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Letters

IPT service

American Airlines has announced new service from Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT) to their hub at Charlotte, North Carolina. This new service is significant for a number of reasons. First of all, it offers a connection to American’s most efficient hub and one that connects major portions ...

So much fear and sadness

While watching the impeachment hearings, it suddenly hit me how frightened the Democratic Party really is of their own mortality. What happened to this party? I don’t actually understand. Even as a child though from listening to the adults talking and observing on television actions and ...

Home and community-based services

I want to personally thank officials for including a 2 percent increase to Personal Assistance Rates (PAS) and Services and Home Community Based Services (HCBS) rates. While we appreciate the increase, more funding is still needed. While the recent rate increase is a step in the right ...

Bookmobiles

I read about the drive to acquire funds for the J.V. Brown Library’s Bookmobiles. This has been in the works for a few years and I, for one, would like to invite everyone to participate in funding this endeavor. As I grew up all over the country, I always had my nose in a book. They were my ...

Why?

Why are the Republicans voting for Trump? Let’s give a few examples of the Democrats: Hillary email scandal — got away with it Hillary paying $9 million for the Steele dossier (which they used to spy on Paige and into Trump’s campaign and into his presidency) — got away with ...

Recycling trash (garbage)

On Friday, Feb. 21, I made a trip to the Old Lycoming recycling center to recycle my own household plastics. Heading up the steps to the platform, I could see at least 15 full white bags left by some lazy idiot that is going to ruin it for every one of Old Lycoming citizens who recycle ...

Recycling

Having a recycling center in South Williamsport is a blessing. Otherwise we’d have to put all of the items in the garbage and further fill our landfills. The rules of recycling aren’t that hard. Please people break down your cardboard boxes, don’t throw your bags into containers, and ...

Liable

After reading the letter “Pit Bull Attack” I thought, this is a good example of why law-abiding citizens should never lose their Second Amendment rights to carry a firearm, to protect themselves and/or their loved ones. What if the man who was attacked was carrying one of his little ...

A few thoughts

Mexican drug cartels are as dangerous to Americans as Radical Islamic terror groups. Why has Congress refused to declare the cartels as foreign terrorist organizations? The cartels have since long ago been beheading and hacking people to bits. Tell your representatives by signing Bill H.R. 1700 ...

To support and defend the Constitution

“On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country,” I said when I entered the Boy Scouts. It was the first time I had spoken such words, first time I had pledged myself to something bigger than myself. On the day I graduated Penn State, I raised my right hand and swore a ...

Legalistic weaseling

On Jan. 13, the Sun-Gazette ran a front page story on immigration which included a list of “immigration myths” supposedly corrected by “facts.” The legalistic trickery typical of these “facts” is fully illustrated by the following example. The article claims that “it’s a myth ...

Lives in danger

As I was taking my daughter to school, a school bus ... pulled out in front of me. Almost hit me. I had my girlfriend and daughter in the car. The school bus had kids on it. The bus driver put everyone’s lives in danger ... I did talk to a South Williamsport police officer. He pulled out in ...

Sexual assault grant

A recent Sun-Gazette story about Lycoming College receiving a grant to fight sexual assault suggested to me that the college must have a problem on their campus when it comes to sexual violence. For starters, I don’t see why government should be responsible for paying for programs that will ...

South Side sidewalks

South Williamsport’s sidewalks are disgusting. Hasting Street, Main Street, I could go on and on. If I weren’t in shape I would have fallen several times. Mr. Mayor, come out of City Hall and walk the walk with me. You will see for yourself how bad the sidewalks are. And another thing, ...

Tax reform

This is in reference to the headline that appeared Sunday, Jan. 19, which read, “Mussare looks to tackle property tax reform and other issues.” As a local government official who serves as chair of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), he has a bigger voice for ...

Purple paint

As a farm owner of 60 “Posted” acres in rural Tioga County, I have concerns about the article in your Feb. 18 edition on page B1, “Purple paint now means no trespassing.” Does it really? On page B2 the article continues to state, “The new law also authorizes unarmed persons to go onto ...

Commence with swamp draining

Just a brief word of thanks to cowardly Sen. Pat Toomey for his extreme partisan vote to acquit the president on impeachment charges after the witnessless, sham trial. Given his post-acquittal rampage of vindictive retribution against those who would dare testify, albeit truthfully, against ...

Let capitalism do its thing

Elon Musk can bring high-speed internet to all locations in Pennsylvania for $5 billion. Tom Wolf said it will cost $10 billion to do it. Tom, let capitalism do its thing! Taxpayers pay for the rehab of opioid addicts. Why? With all of the vacant real estate sitting idle, give incentives for ...

Take that step

Our life is what we make it. We can’t blame our younger days for the way we behave now! Every day we wake up, we can make that change we need to make to be a better person. Stop blaming others for your bad actions! You can choose today to do the right thing. Just put one foot in front of the ...

Attitude appalling

Re: Garth Everett’s remarks of Feb. 11 in the Morning Call: “This does not seem to be an issue of high concern to my colleagues in the House of Representatives except when they have Fair Districts people in their office, prodding them,” said Everett, a Republican. Everett said the ...