Letters

Celebrating failure to replace Obamacare

Seven years ago, when Obamacare became law, most of the individuals affected had no idea what the terms premium, deductible, co-pay and out-of-pocket maximum meant or how these expenses determined their overall cost of health care. These individuals also became aware of tax subsidies, tax ...

Health care

We don’t need finger pointing or gloating at this time. We need Republicans and Democrats to work together to improve the Affordable Care Act. It is time for Congress to function as a governing body as it was elected to do. Providing adequate health care for all, at an affordable cost, ...

It ‘s getting warmer

On March 22 Lycoming College hosted Dr. Richard Alley from Penn State University for a talk on “The Big Picture on Energy and Climate.” The speaker is a recognized international expert on climate science, a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field, a pretty big ...

Breslin’s advice

Jimmy Breslin just passed away at 88. Breslin was a NYC newspaper reporter and columnist for over 50 years. During his career he worked for nearly all the New York papers and also won a Pulitzer Prize for his work. He was able to witness the evolution of Donald Trump as Trump went from a ...

Medicare for all

Winston Churchill is said to have once remarked: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." Now that the Republicans have failed in their attempt to give the very rich a gigantic tax cut at the expense of Medicaid recipients in for guise of ...

Signs

What is with PennDOT? They go after a small town over a sign. What are they too clean, too quiet, too back woods? Those signs have been up decades or more. Why now? Makes you wonder. Hope Street Trout Run

Abuse

Now that Mr. Fields and Miss Long have been charged with child abuse, when are they both going to be made sterile? This should be not just these two but anyone who treats children in this manner. When are the children going to be given rights? We are the tax payers who end up paying in the ...

Driverless cars

Let's get off the political insanity for a moment and discuss something that may become a real possibility, driverless cars. By now most have heard or read about advances that have been made to develop a vehicle that does not need a driver. Do you really need car insurance if you own a ...

The entitlement addiction

Entitlements have become an addiction, not only here, but in most western nations. Entitlement addiction is more difficult to escape than other addictions because addicts believe they are entitled to them, become dependent upon them, and don’t consider them an addiction. Progressives ...

Coming together

After reading about the flooding along Graffius Run, sediment requirements for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and the City of Williamsport looking to outsource for solutions, I felt compelled to create a website to share about storm water management. When a community comes together to solve ...

Too much noise

I have noticed lately the shows on TV and movies are becoming more and more difficult to hear. The actors seem to talk faster and faster or they speak so low it’s like they are mumbling. The background noise or music is intensified. For people who are aging, have hearing problems or wear ...

Are you aware?

To all of us that drive a vehicle which requires a CDL license, are you aware of what it takes to renew your license. Are you aware that you can vote in this country without a photo ID, but to renew your CDL license you must prove citizenship or legal presence in the form of an official birth ...

What’s next?

Russians, wiretaps, wiki leaks, attacks to Jewish centers and cemeteries, health care frenzy, CIA, hacking our phones and televisions, constant fighting, throwing accusations like horseshoes – is it ever going to stop? Road rage, really? Once again, a house divided cannot stand. United we ...

Bye, long-term care?

The average charge for a semi-private room in a long-term care facility (LTC) in Pennsylvania is over $100,000 a year. Two thirds of long-term care costs are paid by Medicaid and one third of Federal Medicaid assistance to states is used to cover costs for long-term care. In addition to ...

Double media standard

Regarding the recent letters from Rick Mason and Oscar Knade, I will agree that a "Free Press" is fundamental to a free nation. However, a free press should also be an "Honest and Unbiased Press". With the exception of "Fox News" the main stream press has become the propaganda arm of the hard ...

Child beatings

On Feb. 24, the Sun-Gazette had an article written by Philip A. Holmes about a 24-year old father of three children. This father repeatedly punched his 18 month old son and threw him across a room. In doing so, the child has brain damage. The other children have also been abused. This ...

Fix parking meters

This letter is concerning parking meters in the city of Lock Haven. There are a few parking meters that do not work. Why? Especially on East Church Street, meter 528. Also, there are a few meters on East Main Street that do not work either. If I ever see a parking ticket on a meter, I’m not ...

The Storm of ‘93

It was the 13th of March of ‘93, A blustery day we all agree. The snow came down in inches then feet, To the children in town it was quite a treat. The next day, came the winds from the north, And drifted the snow back and forth. The highways were quiet because of the snow. The ...

The Storm of 2017

It was the 14th of March of 2017, We awoke in the morning and oh, what a scene! Snow covered the ground, so white and so clean. The people came out to see what they could do, What a job it will be until they’re all through. Still snowing and blowing, ‘til tomorrow we wait, To ...

Good follow-through so far

Just read the article from Marlin Lilley Jr. March 7 about President Trump. He’s been in office only a few weeks. I, so far, think he’s doing a good job trying to follow through with what he said he was going to do in his campaign. Dottie Gibbon Blossburg