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Letters

Tax refund please

Since the Federal government is using my federal taxes to cover the City of Williamsport’s entire budget for 2021, as a property owner who recently paid my 2021 local taxes to the city, when can I expect to see a refund of those local taxes? BILL HALL Williamsport Submitted via Virtual ...

Snake Oil in Washington

In the run-up to the presidential election of 1896, the famous Democratic orator William Jennings Bryan progressively reduced his radical social program down to one campaign point: Government money hand-outs for everyone through free silver. “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of ...

What is needed now

The following message in a letter to the editor in a national newspaper is worthy of consideration in our troubled times. The Ten Commandments (Non-Christians 5 through 10): A framework and guide for all social interactions are ultimately the foundation on which any just society is ...

It’s time to pass the PRO Act

In 2020, American heroes in grocery stores, the U.S. Postal Service, hospitals and more became known as “essential workers,” and many of them had to risk their lives by going to work in unsafe conditions. As the coronavirus crisis continues into 2021 and deadly workplace risks remain, there ...

The Alinsky Plan

With so many members of Congress talking about defunding the police or fundamentally changing how we police, why are there no bills to defund or reform any of our federal law enforcement agencies? The answer is very simple and illustrative. Elected Democrats have no problem with the police ...

80 percent effective

I believe masks are above 80 percent effective for feel good. Unfortunately COVID spreads easily through your eyes. I, like most I know, carry a cloth mask in my truck to only use in stores that are afraid of the government. I respect all business owners. When I leave I stick the mask in my ...

The white flag of surrender

Drip, drip, drip drip. That’s the sound of your rights, privileges, and individual freedoms going down the drain. Ahh, Ahh, err, err, um, um. That’s the voice of the GOP and the majority of Americans in response to the actions of the socialist-leaning administration and its ...

Thank you!

On behalf of the Jersey Shore Public Library Board, we would like to thank the very generous members of the community who stepped up and donated for us to replace the roof on our building. We had received $6,000 in donations toward this project, and then we began a “Raise the Roof” project. ...

Thanks for the memories

I want to thank the Williamsport Sun-Gazette for printing the story about the king and queen visiting Williamsport. For anyone who doesn’t know better, you would think this was something that happened recently until you get to the very end. It really was great to look into the past. I was ...

About time

"The 2nd Amendment is the enforcement arm, of last resort, in the protection of the other Constitutional Amendments and the Bill of Rights” Even after a 10-year-ban on Semi-Automatic Rifles, and magazines exceeding 10 rounds, the FBI concluded that the ban produced no statistical reduction ...

Williamsport airport

The airlines are increasingly concentrating their service to major hubs. We need to face the reality that Williamsport does not have enough customers to attract airlines. I recently made a trip to Tucson, Arizona, to visit my family and tried to get there using our airport. The flight from ...

The Paycheck Fairness Act is good for women, society

On April 15, The Paycheck Fairness Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 217-210 vote. Unfortunately, Representatives Fred Keller and Glenn Thompson cast NO votes. Aimed at eliminating the gender pay gap and strengthening workplace protections for women, the legislation would ...

Cry Wolf

I am angry, not so much about the anti-maskers or the anti-vaccers but at our liberal governor whom I voted for twice. My anger with Tom Wolf is for exactly the opposite reason his usual opponents have: he is not enforcing his health department’s cries for a mask mandate in certain public ...

Non-gender bathrooms

I saw a post this morning about how Julia Roberts wants all bathrooms to be gender neutral. Needless to say there were hundreds of comments as to how wrong that is. I’m not here to debate whether that’s right or whether that’s wrong but I will say this. In Sweden all bathrooms have ...

Attention Loyalsock voters

In my opinion, Marc Sortman does not deserve another term as Loyalsock Township supervisor. He does not have the residents’ best interest at heart. I was summarily dismissed when I reported an incident involving a township snow plow and my vehicle that I allege involved damage. I have not ...

What is going on?

What is going on in our country? We have a man in the White House who in my opinion is not really our President but a puppet being run by the puppet masters. With all the executive orders signed since Biden’s first day, it seems their goal is to destroy this country. The puppet masters are ...

Generosity is not unlimited

Hordes of people are gathering at our border and hordes more are headed this way. As a God fearing, American Christian, I understand that these people are looking for a better life for themselves and their children and I do sympathize with their plight. We are though a nation with laws that ...

New baseball fields

“The site will be home to six fields for youth baseball and softball, and one collegiate-sized field. Funding has also been committed through the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.” This is just ridiculous when we have people on two-year or more waiting lists for low-income housing. ...

Inspiring letter

I was ready to cancel my subscription to your paper as it seemed to be nothing but a sports edition. Then a letter to the editor commended you for content. It has been inspiring. I do miss the Religion section. With a few hundred churches locally, don’t any of them have inspiring stories to ...

Route 220

It’s the most unimaginable waste of money! Right turns, left turns, turning lanes, construction signs everywhere, 55 speed limit, communication score board, which takes your eyes of the road, construction trucks, all over the place, flashing lights, you get to Salladasburg, traffic light, ...