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Opinion

Pence placed country above self

Editorials

As much as Americans may disagree with former President Donald Trump’s actions since the November elections, there should be agreement that his vice president, Mike Pence, has acted honorably and as a statesman. Pence’s future political options now appear miniscule. Those who loathe ...

I Was Tricked!

Letters

When I was a little boy about 4 or 5 years old, I actually saw the Easter Bunny. He was in our living room! In the anticipation leading up to Easter Bunny day, my father would sometimes say from his easy chair in an excited voice as he pointed to different places in the room: “There he ...

Social change may help aquatic life

Editorials

Did somebody say trout? Yes, that time of year is quickly approaching — the opening day of trout season statewide is April 17. That’s a few months away, certainly good news for area anglers who are yearning to get outdoors. It’s clear, after a recent annual watershed summit of Trout ...

‘Considerable courage and dignity’

Letters

Over the last several weeks I have been reading “The Final Days” (1976), by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. This book follows the original “All the President’s Men” from two years before. It is excruciating in content and length. Not just a study of Richard M. Nixon in ...

Political party or religion?

Letters

After living through the past couple weeks, I think it has been proven that the Republican Party is not a political organization: it is nothing more than another Religious cult. Appears that most Republicans have “seen the light” and now recognize Donald Trump as the Lord and Savior of ...

Cougar sightings and belief systems

Letters

Many years ago, after I had moved back to Tioga County, I began to get cougar sightings from folks I met. I did not spend much time thinking about it, but the sightings became more frequent. As the sightings multiplied and if conditions were right, I would go tracking, hoping I got something ...

Doctors: ‘We simply do not have adequate vaccine supplies’

Opinion

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. David Lopatofsky, chief medical officer, UPMC in the Susquehanna Region, agrees with and supports the following statement shared by his colleagues on the Southwestern PA Regional Chief Medical Officer Consortium. “While UPMC is encouraged by the public’s eagerness ...

Oaths and words that history will long remember

Editorials

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Those are the words we expect to hear today as Joe Biden takes the oath of ...

Faust is Right On

Letters

David L Faust’s letter to the editor is the Sun-Gazette on Jan. 5 is spot on. But to crack the grip of the state education system to make more positive changes will be tough. Dr. Pignatello at Lock Haven finally succumbed to the merger idea and was in the running for a job at a private ...

Well deserved

Letters

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette’s recognition of the public service of Louis E. Hunsinger Sr. on Jan. 11, 2021, was well deserved. In addition, Lou was a co-chairman of the Williamsport High School class of 1952 reunion committee for many years. Classmates donated over $15,000 to 13 local ...

Outrage

Letters

I am writing to express my outrage at the Republicans in the Pennsylvanian Senate who blocked Sen. Jim Brewster from taking the oath of office. The voters of the 45th Senatorial District cast their votes. The votes were counted in early November and Sen. Jim Brewster won. The Republicans ...

Arrogance

Letters

Well isn’t it great that U.S. Rep. Fred Keller is quoted in Tuesday’s paper as saying he didn’t support any more money in the stimulus bill for unemployment compensation. He believes it will discourage people from working. Hey Fred it’s just that kind of Republican arrogance that ...

Savings make better sense

Letters

Have you ever read that a local or county government or one of its affiliated units claim that it saved X amount of dollars by refinancing a loan? It isn’t true. Think about it! Why did that government agency have to borrow money in the first place? The answer is simple. It didn’t collect ...

Hope alive as venues plan performances

Editorials

We have spotted a few beacons of hope amid the gray days of late. These beacons are coming from area entertainment venues. And who could argue against how much they are needed right about now? After a year of trying to control the spread of COVID-19 through shuttered businesses and vaccine ...

Reflecting on our challenges and finding a way forward

Opinion

Reflecting on this past week has been tough. It started with losing a friend and colleague who was only 42 to a brain aneurysm. Just a heart-breaking message to get. That made our swearing-in day bittersweet. While it was an honor to take the oath of office, seeing Rep. Mike Reese’s desk ...

Sewer bill

Letters

Normally, I don’t like to complain about petty things, but since this isn’t about me, I am going to put myself out there. The sewer bill is woefully inadequate for the elderly and those with disabilities to open. It has three perforated sides to open and then it doesn’t even include a ...

It takes oxygen to keep a fire burning

Letters

It is well understood that the amount of oxygen controls the degree to which a fire will burn. The proper amount can produce productive results. However, excess oxygen can produce a destructive outcome. The oxygen I’m referring to comes from Donald Trump and his Republican supporters. ...

Unpatriotic conduct unbecoming of office

Letters

Cong. Keller has disgraced his oath of office by supporting a mob of violent, destructive, weapon-toting, conspiracy adherents to challenge the outcome of the Presidential election. Cong. Keller must be aware that the election was conducted under strict scrutiny. The results were certified by ...

Never concede a victory!

Letters

Presidential candidates should obviously concede when they’ve clearly lost. Thus Hillary Clinton conceded the night of the 2016 election. But it’s not clear that Trump lost in 2020. On the contrary, there are thousands of witnessed, sworn-under-oath, and forensic reasons to think he won ...

For the cause of peace and brotherhood

Editorials

Looking back at events of the past year, we wondered, what would Martin Luther King Jr. say today on the day named in his honor? We found an answer in King’s April 16, 1963, “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” We wanted to offer the following passage for reflection: “We have waited for ...