Letters

Why I support Tony Mussare

I support Tony Mussare for many reasons. First he has owned Rainbow Carpet with his wife for over 30 years and I believe you are only able to stay in business that long if you do something right for the first 29. He has instilled this same work ethic and great values to his two sons who are ...

Simple choice

I wasn’t going to weigh in on the Congressional race, but after watching the recent televised debate I decided this is too important to remain silent. While most of the debate was just, “blah, blah, blah,” party line boredom from both sides, the question about Social Security did get my ...

Fred Keller doesn’t support teachers

I am a voter in the 85th House of Representatives district who would like to enlighten voters throughout the Pennsylvania 10th Congressional District. Fred Keller claims that we keep re-electing him because of all he has done for us. Well, I am a public school teacher who has never voted for ...

Response to ‘You Should Know’

This is in response to a recent letter, “You Should Know,” in the May 5 edition. Although what it states is true based on facts obtained from public records, the writer did, however, leave out one important key point. Dr. Tim Bowers, a veteran superintendent with good solid superintendent ...

Introducing Marc Friedenberg

I am writing to introduce Marc Friedenberg to the Sun-Gazette community. This is completely on my own initiative. I am not a member of his campaign staff and have not seen him in the last nine months. My first introduction to him was by attending non-partisan gatherings that had a common ...

Union County commissioner candidate

I heard Heidi Ruckno is running for Union County commissioner, and, as a former journalism colleague of hers, let me give you the inside scoop. I met Heidi at least 15 years ago at a municipal meeting she was covering for a rival media outlet; not long later, our paper hired her. I soon ...

Christianity vs. ISIS

Below is one definition of Sharia Law, it was taken from Andrew McCarthy’s article on a recent Fox New website. “Sharia supremacism” teaches that Muslims have a duty to impose and spread Islamic law throughout the world. It fuels violent jihadism and other aggressive Islamist ...

Vote Marc Friedenburg May 21

Market research tells us that we live in an area defined by party politics; history would back that up. Given that Republicans enjoy a two-to-one advantage or more in the newly drawn 12th Congressional District, logic would have it that any Republican nominee could simply show up and be voted ...

So, it pays 100 percent?

Once again, maybe, maybe not, so now you tell us that Medicare pays 100 percent of all approved hospital expenses and 80 percent of all approved medical costs for eligible seniors. Well, most seniors pay no monthly costs, but others pay $135.50, plus $75 a month for Medicare Part D for ...

Be an educated voter on May 21

Several years ago I moved to Lycoming County after spending most of my life in the Southwest. I love it here — the changing seasons, my job, hiking Ricketts Glen, spending time at our cabin in Sullivan County. I’m also excited that the area has an opportunity to send Marc Friedenberg, a ...

Voting for the Greenhorn

My opinion is that John McCain lied to his supporters when he ran for the Senate. He supported changing Obamacare, then he changed his vote on it. I voted for John McCain for president. Did you? I doubt it. Now, I do not support Obamacare covering noncitizens. I do not support newborn babies ...

Marc Friedenberg’s expertise

Having read the April issue of the Senior Sun, I was pleased to learn about various means to avoid telephone scams and to deal with robocalls. It’s also important to know that Marc Friedenberg, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives for our district in the May 21 special election, will ...

Amusing

It amuses me how most Democratic politicians keep talking about Social Security when it is they who have raided it over the years. When it was first introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a person would only pay in a small percent of their income, and that was only to a certain point. ...

You should know

As a member of the Montoursville Area School Board, I have witnessed the actions of board member Ron Snell during the last three and a half years. Mr. Snell, who is running for re-election, identifies himself as a voice for the taxpayers and students and one who is concerned with how tax ...

Special election

In 2018, I voted to re-elect Fred Keller to represent the 85th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly because I believed his experience, knowledge and eight years of seniority would benefit his constituents. I have mixed feelings about him seeking to replace Tom Marino in ...

Free Everything

To all the politicians who want “free” everything for everybody, one of Lincoln’s speeches sums it up nicely: You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by ...

Abortion

I’m glad some people don’t approve of abortion, but I am sad that some people feel it should not be stopped. No matter how you put it, it is murder, personally, in the first degree because it was a planned murder of the innocents. The numbers are high, too high, and I can’t stop it. I ...

Great like that again

There once was a time when any sort of meddling in our elections by a foreign Government would have brought near-unanimous condemnation. Alas, those days are no more. I wish America was great like that again. Gavin T Ferringer Lock Haven Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

Who has Credibility?

This is in response to a recent letter in support of Stephanie Borowitz. I am little puzzled by his belief that detractors can’t have credibility unless they identify themselves “by political party, who they voted for in 2018 and if they are a member of any group or organization that is ...

Congressional election

Living in Central Pennsylvania, I hear a lot about the candidates in the upcoming election for Congress. Of the many things I hear from both candidates, my greatest concern is Marc Friendenberg’s support of the Green New Deal. For the past 30 years, I have owned and operated Harmony ...