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Letters

SECURE Act

Retirement savings become increasingly important as Americans live longer. As the cost of living increases, many Americans worry that they will not have enough retirement savings to provide for them as they age. Congress is currently considering legislation that can help middle class ...

‘High in Plain Sight’ training

I recently attended a two-day training provided by the Camp Hill Police Department and the Pennsylvania National Guard Northeast Counterdrug Training Center entitled “High in Plain Sight — You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know.” The class was facilitated by Officer Jermaine Galloway, ...

Welcome questioned

So, now, “Williamsport Welcomes the World” also means that we welcome infamously known and rabidly anti-LGBTQ and pro-discrimination businesses such as Chik-fil-A as a new addition? That’s just fabulous. The more things change, the more they stay the same. They don’t even have a local ...

Recent rhetoric

Trump’s words: “Any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or great disloyalty.” Superficially this might seem just like Trump being Trump and not taken seriously. However, as a Jew I find this to be exceptionally worrisome. Anti-Semitism is often rooted in the ...

Misleading

A very misleading letter, “The crazy left”, presented a list of ‘activities’ where a photo ID are required as not racist. Here is the problem with this list, you can present other valid forms of ID that does not have a photo on it. Some on the list are private businesses and if not ...

When was it?

I finished reading the letter submitted to the paper about America’s decline in faith in God, entitled “Drunk on our own arrogance.” The writer implies that the decline has happened ever since prayer was taken out of schools. I have a question: How moral was America before prayer was ...

Will our nation’s light be extinguished?

In my opinion, the socialist Democratic party has engaged in a coup to overthrow the duly elected president, Donald J. Trump. I also believe they have obstructed issues related to our nation’s well-being with the priority of obtaining political power. In spite of these efforts, President ...

A fan of Stanky

Today, Aug. 18, I read the article about Stanky and the Coal Miners. I used to know John Stankovic many years ago and went to every show I could in and around Wilkes Barre. It was so much fun to go see him and his Miners! If anyone ever gets the chance to go see him, please do yourself a ...

Fast food in Wayne Township

I’ve been living here in McElhattan for a little over nine years. Wayne Township has a McDonald’s restaurant and just outside of Avis there is a Burger King. I noticed there is a nice chunk of land next to McDonald’s in McElhattan. It would be nice for the Wayne Township supervisors or ...

Oh please

Think about it. All the time, energy, hatred, jealousy and money that has been displayed by the Democrats, trying to find fault with President Trump by putting Robert Mueller on trial. The United States could have paid the national debt off completely. I have never met a group of people in ...

Gun control — No!

Is the cry for more firearm laws a cry for justice or an opportunity for more government control by the Left Wing to install their socialistic desire for government control over the people instead of people control over the government, as it should be? The laws that are on the books now, if ...

Logical opinion article

As a retired lawman, I want to thank you for your logical opinion article on page A4 of the Aug. 21 edition of Sun-Gazette: “Symbolic steps do not save lives from illegal guns.” Your informative article preempted my anticipated letter and I thank you. I had to smile after I read the front ...

With friends like those

A recent opinion column characterized the current “mainstream media” as “a respectable free press” and “the people’s best friend,” possessing lofty standards that distinguish them from the lesser, vulgar “propaganda, conspiratorial media and the real ‘fake news.’” I ...

Little League World Series

I used to enjoy going to see the Little League World Series, and/or watching it on TV. But now it looks like the little guys and their managers have caught up with the pros. That is, do anything to win. That “player” from Venezuela that squatted so low so as to practically reduce his ...

The crazy left

Activities where requiring a photo ID is NOT racist: 1. Buying cigarettes 2. Buying alcohol 3. Applying for Welfare 4. Applying for Medicaid 5. Applying for a job 6. Buying a home 7. Applying for Unemployment 8. Opening a bank account 9. Buying a car 10. Renting a car 11. ...

Kudos to Streets and Parks Department

We want to thank the crew from the Streets and Parks Department for their work today, Aug. 16, cleaning up around our neighborhood after last night’s fast-moving flood down Elmira Street and Highland Terrace from Grafius Run. Specifically, Josh Ailey, Nate Clark, Dave Johns, Mark Oeler and ...

Friday afternoon live

I went online Friday, Aug. 2, to check the news. Breaking was (real news, not fake) that President Trump’s candidate for National Intelligence chief, John Ratcliffe, was no longer under consideration for the post. The nomination lasted barely a week. Though loathe to admit it, Trump only ...

The ills of our society

It is the educational system which bears much of the blame for our society’s social ills. Over the past 50 years, it has morphed into a system where there are no losers, God is not real, Christian values are optional or prohibited, and everybody wins, etc. The system has now indoctrinated ...

Not a bad thing

Several members of the news media wasted no time in deriding President Trump’s Fourth of July speech, describing it as “sophomoric,” and worthy of an eighth grader. Well, maybe that wasn’t such a bad thing. Given the state of education in this country, at least he made sure that most ...

The road to low unemployment

At every opportunity, whether domestic or international, Donald J. Trump boasts that unemployment rates among Blacks, Hispanics and women are the lowest in history. He is right. Let’s leave aside the question of how much unemployment rates are caused by the president currently in office, ...