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Letters

Free Everything

To all the politicians who want “free” everything for everybody, one of Lincoln’s speeches sums it up nicely: You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by ...

Abortion

I’m glad some people don’t approve of abortion, but I am sad that some people feel it should not be stopped. No matter how you put it, it is murder, personally, in the first degree because it was a planned murder of the innocents. The numbers are high, too high, and I can’t stop it. I ...

Great like that again

There once was a time when any sort of meddling in our elections by a foreign Government would have brought near-unanimous condemnation. Alas, those days are no more. I wish America was great like that again. Gavin T Ferringer Lock Haven Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

Who has Credibility?

This is in response to a recent letter in support of Stephanie Borowitz. I am little puzzled by his belief that detractors can’t have credibility unless they identify themselves “by political party, who they voted for in 2018 and if they are a member of any group or organization that is ...

Congressional election

Living in Central Pennsylvania, I hear a lot about the candidates in the upcoming election for Congress. Of the many things I hear from both candidates, my greatest concern is Marc Friendenberg’s support of the Green New Deal. For the past 30 years, I have owned and operated Harmony ...

The uniqueness of Muncy

After seeing three historic structures torn down, it was good to read about the Ritz. The uniqueness of Muncy is not that it is historical, for most communities can claim it, but its structures, the Ritz being one of them. Now 90 years old, I have lived here 60 years and seen many changes, ...

Don’t sit this one out

Trump has abandoned his latest attempt to get rid of Obamacare. For now. Until after the election, the Republicans tell him. If it were not because they realize that it is now political suicide, the Republicans would only be too happy to aid and abet him in the attempt. They will try again and ...

Mark Thiesen

I agree with Marc Thiesen’s opinion in his column, “America needs walls, but the country is not full,” in the April 17 edition. Marc’s general theme is we don’t have enough workers; however, in my opinion, he misses two sources of potential workers that would help ease the problem. ...

What’s next?

Let me introduce myself: My name is Lillian, a very proud American and I love my country. I’d like to bring forth men showing affection. The kissing the back of the head, a peck on the cheek, a hug! Whether it be a Democrat or Republican, it sounds petty. To me, the way I was raised, a ...

Corporate hospitals

Do you know what a corporate hospital is? We all remember our community hospital. Maybe a friend or relative worked and retired from this local institution. Maybe you were born there. Now come the changes. Slowly at first, now at an increasing speed. The corporate hospital grew and the local ...

Unfair taxation

School districts are always complaining that there isn’t enough money to cover all their programs. Well, it’s partly their own fault. 1. Instead of making do with what they have and fixing the broken things, they always want to spend millions of dollars buying new stuff. 2. A lot of ...

Wellsboro community garden

As one who has been a part of community garden planning here and in other communities around the state, I believe Wellsboro residents would benefit from a dedicated and well-maintained community garden located on public space within the borough. The benefits of such a project are ...

Keep going

When you begin a story about yourself, where should you begin? Looking back over my life, I could start with some of my earliest memories of childhood. Being stuck at the top of a ferris wheel, which seemed to tower over the tallest trees, and place me next to the clouds, I was probably 7 or ...

White male cisgendered liberal

Collective lines of reasoning in the age of social media-fed identity politics have created more distortions than a funhouse mirror. Men are not all a borg collective like on Star Trek anymore than women, gays and those of other ethnicities and transgender individuals. I consider myself liberal ...

Climate change

What do Walmart, the Department of Defense, and residents of the 12th Congressional District have in common? They know that climate change is real and that it’s time to take action. Walmart has pledged to “create zero waste, operate with 100% renewable energy and sell products that ...

Thank you, streets department

We want to thank the Williamsport Streets Department for their work April 18 on Highland Terrace as they collected yard debris. They somehow uncovered a storm drain about 50 yards east of Grafius Run. Imagine our surprise, after living at the corner of Highland Terrace and Elmira Street for 20 ...

Cyber fail

The story about the Williamsport Area School District wanting to offer their own cyber-school in order to avoid paying for the state-operated cyber-school is the most cynical and anti-student thing I’ve heard from a school district in a long time. They should not succeed in the effort to have ...

Fail

A cute letter saying the way to get House Democrats to vote for the border wall is to say it is the foundation for solar panels. If that is true then Senate Republicans would rabidly oppose it. They are reflexively opposed to a “Green New Deal.” Charles M. ...

Allow whole milk in schools

Getting whole milk back in our schools cannot be considered a political issue. We must get whole milk back in our schools for our children’s’ sake. It’s important that their bodies and their developing brains have real whole milk. The good news is that U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, ...

Unplanned

On March 31, my wife and I took our 16-year-old daughter to see the movie “Unplanned.” The movie was given an R-rating by Hollywood for an obvious reason, but we thought it was important to take her. The R-rating by Hollywood would control its popularity and prevent parochial school ...