Letters

Making no sense

The political cartoons you print make about as much sense as Kellyanne Conway. Sharon Yoxtheimer Cogan Station

The county and levee

The Susquehanna River bisects Lycoming County from Jersey Shore to Montgomery and directly impacts about 75 percent of our population. Williamsport, South Williamsport, DuBoistown, Old Lycoming Township and Loyalsock Township, their people as well as their commercial, residential, ...

On the Trump train

Why isn't our local representative asking for a special prosecutor into all that is going on in Washington? After all, wasn't he involved in justice for our area? Oh, that's right, he and Tom Barletta are on the Trump train heading out of town. Don Larson S. Williamsport

War is a racket

The American Friends Service Committee, the activist arm of American Quakers, estimated that the U.S. military in 2015 was spending $1,200,000 per minute. If you have the stomach for it, not to mention a calculator, do the math. President Trump's new budget proposal calls for a $54 billion ...

Trumpcare and You

House Republicans recently passed the American Healthcare Act (Trumpcare). If passed as is, the bill would have hurt a lot of people-the working poor who now have insurance under Obama's expanded Medicaid program, those with pre-existing conditions, seniors between 50 and 64 years old, women, ...

Important grant

So I've been over to the Nippenose Valley Village a few times now – took my grandkids out to the park and attended a community event with an author. Have to admit, it's looking pretty good over there. They had a community meeting a while back and talked about this grant they are applying for ...

Simple solutions

Estimated costs for the Mexican Border wall varies from $10 billion to $49 billion, but the wall plus an additional 5,000 border patrol agents costing 200 million for the first year could be paid for without increasing taxes. All President Trump would have to do is immediately fire and replace ...

Restore funding

Many Pennsylvanians trust their beloved pets to the care of their local veterinarian because they know veterinarians provide compassionate care for companion animals. However, fewer Pennsylvanians are aware of the important role veterinarians play in protecting the food supply and supporting ...

Harmful repetition

I guess when it comes down to readers providing information to benefit the general public, be it the value of a local fundraising event, acknowledging a member of the public, or possibly some public issue that the populace, by being informed, can resolved, these are of value! However this ...

Dealing with altruism

There are basically two kinds of liberals. The first is the “Elite Liberal.” This person doesn’t care that they are promoting a philosophy that does not work, has never worked and has been responsible for the complete collapse of the economy and the civilization in many countries in the ...

Encouraging

Business owners invest in local communities and the grants we apply for are our way of asking the state to reinvest as well. It's been encouraging to see that local voters are getting involved, reaching out to the community and creating awareness regarding the grant applications that have been ...

Shocked

I was shocked by the story you recently featured about the state trooper reaching a plea agreement in a sex case in late April. There are multiple incidents where I hear of people taking advantage of their position in society. I know it happens with police officers, but every time I read about ...

Peace on Earth

The views I express in this letter will no doubt stop in the households that receive our local newspaper. It is disgusting, which is a feeling of strong aversion or repungance that causes detestation and nauseation to the average citizen of all the nations of the world. Every leader of the more ...

Imitation journalism

At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the theme running through the evening was, “We’re not fake news.” I have some real news for these people. If you have to tell people you’re not fake news, you are fake news. If you just did your job and accurately and fairly reported real ...

Saluting Nurses Week

Nursing has come a long way since Florence Nightingale began the first nursing school in 1860. This time-honored profession now transcends traditional bedside care where nurses serve as the foundation of the entire health care team. Today, nurses lead groundbreaking research, develop ...

Keeping the jobs

When President Trump was elected into office, I tried listening to those who were on his side. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, hoping that he would somehow find a quick solution to turning the economy around. I am a blind employee who relies on work funded by the government for income. ...

Wanting both

Why can't we have both Clinton’s deleted e-mails and Trump's tax returns? Congressional turkey strutting or a Congress talking turkey? Having values as a nation or to be first in the world? Tweeting or no tweeting? Politics from the pulpit or a sermon from the pulpit? Hack all political ...

The difference

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, since 1996 the prices of TVs, software, toys, and cellphone service have come down substantially. During the same period, the prices of new cars, household furnishings and clothing all kept pace with inflation, while health care, child care, ...

Great information

I attended a presentation from the Independent Fiscal Office at the Pennsylvania Economy League luncheon on property tax reform, So much great information.! Matt Knittel showed us the radar map. The tornado is coming! It must be addressed. the answer is Hb 76 Sb76 TOTAL School PROPERTY TAX ...

Inappropriate

Recently I have noticed that more business and organizations are using Facebook as an official means of communication. Organizations like the South Williamsport Police Borough are using Facebook to "alert" the community of the thefts that are occurring in the area. Other organizations like ...