Letters

PPL crew

We lost power recently at about 3 a.m. Sure it’s terrible, especially if you can’t draw water because we have a well. So you just do what you have to. Those men had trees down in the Park Road and some on over hill. They worked through heavy rain. Sure they make great money, but would you ...

JCPenney store closes

You heard “hello, good morning, good evening, or have a good morning, have a good evening, a nice holiday and always thank you.” Yes, we’ve been there over the years, our second home ready to serve, help and wait on you, our customers. Today you ask, “Why are you closing? When are you ...

Responsibility

Society has gotten to the point where everybody has a right but nobody has a responsibility. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

It’s who we are

Liberals are (fill in the blank). Conservatives are (fill in the blank). Let's cut to the chase and state for the record, that Americans of all persuasions love their country, shall we? It's not a contest, folks; it's the nation we live in. Over the course of my lifetime I have seen ...

South Side park

You know it’s funny that they got a grant quite some time ago to put a sidewalk from the street to the park. We have to walk on the street to get there which is pretty dangerous being traffic is heavy at times. I wonder what the hold up is. They can’t say they don’t have the money, right? ...

Budget struggles

President Trump's budget proposal contained horrible cuts as reported by most of the media, but the budget approved by the Republican controlled congress included increases instead of cuts and President Trump signed it. Trump called for a $4.7 billion cut to the Agriculture Department. ...

Remember in prayer

July 17, 1996, was a time in our lives of great sadness for or community. Please remember the 230 innocent people who died from Montoursville and surrounding areas. Keep them in your prayers. To the people of Flight 800. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your families. Katherine ...

They made a choice

When a guy steals a car, or, robs a gas station and is sent to jail no one complains about how he was "separated from his family", or, " the family was torn apart"! Reason: He made a choice. He broke the law ! He got caught! So, when an illegal alien breaks the law by entering our country ...

Driver education

I have a lot of time to think and reflect as I drive many miles with my sales job. Even though I have a very good driving record, I must admit that driving is not always easy. I think most drivers would agree that we need to drive more defensively than ever before in this age of cell ...

Entitled?

What makes "Deeply Concerned" think he is "entitled" to an annual COLA just because he is a employee/retiree of the Federal Government? The rest of us retirees out here have learned to live without a COLA. I worked for Bell of Pa, now Verizon, for 40 years retiring in 1988 & have never ...

America: Greatest country in the world

Just read the letter “Two Levels” from Charles M. Reeder. I feel America is and “always” will be the greatest country in the world. Maybe I’m thinking two levels, also I know times have changed this country and this country never be like it was 50-60 years, no dope, not much crimes, ...

A harbinger

President Trump's recent statement about his "complete" pardon power is the harbinger of a Constitutional crisis the likes of which this country has never endured. Can Trump issue a pardon to his family members or staffers for any crimes they may have committed against the United States in ...

Ranking freedom

Which nation is the freest? Todd Lauer’a recent letter attempted to answer that question but he did not use quantifiable measures to justify his answer which is the United States of America. His justification can be simply stated because of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution say so. A ...

Imagine

Let's play a little game of imagining things, along with possible results. First, let's imagine that we could time travel back to the 1400's and convince a European person to come with us back to the present. What would such a person think of television, cell phones, electrical devices of ...

Really? Let ’em die?

Should individuals be required to carry adequate health insurance at their own expense, or, if they are unable, with the assistance of government subsidies? Opponents of a health insurance mandate say such a requirement infringes on their individual liberty by forcing them to purchase ...

My list of issues

There are a few things going on in our township, county, state and in Washington that is making my blood boil, as well as half our population. I will start with a problem we are having in most townships. It seems that trimming on the right-of-way along our rural roads are being a thing of the ...

A broken record

Good grief. Yet another “you’re just mad because your candidate lost” comment. It is not about losing; it’s about a buffoon in office who has no business being there. He has yet to begin working on the job to which he was elected but has spent the past six months doing nothing more ...

Sidewalks

Remember the Sunday afternoon rides we took with our parents and then our spouses and families? I thought about those rides today, and decided I would take a ride in my scooter, since I gave up my car four years ago. I ride a scooter now. Well, not to my amazement, I had to ride in the street ...

No excuse for budget deficits

Pennsylvania needs to update its tax code and provide for its revenue collection by amending the States Constitution to adopt a new tax and abolish the present unfair taxes, including property taxes. That one new tax is a graduated tax based on the ability to pay. This is no justification for ...

Healthcare

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured. But not everyone must prove they are a citizen. Now add to this, many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy ...