Letters

Disappointed

I help seniors and their families regarding their burdens covering basic needs (e.g. food, clothing, shelter) while managing the costs of medical care. Most seniors I work with are living on extremely fixed incomes with modest (if any) savings. These are citizens who worked their entire lives ...

False leadership

Another grand display of affection for a nation's leader. The many who feel blessed to serve the leader while the leader sits proudly taking it all in regally. That type of devotion is not for us mere mortals, it is only reserved for the one, the leader. North Korea can take lessons on how it ...

Centers must be preserved

I write today in response to an article published in The Lock Haven Express on June 10 titled “County takes stand on business development.” Clinton County commissioners are correct. The Small Business Development Center is a critical, must-preserve service for the community. I ...

Misguided action

I'd like to address the recent letter concerning the removal of Confederate Era monuments in New Orleans. By all means, remove the one that commemorates the white supremacist uprising in the 1870's. I'm really surprised that it lasted this long. And take down Jefferson Davis, too, if ...

Surprised

We were very surprised to read the Sun-Gazette’s June 6 editorial getting behind higher energy taxes, as the paper’s editorials have consistently been opposed to energy tax increases that could threaten local jobs. Additional energy taxes will harm the Commonwealth’s ability to attract ...

A jobless future?

It's hard to read an article on modern American society without coming across constant references to feelings of alienation, anger, discontent and an opioid addiction among wide clusters of the American population. We all used to think our kids would grow up to be better off than we are. Now ...

Who cares

Two words that can be interpreted in a positive intent or negative. Here we go again, Heat and Vehicles! First, I care as well as many others. This is backed by extreme anger and misunderstanding how people do not or do understand the extreme heat that accumulates in vehicles during the ...

Intellectual information

After reading Charles Reeder’s letter May 22, he was critical of President Trump’s revealing of American secrets to the visiting Russians. He neglected to say what secrets were revealed. The May 26 edition of The Week magazine did. President Trump mentioned to Russian Foreign Minister ...

We must come together

In response to the story about the shooting of Congressman Scalise and several other people including his heroic protection detail: I would first like to convey my heartfelt prayers and wishes for the recovery of all who were harmed in yesterday's horrible assault. Acts such as this one occur ...

One more fee

I see where we will be charged a $5 added fee for license renewal starting in Oct. We have just been advised that our WMWA bills will be going up $11 per quarter on top of the added increase last year and I think another the year before. School taxes went up again, plus I believe either city or ...

Sympathy

The Lycoming County Progressives extend our deepest sympathies to the United States Congress and in particular to Representative Scalise of Louisiana, Representative Williams of Texas, Crystal Griner and David Bailey (US Capitol Police Officers), Zach Barth (staffer with Rep. Williams of TX), ...

Rethinking his position

In June of 2016, Senator Rand Paul sent out the following tweet, "Why do we have a Second Amendment? It's not to shoot deer. It's to shoot at the government when it becomes tyrannical!" Then came the recent shooting on the ball field in Alexandria, VA., and Paul became a target of his own ...

Williamsport Citizens for Home Rule

In a letter published in Sunday's Sun Gazette, City Council members propose giving voters a choice of what form of government they want the City to adopt. But Council's proposed ballot question leaves out one important choice: a Home Rule Charter, which would enable voters a much fuller range ...

In with the new

So President Trump accomplished something; he has the liberals/progressives/Democrats using the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. I find that amusing since conservatives/libertarians/ Christian right/ alt right members of our society are pushing for a constitutional convention so they can ...

Overblown reform

The editorial in today's paper applauded the pension reform bill recently passed. The editors' opinion was that it was 'real reform' and included the opinion that it will keep the pension budget from getting worse. That is an opinion not based on facts. First, the 'reform' is a hybrid of a ...

To the contrary

Contrary to Rep. Matt Baker's presumption, those of us who advocate for the legalization and regulation of the adult use marijuana market do not opine that the plant is altogether harmless or that it cannot be misused ("Why I oppose legalizing marijuana," June 11). In fact, it is precisely ...

Memorial effort

The Ryan S. Ostrom Memorial Foundation is in the process of gathering names of local veterans who served in Vietnam between 1955 and 1975. These veterans should reside or have resided in the North Penn-Liberty High School attendance area which encompasses the area from southern Blossburg to ...

Facts contradict portrayal

Recent efforts attempt to portray the United States as a major environmental polluter, but according to The World Health Organization, the U.S. is among the cleanest nations on the planet. The air is significantly cleaner than in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Japan, Austria and France. ...

Improving food stamps

During the recession President Obama allowed states to waive work requirements for food stamps, and now, according to Breitbart news, President Trump’s budget would require work for food stamps and save taxpayers $8.4 billion annually from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program's ...

Fake news bias

I just finished reading another of Larry Elder's columns in the paper and found it extremely biased, like his previous ones. Every incident he cited of fake news journalism was from news outlet deemed liberal press by conservatives. The examples given are what the Trump administration would ...