Letters

River Walk

There are lots and lots of people who really enjoy the River Walk, so to the people on the South Side, I commend you for keeping the walk cleared from snow and ice! A very excellent, excellent job! To the Williamsport side, would it be that difficult for you to follow suit and keep your side ...

Survival likely

Recently a letter appeared on this page predicting a four-year forecast of  a  “cold, angry wind” coming from the right. Cheer up, old friend.  Perhaps it may cancel out the increased temperature of the planet. We’ll get by  just dandy. After all, if we could survive eight years of ...

Pathetic

The Russians are lonely, the Russians are coming! You lost. Get over it. You tried the recount. It didn’t work. Then you said it was false news that caused the Democrats to lose the election. Now it’s the Russians that caused you to lose the election. Donald Trump is not a KBG agent. He ...

Show Trump respect

Everyone knows the trump lost the popular vote, but like it or not he is going to occupy the White House for the next several months, at least. It's true that he was assisted in his election efforts by Putin and the Russian intelligence agencies, but that's all behind us. It's time for the ...

Scared straight

During the recent election cycle we saw something that has gotten worse during every election cycle in my lifetime. People are literally frightened about who will be elected President of the United States. In this election, millions of people were scared to death that Donald Trump would be ...

Overstated fretting

A few comments on the December 18 column by Mr. Clifford Rieders entitled "Fretting over the Chinese": The author is right on in his description of the One-China policy as an example of "grandiose hypocrisy" by the U.S. government: The State Department recognizes China's "sphere of influence" ...

Legacy of failure

During the 2012 presidential campaign President Obama promised to “create 1 million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016 and is working to double American exports over the next five years...”. One of the nationally recognized fact checking sites has rated this as a “promise ...

The coming agenda

Lord Acton warned, "Where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control, history has proven that." How true! President Obama once stated, "elections have consequences, I won," and we had to endure his socialistic people ...

So who is the bigot?

Michelle Obama gave her last interview on Oprah’s show. It was one of the most self- served and arrogant interviews I have ever seen. She stated and I quote, ““Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like, she says. You know?” Mrs. Obama, it is adults like you who teach the ...

Real science is in conflict

A peer reviewed study conducted by “Organization Studies ” concluded that only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, and a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming ...

Small town

Has the management of the Williamsport Crosscutters forgotten that this is a small town? They are a short season minor league team for goodness sake. I love going to the games when I have the opportunity but to be told when I buy a ticket, I have to sit in a particular seat, come on. I was ...

Our calling

Whoever won the election, millions upon millions of people were and are bound to be frightened and angry. Yet there is one thing that no government, whatever we might think of its politics, can do. It cannot prevent us from being kind and loving to one another. And is that not what we are ...

Why she lost

The election is finally over. Hillary Clinton didn’t lose the election because of the Russian hack or James Comey. If that were the case she wouldn’t have done so well in the states she won. Hillary won the popular vote but she lost the electoral vote in the Rust Belt. Hillary told people ...

Gun facts

I don't understand Mr. Rinker thinking I should not be talking about something I know nothing about. I am 68 years old and hunted rabbits with my dad and beagle as well as big game hunting at Rauchtown and Pine Creek. I said hunters get shot every year; is Mr. Rinker saying this doesn't happen? ...

Goodbye Medicare

Over the past several years, I have written articles and letters that said the current Speaker of the House was proposing to phase out Medicare and replace it with private insurance with subsidies to help seniors afford private coverage. Paul Ryan's proposal would virtually change Medicare as ...

Help environment

Regarding the monarch population reported on the TV, why can’t people plant to sustain what population is left in the world? Orange blossoms are two feet tall. Remarkable plants! You can buy plants at a nursery or plant seeds from a book. These are all perennials and come back in spring ...

Curious reaction

The Movie, "The Battle of the Bulge" came out in 1965. The Friday it opened at the Ritz, I and my 6th grade playmate were at his house eating dinner with his dad, who had seen combat action in WWII Europe. When we excitedly asked him if he would take us to see the movie, he shook his head and ...

Cheerless wind

Looks like the next four years will have a cold, icy, cheerless wind from the right. Charles M. Reeder Montoursville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

The correct course

In the most recent article by Cal Thomas, he suggested that John Bolton would be the ideal nominee to be secretary of state. Aware that Bolton was a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), I would be suspicious of anyone associated with the AEI. It is known in Washington DC ...

Leave food trucks alone

Yes, I totally agree to leave the food trucks alone. Let them work it out at the place they plug into if they’re sitting by or in front of your business you should already be established enough and not care they are there. Heck, they might have eaten at your place. So maybe you could give ...