Letters

Open letter to the community

As I depart the position of President, Mansfield University, I extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for all of the support you have shown Connie and me during our four years. Through that support you have greatly assisted the university. I appreciate that you were always ...

Support our president

How many people remember the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis? Remember that it was discovered by accident by a “fly over” Cuba and pictures were taken. One of the Presidents’ “spotters” noticed something strange in the one picture. If not for President Kennedy, it might have ...

Democrats and celebrities

Whose side are they on? From all the rhetoric on the TV, radio and newspapers, they hate President Trump more than King Jong Un, the leader of North Korea. If hate from the left killed, we’d all be dead. Thank God Hillary or Obama is not our President during these times. Charles ...

You can hear the laughter

If you listen, you can hear the laughter coming out of the Petroleum Clubs in Houston and Dallas over the Pennsylvania Senate’s budget proposal, backed by Governor Wolf, to trade basic environmental protections for a pathetically weak severance tax proposal. On top of the current impact ...

Nice try, no cigar

In response to Mr. Bross's letter Aug 21 "Republicans should disavow Trump", your subliminal message attempting to convince his supporters to "Disavow him" - "Nice try - No cigar". Marlin D. Lilley Jr. Cogan Station

Dismayed

I read with dismay that Porter Township is considering dropping out of the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Service. The stated reason is that more money is needed for road maintenance. It’s hard to know, as a township resident and taxpayer, exactly what the status is of the finances of ...

Rooting for Greece

I care and I imagine some of you care for the future and welfare of Greece. Just recently I was talking to a business associate who mentioned he had some Greek friends in the Williamsport area. His reference to this Greek friends was the same as mine. His reference to his friends was that they ...

Your life, your choices

This concerns the in- prison drug treatment plan, which will cost the taxpayers $50,000 a year. Drug and alcohol addicts would be in a rehabilitative program while serving their sentence. Our elected officials agree with this program and if successful it would result in fewer repeat offenders, ...

Dueling narratives

A recent letter mused what a Senate run by media celebrity Caitlyn Jenner in California would mean to the narrative of the Left. Let's clear up one fact first. The writer states that Ms. Jenner came out as Republican as she revealed she was transitioning from Bruce to Caitlyn. Ms. Jenner also ...

Monuments to what?

National controversy has accompanied the decision in some communities to relocate Confederate monuments from public sites to other venues. One aspect of this controversy has gotten precious little attention: The history of the erection of these statues themselves. On this issue, the history of ...

Flag versus statue

This sad, pathetic demonstration dealing with the statue of General Robert E. Lee or the Confederate flag. This is still part of “our history.” Also, how many of you are aware that the honorable General Robert E. Lee hated the Confederate Flag and what it stood for? Study the real ...

Trump knows best

During his campaign, President Trump made a few statements which raised the eyebrows of the populace, particularly about women and the Generals. About the media he was correct, about the poll numbers he was correct and about much more which we’ve forgotten. All-in-all, his team and he ...

Where’s common sense?

How does Gov. Wolf plan to pay for all of the 2017-2018 state budget expenses, which are more than a billion dollars greater than last year, before the Legislature even passes the budget? This is WHY we cannot balance our budget. Common sense dictates a budget first be passed determining what ...

Not what we’re about

Let's not dignify them by calling them "white nationalists." They flaunt the Nazi flag, give the Nazi salute, and they shout hate slogans against Jews, African-Americans and Muslims. They are Neo-Nazis, plain and simple. Our fathers and grandfathers, including the fathers and grandfathers ...

Teachers on strike

It won’t be long now that kids will be going back to school. Also, it won’t be long that you will be hearing about teachers going on strike. School teachers have every right to strike, however when school teachers going on strike, they shouldn’t get paid. When I call off sick or ...

Really, really

Maxine Waters, congresswoman from Los Angeles, California is giving President Trump advice. This woman’s IQ is 2 points above plant life. Recently she said leave the refugees in so we can tell which ones are terrorists and that we need Sharia law in the USA. Please keep your opinion to ...

Picture perfect

What is wrong with this picture? A couple of years ago some nice people put some scarves around the necks of some baseball players during the winter months — then again during the 4th of July. Some nice people put some leis around their necks. Well, guess what, these nice people got ...

Public utility requirement

As I understand it, the Bus Company is planning to cease service to and from Williamsport. I believe it is a public utility and requires the Public Utility Commission to approve it. Let us see that the people in Harrisburg will allow this to happen as it is a major plus to our area access ...

Wake up, America

Have you heard what a North Korean Colonel said to Kim Jong Un? “Leader, we just found a film in Hiroshima, you should watch it.” The Democrats think President Trump used too strong a message, then they think he wasn’t strong enough on white supremacists. What about President Obama not ...

The simple solution

Isn't it ironic that the alt right are upset by the prospect of a future where they will be treated like minorities have been treated for over a hundred years. Simple solution...treat everyone as you wish to be treated. Glenda Heyd Montoursville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom