Letters

Real reason for the wall

Most people think that President Donald Trump wants to build a wall along our border with Mexico to keep Mexicans from coming to the United States. I believe he wants to build that wall to keep Americans from fleeing to Mexico. Joan V. Catherman Milton

Road closed

The accident on the Montgomery Pike on Feb. 2 with two cars and a tanker with fuel all that spilled could have been made a lot easier if PennDOT and Armstrong Township didn’t close the road leading up to the Pike. Neither one wanted to maintain it in the winter, so just close it right? ...

Regarding Russia

President Vladimir Putin’s likely intention to sign into law, when he received it from the duma and the upper house, a very clever and creative method of quelling domestic violence. President Putin’s new bill will eliminate criminal liability for domestic violence that stops short of ...

Argument incomplete

The letter arguing against the approval of Betsy DeVos’s as Secretary of education has as its main argument the premise that only a person with an advanced degree in Education Administration would be able to succeed in improving the American K through 12 system, especially in our major ...

The petrodollar

There has been much fanfare regarding recent political developments (2016 U.S. election, bans, and nomination picks, etc.). Unfortunately, there have been sparse discussions when it comes to the petrodollar. In order to understand geopolitical maneuvers (Syria, Iran, China, Russia) and ...

Contact congressman

On Feb. 1, Congress, including local Congressman Thomas Marino, voted to allow surface coal mining operations to dump mine waste into streams by lifting the stream protection rule. This action by Congressman Marino harms his constituents. Government documents reveal that Lycoming County sold ...

Statutes of limitation

In light of the recent news event concerning the Pennsylvania boy who was forced into something horrifically less than legal by a child predator ring, it brings up the issue of the statutes of limitations (SOL) concerning such crimes in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kudos to Attorney ...

Raised in heaven

I've been asked why Newberry people of a certain age remain allegiant to that particular section of Williamsport. For me I guess it felt like growing up in a Norman Rockwell painting. Newberry had three playgrounds. Old Jackson (Now Newberry Park), Lincoln School And New Jackson. These ...

Another resignation

The president has accepted the resignation of National Security Leader Mike Flynn. The president stated that he did so because Flynn isn't trustworthy, and he's not truthful. We are waiting for the president to resign. Why? He is not trustworthy and truthful. President Trump expects loyalty, ...

Disingenuous

As a 1985 graduate of Lock Haven University and a product of both the exceptional Journalism program and running programs at LHUP, I am more than concerned at the disingenuous way in which the fiscal issues with the University are being portrayed by the president and vice president and how ...

Equal rights

Let’s review the scenario. This woman activist protector says she would like to blow up the White House. Everybody says that she didn’t really mean that. On the flip side of that coin, if a man made a statement like that, the FBI, CIA and Homeland Security would be on him like flies on ...

He was correct

“I know more than the generals.” “I’m going to build a wall on the border and make Mexico pay for it.” “I’ll put Hillary in jail.” “I’ll repeal and replace Obamacare on day one.” “Illegal immigrants with criminal records will be gone in my first hour of ...

A living document

I believe the Constitution is a living document. As such, it should be interpreted in the light of current times. For example, advances in communications and transportation have given us a degree of mobility never dreamed of by the Framers of the Constitution. And with our mobile society ...

Where are the tears?

We won you lost, get over it. Where were all the tears that your fearless leader Chuckey the Smuck Shumer shed for the illegals and ban on Muslim countries that our own security agents said they had no way of knowing who they are? Where are the tears for our military men and women that ...

Appropriate

Liberals think conservatives are violent because we own guns. When was the last time you saw a group of conservatives block a freeway, turn over a police car, riot, break store windows, loot, throw Molotov cocktails and burn buildings? The fact that there are riots in the streets because ...

Remember when?

Remember back when America was Great? The country was in the middle of building the Eisenhower interstate highway system and we set out to land a man on the moon and bring him safely back home. During this period in our history, our politics and politicians were quite a bit more cordial. We did ...

Grant money

The state of Pennsylvania is bankrupt or awfully close to it. So, I’m wondering how the state gives out all this grant money. It really amazes me how the city of Williamsport can get all their grant money to do downtown Market Street projects while our streets are in disrepair and falling ...

Remember the past

There was a letter in recently thanking God that President Trump would overturn Roe v Wade and abortion on demand would end. The writer must have a short memory. Before Roe abortion was illegal in most states. During the 1930’s, thousands of women died each year from the after-effects of ...

Just wait

Donald is driving. He just turned 16. He has very little driving experience and didn't take drivers ed. Thought he didn't need it because he's so smart. He has borrowed his father's station wagon that has many solid miles on it. Donald has picked up a number of classmates to go for a long ...

Border wall

I think I came up with a great idea of how to save American taxpayers a lot of money on border patrol. Confiscate millions of dillars from these drug dealers. Use that money to buy the materials needed to build the wall. Then take the people on welfare and foodstamps as labor to build the ...