Letters

It’s not quite right yet?

This is the new bridge replaced on Fourth Street in Newberry. Rip up and redo over and over. Air hammer and repour the concrete. This project has been worked on since early last year. When will it be completed? Also the temp guards are always being changed to traffic. Great job/costly. ...

Spinning the protest

Hard to believe that two liberal writers wrote that the NFL players are the good guys and the people that are against the protests are the bad guys. The main word here is sacrifice, which is what many veterans have given – the ultimate sacrifice. It only takes two to three minutes to stand ...

Penn State football

When I watched the Penn State vs. Ohio State game, I thought I was watching a re-run of last year’s Rose Bowl. I think that Penn State football should be told there are four quarters in a game, not three. If they knew, they would have beat Ohio State and would have won the Rose Bowl last ...

Fair and equal treatment

What’s so hard to understand? It’s not about the flag. It’s about what every American should expect – fair, equal treatment. When any American believes, correctly or incorrectly, that they are not receiving fair and equal treatment, that’s a problem – a problem too many Americans ...

Misconduct

Now that Harvey Weinstein has been forced to step down from his throne at Miramax and the fictional President Underwood's house of cards has fallen, can't we now impeach Donald Trump for the same misconduct? Hank Moody Williamsport Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Unfair attribution

In response to the letter from a constant poster who said President Trump admits to being immature, combative, impulsive, vindictive, retaliatory, and most of all temperamentally unfit to be president. No, the president did not admit to those characteristics. You attributed those traits to him, ...

Miracle’ tax cut

The IRS taxes estates valued at $5.5 million for individuals and estates valued at $11 million for couples. The Republicans are proposing to eliminate that tax. They are also proposing to lower the tax rate for higher income persons by nearly 5 percent and increasing the tax rate for lower ...

Understanding Trump’s supporters

The letter "To the Point" addressed a response that I wrote to a diatribe lamenting the inability to figure out President Trump’s supporters. In his most recent letter, The letter writer failed to address any of the reasons that Trump supporters support him. To answer his latest ...

Highway safety

This pertains to the article in the local newspaper which stated traffic fatalities rose 5.6 percent last year. There were 37,461 people killed on our highways last year. The root of this unbelievable statistic is staggering and there is nothing being done in the United States to lower this ...

Alzheimer’s awareness

Alzheimer's disease is where someone is losing their memory and cognitive ability serious enough to interfere with daily life. Signs and symptoms are memory loss that disrupts daily life, challenges in planning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or leisure, ...

The unpardonable

The unpardonable There is one thing that is unforgivable about our reaction to Russia's attack on our democracy through its computer hacking and social media manipulation during our 2016 elections: We do not have a high-emergency, exhaustive, all hands-on-deck, "all-tools-of government" ...

The Social Security contract

Weldon Cohick, in his LTE "Cost of living suggestion", writes "I’m a firm believer that if a raise is given to the younger and more fortunate in this country, then everyone else should also receive the same amount. If anyone disagrees with me then they are not retired ... I would ask them if ...

Why an anthem

A letter writer recently asked “Why an anthem, why is it sung at sporting events, why was it chosen as the “National Anthem”, and why is it a political lightening rod?” During the war of 1812, at Fort McHenry located in Baltimore, Md., a young lawyer, and someone named Francis ...

Mr. Goodell

Open letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell, and the NFL: As a fan of NFL: football I was shocked to see the actions of team players refusing to stand ...

Protest explained

In response to Jack Craft's Oct. 25th letter, first and foremost, coming from a family with multiple veterans, I have the utmost respect for our military, as well as every soldier's bravery and sacrifice. The argument, however, is playing 'Monday Morning Quarterback', based upon partisan ...

Hypocritical

A couple of recent letters have tried to explain that the NFL: protests where players take a knee are not about the flag or our national anthem and that the protestors have defined what their protest is about. It began with Colin Kaepernick in 2016 when this all began and he declared "I refuse ...

Downward spiral

For the past 12 years, America has been on a downward spiral. There seems to be little if any respect for each other, our national standards, Constitution, National Anthem and our Flag. Anyone who is wealthy, powerful or making a large salary from the taxpayer’s money, are protesting because ...

Thieving politicians

I guess I must have missed the docking of the U S S Clueless in Harrisburg ! I heard that the crew was acting like drunken sailors and masquerading as politicians! According to reports from several sources the thieves in Harrisburg want to tax every Pennsylvania family $280. Don't these ...

The real facts

Yesterday was a bad day for America — a terrorist killed innocent lives. We know that now. However, probably like most Americans, I was unaware of the specifics of what took place in New York City until I got home from work to turn on or read the news. Before I got a chance to do my own ...

Clean up mess

The annual South Williamsport Mummer's Parade allows many organizations, businesses and the community to come together an entertain people of all ages. Each year the Parade Committee spends countless hours organizing the mapping out strategies for success and addressing potential issues. Along ...