Letters

‘I was robbed’

In every election since 1992, the Democratic Party's nominee has defeated the Republican Party's nominee in Pennsylvania's presidential election. In 1992, Bill Clinton defeated George Walker Bush by 9 percentage points.. In 1996, Bill Clinton defeated Bob Dole by 5.6 percentage points. In 2000, ...

Tax sale

Today's newspaper has a listing of approximately 392 properties that might be sold for unpaid taxes.I believe that it is only fair that if the Sun Gazette prints this type of list then it should also print a list and description of all tax-exempt properties in our county.I would guess that ...

Bad for landlords

n Europe, people stay in the same homes for years they fix them up, plant flowers have pride. Here in Williamsport they move like Gypsies. The Williamsport Water Authority policy condones moving. If they would have to factor in paying your previous bill in the cost of your move it would not ...

Keep it private

I read about Mayor Campana's wife filing for a PFA order, and then, much to my disgust, the very personal details, which are the business of no one other than the mayor and his wife. These details scream sensationalism, and the media is increasingly guilty of this kind of reporting, local or ...

Foreclosure prevention

As a non-profit Housing Counselor I would like readers to be aware of two new programs release by The Federal Housing Finance Agency for borrowers that may have their mortgage underwritten by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. There are over 1,100 borrowers in Pennsylvania that have been deemed ...

Throwing tax money away

Once again there is another article about local County government spending more tax money on the airport terminal.As one of the "Soon to be Dead", i.e. Senior Citizen, I have time to travel and since last September I have been to India, Bolivia, Mexico, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Peru.I ...

Are Republicans hypocrites?

]It seems that some Republicans are going against Donald Trump because he calls life the way he sees it.Are these politicians not happy with Trump because they cannot control him? Is he wrong for not going along with these type of politicians and not watch what he says and how he says it?In ...

What city needs

This election season has been an educational experience for American voters, who've learned that on the national level our democracy is highly imperfect, and not nearly as representative as we'd like. But what about closer to home, right here in the City of Williamsport?The Commonwealth of ...

Evangelicals and Trump

No matter who's running for president, Evangelical Christians always seem to have a problem fully supporting the candidate.As Christians, we want to see the world prosper. We want everyone to find the peace that can only be found by a relationship with Jesus Christ. We also want our country to ...

Not sustainable

After reading the letter from Dr. David Keller, referring to the Williamsport Area School District that appeared in the Aug 14 Sun Gazette, I would like to reflect upon it.I believe that I am qualified to do so having served on the district school board for eight years four as board ...

Prioritize levy

On Page 1 of the Wednesday Sun-Gazette there were two articles right next to each other. The first article reported that the City of Williamsport will need $8.6 million to re-certify the levee system. The second article reported that Lycoming County may spend $2 million for water and sewer in ...

Government and flossing

I must respond to the United States Health and Human Services omitting of flossing as a recommendation to patients based on their perceived absence of research.As a practicing dentist I have recommended to all of my patients that they floss a minimum of once daily. Why do I recommend this? ...

Dismal election cycle

In 1935, physicist Erwin Schrdinger, in an attempt to prove the existence of matter in two different states at one time, devised an experiment whereby a cat was placed in a locked box which also contained a sealed vial of deadly poison. At some random time the vial would open, killing the cat. ...

id anyone notice?

While the Democrats are screaming about guns, does anyone notice that President Obama granted clemency to hundreds of drug dealers who were caught with drugs and guns. Because they didn't shoot anyone with the guns they were caught with (this time that they know of or are willing to admit).So, ...

Confused…

Let me preface this letter by stating that I am in no way anti-cyclist, but that being said, I have a question.If monies for road work are to be put on hold so that we can improve bike paths, than why is it that I have to yield 4' on a roadway, legally crossing the center line into oncoming ...

Remember Adlai

The Democrats would do well to rely on the incisive wit of Adlai Stevenson to bolster their arguments with humor and grace. Two of his attributed quotes are as follows:"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about ...

The wrong approach

For the ones deciding to give Social Security a raise of about $2 a month in 2017, possibly enough to buy a gallon of gas: Well, gas did not taste good in 1984, nor does it taste good in 2016. Why give a raise in Social Security based only on gas prices?Instead, base it on food costs, health ...

End of story

Here is a fine example of trade agreement products sold in the United States. I bought a new refrigerator this month and much to my dismay, the cord was a foot too short to attach to the outlet. I've never had this issue in 68 years.The second issue is a local retailer on Route 220 who sells ...

No way

What are people thinking when they think Hillary Clinton would be a better president than Donald Trump. I'm a Democrat, and there is no way I will vote for Clinton.Dottie GibbonBlossburg

Visionary thinking

In the words of three remarkable people, whether you agree or disagree, these people seemed to understand.Socialism is mutually shared poverty, democracy and socialism have nothing in common except one word. Equality.The difference: Democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality ...