Letters

Happy New Year

I realize that I write lots of letters and articles to the Sun-Gazette. In fact, far too many for people's liking. Sorry about that. I do so for four reasons. First is that most people in our area hold exclusively to this community's political group-think that coincides with daily talking ...

Grandparents breakfast

Dec. 16 was a special day at Salladasburg Elementary School for Grandparents Day. Two weeks to plan and put together a breakfast. A huge thank you to all the sponsors for this event. The time slat of the breakfast was from 7 to 8:30 a.m. A huge thank you to the cafeteria staff plus the extra ...

A great influence

In November, I was simply dropping my things off at the Loyalsock Recycling Center with my dog "Tuner" in my car. As I attempted to bring my bag of plastics, a young girl with a Bishop Neumann school uniform, told me to wait at the bottom of the step and she would help me. I thanked her ...

Whole story missing

Now that the final version of the tax bill has passed, we can see the final product and determine for ourselves how good or bad it is. I have been doing a lot of research over the last couple of days and have found that neither side is giving the whole story, but it is the Democratic ...

Trump’s role

It seems almost a daily event, a prominent and powerful man falls from his position when his abusive behavior towards women comes to light. Just a couple credible accusations are enough to bring a man down. But what about the Abuser in Chief? President Donald Trump has been recorded boasting ...

You can look it up

Years ago, in question and answer sessions with reporters, Casey Stengel, the legendary manager of the New York Yankees and New York Mets, would say, “You can look it up” in order to validate his answers. I suggest Mr. Armin Feger of Muncy Valley do the same. Mr. Feger’s letter to ...

Starting to wake up

I realize that people are starting to wake up when they see the sidewalks and everyone has a different thought about them. I still think that even though property owners really can't do anything about their horrible sidewalks before spring, they need to think about how to improve those ...

Startling conclusion

It's clear from "the news" that President Trump is now promoting NASA missions to Mars during his first term. His motivation, it might be suggested, is based not only in scientific curiosity. How so? Remarkably enough, a great many people who voted for Trump in 2016, still support him, ...

An obsession

Mr. David Faust seems to have an obsession with graduated taxes. All of his letters tell us how unfair income taxes are and suggests that property taxes are the only fair way to assess school and local taxes. In his latest letter, he adds the per capita tax to his list of an unfair ...

Taxing elderly

In the last 4 years of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, I personally received raises which totaled $31.00 a month in social security for those years. That averaged a $7.80 increase a year. The reason given to us was that the cost of living didn’t go up. Those who are overpayed and running ...

Bad sidewalks

In the Dec. 16th edition, I read that Williamsport City Council was surprised that the Codes Department’s decision was to make home owners repair or replace their sidewalks. I think it is always time to get after homeowners to fix their properties and that means sidewalks too! What do ...

Not safe anywhere

We thought living in the country we were safe from the thieving drug addicts of the city of Williamsport. Recently our son who lives next door to us was robbed during broad daylight when he was working. His whole house was unbelievably torn apart by some low life, stealing his Christmas money ...

Unfair taxation

Taxes collected by school districts and local and county government may be unfair, and I am referring to earned income, occupation and per capita taxes, not the real estate tax. It is fair to tax the earned income of workers while the income from investments, dividends and capital gains, goes ...

Talk back

I’ve been listening to talk back on channel WNEP 16. I would like to say people who complain must be full of hot air. I came to believe people who like to complain, there must be something in the air or there must be something in the water. My theory: people who complain must have been born ...

Talk back

I’ve been listening to talk back on channel WNEP 16. I would like to say people who complain must be full of hot air. I came to believe people who like to complain, there must be something in the air or there must be something in the water. My theory: people who complain must have been born ...

Believe it or not

It seems as though, after reading the headlines in the papers lately it is more like reading Ripleys Believe It Or Not. These headlines are very disturbing to the general public. Here are a few examples. State officials will see a pay raise in 2018. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in ...

Respect everyone

Tonight my husband and I went to our favorite restaurant, Ichiban’s, on the Golden Strip. The people there are almost all from other countries. When I go there they greet me with respect and kindness. The food is phenomenal but that is not what makes going there special. The people there ...

Christmas spirit

Recently my fiance and I were on a day trip to the Wilkes-Barre area. We wanted to get home quickly so we took route 118 from Dallas pa to Hughesville pa. When we entered the little village of Lairdsville at 10:30 p.m., we experienced a flat tire. We tried to call AAA for assistance but ...

Bearing arms

A liberal writer questioned Guy Smith's Gun Facts on President Kennedy, V.P's Mondale and Humphrey regarding the Second Amendment, but no facts were presented refuting Smith's quotes. However, it's understandable if you remember President Reagan's excerpt, "The trouble with our liberal ...

Russian Interference

In a recent letter, a writer disputed my statement that the Russians manipulated our 2016 presidential elections. He states that I failed to give any proof of this accusation. Maybe that's because the evidence is so meager. I mean, among many other things, how could one possibly expect anyone ...