Letters

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 ...

Rape the earth

On Dec. 11, 1980, the federal government’s $1.6 billion “Superfund” was created to pay for cleaning up environmental messes, such as acid water draining from abandoned coal mines, deteriorating abandoned structures (anthracite coal breakers) and abandoned coal strip mines (land and ...

Republican colors

Want to know why Republicans are against identity politics. They are afraid the voters will finally find out who they identify with. Prime example, the recent uproar over the Rep. Steve King of Iowa defending white nationalism. It is clear Republicans are not red, white and blue. "Red" and ...

How proud will they be?

After subscribing and reading the headlines of our local newspapers, I find what is going on in our townships, counties, states and country exceeds history ever since we became the United States of America on July 4, 1776. Over 200 years ago, if someone robbed a bank, shot an innocent person or ...

Deserving better

Mr. Hamm’s letter, “We Deserve Better” ironically sums up the sentiment women had when it became public that Lycoming County Commissioner Tony Mussare pushed a well-qualified woman aside in order to appoint a “crony” to an important volunteer committee for the County. Our resounding ...

Misrepresentation

I am writing to correct Hepburn Township Supervisor Joseph Hamm’s letter that misrepresented the County Commissioners’ Meeting of Dec. 11, and inaccurately and unfairly attacked Linda Sosniak and Commissioner Mirabito. Mr. Hamm correctly quotes Commissioner McKernan, who did, indeed, say ...

Procedure not followed

This is in reply to Mr. Hamm, Hepburn Township Supervisor and Republican Party Chairperson. The number of people at the Commissioner's meeting was because a stated hiring procedure and policy was not followed. Joseph Reighard was chosen for the planning commission even though he did not fill ...

Infringement

Our radical Democrats, susceptible Republicans, and even President Trump should familiarize themselves with the Declaration of Independence, and understand why the Founders declared Independence from England in 1776. They patiently accepted England's Authoritarian decrees for years, the ...

What awaits

Those who are hoping that the Texas judge’s recent ruling against the Affordable Care Act —Obamacare — will be upheld and the act will disappear will have all this to look forward to: One: Insurance companies will once again be able to deny coverage for people with pre-existing ...

Look over there

Not long ago I wrote a letter listing the 30 principles that explain Trump’s words and actions. A little later, another letter-writer offered what he deemed was a thirty point rebuttal to my letter. The only problem is that his letter had nothing remotely to do with mine. Not a single one of ...

What the concerns were

What the many attendees at the Dec. 11 Lycoming County Commissioners meeting were concerned about was not whether Joe Reighard would be qualified to be a candidate for the Planning Commission – he clearly would be – but the fact that he was NOT a candidate, not having submitted an ...

Surprise, pragmatic and truthful

All you Fox News lovers watch the Chris Wallace Sunday interview with Sarah Sanders on Fox News Sunday. Never realized the Fox propaganda machine was capable of pragmatic and truthful reporting. Ron Kamzelski Wellsboro Submitted by Virtual Newsroom