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Letters

The Obituary of Used 2

He was born in the 50s of third- and fourth-generation immigrants. They were sponsored by relatives and family to immigrate to the United States. They had to have a place to live and a job waiting. Used 2 was raised by parents, grandparents and many aunts and uncles. Used 2’s mother knew of ...

Here we go again

A girl got hit on Washington Boulevard and neither she nor the driver is identified! Do we have the same district attorney involved? Who is the stupid one in this mess? Was the driver someone of authority? Was she on drugs, talking on her cell phone, just not paying attention? Was the ...

Appreciation for May 8 edition

Thank you for your May 8 edition. The Op-Ed piece from Judge Andrew Napolitano, “Do we still have a Constitution?,” on the Editorial page reflects my feelings about the overreach by Gov. Tom Wolf. The front page article, “Is yellow mellow?,” lists the “Open” and “Closed” ...

Too greedy

Is it true? Did we sell or (stupidly) give to China medical supplies in view of the COVID-19? Years ago, I wrote about our renting warehouses in California to the Chinese. Those people do not like us and never have. Since I wrote to the president at the time and was told that we’d been ...

Socially distance your dogs

As the Postal Service continues to provide an essential service during the current crisis, we want to make sure our carriers are safe and out of harm’s way while making their appointed rounds. To ensure mail carriers’ safety, dog owners must securely lock their dog in another room until a ...

Outraged

Seeing on the news today, May 9, I was relieved to see the men who murdered this poor young man, Ahmaud Arbery, were finally arrested. This poor soul obviously had nothing to hide or he would not have been jogging toward his death. I do not care that this person was in law enforcement. That ...

The top 10 percent and 1 percent

What do the very wealthy and super-rich want? They want the federal government to fund a strong national defense to protect their financial interests (oil and other) around the world, even if it increases the national debt for others to pay in the future. They also want the federal government ...

Support for President Trump

There are millions of people who love Mr. Donald Trump, our president. I’m one of them. He has done so much for our country. Have a good day! Donna Lambert Williamsport

End of the age?

The coronavirus pandemic is the beginning of “sorrows” we will see in the future. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in Revelation are pestilence, famine, war and religious deception. Jesus Christ spoke of this to His disciples in Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8; and Luke 21:11. Our ...

Spanish flu survivor

I would like to tell this true little story. Once upon a time my husband, George Logue, had an aunt, Mary Ring, who lived through the Spanish flu of 1918-1919. She lost her husband, her twin sister, her baby, her 8-year-old child and her 16-year-old son. Her only child left was 12-year-old ...

Going Underground

Dear local, state or any governmental official that may read this, In case you’re not aware, every American, well most, gets their hair cut, or colored, or nails done. This includes Republicans, Democrats, liberals, and any other party I’m not aware of. COVID-19 has been worldwide since ...

Getting politically senile about senility

A reader recently wrote in to deflect the increasing claims of the obvious: that Biden is displaying undeniable symptoms of senility. While Republicans “harp” on Biden, the reader insists, they weren’t bothered by Reagan. “Look at the dementia that continued after he left office.” ...

Stimulus payment

Several liberals have written, saying that Republicans and conservatives should return their stimulus payments. I wonder if they know where government gets funds to pay out. Government gets funds primarily by taxation, the income tax. That makes the stimulus payment a rebate of tax paid for ...

We will go back

In this time of isolation and not being able to come and go as we please, shop, go to movies, etc., one question comes to my mind as we start going outdoors and trying to regain a sense of normalcy. Will people remember to go to church? One day we will go about our daily routines. I am hoping ...

40 years of listening

A piece of research has been presented by “Data For Progress And The Justice Collaborative Institute” which shows that over 50 percent of Republican voters are in favor of a bill proposed by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (a member of AOC’s “The Squad”) which, if passed, would give every ...

Strong leaders

Strong leaders make decisions and stay the course, adjusting as necessary. I am grateful to Governor Wolf for his calm communication and leadership. Like New York Governor Cuomo, he bases decisions on guidance from scientific and medical sources. The plan he has laid out won’t win total ...

Good work in tough times

I was watching the PBS Newshour last Friday. There was a segment on an Anchorage, Alaska local newspaper and the difficult times it is facing keeping its local populace up-to-date on what is happening locally and around the world during this COVID-19 virus pandemic. Given the loss of ...

It greatly saddens me

It greatly saddens me every time I read about an infant or toddler having been abused, injured or killed — many times by a boyfriend of the child’s mother. Far too many times, the reason reported for the abuse was due to the child crying. I believe that most of these abusers fail to realize ...

Memorial Day

Traditionally Memorial Day was created to honor those who fought for our country and made the ultimate sacrifice in doing so. Over the years it’s become more of a holiday, to kick- off the summer season throughout the country, opening the beaches, the parks, and many other joyful ...

Just a fact

I just want to make crystal clear to all your readers that stimulus checks did not come from the president. They came from the taxpayers of the United States and only the taxpayers! WILLIAM FISHER Watsontown Submitted via Virtual Newsroom