Letters

‘Let There Be Light’

On Nov. 3, 2017, a movie called “Let There Be Light” was released. The movie played at the cinema center at Williamsport and the Great Escape near the Lycoming Mall and at the premier theater in State College. My question is why has it not been shown at the Roxy movie theater in Lock ...

Successful year for Special Olympics

As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, a great big THANK YOU goes out to everyone in Lycoming County for their support and helping us achieve another great year. Lycoming County Special Olympics is a nonprofit, volunteer-based, year round sports training and competition organization for individual ...

Unchangeable Truth

On 23 January, 2016, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump had this to say at a rally in Iowa: "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters." Two years later, after watching the consistently dysfunctional chaos of Trump's behavior during the most ...

Drug responsibility

This is in reference to the headlines published in the Sun-Gazette concerning “Disturbing Drug Trends” and how our policemen state “that young children are exposed to drugs at an alarming rate.” When myself and my five siblings were raised in the 1930s, the fathers of most of us ...

Behind closed doors

Are you upset with the new tax law? The Republicans were able to ask each other which provisions they personally wanted in the bill. For example, 14 of the senators who voted yes will benefit greatly from new real estate tax rules, along with our president. Instead of closing ...

Don’t blame 60’s

I know that Mr. Underwood is older than I but I was born before the 1960s and my parents came of age in the early 1940s. According to Mr. Underwood, men and boys were taught to be respectful to women unlike today. Which means, thanks to social media advances, we hear more about how women are ...

Drugs in neighborhood

Today I would like to address the drug situation on the street where I live. I live where I can see activity on Third Ave. between W. 4th Street and Nichols Place. A few years ago, I called the drug task force with a complaint about a house on Third Avenue and was ignored. I then called ...

Cat problem

There are well over 50 stray feral cats in the Blossburg area. A number of kind-hearted residents feed them through the winter months. There is a slogan espoused by the SPCA that if you feed them, they are yours. "West's" book of PA Statutes only addresses cats in the index. There are states ...

Suicide concern

As the new year begins, there is one very taboo topic I would like to bring to light so we have no more deaths from it. The topic is suicide. Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the USA. When teenagers commit suicide, it is usually from bullying. The age group who commits ...

Avoiding a legal quagmire

I read the recent story "There's Hope": County Officials Weigh Renegotiating Reentry” with great interest. I am glad that the cost and effectiveness of the programs are being addressed so carefully, especially considering the massive drug epidemic that is currently raging in the country. ...

The real cause of city sidewalk problem

While traveling throughout the city, I notice this quite often. There is one item that the city has conveniently not brought up in the media. That is how is a home owner is supposed to fix up their sidewalks, when the cause of their problems is with the tree roots from City owned trees that ...

Defining a living wage

We hear the term “living wage” a lot. The definition of living wage is "a wage that is high enough to maintain a normal standard of living." The definition of 'a normal standard of living' is "the level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic ...

What Wolf vetoed

The Pennsylvania Legislature has passed a bill that would protect our most vulnerable citizens: the unborn. Senate Bill 3 reduced the maximum gestational age for legal abortions from 24 to 20 weeks and also prohibited dismemberment abortion –the practice of tearing a baby apart by its ...

The Dems game plan

After a year of the Democrats repeatedly obstructive agenda against our great president and the American people, what have we to look forward to in the coming year? I predict they will put the race card in reserve (but never discard) because of its success for the left in the past year of ...

Criticism deserved

I almost lost my cookies when I saw Rep. Marino's picture on the front page Dec. 27. He deserves any criticism he gets from his constituents. Second, I think we all should commend the Streets and Parks for their job well done this year. I have to ride my scooter in the streets because the ...

Recyclable center

I know I may sound like that commercial and advertisement on Channel 16. Do they really work? Yes, I’m talking about the cameras. It’s really sad that these illiterate people don’t know how to read — so they drop everything and anything off at the center and they are getting away ...

Remodeled

Have you checked out the remodeled Aldi’s store on Third Street. Nice wide aisles, a good selection of produce, good prices. Quick check out. Pack your own bags. No curb to fall off when you leave the store. Easy cart to get, put a quarter in the slot and you’re off to shop. Get your ...

Sincere thank you

I would like to express my sincere thank you to Mrs. Gilbert, the choir director, Mr. Adam Wright, band director and the students of the Montoursville High School who put on an extraordinary night of music and fun at the new and beautiful Montoursville High School. I know they all put in many ...

The top 10 liars of 2017

1. Hillary Clinton 2. Susan Rice 3. Lois Lerner 4. Nancy Pelosi 5. Chuck Schumer 6. Al Franken 7. Joe Scarborough 8. Chris Matthews 9. CNN 10. Washington Post. This is just a small example of liars on the left. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

Owl dangers

The picture of the owl is pretty, but owls are dangerous around small animals. Back 10 years ago my daughter had a beautiful Persian cat. The cat loved to lay on our deck; she liked to sun herself. One day Eve forgot that the cat was on the deck. When my daughter went out to get her, an owl had ...