Letters

How much is enough?

Despite the Montoursville School District’s failure to determine a use for the abandoned 1931 school building, a rather large amount of money is about to be spent on it. It is an absolute Certainty. The invoices that will come before the Board over the next few months will attest to that. ...

Still controversial

I live in Montoursville and have been embroiled in the controversy surrounding the $38 million renovation to the high school. Now that the school is nearly completed and students are beginning to occupy the new building, much of the community is obsessed with the question "How did we get ...

Divide and conquer

Did our self-serving derelict nitwit politician in Washington, D.C., ever think of anyone else, like the voters back home that elected them? If there was ever a time when every incumbent politician in Washington, D.C., needs a real wake up call and gets booted out, it is now. I thought state ...

Editorial off base

I relocated from the Lehigh Valley to Williamsport several months ago and I subscribed to the Sun-Gazette in January. I realize your paper has an obligation to support the viewpoints of the majority of citizens that reside in Lycoming County. I enjoy reading the columns of good writers, such ...

Advice for Sen. Casey

Sen. Casey better realize that most people in Pennsylvania voted for Donald Trump, so he better change his way of thinking or next election he will be on the outside looking in. A letter writer blamed Trump for the closing of Sears and KMart. Maybe they should lower their prices to match ...

The healing prescription

In reference to Charlie Reeder's letter "About Entitlements", it’s been my experience that the majority of conservatives that I know are more than willing to help the truly poor. However, they believe it is fundamentally wrong and destructive to support those who select to be poor, and to ...

Upset with bridge fee

Not only are our roads in less than sad shape, but now we as citizens are paying another $5 fee for bridge and road repairs. What happened to the gaming monies, and the gas monies that we were told were going towards education and roadways? Those people whose names appeared in a recent issue ...

Work Zone

Summer is coming and they made a Work Zone Awareness week. That is so sad. People just don’t understand, these people are getting run over because of stupid drivers, call phones, etc. Slow down for God’s sake or hang up your license, and watch our PennDOT workers! Donna J. ...

Questionable mail

I received a letter in the mail from the Williamsport Water Authority. I was surprised to learn that it was not only a letter written and signed by the Executive Director, Douglas Keith, but also a solicitation for a private company called Homeserve USA repair Management Company. In the letter ...

Anger over facts

To the man behind me at the gas station on East Third Street on March 22 at 4 p.m., who yelled at me and told me I should read the paper, I hope you see this. I do read the paper and I watch Fox News. You saw the Trump bumper stickers on my car and started shouting about Trump cutting Meals ...

Delighted by pictures

I was delighted when I saw the pictures of the Farmers Market in Market Street. My family and I moved to Williamsport in 1967 and I had never seen a Farmers Market before. So, after some encouragement from a friend, I went down. Imagine my surprise when I saw all of the vendors there. The ...

Incompetence

So, here comes another $5 fee to help cover up the incompetence of our elected officials. They need $870,000 to repair bridges. Where were they when a million of our tax dollars went to the golf course in Allenwood? Or how about the $1.25 million given to Bowman Field? When did it ...

Fracking

I’ve often wondered why the gas companies drilling and fracking for natural gas keep pumping the waste water back into the ground to get rid of it. It causes earthquakes in the area, where they pump it back into the ground. It would be like a human being drinking a glass of kerosene. We ...

Based on a lie

The "progressive" philosophy is based on the lie that the Constitution is outdated or that it's a living document that needs constant reinterpretation. Therefore courts must "reinterpret" it to govern the country. They assume it is too much trouble to follow the Constitutional way of amending ...

All income should be taxable

There is nothing sacred about “unearned” income in the form of capital gains or dividends and that income should be taxed at the same rate as “earned” income from labor or other work. During the Eisenhower Administration, when the top federal income tax rate was 90 percents, any and ...

Uptown Music Collective

Congratulations to two of our own local area musicians, Dylan Rockoff and Jasper Van Dijirk, and also to your teacher, Dave Brumbaugh. I know you are well over the moon for these guys. After seeing the Michael Jackson performance, I know that you worked long and hard with these young talents ...

Give prayer a chance

We begin on April 2, with NBC’s, “Meet the Press,” moderated by Chuck Todd. Early on, he used a two-word phrase to describe President Trump’s path, (70 days in) as an “unsustainable trajectory.” The impact of the words was sudden and cut me to the quick. Several editorials I ...

Universal coverage

All of us receive medical care at various times in our lives. But not all of us have healthcare coverage. Those without healthcare coverage end up accessing their medical care in the most expensive way possible, the hospital emergency room. This is a big reason why our country ...

Short memories

Does anyone remember when President George Bush, the younger Bush, was president? He invited Vladimir Putin over to America, and he took him down to his Texas ranch. He showed Mr. Putin all his play toys, and then he took Mr. Putin on a tour of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park ...

Poor constituent treatment

I have been contacting Congressman Tom Marino's office to get his opinion on matters in Congress and when a Town Hall meeting will be scheduled. His staff always tells me to sign up for the newsletters, that Mr. Marino doesn’t typically schedule Town Hall meetings during the winter, that he ...