Letters

Storm frustrations

Ok, the winter storm has hit...bet you all went out and shopped for all those staying inside through a storm items you needed...right? Did anyone of you wonder about anyone else with no transportation except a cab (which last time I waited 2 hours for)? Seniors, like me, don't have their own ...

Fire Pat Chambers

Penn State University should fire men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers as soon as possible for pushing freshman guard Myles Dread in the chest during a timeout during the first half of a recent game. Don’t let this issue fester by kicking it down the road. Ever since the Sandusky ...

What they are

Democrats can call Trump supporters whatever they want. Democrats, however, bury their heads in the sand. Democrats think it’s OK that we paid a foreign country in exchange for selling 20 percent of American uranium to Russia. Dems think its OK that Bill Clinton got $500,000 for a talk in ...

Kool-Aid vs. truth

I have finished reading Ron Kamzelski's letter to the editor, ''Surprise, Pragmatic and Truthful'' Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. I would like to inform him that Fox News Channel – unlike CNN, ABC and NBC – has always made an effort to be truthful in their reporting. It's just a new ...

Kudos to mayor

Kudos to Mayor Campana for returning basketball to Memorial Park after a 5 year absence. It takes integrity to realize you've make a mistake. It was removed because Williamsport police claimed they found needles on the court. How many people believe that someone who just shot up a needle ...

Don’t honor deceptively gained gas leases

In 2009, the gas industry paid two professors at Penn State's mining school $100,000 to write a report wildly exaggerating fracking's economic potential. The Penn State Reports, brought out in 2009, 2010, 2011, were falsely portrayed as legitimate academic research. They were used to ...

Do we value our freedoms enough?

There have been several letters written to this paper recently complaining that if only the government didn't take God and prayer out of the schools, the kids these days would behave much better. My answer to that would be that if families did not take God and prayer out of their homes ...

Free trade falsity

The theory of free trade is invariably invoked to justify not only the elimination of trade barriers, but even of national borders. But if goods can move without national restraint, then surely people should have the same freedom that steel and bananas have! But the theory of free trade ...

New Year’s resolutions

As 2019 begins, Lycoming County Special Olympics wants to say thanks to everyone who was involved in the program in 2018. Individuals serving as volunteers, coaches, committee members, unified partners, financial donors, provided training facilities or supported our numerous fund raising events ...

Respect and maturity

Before reading this letter, please understand, I have the utmost respect for former Republican Sen. John McCain. While watching the national news coverage Dec.4, of former president, George H.W. Bush’s funeral, I was very impressed by the former president’s family welcoming Bill and ...

Logic falling flat

On first read I thought that the letter "Arguing over silly things" was well thought out but something about it kept nagging at me. I took another look and then another and then I zeroed in on the question, "How about the right for us to make our own decisions, or have we really become a ...

Elder abuse is a big problem

After reading the article about the elder abuse this morning (Jan. 10, 2019,) I have to state that some changes need to be put in place. Not nearly enough pressure has been put on area agencies to curb elder abuse and families don't realize exactly what can be termed elder abuse. Screaming ...

Don’t wait for Dems

I just watched President Trump’s bid for a steel border wall or "fence," if that's what you prefer to call it, and also other security measures that will help secure our Southern border. I think American steel is a great idea being we can electrify it if need be in certain situations. ...

Inspiring chaos

The State of the Union Address is approaching. The "state of the union" is Donald Trump. The "state of the union" is chaotic. The State of the Union Address is approaching. It will be delivered by a man who inspires chaos. Presidential biographer Jon Meacham: "This is not ...

What federal government is for

The federal government does not exist to provide jobs to federal workers. It exists to serve the American people. And no such service is greater than the basic enforcement of laws and protection of our borders. Romuald Andraka Trout Run Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Trump should take congressman’s advice

The Wall, The Wall, The Wall. This became a Trump rallying cry during the 2016 election. His former staffers acknowledge this became a phrase meant to gin up his audiences into a frenzy during his campaign. Per Trump, terrorists, rapists, and drug dealers were pouring into the country through ...

Ditch Super Bowl halftime

Regarding Super Bowl halftime shows, J-Zee says, “I don’t need you, you need me.” Personally, if it were up to me, both teams would go to their dressing rooms, rest, work on second half strategy and continue the game. The money spent on advertisements and other extravaganzas at the ...

Why Is It?

I am confused. Aren’t people in government positions supposed to have brains, a conscience, or just plain common sense. If the Democrats are so opposed to the border fence (wall), what man, woman or child felt it was needed in the first place many years ago? As far as Michael Cohen, James ...

The church’s sins

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia is going to set aside $25 million to $30 million for settlements with abuse victims. This amount is from existing liquid assets and is a floor, not a ceiling. It said it expects to need more money than it has on hand, so it will have to borough and ...

Stop complaining

Sorry to disappoint anyone but Trump is our president! He is making things better. His point is to build a wall and stop illegal entry into the USA. I lost a job. After 8 years I ran out of unemployment because I was too old for hiring. I had to take early retirement at 62. l went two and a ...