Letters

Spam calls

I have caller ID on my phone and today I received a call identified as “Valley View Nursing.” It turns out that’s where my sister who suffers from Alzheimer’s resides, so of course I answered it. Well, it turned out to be someone calling about a credit card deal. As you can imagine I ...

The Biggest American Lie

We’re living in a time of endless public lies. If public officials aren’t caught lying, they’re accused of lying. If those accusations don’t stick, the officials are accused of lying about their lying. And if those accusations don’t produce immediate resignations, a special counsel is ...

Local politicians

All these local politicians running for public office are wondering why the great city of Williamsport is always short of money to do some of the things like repairing streets and fixing up the parks. Let’s review some reasons: 1. City officials are always trying to spend more money than ...

Onoko Falls Trail

What law gives the PA Game Commission the right to make the decision to close Onoko Falls Trail effective May 1, 2019? How about the employees of the commission performing their duties and grooming the trail for safe passage? Don’t give me any crap about being understaffed! The PA Game ...

To voters of Lycoming County

Be aware, be aware! Be aware of any individuals running for public office who say “A Halt to Tax Increase,” then also say “A True Conservative Committed to Holding the Line on Taxes.” This statement could be viewed as to impeding or delaying progress. When individuals are running ...

Overlook the obvious

The recent attempted murder of innocent people by vehicle in California will probably have the liberal leftie snowflakes scurrying to introduce legislation to ban vehicles, limit the fuel tank capacity to no more than 10 drops, sue the manufacturer, and intimidate banks to discontinue doing ...

Dairy farmers continue to defy the odds

Recent figures released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture illustrate that from 2008 to 2018, 19,659 dairy farmers left their farms across the United States. However, the remaining 37,468 dairy farmers produced 27,593 billion pounds more of milk in 2018 than was produced in 2008. ...

Stop sign means stop

It just amazes me how drivers have total disregard for stop signs and what they mean. One day it was necessary for me to park on hospital property at the corner of Rural Avenue and Walnut Street. While there, I saw drivers either slow down and proceed through the stop sign or drive right ...

Promises but no action

Promises, promises, promises! All we ever get are promises. The City Council, the commissioners, even the governor. Full of promises and then no action. The city came out and announced a ramp in front of City Hall to make it easier to get into City Hall, just a little under a month ago, then ...

No conscience

President Richard Nixon’s western White House was located at San Clemente in Southern California (Orange County). It was near his boyhood home, where the the Nixon family lived in modest, if not spare, comfort. Living in such circumstances should not have mattered to a clan strongly ...

Prayers for the country

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who hopes and prays we can get this country back on track like it was 50 to 60 years ago. Every time I pray, I pray this will happen. Just read the article from May 3, “Great like that again,” from Gavin T. Ferringer. Dottie Gibson Blossburg

Political control of local area

Reading the Democratic party strategy to take over political control of this area, I see they are tired of one party control. I think someone should point out to them the Democratic control of Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia, which have been controlled by Democrats for ...

What it says

Yes, I am talking about political mailings that candidates send out. What is in writing means something because the other evening I heard a two-hour forum of candidates grilled about various aspects and requirements of the job. The nine candidates from a broad spectrum of knowledge and ...

Rebuttal

As a member of the board and concerned citizen of the Montoursville Area School District, I have seen more than enough of William Ruffing’s tactics on the Montoursville Area School Board. From walking out of a board meeting and refusing to listen to a citizen of the district to bullying ...

Commissioner candidate

I happen to know Todd Lauer and I talk to him quite often. He is a Republican seeking nomination for a Lycoming County commissioner’s seat in the May primary election. He is willing and able to become a county commissioner. We need more elected officials at the county and state levels here in ...

The need to be able to work

When people are sick, it is harder for them to care for their children, they miss days at work, and they have less money to spend on groceries, clothes, and other things that stimulate our economy. Right now, the only people who have health care they know they can rely on are senior citizens. ...

Liberal Democratic machine

I see that the liberal Democratic machine from State College is alive and well. So I guess I’ll balance it out. We don’t need anymore politicians in elected office with a ‘D’ behind their name. Sorry, Friedensberg may be a nice guy but if the circus of the last two years isn’t enough ...

A commissioner to count on

I have known Tony Mussare for most of my life. Tony is a commissioner we can count on. His knowledge of county government extends way beyond Lycoming County. I have been with Tony on many occasions where he will stop a complete stranger at a grocery store, coffee shop or restaurant and ask ...

Congressman

I hope the voters don’t get fooled by all the articles on how great Marc Friedensberg is because, if he gets elected, we will all pay more in taxes, the guns that everyone has will have to be registered and he will not be on the same page as our president. We need to keep the economy going ...

Why I support Tony Mussare

I support Tony Mussare for many reasons. First he has owned Rainbow Carpet with his wife for over 30 years and I believe you are only able to stay in business that long if you do something right for the first 29. He has instilled this same work ethic and great values to his two sons who are ...