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Letters

You can look it up

Years ago, in question and answer sessions with reporters, Casey Stengel, the legendary manager of the New York Yankees and New York Mets, would say, “You can look it up” in order to validate his answers. I suggest Mr. Armin Feger of Muncy Valley do the same. Mr. Feger’s letter to ...

Starting to wake up

I realize that people are starting to wake up when they see the sidewalks and everyone has a different thought about them. I still think that even though property owners really can't do anything about their horrible sidewalks before spring, they need to think about how to improve those ...

Startling conclusion

It's clear from "the news" that President Trump is now promoting NASA missions to Mars during his first term. His motivation, it might be suggested, is based not only in scientific curiosity. How so? Remarkably enough, a great many people who voted for Trump in 2016, still support him, ...

An obsession

Mr. David Faust seems to have an obsession with graduated taxes. All of his letters tell us how unfair income taxes are and suggests that property taxes are the only fair way to assess school and local taxes. In his latest letter, he adds the per capita tax to his list of an unfair ...

Taxing elderly

In the last 4 years of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, I personally received raises which totaled $31.00 a month in social security for those years. That averaged a $7.80 increase a year. The reason given to us was that the cost of living didn’t go up. Those who are overpayed and running ...

Bad sidewalks

In the Dec. 16th edition, I read that Williamsport City Council was surprised that the Codes Department’s decision was to make home owners repair or replace their sidewalks. I think it is always time to get after homeowners to fix their properties and that means sidewalks too! What do ...

Not safe anywhere

We thought living in the country we were safe from the thieving drug addicts of the city of Williamsport. Recently our son who lives next door to us was robbed during broad daylight when he was working. His whole house was unbelievably torn apart by some low life, stealing his Christmas money ...

Unfair taxation

Taxes collected by school districts and local and county government may be unfair, and I am referring to earned income, occupation and per capita taxes, not the real estate tax. It is fair to tax the earned income of workers while the income from investments, dividends and capital gains, goes ...

Talk back

I’ve been listening to talk back on channel WNEP 16. I would like to say people who complain must be full of hot air. I came to believe people who like to complain, there must be something in the air or there must be something in the water. My theory: people who complain must have been born ...

Talk back

I’ve been listening to talk back on channel WNEP 16. I would like to say people who complain must be full of hot air. I came to believe people who like to complain, there must be something in the air or there must be something in the water. My theory: people who complain must have been born ...

Believe it or not

It seems as though, after reading the headlines in the papers lately it is more like reading Ripleys Believe It Or Not. These headlines are very disturbing to the general public. Here are a few examples. State officials will see a pay raise in 2018. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in ...

Respect everyone

Tonight my husband and I went to our favorite restaurant, Ichiban’s, on the Golden Strip. The people there are almost all from other countries. When I go there they greet me with respect and kindness. The food is phenomenal but that is not what makes going there special. The people there ...

Christmas spirit

Recently my fiance and I were on a day trip to the Wilkes-Barre area. We wanted to get home quickly so we took route 118 from Dallas pa to Hughesville pa. When we entered the little village of Lairdsville at 10:30 p.m., we experienced a flat tire. We tried to call AAA for assistance but ...

Bearing arms

A liberal writer questioned Guy Smith's Gun Facts on President Kennedy, V.P's Mondale and Humphrey regarding the Second Amendment, but no facts were presented refuting Smith's quotes. However, it's understandable if you remember President Reagan's excerpt, "The trouble with our liberal ...

Russian Interference

In a recent letter, a writer disputed my statement that the Russians manipulated our 2016 presidential elections. He states that I failed to give any proof of this accusation. Maybe that's because the evidence is so meager. I mean, among many other things, how could one possibly expect anyone ...

Transparency plea

As of Dec. 14, it's been 547 days since Congressman Marino had a public meeting. In 547 days, the Congressman has twice been picked as Trump's drug czar and twice had to decline the position after embarrassing facts were circulated about him. In 547 days, most of the money he received was ...

The realities of today

Not too long ago, the behavioral standards of our society were largely governed by conventional traditions, customs and moral values. From early on boys were taught to respect girls and women. Everyone was expected to respect their elders and those in a position of authority. Pregnancy was to ...

A vile outlook

While politics is pretty much a dirty game, I never thought that the Sun-Gazette would go so low in the gutter as to publish a letter so vile, dishonest, and hateful as John Young’'s childish "Comparison" (12/17/2017) about President Trump. Have you no shame? It's one thing to hate a person ...

Confrontation

There seems to be a problem with the English language especially among a large group of non-college educated white voters who watch a certain cable network. They seem to be able to construct short sentences if they repeat phases such as "believe me", "tax reform", "Russia did not meddle in the ...

Tax reform facts

A lot of people are complaining that the rich are the real beneficiaries of the proposed tax cuts. It stands to reason that the more you make, the more you would save with a tax cut. But here are some numbers (from Business Insider): Under current law, the tax brackets are 10%, 15%, 25%, ...