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Letters

Self-checkouts

I agree with the recent letter concerning self-checkouts vs. employee-manned checkout lanes. Self-checkouts should have a 12-item limit. Walmart has multiple self-checkouts manned by one employee who gives assistance to shoppers when needed and also walking behind shoppers while they are ...

Let’s work together

Ten years ago was the “Miracle on the Hudson”, thanks to Captain Chesly Sullenberger (Sully), his crew, volunteers, first responders, and especially the passengers having faith and confidence in their pilot. He said when the people of America work together, we achieve great things. We can ...

Government control

Remember history? A quick refresher — prohibition. In this case a result of federal action to stop the sale of alcohol. Did it reduce drinking? If you think so let me tell you about “Speak easy.” I do know firsthand about some of my older relatives' speak easy. Both sides of the family ...

What Dems have become

I wonder how many voters in recent times have evaluated the leadership of the political party to which they are registered? I get the impression from those I converse with regularly that despite their criticism of individual elected officials and political parties, they don’t seem to ...

Putin’s dream man

Whether he knows it or not, whether he wants it or not, Donald Trump is Vladymir Putin’s dream man. Regardless of his motives, Trump continues to help Putin make his once “impossible dream” of restoring the Soviet Union a stark reality. To achieve this dream, Putin wants to divide ...

A no-brainer

When something is so obviously common sense true, a modern colloquialism is to call it a "no-brainer", meaning that even someone with a very low I.Q. could understand. The Constitution says it this way: "We hold these truths to be self evident..." I am beginning to think that such obvious ...

Adding stress

completely agree with the recent letter writer that the roll of the government is to serve an protect the American people. However, to help serve and protect America, our government employs millions of men and women to perform tasks that protect and serve. These Americans who work for the ...

Undemocratic

Mitch McConnell is blocking legitimate votes on the Senate floor. By doing so, he is obstructing the will of the people as expressed through their elected representative and he is undermining the principle of veto override. Essentially, he and the president are deciding without consideration ...

What about them?

Our Federal Employees who are not being paid are in a desperate condition. They are being held hostage by the worst man and president this country has ever seen. And now he took credit for causing the shutdown. I don't like Nancy Pelosi much but she is calling his bluff and he has and will ...

Storm frustrations

Ok, the winter storm has hit...bet you all went out and shopped for all those staying inside through a storm items you needed...right? Did anyone of you wonder about anyone else with no transportation except a cab (which last time I waited 2 hours for)? Seniors, like me, don't have their own ...

Fire Pat Chambers

Penn State University should fire men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers as soon as possible for pushing freshman guard Myles Dread in the chest during a timeout during the first half of a recent game. Don’t let this issue fester by kicking it down the road. Ever since the Sandusky ...

What they are

Democrats can call Trump supporters whatever they want. Democrats, however, bury their heads in the sand. Democrats think it’s OK that we paid a foreign country in exchange for selling 20 percent of American uranium to Russia. Dems think its OK that Bill Clinton got $500,000 for a talk in ...

Kool-Aid vs. truth

I have finished reading Ron Kamzelski's letter to the editor, ''Surprise, Pragmatic and Truthful'' Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. I would like to inform him that Fox News Channel – unlike CNN, ABC and NBC – has always made an effort to be truthful in their reporting. It's just a new ...

Kudos to mayor

Kudos to Mayor Campana for returning basketball to Memorial Park after a 5 year absence. It takes integrity to realize you've make a mistake. It was removed because Williamsport police claimed they found needles on the court. How many people believe that someone who just shot up a needle ...

Don’t honor deceptively gained gas leases

In 2009, the gas industry paid two professors at Penn State's mining school $100,000 to write a report wildly exaggerating fracking's economic potential. The Penn State Reports, brought out in 2009, 2010, 2011, were falsely portrayed as legitimate academic research. They were used to ...

Do we value our freedoms enough?

There have been several letters written to this paper recently complaining that if only the government didn't take God and prayer out of the schools, the kids these days would behave much better. My answer to that would be that if families did not take God and prayer out of their homes ...

Free trade falsity

The theory of free trade is invariably invoked to justify not only the elimination of trade barriers, but even of national borders. But if goods can move without national restraint, then surely people should have the same freedom that steel and bananas have! But the theory of free trade ...

New Year’s resolutions

As 2019 begins, Lycoming County Special Olympics wants to say thanks to everyone who was involved in the program in 2018. Individuals serving as volunteers, coaches, committee members, unified partners, financial donors, provided training facilities or supported our numerous fund raising events ...

Respect and maturity

Before reading this letter, please understand, I have the utmost respect for former Republican Sen. John McCain. While watching the national news coverage Dec.4, of former president, George H.W. Bush’s funeral, I was very impressed by the former president’s family welcoming Bill and ...

Logic falling flat

On first read I thought that the letter "Arguing over silly things" was well thought out but something about it kept nagging at me. I took another look and then another and then I zeroed in on the question, "How about the right for us to make our own decisions, or have we really become a ...