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Letters

Wait a minute

Selecting the next mayor is extremely important to the people and businesses in Williamsport and Lycoming County. We can and need to do much better than in past years. I am watching both candidates closely as they discuss their positions and programs. Councilman Slaughter ran a campaign ad ... ...

Polls

A man is upset because the Republicans won’t believe what is told to them. He uses a poll to tell Republicans they are wrong. Don’t Democrats find polls very unscientific, especially after 2016? Maybe they should “eat their babies.” Raymond Hartman Old Lycoming Township Submitted ...

Loyalsock residents unite!

Do you own a camper, trailer or boat and park it in your driveway in front of your home? If so, you are in violation of a Loyalsock Township ordinance that prohibits you from doing so. The Planning Commission has advised the Board of Supervisors to make changes to the present ordinance. The ...

First deer rifle

Several weeks ago I got a call from my 15-year-old grandson telling me that he just got his first deer rifle (he’s been carrying my .243 for five years) and wanted help to sight it in. His father doesn’t hunt so he’s been hunting with me since he was 8. I live up the ‘Sock so I drove ...

All the details matter

No doubt it was encouraging for residents impacted by flooding from Grafius Run to see state DEP Secretary Pat McDonnell visit Williamsport recently. Residents have had to deal with repeated flooding issues that are disruptive to their lives and damaging to their property. This visit was not ...

Mayoral election

I have lived in the East End of Williamsport for 12 years, work here, am a homeowner, and, with my wife, I am raising my 4-year-old son here. I am also not a member of either major political party, and I vote based on issues and platforms, not the candidate’s party or identity. The upcoming ...

‘Witch Hunt’ letter

'Witch Hunt’ letter In response to the Oct 6 “Witch hunt” letter, no, sir, you are not “comprehending this completely and correctly.” There has been no investigation that has “found real, credible corruption involving Joe Biden” in Ukraine. I’m not even sure what you’re ...

Remembering history

Gun owners remember Rome remained free for 400 years and the demise of the Republic was due to the termination of the armed populace. Let’s compare America’s socialistic attitude toward gun owners with Plato’s summation in The Republic where he stated, “The perfect just society is one ...

Impeachment, impeachment

Impeachment is almost the only thing the Democrats mostly complain about. Whatever President Trump does will always be wrong to the liberals or those envious of the President being liked, wanted and will be reelected in 2020. Today it seems that they are complaining about the latest release ...

People make mistakes

After reading everything in the paper, I’ve come to the conclusion that City Council is out to get the Mayor. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not his biggest fan and I have not liked a lot of things he’s done over the years, but people make mistakes. Yes, the Mayor could have opted to ...

Please people, unite

Once again President Trump is attacked for who he is and again threatened with impeachment, all because he made an inquiry to the leader of the Ukraine about Vice President Biden’s son’s business endeavors. Don’t the Democrats realize that if everything is legal and appropriate, they have ...

Campaigns against drug use

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania was the state with the third most drug overdose deaths in 2017. With drug use and abuse being such a problem in the state of Pennsylvania, schools are rightfully introducing education on the effects of drug use and abuse. ...

Religious freedom

Wow! I see the Christian right is at it once again. How dare the LGBTQ community protest Drew Brees for supporting Focus on the Family’s “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” The letter recently submitted states we have religious freedom and Christians have rights too. Well if you truly ...

Mayoral election

I have lived in the East End of Williamsport for 12 years, work here, am a homeowner, and, with my wife, I am raising my 4-year-old son here. I am also not a member of either major political party, and I vote based on issues and platforms, not the candidate’s party or identity. The upcoming ...

R.I.P.

As I sit here watching the leaves fall from the trees, I am saddened by the end of summer. Another thing that saddens me is the death of the Republican Party. This is the party that felt that oral sex by a President with an intern in the White House was an impeachable offense. What does Donald ...

Computerization

I am writing to let you know I am not happy. We took my 5-year-old daughter to school. They called a half hour later to say my daughter’s eye was bleeding. We took her to UPMC Williamsport Hospital. We tried to check in but couldn’t. There were two women on the computer and one guy at the ...

Question to Trump opponents

This letter is addressed to those members of the community who oppose President Trump because you think he is occupationally inept, personally narcissistic, emotionally erratic, notoriously lawless, constitutionally adversarial, effectively chaotic, personally destructive, flagrantly ...

Celebrating PA Week

We all know that receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you’re nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the healthcare world can be understandably unnerving. But PAs, or physician ...

Not so bad

Here is just a snapshot of what presidential candidate Hillary Clinton showed us in the last quarter century. Having been first lady and then secretary of state, in that period she should have unequivocally showed eminence and progress to the American people, not a record of crimes, corruption ...

Thank you for your support

Thank you to the businesses and community for supporting our “Santa’s leftovers” bingo fundraiser, this past January. With this support, we were able to start updating our playground at Lock Haven Catholic School. Our next bingo will take place on Jan. 26. Richelle Haffley Lock ...