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Letters

Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Park

For the first time in over 20 years, the Lycoming County Veterans Council will not sponsor a Memorial Day service at Veterans Park. After much consideration it was decided by the Park Commission to forgo the annual Memorial Day service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This does not mean we should ...

The least of those among us

Sister Henry Lambert. Feeding the poor and caring for the needy was her mission in life. She recognized Jesus in all who were in need of help. Her heart was full of God. I was honored to have known her. She loved everybody. I think of her often. She made a very profound impression on me ...

Gratitude

Many thanks from the bottom of our hearts to the staff of the Knight-Confer/Sanders Mortuary funeral homes for the drive-by car parade on May 3. The parade was a great pick-me-up for my husband’s return home from the hospital following his triple bypass surgery. It truly was a time Dale and ...

Dead receive stimulus checks

An article in the paper today, May 10, says that dead people are receiving Stimulus Payments. How appropriate for a bill drawn up by Democrats in the House. Spending bills must originate in the House. The Democrats’ long experience in getting votes from the dead is paying off in payments to ...

On wearing a mask

As I was driving this morning and had to keep to the right side of the road, it dawned on me that why couldn’t I drive on the left side of the road? Where in the Constitution does it say I have to drive on the right? Then forcing me to drive on the right is a violation of my constitutional ...

Paul Manafort

So the President thinks it’s ok to send kids back to school but not safe enough to keep Paul Manafort in prison? Whatever happened to being tough on crime? FRED ERIKSON Williamsport Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

We got four and we’ll get more

The recent article about the Kent State college shooting in 1970 brought back some hard memories. I doubt that most people today have any idea of the symbolism of that action in the minds of our American youth. It was not the shock that Americans in the uniform of our Army fired live ...

COVID-19 cases

Like everyone else, I’m glad we are in the one third of the state that has been graded “yellow.” However, I sure hope the Governor knows what he’s doing. As of May 8, the state is now over 55,000 positive cases, and here in Lycoming County, we have gone from 90 cases on Wednesday ...

COVID-19, another opinion

I know we have heard so many opinions on COVID-19 that you’re probably tired of hearing about it. So I thought I would offer my two cents worth. This horrible virus has been wrecking havoc all over the world as well as in the United States of America. Most of the citizens do the polite and ...

He’s a real leader

I had a very good laugh after reading today’s letters to the editor May 15, 2020 titled “You don’t know real leadership’’ and I would like to thank the writer for being so amusing. We all know that our current president has proven his great leadership. President Trump doesn’t have ...

COVID-19 Victory Day

Well let’s see. Our president has declared victory over COVID-19. By what criteria does the president know we have won? There has really been no deck of the USS Missouri (VJ day, Sept. 2, 1945) moment in which the virus surrenders. Instead, the enemy is still advancing across the world while ...

I’m amazed

I have watched and listened to the political responses of our president, Mr. Trump (I know by my addressing him in this way you have decided that I am a supporter of our President, well I am and you should be also. He is leading our country.) Those of you who are critical and spend hours ...

How to vote

This letter is in response to the May 15 front-page article “How to vote — County preparing for spike in mail-in ballots.” Do you want to know how to vote in the upcoming elections? Vote in person at your usual polling place if you are physically capable! Do not let the government con ...

Lies and statistics

Whenever someone quotes statistics like “80 percent of gun owners support expanded background checks” or “one third of all women will be sexually harassed,” I ask myself, “Where did that figure come from?” At long last we see a letter (from a college professor) that actually ...

The Obituary of Used 2

He was born in the 50s of third- and fourth-generation immigrants. They were sponsored by relatives and family to immigrate to the United States. They had to have a place to live and a job waiting. Used 2 was raised by parents, grandparents and many aunts and uncles. Used 2’s mother knew of ...

Here we go again

A girl got hit on Washington Boulevard and neither she nor the driver is identified! Do we have the same district attorney involved? Who is the stupid one in this mess? Was the driver someone of authority? Was she on drugs, talking on her cell phone, just not paying attention? Was the ...

Appreciation for May 8 edition

Thank you for your May 8 edition. The Op-Ed piece from Judge Andrew Napolitano, “Do we still have a Constitution?,” on the Editorial page reflects my feelings about the overreach by Gov. Tom Wolf. The front page article, “Is yellow mellow?,” lists the “Open” and “Closed” ...

Too greedy

Is it true? Did we sell or (stupidly) give to China medical supplies in view of the COVID-19? Years ago, I wrote about our renting warehouses in California to the Chinese. Those people do not like us and never have. Since I wrote to the president at the time and was told that we’d been ...

Socially distance your dogs

As the Postal Service continues to provide an essential service during the current crisis, we want to make sure our carriers are safe and out of harm’s way while making their appointed rounds. To ensure mail carriers’ safety, dog owners must securely lock their dog in another room until a ...

Outraged

Seeing on the news today, May 9, I was relieved to see the men who murdered this poor young man, Ahmaud Arbery, were finally arrested. This poor soul obviously had nothing to hide or he would not have been jogging toward his death. I do not care that this person was in law enforcement. That ...