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Letters

Troop 38

In the Jan. 18 issue was a picture of the limestone kiln along Route 180. When my husband and I were involved with Troop 38 at St. Ann’s Church, one of the Scouts wanted to work on the kiln as an Eagle Scout Project. After much discussion, it was decided not to do it because of the ...

Sputnik Moment

Sixty-four years ago, the Soviets launched the first satellite into orbit beating the United States and launching the Space Race, that culminated in the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing in 1969. JFK bet on American Education when he challenged us to “choose to go to the moon ... because that goal will ...

Legalize all drugs

As a former Baltimore City police officer for four years, the last two working plain-clothes drug enforcement, it is clear to me that not only should all drugs be decriminalized, but they should be legalized. The drug economy – legal or not – will always exist. Demand sustains or increases ...

Please donate plasma

When I wanted to donate my plasma in memory of my mom, it was quite a process and I almost gave up. Who knew donating plasma would be so difficult? I lost my mom Dec. 19 to COVID-19. She was 76 years old with dementia and required 24-hour care. I ended up contracting COVID-19 by caring for ...

A comedic genius passes

The flag in front of Bayside High flies at half staff. Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has been taken from us all too soon. For years he brought laughter into our homes as the character of Samuel “Screech” Powers. His whacky antics anchored a show cast by dead weights who hogged all ...

Biden’s first day

How about Biden? He withdrew the permit for the Keystone pipeline. This will: 1) create unemployment of about 15,000 jobs directly in the United States. Not sure about amount of Canadian unemployment, but I do know that Canada is not happy. 2) make energy more expensive for poor people, ...

Just hang up!

Did you get a call that your car’s warranty has expired? It did not. Did you get a call that your utility overcharged your account? That didn’t happen. Did you get a call from Amazon about a $300 order on your account? That’s bull. Did anyone call you about an issue with your Social ...

Letter ‘told it like it is’

The letter from William Heggenstaller on Jan. 23 told it like it is. I have said in a previous letter if our country would turn back to God, He would bless us again and make our country great again. Hopefully, in 2024 President Trump will run again and he would win if the Democrats haven’t ...

Police radios

I just read the piece stating the Williamsport Police are in need of upgrading their radios and body cams but there is no money available. They do not want to have to raise taxes especially since Council got it down from the mayor’s 2.5 mills to .5 mils for this year. This is a help ...

Election laws

I am one of the people who think the election was a fraud. According to Tucker Carlson of Fox news (Jan. 25 show), Congress is now introducing a bill to have the federal — not the states — have the final say. This bill would be OK if it were not for the fact that it wants mail in ballots ...

Healthcare above and beyond

Several days ago my mother passed away from complications due to COVID-19 at UPMC Susquehanna. She did everything she was supposed to do to prevent transmission, following all quarantine guidelines. For 10 months she stayed inside her assisted living facility except for doctor and dentist ...

Quotable men

I am proposing this to be some uplifting news. Some statements are quoted from our Founding Fathers and comments from a couple recent leaders. As I understand, most of our Founding Fathers were Quakers and good Christian men. These men had many quotable quotes, but here are a few: • George ...

Just the tip of the sword

U.S. citizens, are you woke yet? The cancel culture is in power and each executive order Joe Biden signs is another nail in the coffin of our representative republic and capitalism, the greatest economic system in history. Those orders and future orders were and will be written by the A.O.C. ...

A personal psychological perspective

Images from the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol will no doubt remain in our minds and psyche for years to come. Others, like myself, are asking how did this day of such destruction and deprecation of our constitutional values come about? How was it, that after the multiple failed attempts of the ...

Pony Express is Alive

The U.S. Postal Services’ Pony Express is not dead! A letter dropped at the Montoursville Post Office had its stamp cancelled at Harrisburg on Dec. 12. I received the letter on Jan. 19 — 38 days or more than a month for delivery from Harrisburg to Williamsport. JOSEPH A. ...

Obsession a Mental Illness

Obsession is a debilitating mental illness which causes an inability to function in social settings. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have called Donald Trump deranged and mentally unstable. They both seemed very obsessed with the actions of Donald Trump even after he has left office. As ...

Playing with matches

Parents always tell their kids, “Don’t play with matches or you’ll get burned.” Well, somebody should have reminded former President Trump, and Senators Cruz and Hawley. Up to and including Jan. 6, this trio was only too happy to light verbal matches and toss them into the crowds they ...

Nation of Laws

I am mentioning here, the criminal and terroristic element coming out of the BLM and antifa crowd. Surely, they know we have laws that apply to all Americans, yet they have, in their outrage, caused riots, attacked police, burned public and private buildings, the likes of in Seattle and ...

Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month

It is no secret, firefighters are inherently subjected to high risk, more so than any other profession based on the nature of the job. At any given time, firefighters may be called to an emergency involving fire that produce products of combustion like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen ...

Thank you for dinner

I would like to give a big “shout out.” Thank you to the person who paid for my Sunday dinner. I was in line at Long John Silvers and as I handed my money to the clerk, I was told the person in the car behind me already paid for it. I couldn’t tell if it was a man or woman and ...