Letters

Employers and jobs

We are really talking about millennials and college graduates seeking employment and getting employment. When talking about millennials one can get confused because they come in groups. The most recent bunch range from 18 to 35 years of age. The previous segment are the “baby boomers” and ...

Alarmed

As the parent of young children attending Schick Elementary School in Loyalsock Township, I was alarmed by the recent news of a man threatening to "blow up the building with dynamite." While the state police handled the matter professionally and took the suspect into custody, I was more ...

Climate: Says who?

Here's a daunting fact about climate change: No scientific body of national or international scientists rejects findings of human-induced effects on climate change. No scientific body of national or international standing - not one - maintains a formal opinion explicitly denying any of the ...

Kneeling

A police officer kneeled on the job today..... They kneeled as they held the hand of a child as they took their last breath after being struck by a car while riding their bike. They kneeled while performing CPR on an elderly woman who was out shopping with her daughter. They kneeled as ...

Misconstrued

The letters against NFL players “taking a knee” made numerous errors when discussing the meaning or purpose of the American flag. What do the colors of the flag mean? According to the American Legion; red means hardiness and valor, white represents innocence and purity, blue means ...

Uninformed?

In the letter "Psych degree unnecessary", Tim Mannello lamented that he didn't understand President Trump's supporters. He characterized them as “uninformed”. All you have to do is look at the corrupt, deceitful, career politician that you put up against him. You claim that we were ...

Why an anthem?

In a recent letter the question was posed as to why we bother having a national anthem. The letter went on to say that the Founding Fathers had no need for an anthem, nor did they provide for one, "unless you count 'Yankee Doodle,' " the author quipped. For the record, "Yankee Doodle" was a ...

The difference

Because I am a white male in this country, there are some who would tell you, I could not possibly know what it is like to be discriminated against, but that simply is not true. I am a member of one of the most discriminated against minorities in the world. I am left-handed. Before you laugh, ...

Spinning the point of the protest

If you get angry when the NFL players take a knee, then Colin Kaepernick has succeeded. The purpose of a protest is to get the donkey's attention, so I guess that makes you the donkey. This protest isn't about the flag or the troops or disrespect for the country. The protestors have defined ...

Change the diet

Mr. Zicolello needs a different diet. He shot down his own idea of the one price restaurant. He should have stopped there. As an attorney he should know better than to make statements concerning facts not in evidence. His notion that colleges should price their tuition based on the "value" of ...

We need courage

In a recent interview on PBS, Ken Burns used the word "Venality" to describe certain aspects of the Vietnam War. Webster defines the word to mean openness to bribery. I believe the word sufficiently describes why so many people in the U.S. decided to vote for the sitting president. Lack of ...

Gun control

I am not in support of all of the proposals for gun control. Some people suggest that guns are the problem and that guns “kill people”. I disagree. Many people, including myself, enjoy our hobby of collecting and shooting our guns. Our Second Amendment protects our right to bear ...

Memories

Your article on the St. Boniface Church fire brought back a lot of memories. My husband (Campy) and I ran a small grocery store around the corner of Franklin Street. Also in the same year in June the whole area was experiencing flooding from 6 days of rain. My husband would take the back ...

Memories

Your article on the St. Boniface Church fire brought back a lot of memories. My husband (Campy) and I ran a small grocery store around the corner of Franklin Street. Also in the same year in June the whole area was experiencing flooding from 6 days of rain. My husband would take the back ...

The View

I’ve heard so much negative talk about The View. I listened in and it’s a show about blasting President Trump. The one thing I learned about The View is the total IQ of the women on The View is lower than whale doo doo and that’s at the bottom of the ocean. Charles Ardell South ...

West Fourth Street in Newberry: Bumpy but better eventually

Driving on West Fourth Street in Williamsport’s West End is, to say the least, an adventure these days. The street is a maze of potholes, temporary patching, uneven pavement and a detour. It’s all part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s overdue $9 million ...

The state’s politicians!

I wonder why the politicians have time to argue about a dress code. I think it is more important to agree to a state budget that would benefit all the people of Pennsylvania, so why argue about a dress code? You don’t work anyway. If you did, we would have a budget long before now. ...

Teachers strike

I was watching Channel 16 news on Oct. 2. It seems to me the teachers strike in the Dallas school district that the Dallas Area School Board and the teachers are dragging their feet to set the contract settled. I’m glad that they are going back to school. Also, the teachers may go back on ...

Shouting into wind

Protesting the protests. Appalled at athletes taking a knee during the National Anthem. The Hollywood elitists hatefest against President Trump. The hurricanes and climate 'alarmists', as one local commentator calls them. Liberal media reporting. These incidents and more have the right wing ...

Corpse abuse

This past week, Channel 16 reported a funeral director was accused of abuse of a corpse and other charges. In recent years, teachers, coaches, priests and policemen have been accused of sexual misconduct of minors. As sick as it sounds, corpse’s can’t tell anyone if they have been ...