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Opinion

Bridge tolls do not make sense to us

Editorials

“A toll is a tax.” We couldn’t agree more with this observation of state Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Loyalsock Township, who is among local lawmakers and officials who are against a plan by the state Department of Transportation to toll nine bridges along Interstate 80. Apparently, PennDOT ...

One People

Letters

We are one people of this Earth, This virus proves this curse, The world turns as we reflect, On what will happen next, We hibernate in one place, No matter what your creed, religion or race, We speak the same language, To survive another day Do take care in all this ...

Limitless sun

Letters

The 20th Century was the American Century for the following reasons: 1) Our system of government; 2) Investment in education; 3) Our ability to innovate and embrace new technology, starting from the automotive industry, then aerospace, then computing and information technology; 4) ...

What is wrong

Letters

What is wrong with this administration? Yes, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas used poor judgement — who in politics hasn’t? Though, I cannot help but believe this is what the Democrats want, innocent people at their mercy. I realize the COVID-19 vaccine is very important but this bad weather ...

Bipartisanship: only if it makes sense

Letters

Republican legislative versions of a COVID-relief package conjure up the image of a man throwing a 30-foot line to someone drowning 100 feet out in turbulent water. Democrats have insisted on a 100-foot line as the only way to save our sinking nation. Throwing a compromised 60-foot line might ...

Illegal immigration

Letters

How can I have an opinion on legal or illegal immigration? I lived through the transition of my Dad’s parents and my Mom’s parents and my parents. Both came from Eastern Europe. Both came with the idea it has to be better than daily living in Eastern Europe. What was this transition like? ...

PennFuture’s Proverbial Tales

Opinion

The group Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, also known as “PennFuture,” recently released a report entitled “Buried Out of Sight: Uncovering Pennsylvania’s Hidden Fossil Fuel Subsidies.” This Harrisburg-based organization is dedicated to lobbying against Pennsylvania energy and ...

Not a Catholic

Letters

President Joe Biden was brought up Catholic, and so calls himself Catholic. However, when he walked away from the Church’s positions and took on his own opinions, he forsake his religion to follow his own dictates. This qualifies him as non-Catholic and our Pope, every Archbishop, Bishop ...

Ezekiel Emanuel is dangerous

Letters

Joe Biden appointed Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of Rham Emanuel, to his Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC). God only knows what Biden was thinking when he tabbed this man for his PHAC. Emanuel’s views are completely out of the mainstream of normal medical practice in America. He’s a ...

Scientists vs The Bible

Letters

I cannot understand why the paper publishes letters indicating that the Bible is always right and scientists are generally wrong. While evolution may be a theory, divine, magical, instantaneous creation is nothing more than fiction, in my opinion. But perhaps the Bible thumpers may be ...

Pennsylvania must stop killing the bay

Editorials

State Sen. Gene Yaw of Loyalsock Township is correct. The pandemic-induced economic downturn and resulting $5 billion state budget deficit make it highly unlikely Pennsylvania lawmakers will rally now to make right the state’s shameful failure to meet its obligations to clean up the ...

To all veterans

Letters

I salute you for serving our country. I also have and had family and friends who are veterans, and when I see them I thank them for serving our country. Even the men and women in uniform who I don’t know, I walk up to them and thank them for serving our country. But the point I’m getting at ...

You Reap What You Sow

Letters

Well thanks to Joe Biden and those who voted for him and those who were instrumental in rigging the election, we now are blessed with higher gasoline prices and prices will keep going up just like the electric, heating fuel oil and everything we have to buy that is shipped by truck, airplane ...

Renewable energy

Letters

As I get older, one thing’s starting to bother me. When my wife died in 2011, she was cremated, so at the time I prepaid for mine. If they get rid of coal and gas, will solar and wind be OK or should I seek a refund? I like my steak medium rare, but I’d rather be well done. WILLIE ...

Sever affiliation

Letters

For the Republicans among us who are mortified by the despicable behavior of our ex-(so called)president and his minions, this would be a great time to sever your affiliation with the Republican Party. It is easy to do. NEIL NELSEN Canton Submitted via email

Legislature needs to address finances of state turnpike

Editorials

Next year will open the proverbial window to some semblance of fiscal Sunshine for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. It is on July 1, 2022, that much of the turnpike agency’s annual supplemental funding obligation to the state Department of Transportation for transit services under ...

Driving Miss Daisy

Letters

Recently my husband and I watched the movie, “Driving Miss Daisy.” We both have seen this movie before. We could never see this movie too many times! The actresses and actors are wonderful! Speaking of wonderful, the message given in Miss Daisy is so beautiful. Remember the movies, ...

America under siege

Letters

In the name of never letting a crisis go to waste, the Democrats used the excuse of the Jan. 6 Capitol event to ring Washington with barbed wire and military personnel during the inauguration. And as soon as that unjustified action could no longer be excused, the further excuse of the Fake ...

The correct name

Letters

A letter that appeared in the Feb. 22 paper states that the Republican Party needs a new name. He suggests the QAnon Party of the Trump Party or the Coward or Worm Party. However, in my opinion, multiple names for the once honorable Democratic Party are not necessary. Just call it what it ...