Letters

South Side roads

Now I know they are working on streets, but I have called many times about Charles Street. It is so full of holes, it’s impossible to drive on it. Our STEP vans have to go extra blocks to let them off at River Walk. That should not be. It’s only a short road, so come on South ...

The reality

These days, principle has become synonymous with haziness. We think with our feelings instead of reasoning our way to logical conclusions and we ignore or justify inconsistencies with emotionalism and political dogma. There’s no common language or moral truisms between the sides. ...

Havoc

Thomas Jefferson favored "the human scale" as an existential value--one he advocated in both the personal and public domains. The World Trade Center towers, completed in 1974, were celebrated by one New York writer as "glistening beacons of structural innovation." But historian and culture ...

Time for accountability

I've read again where there may be a tax increase. I know there are some expenses for learning, how ever just take care of wasteful spending and it would help. I have noticed when there is a break or vacation all lights are on day and night when school is not in session. I have also seen ...

Trump

I voted for Donald Trump because I thought he was the lesser of two evils, but he’s like all politicians, he lies to cover up other lies. Donald Trump and Mr. Pence say they saved all these jobs by keeping the air conditioner company, General Motors division and Chevrolet in this country ...

Fabulous job

On Jan. 28, my niece and I went out on a date night to see a tribute to Michael Jackson by Music Collective. That was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time at the Community Arts Center. Those outstanding students did one fabulous job. I can see where they worked long and hard to ...

Real reason for the wall

Most people think that President Donald Trump wants to build a wall along our border with Mexico to keep Mexicans from coming to the United States. I believe he wants to build that wall to keep Americans from fleeing to Mexico. Joan V. Catherman Milton

Road closed

The accident on the Montgomery Pike on Feb. 2 with two cars and a tanker with fuel all that spilled could have been made a lot easier if PennDOT and Armstrong Township didn’t close the road leading up to the Pike. Neither one wanted to maintain it in the winter, so just close it right? ...

Regarding Russia

President Vladimir Putin’s likely intention to sign into law, when he received it from the duma and the upper house, a very clever and creative method of quelling domestic violence. President Putin’s new bill will eliminate criminal liability for domestic violence that stops short of ...

Argument incomplete

The letter arguing against the approval of Betsy DeVos’s as Secretary of education has as its main argument the premise that only a person with an advanced degree in Education Administration would be able to succeed in improving the American K through 12 system, especially in our major ...

The petrodollar

There has been much fanfare regarding recent political developments (2016 U.S. election, bans, and nomination picks, etc.). Unfortunately, there have been sparse discussions when it comes to the petrodollar. In order to understand geopolitical maneuvers (Syria, Iran, China, Russia) and ...

Contact congressman

On Feb. 1, Congress, including local Congressman Thomas Marino, voted to allow surface coal mining operations to dump mine waste into streams by lifting the stream protection rule. This action by Congressman Marino harms his constituents. Government documents reveal that Lycoming County sold ...

Statutes of limitation

In light of the recent news event concerning the Pennsylvania boy who was forced into something horrifically less than legal by a child predator ring, it brings up the issue of the statutes of limitations (SOL) concerning such crimes in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kudos to Attorney ...

Raised in heaven

I've been asked why Newberry people of a certain age remain allegiant to that particular section of Williamsport. For me I guess it felt like growing up in a Norman Rockwell painting. Newberry had three playgrounds. Old Jackson (Now Newberry Park), Lincoln School And New Jackson. These ...

Another resignation

The president has accepted the resignation of National Security Leader Mike Flynn. The president stated that he did so because Flynn isn't trustworthy, and he's not truthful. We are waiting for the president to resign. Why? He is not trustworthy and truthful. President Trump expects loyalty, ...

Disingenuous

As a 1985 graduate of Lock Haven University and a product of both the exceptional Journalism program and running programs at LHUP, I am more than concerned at the disingenuous way in which the fiscal issues with the University are being portrayed by the president and vice president and how ...

Equal rights

Let’s review the scenario. This woman activist protector says she would like to blow up the White House. Everybody says that she didn’t really mean that. On the flip side of that coin, if a man made a statement like that, the FBI, CIA and Homeland Security would be on him like flies on ...

He was correct

“I know more than the generals.” “I’m going to build a wall on the border and make Mexico pay for it.” “I’ll put Hillary in jail.” “I’ll repeal and replace Obamacare on day one.” “Illegal immigrants with criminal records will be gone in my first hour of ...

A living document

I believe the Constitution is a living document. As such, it should be interpreted in the light of current times. For example, advances in communications and transportation have given us a degree of mobility never dreamed of by the Framers of the Constitution. And with our mobile society ...

Where are the tears?

We won you lost, get over it. Where were all the tears that your fearless leader Chuckey the Smuck Shumer shed for the illegals and ban on Muslim countries that our own security agents said they had no way of knowing who they are? Where are the tears for our military men and women that ...