Letters

Trump’s no Reagan

In response to the letter “Trump and Reagan”, I agree. President Trump is not a President Reagan. President Reagan had an amicable personality that allowed him to be endeared by both friend and foe alike. President Trump’s personality is a bit harsh, endearing him to his followers with ...

What can be done?

I agree with Leland Shipe on not being able to hear what is being said in the movies at the theater and on DVD's. I read as well that they are putting out the sound effects over the words and that they want you to hear this. I constantly ask my younger friend and he says he didn't hear this ...

Important issue left out

In a recent letter entitled “A Christian Response”, a group suggested what might be a Christian’s response to complex social issues confronting the world (protection of the environment, public education, immigration, and religious tolerance). An attempt was made to support their ...

Take protesting elsewhere

I read the article in the April 11 edition about the protesters who showed up at Congressman Tom Marino’s office. How ridiculous! Where have these people been for the past six years Marino has been in office? Have any of you even called or stopped by before now? Marino has consistently voted ...

‘Peer Review’

President Donald Trump has expressed his views about the allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by Bill O'Reillly: "I think he's a person I know well – he is a good person. I don't think Bill did anything wrong." Tim Mannello Williamsport Submitted by E-Mail

The false narrative

The latest political narrative coming from the Democrats, their political pundits and followers is that nearly every policy introduced by President Trump will “hurt the very people who voted for him”. It doesn’t matter if it was the latest healthcare bill, his trade policies, or the ...

Deep concerns

Thirty-eight years ago last week— March 28, 1979 — disaster struck at 4 a.m. at the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant in central Pennsylvania after its cooling system failed. It remains the worst nuclear accident in American history. We woke up to the horror and fear that ...

Minimum wage help

A recent letter claims that minimum wage is to blame for people not getting jobs especially the young. The solution for that is to end minimum wage and get government out of the way of businesses being able to hire and pay people what they are worth. The usual anti-government arguments were ...

More control needed

This pertains to a school tax hike possible in the Jersey Shore School District. There should be some kind of control over the school boards who grant the teachers a hefty raise every year that amounts to $1,500 or more per teacher. For the past four years, we retired citizens on social ...

Disappointed

I read what was in the American Health Care Act, and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to afford my supplemental health insurance any longer. With the Social Security and pension I get, there isn’t much left over after I pay my bills, including my health insurance premium. I wasn’t ...

How much is enough?

Despite the Montoursville School District’s failure to determine a use for the abandoned 1931 school building, a rather large amount of money is about to be spent on it. It is an absolute Certainty. The invoices that will come before the Board over the next few months will attest to that. ...

Still controversial

I live in Montoursville and have been embroiled in the controversy surrounding the $38 million renovation to the high school. Now that the school is nearly completed and students are beginning to occupy the new building, much of the community is obsessed with the question "How did we get ...

Divide and conquer

Did our self-serving derelict nitwit politician in Washington, D.C., ever think of anyone else, like the voters back home that elected them? If there was ever a time when every incumbent politician in Washington, D.C., needs a real wake up call and gets booted out, it is now. I thought state ...

Editorial off base

I relocated from the Lehigh Valley to Williamsport several months ago and I subscribed to the Sun-Gazette in January. I realize your paper has an obligation to support the viewpoints of the majority of citizens that reside in Lycoming County. I enjoy reading the columns of good writers, such ...

Advice for Sen. Casey

Sen. Casey better realize that most people in Pennsylvania voted for Donald Trump, so he better change his way of thinking or next election he will be on the outside looking in. A letter writer blamed Trump for the closing of Sears and KMart. Maybe they should lower their prices to match ...

The healing prescription

In reference to Charlie Reeder's letter "About Entitlements", it’s been my experience that the majority of conservatives that I know are more than willing to help the truly poor. However, they believe it is fundamentally wrong and destructive to support those who select to be poor, and to ...

Upset with bridge fee

Not only are our roads in less than sad shape, but now we as citizens are paying another $5 fee for bridge and road repairs. What happened to the gaming monies, and the gas monies that we were told were going towards education and roadways? Those people whose names appeared in a recent issue ...

Work Zone

Summer is coming and they made a Work Zone Awareness week. That is so sad. People just don’t understand, these people are getting run over because of stupid drivers, call phones, etc. Slow down for God’s sake or hang up your license, and watch our PennDOT workers! Donna J. ...

Questionable mail

I received a letter in the mail from the Williamsport Water Authority. I was surprised to learn that it was not only a letter written and signed by the Executive Director, Douglas Keith, but also a solicitation for a private company called Homeserve USA repair Management Company. In the letter ...

Anger over facts

To the man behind me at the gas station on East Third Street on March 22 at 4 p.m., who yelled at me and told me I should read the paper, I hope you see this. I do read the paper and I watch Fox News. You saw the Trump bumper stickers on my car and started shouting about Trump cutting Meals ...