Letters

Write about it

Today, May 23, 2017, I read about what the president wants in his budget. Sounds like Mr. Ryan! If the people of this nation don’t wise up and get their heads out of their you-know-what’s and start writing, calling, etc’ing and letting our powers that be, know how much these budget ...

Job growth

On May 30, 2017, I was listening to talk back on channel 15 is a person was complaining about all this rain we have been getting. Be grateful that you don’t have to shovel or plow the rain. If it wasn’t the rain to make the grass to grow so I can mow lawns for people or when it snows ...

A moving tribute

I recently visited the Veterans Grove Memorial in Old Lycoming Township. It is a very simple but moving and solemn Memorial Day tribute to the service men and women who gave their all. The thought occurred to me that the display could even be improved if the military service emblems were ...

When lying stopped

A strange malady caused Congress to close both the House and Senate when none of the members were able to speak in their chambers. The news media suffered the loss of 95% of their broadcast and print stories; Almost all advertisements disappeared; Political parties were unable to issue any ...

Surprised, happy

It was with great surprise and happiness we learned of the re-opening of Vannucci Foto in downtown Williamsport by the Raffertys. Knowing that the legacy of a family business will continue with a Family is heartwarming in this day and age. Growing up in a family business was common in my ...

Thank state police

I am in full agreement with Mr. Burdett's column about the state police. To have them do what their job requires them to do I had to send a letter of compliant to their headquarters to get any response. Even then they did nothing. When our paper had an article about the agency being worth ...

Who is the snowflake now?

Not too long ago the Left was referred as “snowflakes”. Now the Right says we are so mean to everyone and everything. Who is the “snowflake” now? Charles M. Reeder Montoursville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Modern medicine

I learned to respect modern medicine more than 50 years ago. My older sister was hiccuping at dinner. Dad suggested folk remedies sometimes worked. My little brother said, “Hold your breath.” I heard all seven of us at the table draw a breath and hold it. We waited. And waited. It ...

Caught in middle

On Mr. Trump's recent first foreign trip as president , he visited Saudi Arabia where several other Sunni Arab leaders were present. Mr. Trump revealed a major part of his Middle East policy in lining up with the Sunni Arab nations in calling for rejection and isolation of Iran. At the same ...

Punishment

We are now into the 100th anniversaries of the federal income tax and the Federal Reserve System. Right now, both are doing immeasurable harm to us. Income taxes punish us of risk-taking, productive work and success. Look at history: Anytime income taxes have been eased, the economy prospered. ...

Obstruction of science

While recently receiving a well-deserved award on behalf of his family, a local philanthropist listed the 10 rules his family lives by. One of them is: "Frame every so-called disaster in these words. In 100 years, will this matter?" That rule is a gem of wisdom in question form. It reminds us ...

What we are

Do you know what those long, rectangular buildings are that still dot the countryside in villages and on once-busy corners? They are Grange buildings, the shuttered remnants of rural progressive politics. At the turn of the twentieth century, the Grange was a political force to be reckoned ...

Telling it like it is

I attended Garth Everett’s Town Hall meeting recently. There were people in attendance who were concerned about property taxes. I said the Pennsylvania Republican Budget (HB218) would result in an increase in property taxes. Mr. Everett thought I may have confused the federal budget (which ...

The enemy of freedom

The enemy of freedom is Progressivism. Progressivism, like socialism, communism, and Marxism seeks to generate a poverty class to control it's population. This was demonstrated by the Obama Administration by targeting the economy of the United States by independent departments, under their own ...

Represent the people

This letter pertains to the article on the Jersey Shore budget tax hike. It is finally good to know that the taxpayers of the Jersey Shore School District has one member who represents the retired elderly in their area, instead of going against the will of those who cannot afford to pay the ...

RiverWalk Senior Center

I know I’ve talked about our center before but this time I’m asking all you computer gurus to get off your butts and come over to the Center. We do all sorts of things, food auctions, dirty Bingo, etc. We have a pastor come into speak to us. Thursday is gardening; they have a garden, which ...

Codes department

Why do we have a codes department? The City of Williamsport is becoming a large dump. All the city does is improve the downtown when there is nothing down there. A few years back there was a law passed where as codes people saw a violation they could stop and give a warning. They must be ...

Israel

I would be remised if I I did not respond to the insensitive correspondence on May 15, “War is a Racket.” The writer’s insinuation of Israel sadistic and self-destructive oppression of Palestinian people cannot be farther from its historic facts. The writer obviously did not research ...

Predictable viewpoint

I always look forward to Sundays and the time spent reading the paper, especially “Letters to the Editor.” On May 21, I again found my way there and what do I see, more from Tim Mannello. After reading some of his past letters, it’s clear to see that his computer keys are manipulated by ...

Stop whining, start doing

So, I see that Mr. Trump is going on a religious trifecta today, May 19th. Just what do you think he will accomplish there? Sympathy for how terribly the media, the people whom he represents in the U.S. treat him? He seems to use the “poor me” card everywhere he goes. Don’t you think it ...