Letters

We do not hate the country

In response to Mr. Ardell's letter of July 17, I would like to say that attitudes like this are the problem we face in our nation today. We have become so divided that we do not see those across the aisle as patriots who also love our country but just have a different philosophy as to how ...

Correct observation

Michael Luna, in his letter "At It Again", scolds Paul Rinker for his assessment that education needs to keep pace with changing employment needs and technology. Mr. Luna implies that our education system is a fine institution putting out quality students equipped to change the world. The ...

A real damper

Caitlyn Jenner is considering running for the Senate. When Bruce Jenner came out as transsexual, he/she became a hero of the social justice warriors. When she came out as a Republican, it put them in a bit of a quandary, because the left considers LGBTs as one of their favored victim groups and ...

Boosting home rule

Contrary to what many believe, home rule is not synonymous with any particular form of city government. Of the Commonwealth's 17 third-class cities with home rule charters, 6 have mayor-council systems, 9 have council-manager systems, and 2 have a commission form of government. What City ...

Good work

I just wanted to point out and have the Williamsport community acknowledge Larue Tressler for his time and effort in getting Williamsport Cemetery back into order. The grass and weeds were atrocious. It has obviously been neglected for a long time. I’m not sure whose job it is to keep the ...

It must stop

If Democrats are wondering why they can’t win an election, just turn on the TV and watch the leftwing of the party burn, loot, burn cop cars, and block traffic. Why would anybody vote for them? They better put a stop to it. Jon Oeler Williamsport Submitted by E-Mail

Class act

A lot of times I read negative columns addressed to your paper. This is not one of them. I am writing to show my appreciation to the Williamsport Crosscutters. My nephew, who is a special needs child, and I, attended the game on July 4th. We received free tickets, the mascots were ...

Sunbury police

Hey, Gretchen and Mare, after Sunbury police tear up that house looking for a woman missing 30 years, they can go to old forge and look for Robert Baron missing for 5 months. Then they can start tearing apart his restaurant. And there is a $10,000 reward given. Maybe they can make ...

Shameful

If you think you have local control of your school board you have never attended a school board meeting. Now this underhanded sleight of hand trickery of a referendum on the ballot. Why can’t we have the choice to eliminate all 100% school property tax and go to a sales tax ...

Monarch butterflies vs. Dow Chemical

The Monarch Butterfly that was once so common is now in jeopardy of surviving. The population has been declining over the past several years and last year alone dropped another 30 percent. The loss of common milkweed, which is food and a host plant, is the main cause plus the destruction of ...

Disrespected again

Another American flag hung upside down in protest of July Fourth. Whoever “Salon” is — No one is forcing you to stay in a country you do not appreciate or care about. Instead of showing disrespect or complaining about this country — leave! I hear North Korea is nice this time of ...

Hate

The Democratic party has a hate for this country like never before. The left is doing more damage to this country than our enemies. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

North Korean corruption

I consider the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, to be a scumbag and just a leader equal to Adolph Hitler of Germany, Hirohito of Japan during the second World War in the 1940’s, as well as Joseph Stalin of Russia who had brutal ambitions which never materialized. This has festered in my ...

Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a great time of celebration in our country. Erma Bombeck noted the kind of country we are in her usual humorous way: “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers who file by the White House in a ...

Fraudulent commission

President Trump's commission on election integrity, chaired by VP Pence and co-chaired by secretary of state for Kansas, Kris Kobach, just sent out letters to all 50 states requesting information about voting in their states. The states have pushed back and said they will not comply with the ...

The future of jobs

Paul Rinker made a string of misstatements about my letter on the future of jobs: "Tim Mannello gave a vision of a dystopian future where machines steal all the jobs from us poor helpless humans." To the contrary, I referenced research that estimates that, around 2030, "38% of jobs will be at ...

At it again

It would appear as if Mr. Paul Rinker, after a conspicuous absence from the opinion pages of the Sun-Gazette after his failed attempted to gain a place on the ballot for the upcoming 2017 School Board election, is back and at it again. In a piece entitled “A Better Future”, Mr. Rinker ...

Budget buffoonery

Reading about the budget fiasco in Harrisburg highlights a basic flaw in our government at all levels. When any person or business sits down to create a budget, they must first determine how much money will be coming in, and then decide how best to use that money. Government decides how much ...

Two levels

Mr. Underwood sees two levels of loving America, what it has been and what it should be. How about what America is Mr. Underwood? Because that is the America I love, what it is. I think more people would agree that they love America for what it is. Too bad he sees loving America should be ...

Cemetery shabby

I am a resident of Williamsport. I know if I do not take proper care of the property where I live I could be cited by the city bureau of codes. It is also common curtesy to my neighbors. Every morning I drive past the cemetery on Washington Boulevard. I am appalled to say the least. How ...