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Opinion

Where America comes together

Opinion

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The “Miracle at Philadelphia” in 1787 that resulted in our enduring Constitution, united a fractured country struggling to find trust in its government, balance individual freedoms with national sovereignty, establish checks and balances through three branches of ...

SROs wear many hats in modern school setting

Editorials

They’re educators. They’re mentors and informal counselors. And, yes, they are law enforcement officers too. The roles school resource officers (SROs) take on were highlighted during a recent training organized by Intermediate Unit 17 on behalf of many districts within its boundaries ...

South Williamsport School Board

Letters

The South Williamsport School Board is proposing a $29 million renovation project that includes a new stadium. 1. The enrollment is dropping. 2. The taxpayers are already over burdened with high taxes for the school, the township mandates, the levee, etc. 3. The population is aging with ...

Local airport

Letters

A recent letter stated that prices for flying out of our local airport to either England or to San Diago are not much different than airports within a reasonable driving distance. Really? As a frequent flyer I always search for a deal and it only takes five minutes to compare flight prices ...

Apology

Letters

Yesterday I was very nasty to my bus driver. I don’t know what happened. I am in the habit of making an apology when I am wrong, but never did so yesterday. So, today, for everyone who was around and the Bus Driver, I am very sorry for acting nasty. Please forgive me. I notice that many ...

Sad

Letters

I am saddened by the way the “never Trumpers” display their hatred and inability to accept reality. The President was duly elected and has done many very good things for this country, just as he said he would. People on the left just continue to display their inability to accept this fact ...

Thrilled

Letters

I was glad to see Bernie win the New Hampshire primary. To think he might become president in November makes a “thrill go up my leg.”. With Bernie in the White House, everything will be free. I won’t have to go to work anymore or worry about paying the electric bill, and I can’t wait ...

Pit bull attack

Letters

On Feb. 7, around 5 p.m., I was walking my dog on Park Avenue. As I was crossing Thomas Avenue, a female pit bull came running up Thomas Avenue toward me and my dog. I quickly picked up Max, a 7-month-old, 7-pound mixed poodle. I raised him up as high as I could, to my chest. The pit bull ...

Time for fishermen to weigh in on next state Trout Plan

Editorials

We often hear community officials, notably police, asking the public to be their eyes and ears. We recently heard that type of plea from another segment of the community — the state Fish and Boat Commission. Timothy Schaeffer, the commission’s executive director, recently went to the ...

A Californian agrees

Letters

In response to the opinion letter by Charles Ackerman about the new book “American secession” which suggests that California should leave America — so that America can function better without “crazy extreme leftists ideas” — I completely agree. The writer’s assertion that ...

Socialism and our youth

Letters

America’s schools are failing us in their lack of study of American history, government and economics. Schools should be doing more to teach young Americans about America’s great heritage of Liberty. America’s colleges and universities are now hotbeds of progressive and politically ...

Love of taxpayer money

Letters

We pay enough and we’ve had enough with education investment in school tax revenue. Tom Wolf, over the first five years of his term as governor, more than $1 billion in cuts to the public school system have been restored. A lot of schools are experiencing declining enrollment, not just in ...

Legalized murder

Letters

We have just passed another year of legalized murder of the unborn. Where is the conscience of America to let this continue for 47 years with the loss of 62 million lives? These could have had the cure for cancer, Alzheimer’s or many of the devastating diseases we have today. Only eternity ...

Law enforcement needs to know we are on their side

Editorials

Within just a few days, four police officers — two in New York City and two in Forrest City, Arkansas — were shot by gunmen. A grim fact of life for law enforcement personnel is that by the time you read this, it may be outdated. Attacks on police officers and sheriff’s deputies have ...

Ask the candidates

Letters

In his “State of the Union” address, President Trump lauded his economic achievements. Summing up, he said Americans now enjoy the highest median household income ever. (Half of households earn above and half earn below the median.) In real dollars, the median household income increased by ...

International cyber war a new reality to take seriously

Editorials

Some other governments spare no effort to gain advantage over U.S. businesses and consumers. Trade barriers such as tariffs and unreasonable restrictions in the name of product safety are examples. But some — including China — are involved in all-out assaults on Americans. Theft of U.S. ...

Bernie Sanders

Letters

Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane have a history of bankrupting institutions in order to meet their needs, just look at Burlington College in Vermont. All they really care about is making money, in my opinion. They are very wealthy and own three houses, but no one ever seems to call them ...

Impeachment — my opinion

Letters

What it sounds like to me ... was shop around for legal opinions that match the majority Democratic opinion for impeachment. It’s the old witch hunt that usually leads to a California liberal judge’s decision. Where oh where will legal opinion be truly independent of personal ...

Vaccines offer level of protection — why take chances?

Editorials

We’ve written much about getting an annual flu shot, which protects not just the individual but the community that may otherwise spread and incubate disease. We’ve written much about new and emerging diseases that have deadly consequences, the most recent being the coronavirus that has ...

Challenge American Airlines

Letters

I’d like to thank you for Mike Reuther’s story about the Lycoming County Commissioners voicing their concerns about American Airlines’ reduced flight schedules for Williamsport Regional Airport. This “seasonal reduction” by the airline has taken place for the past few years and it ...