Letters

A three-hour tour?

A local resident took a tour of the finer historical sites of our country, not only was it about architecture but also provided information on slavery. Which ones, he did not say. He continues to write in his letter about how slaves owned guns. He then slipped in colonial times. He then ...

What Will Our Children Say?

The last year or two has seen an unusual number of U.S. natural disasters: major hurricanes, massive Midwest floods, way too many deadly tornadoes, severe wildfires, subzero cold spells, some of the hottest years on record, etc. The rest of the world has likewise suffered increasing droughts, ...

Think about it

Chris Masse’s report on the two star players from the Philly area was great. It reminds us central PA parents that our conservative ways of thought put our family, friends and community before selfish personal wants. These girls made a huge mistake only enabled by their liberal thinking ...

A beautiful life

As with many others in the community, I struggle with the recent death of Father John Manno. I was his nurse, his “spirit sister,” and as I often told him, “the wife he was never allowed to have.” I said this to him as I repaired his skin, torn by bumps and bruises as I tried to curtail ...

More laud for Father John

If I may, I would like to add my own expression of love and admiration to the myriad of those offered after the passing of Father John Manno, a most beloved priest and pastor. I did not know Father Manno real well, but no decent person can doubt that he possessed a truly Christ-like love ...

Father Manno

In the midst of the horrific worldwide scandal of priest pedophilia, it has been easy to forget the 95% of priests committed to the highest ideals of their priestly commitment. Father Manno is an extraordinary, shining example of the vast majority of priests who struggle in obscurity every day ...

Eat Your Vegetables Day

Kale, yeah! “National Eat Your Vegetables Day” recently passed. Of course, I’m vegan, so every day is “eat your vegetables day” at my house. Eating veggies and other tasty vegan foods rather than meat, eggs, and dairy “products” helps protect the environment, stop animal ...

Falling confidence

After reading Kent Trachte’s opinion column in the June 9 edition of the Sun-Gazette, I’m sure he has managed to convince himself that the Lycoming College administration is committed to a “feast” of educational experiences. Perhaps what he doesn’t realize is why public confidence in ...

How?

I’d like to answer a couple of questions posed in a June 6 letter to the editor titled “How?” To start off with, no, a person is not a whiner when they write a letter complaining about gays and lesbians or children who get trophies just for participating. That person has every right to ...

That’s why

On June 13, a letter titled “Tell Me Why” posed some questions for Democrats. While no one can answer for all Democrats, I can answer for this one. While I don’t personally support abortion, I am opposed to outlawing it. That would be another useless law that would kill more people ...

No empirical evidence

In his latest dissertation regarding climate change, one writer cites a lot of information that he asserts is proof of anthropogenic climate change. He cites nothing other than theories with no empirical evidence to back it up. His assertion that there is evidence going back “millennia,” I ...

School taxes

Let me ask you a question. Why should I pay for another person’s child to go to school? On June 12, I read how the Jersey Shore School District has decided to raise my taxes just to cover their “fiscal irresponsibility” so they don’t have to dip into their fund up to $1 million. But the ...

Montgomery Pike lookout

I would like to make a comment about the condition of the Montgomery Pike lookout. When our President Trump was here, I was up on the lookout with hundreds of others to film the event. There were so many trees in the way that some folks went home. I got some good pictures but I was there at ...

Mealtime torment

The subject I am writing about concerns the well-being of all the retired Social Security recipients who are being deliberately harassed, annoyed and tormented seven days a week and usually around mealtime because the average retired senior citizen consumes their medications at this time. Many ...

The Democratic Myth

The Democratic party has a long history of deceit, fraud and corruption, in my opinion. President Andrew Jackson, one of this party’s most beloved and corrupt presidents, became known as the spokesman for the common man. In reality, Jackson was quite wealthy and lived an aristocratic ...

Reminiscence

Dateline: June 6, 2019 — “School board mulls tax hike.” Oh how I remember back when the Williamsport Area School Board was taken over by the citizen group “Quest” (Quality education — sane taxation) and the year after year tax increases of the previous board not only stopped but ...

Patriotism

A few years ago, my wife and I took a week-long bicycle trip through Normandy, France. The highlight of the trip was the experience of touring the various WWII memorials, beaches, Point du Hoc, and museums. But what stood out the most for me was the truly moving experience of walking the ...

The Electoral College

This letter is in regard to the column, “The Electoral College—under attack—must survive,” of June 2. The premise of the column — that without the Electoral College presidential candidates would only visit certain parts of the country — ignores an essential fact: they do that ...

Thanks to Lycoming County commissioners

Our company recently celebrated the grand opening at Muncy Greene, the new affordable senior community we developed, built, and will own and operate on John Brady Drive in Muncy Township. We would like to thank the local community, specifically Lycoming County Commissioners R. Jack McKernan, ...

Airport road

How in the world does one expect anyone to attend a President Trump rally? The entrance road to the airport reminds me of Baghdad. It’s a disgrace — what an example this county is setting! Whoever set this rally up must want to be deported. Francis P. Kelley Jr. Williamsport Submitted ...