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Letters

Mail-in voting

A recent columnist repeated the Hannity/Limbaugh talking point that mail-in voting is “a recipe for voting chaos.” Another perspective: Colorado is one of four states that uses mail-in only voting. It was recently listed as having the “most secure elections” of all 50 states. In ...

The great liberal give back

Radical Democrats are so outraged by the supposed theft of America from the Indians — see recent Supreme Court ruling declaring the eastern half of Oklahoma, containing over 5 million acres and the city of Tulsa, a Creek Nation reservation. American patriots would like to see these bellicose ...

The arrogance of now

We live at the apex of a pyramid of all the events that have preceded us. These preceding events we call “History” or “the Past” and our location at the apex we call “Now.” We base all our actions on current standards and on history. Looking at history presents challenges because ...

‘Agri-cultural’ mismanagement

For over a decade, seeds of racism and hatred have been sown into our societies. Those seeds were fertilized by many seeking to affect changes to our ways of life. Two months ago, the reaping of the crops began. Persons intent on destroying the foundation of our civilized society, the rule of ...

Anti-scientism in sheep’s clothing

Sound science requires evidence-based specificity. Sadly, too many critics of science revel in fiction and unsupported generalities. A recent letter entitled “Science” exemplifies such feckless, factless, flailing fluff. All human endeavor is imperfect. So, it’s fair to critique it ...

Louie Gohmert

The Democrats are dancing with glee because Louie Gohmert (Republican Congressman who doesn’t mask) has COVID-19. Although there is still much discussion in the medical community on the effectiveness verses breathing problems and virus containment, etc., with masks (although anti-maskers are ...

City needs a patriotic concert

Just as soon as some of the restrictions are lifted, Williamsport needs a patriotic concert by the Repaz Band in Brandon Park. The musicians could gather under the shade of the trees, plenty of room for social distancing and an enjoyable evening for everyone. Regarding the $122,000 allotted ...

Double Wow! Wow!

I enjoy reading the paper as well as the next person, but sometimes it gets a little depressing when you pick and read about crime, violence, killings, COVID-19, wear or not to wear a mask, not to mention politics, but I guess that’s who we are in this society, but the point I’m getting at ...

What a wonderful world

Congratulations to George and Sharon Thompson on their 50 years of marriage! What caught my eye particularly in the notice was their decision to celebrate their noble occasion by doing “50 Acts of Kindness.” What a wonderful thing to do! I, too, enjoy doing that but haven’t quite ...

Tired of bad news; here is some good news

I am in an electric wheelchair and my husband walks with a walker. We went to the supermarket on a Wednesday, several weeks ago, and my husband accidentally dropped a can on the floor. Immediately a lady came over and said, “I will pick it up for you.” I went down an aisle by myself and ...

Our cities are being besieged

Donald Trump and Bill Barr have initiated an action that is so blatantly un-American that I can hardly believe what’s happening. They are sending federal agents dressed in military garb to Portland, Oregon, under the pretense of “protecting federal property.” Furthermore, they are ...

The isolation virus

I am writing for all the elderly people who are living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. I realize they are vulnerable and we need to keep them safe, but they also need their families. It has been four months since I have hugged my mom. We only get to see her through the ...

The dysfunction is very real

It’s unreal. Donald Trump became a household name from his “reality” TV show. Americans knew it was “fake reality,” but it did provide mindless entertainment for millions. Now he’s President Trump and he doesn’t understand the reality of his own actions — or, in many cases, ...

Untrustworthy politicians

Our Assembly leaders have shown their true colors, confirming what voters already know: party leaders put party interests ahead of voters’ interests. Since 2017, politicians have heard demands to end gerrymandering. Despite overwhelming public support, including 66 percent of Republicans, ...

Off campus housing

Due to the not knowing enough about the COVID-19 pandemic, as a homeowner within the city of Williamsport, with all the outside students coming to college, coming from different states, to live off campus, what is the city of Williamsport going to do to protect the residents of this great city? ...

Comments regarding CV19

The news today prompts me to clarify certain issues regarding the coronavirus pandemic. These are scientific issues that are important in developing both a rational personal and public response to this virus. So, hear me out. The virus is very infectious, that is measured by its RO number. ...

Bankruptcy or not?

I have been waiting since April for my unemployment benefits. I had approximately six months of emergency money as economists say to have in reserve. But that window is closing in a month. So do I use my last bit of money to file for bankruptcy solely because Gov. Wolf’s administration ...

Making a better life

If all these darn protestors would just go home and become worthwhile human beings with responsibilities and learn how to give back to their community in a positive way, this could be a start toward making a better world for everyone. This goes for Black Lives Matters people also. Protesting ...

Well now you’ve done it!

After I find out that the idiots who refuse to wear their masks and social distance (probably washing their hands too!) are on the loose, and governors have allowed opening their states too soon. I too have quarantined myself and after that, I went to grocery store on my own. I wear the mask, ...

Sidewalks

We use sidewalks every day but do not think too much about them until we trip over an uneven part or are cited by the codes department to fix our broken sidewalk. Generally, it is the city through its power of zoning that decides when a sidewalk is needed. Then the owner of the adjacent ...