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Letters

Insulting the opposition

It appears that every week there is another letter to the editor attempting to insult members of the opposition party. Being neither a Republican nor a Democrat, and believing that other people have emotions and feelings, I do not see any major difference between the two major political ...

Airport leakage

I wish to respond to the editorial from October 22. I use Williamsport Regional Airport during the winter months when driving elsewhere can be iffy. We recently traveled to Chicago from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, the flight was direct — two hours, parking was $14 per day. My ...

Retiree plight response

In response to the Oct. 27 letter, “Retiree Plight,” and several other letters like it, I wonder what the writer expected to happen when he retired? He mentions often how hard it is to live on Social Security payments for 25 years. He said in this letter that he retired at the age of 62. ...

We will all drown

We will all drown! Well maybe not. Here is a little experiment you can do at home. Take a tall clear glass, drop in three or four ice cubes and pour water into the glass until all the ice cubes are floating. Then mark a line at the water level and let the ice melt. Then check the water level. ...

Rural farm owners

To the quarter million uncounted rural Pennsylvania family farm owners, spouses, children, their farm workers and self-employed service providers and also the 10,000 homeless in our rural communities who consider themselves unemployed or underemployed, I am sorry the 800 people who represented ...

What is socialism?

“Socialism” is used to scare people from a better life. Check the “World Happiness Report” on Wikipedia. It rates 156 countries in seven categories. For happiness, the first seven countries are more or less socialist: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, and ...

Every election is important

On Tuesday, we have a small election process. Judges, commissioners, as well as a proposed state Constitutional amendment on crime victim rights. Although it might seem like a small election, every election is important. Why? Because when we vote, we are letting all those we have chosen to ...

Public option/telemedicine

The current buzz in Washington and with Democratic presidential candidates is Medicare for All supported by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Other candidates such as Joe Biden prefer sort of a Medicare for All Light, called the Public Option, which increases federal control of the ...

Socialism

If the Democrats win the 2020 election, it sounds like the government is going to do everything for us. We will end up like my two cats. All we will have to do is eat, sleep and doo-doo. A little humor never hurt anybody. Charles Ardell Williamsport

An easy way

It’s no big secret that most taxes in Pennsylvania, such as earned income on workers and many others, unfairly burden working class citizens the most. A graduated income tax could be used to solve that problem. However, a Constitutional amendment would be necessary to legalize that fairer ...

Holy cow!

I have to say the impeachment inquiry has taken multiple twists and turns. People are called to testify but cite executive privilege to not answer questions. Now there is whistleblower about a phone call by President Trump to the new President of Ukraine. Now there is a report of another phone ...

Mental health

An editorial on Oct 6 cited “a study by a major medical group showed vulnerability among children who are exposed to conditions that are not safe and secure and with broken attachments and connections.” I hate to admit the fact that I am a hoarder. So I spent the rest of the weekend ...

Purdue should take responsibility

With respect to the article titled “Victims of opioid epidemic gain a voice in lawsuit,” I would like to commend the author for giving this story a human connection by introducing those affected by the opiate crisis who will be a part of the bankruptcy committee in the lawsuit against ...

Endorsing Dave Huffman

Please join me in voting for Dave Huffman for Lycoming County register and recorder. He holds a master’s degree in business administration. He is a true fiscal conservative and will work to reduce fees and save taxpayer dollars. Dave has been active in the pro-life movement and is pro-second ...

Tioga County Republican response

As chairman of the Tioga County Republican Committee, I feel compelled to respond to the open letter of my Democratic counterpart published this past week. First, let me begin by saying that the implication that the Republican committee is somehow “maneuvering” around some requirement is a ...

Experience counts for commissioner

In a few days, all of the more than 24,000 registered voters of Tioga County can exercise their legal opportunity to vote. This year we will select three individuals to oversee and control the hundreds of employees of the county and the several millions of dollars in the county budgets. ...

Schiff-less

There was a time when satire carried the disclaimer, “For Entertainment Purposes Only,” just in case people weren’t smart enough to recognize it as satire. This practice has waned as the separation between news and satire diminishes. Recently, the chairman of the House Intelligence ...

Retiree plight

I am an 87-year-old Korean War veteran and a life-long resident of Piatt Township. My father, myself, and my two brothers have contributed roughly 24 years of military service to our country through active and reserve military service during our lives. We were drafted or enlisted into the ...

Questioning incumbent

As a long-time friend, supporter, and yes, a member of his campaign, I’d like to comment on the race for Register and Recorder. Dave was unopposed on the Republican primary ballot. The incumbent officeholder was removed from ballot printing due to inaccuracies causing the required number of ...