with a later date attached to it. They need to come up with a better alternative before the repeal can go through. The Democrats have been admonished for not helping out with the repeal and for not coming up with a better plan. Here ...

Social Security

Well, here we go again. Us elderly people on Social Security are getting to what amounts to no raise again in 2017. I got $6 per month, which all goes to the insurance companies. I get nothing. Meanwhile, the price of everything is going up, more and more. I don’t know how our government ...

Keep asking questions

Still think the government would not lie about this? Then perhaps you believe "Stop Drop and Roll" is an effective safety measure in case of a nuclear bomb. Don't be so foolish to believe that the science is settled because the so-called majority say so. Keep asking questions, keep searching, ...

Keep asking questions

Still think the government would not lie about this? Then perhaps you believe "Stop Drop and Roll" is an effective safety measure in case of a nuclear bomb. Don't be so foolish to believe that the science is settled because the so-called majority say so. Keep asking questions, keep searching, ...

Startled

I was startled to learn from the headline on your January 7th front page that Garth Everett will reign over the Chesapeake Bay Commission. Mike Heyd Montoursville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Disrespectful

It's been two months since Donald Trump won the election and his opponents still haven’t accepted the fact they lost. The main reason could be status anxiety since they were certain their position in our society was preeminent and now that perception is under threat. And they care a lot about ...

Why she lost

I rarely agree with Mr. Tim Mannello, However, I completely agree with his one-sentence letter that said: "We can make anyone president. We can't make any one presidential." Thank you, Mr. M, for pointing out why Hillary Clinton lost. Marlin D. Lilley Jr. Cogan Station

Ice skating in city?

So, is the Williamsport Recreation Commission going to have the ice-skating rink at the Penn Street Armory flooded in a timely fashion this year or are ya'll going to wait until February, like in past years? It's not like we've had sub-freezing temperatures lately or anything. Oh wait, we ...

Pity party

Mr. Gabe Campana, our mayor, says his salary of $72,000, per year, plus perks, is not enough for him and his family to live on. Maybe he should come down off his high horse and learn to economize. He applied for the job of superintendent at the Montoursville Area School District, saying he ...