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Letters

Against school unis

I am against the fact of public schools enforcing the rules of school uniforms. There are two reasons why I am against this rule. First off, school uniforms can have an effect on students' self- image, which can take their focus off of class, and more of their image. Second of all, school ...

Pay tribute

Saturday, November 11th is Veterans Day – for those who served. And Armed Forces Day – for those serving. And Memorial Day – in remembrance of those who never made it back home. Know the difference and pay tribute appropriately. Bill Jameson Williamsport Submitted by Virtual ...

The IQ equation?

"My IQ is higher than his IQ". This is the latest contest coming from President Trump after his reaction to being allegedly called a 'moron' by Secretary Rex Tillerson. Goes to show that having a high IQ doesn't preclude you from being a moron or for letting this latest contest dominate ...

Where’s gambling support?

I've read Gov Wolf wants to expand gambling to help balance the state budget. We have 12 casinos in Pennsylvania but are authorized 14, we can have more tha 60,000 slot machines but only have 24,000. So how does that work? They don't appear to be profitable enough to expand gambling if ...

Lack of parking meters

In my travels I noticed that there are no parking meters at Avis and its business district and there are no parking meters at the Mill Hall Walmart. Having parking meters brings in more revenue to these areas. Having parking meters at Mill Hall Walmart, the borough of Mill Hall, will make ...

Food for thought

I came across this somewhere and though it would be very important for liberals to read and try to understand it. The problem is not guns — it’s hearts without God, homes without discipline, schools without prayer and courts without justice. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

To the point

In a recent letter, I suggested we take President Trump seriously when he describes himself (his words, not mine) as someone who never grew up, loves to fight, and does not respect most people he encounters because he does not think most people are worthy of respect. My letter occasioned a ...

Powerful messages

If anyone who questions the United States of America and what we as a country stand for, there are two movies I suggest these people watch: 1) The American President and 2) Dave. They may be movies, but both have powerful messages. Katherine Archer Slaybaugh Shipe Old Lycoming

Schools on strike

Saw the article, “Teachers Strike “ (Oct. 18) and I feel so sorry for the kids going to school in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area. It seems every year, one or maybe even more school districts go on strike. I’m from Williamsport and I graduated in 1963, and I have never heard of the ...

Lung cancer awareness

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the lung. There are two types of lung cancer: Non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Causes are smoking, being exposed to second hand smoke, radon gas, asbestos, and carcinogens, and ...

Trump wants a war

President Trump wants a war. All of the assorted debacles we've gotten ourselves involved in have become mundane and lost their shine. Nothing concentrates the mind like a nice, fresh war. We might even be able to reset our relationship with our Russian allies (rulers?) and reopen those Russian ...

Unfair criticism

State Senator Gene Yaw should be ashamed of himself for slamming Congressman Tom Marino in his brief, uninformed New York Times interview. State Sen. Yaw clearly has never read the legislation sponsored by Congressman Marino. Rather than claim it’s “not a plus” for the Congressman, State ...

Voter involvement

With election day fast approaching, I would hope that there is more interest among the registered voters of the city and county to take the time to cast a ballot for the candidate of their choice. When the candidates campaign, they all manage to come across as ideal people to hold the office ...

Vital referendum

There will be a referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution permitting the General Assembly to enact legislation authorizing local taxing authorities to exclude up to 100 % of assessed value of each household property within a local taxing jurisdiction. If it passes, ...

Stunned

As a former town cop and retired federal agent, I was stunned by the Las Vegas shooting. As I watched the TV news, I saw the predictable anti-gun-ownership groups' typical "knee-jerk" reaction calling for "More Gun Control Laws." I ask the most enthused anti-gunners to please provide us the ...

Teacher, teacher

History is strange; here is a little of my education in a far off country called the coal region of Eastern Pennsylvania. My experience started in 1940 with first grade and ended in 1952. I had no nursery school, preschool or kindergarten; still I survived. There was no school cafeteria or ...

Cost of living suggestion

This is in reference to a letter “Fed up” written by Paul Rinker of Montoursville. He states from time to time a letter from a social security recipient complaining that they either didn’t receive a cost of living increase or that it was too small. He thinks these complaints are misguided ...

Inadequate

In an effort to combat opioid addiction and abuse, U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation in April that would limit the initial supply of opioids for acute pain to 7 days. Several states have passed laws similar to the ...

The Deep State

This is a real scandal started by the Obama Administration prior to the 2016 Presidential election. It is continuing today by the hateful leftist pals of the left and the media. The effort is to take down the Trump presidency by leaking classified information. The activity is no longer an ...

The wrong answer

The anti-gun politicians, left wing media, and America's elites are squawking for more gun control, after a psychopath having complied with all firearm laws killed 59 people in Las Vegas. It was acclaimed the greatest mass killing in U.S. history, but they're wrong. Our government holds that ...