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Opinion

Opposite effect

Letters

As Pennsylvania deals with one of the largest increases in unemployment in the country since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing residents dealing with reduced income should have to worry about is affording their prescription medications. Unfortunately, a proposal from the ...

A huge ‘thanks’ to everyone for hospital reopening

Editorials

When fire broke out at UPMC Lock Haven Hospital, the health system was actually investing in upgrading the facility by closing off an old boiler room. The fire that resulted, reportedly from a chemical reaction, filled segments of the hospital with heavy smoke and odor. Thus, the hospital had ...

How to raise taxes and not raise taxes

Letters

Biden says he will not raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000. He also says he will eliminate the Trump tax changes that allowed people to keep on average an additional $2,000 per year from the IRS. Many credit this additional $2,000 for the excellent economic (pre-COVID) growth. So, ...

Voting in person

Letters

Thank you Gov. Wolf for easing the China virus-related restrictions for both indoor and outdoor events. But you are still a proud and stubborn socialist. In that vein, I am voting at my polling place on Nov. 3 in person. And your devoted poll workers better not ask me if I had already sent in ...

Jean Staiman: A Lost Art

Opinion

Jean Staiman, a lifelong member of the Williamsport Jewish community, recently departed, was a lost work of art! There was a time when the “woman of accomplishment,” subject of the well-known Proverb, was the power behind the throne occupied by her husband. Jean fulfilled that role ...

Abortion and Holocaust

Letters

As I lay in bed at night, I can only think of the unborn babies that have been killed and are still being killed by some who call themselves doctors. I have another word for it — executioners. When somebody goes into a prison and administers a lethal cocktail of drugs to a convict ...

‘We need to remain vigilant’

Opinion

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. David Lopatofsky, chief medical officer, UPMC in the Susquehanna Region, agrees with and regionally UPMC supports the following statement authored by his colleagues on the Western PA Regional Chief Medical Officer Consortium. “COVID-19 is real, it is still here, and it ...

Nursing home deaths

Letters

My father is in a nursing home and when the staff warned my family that Gov. Wolf was putting COVID patients in nursing homes I couldn’t believe anyone could be so stupid. It turns out Democratic governors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan and California all put COVID patients ...

Self-awareness helpful during COVID

Opinion

In a conversation with a physician, I learned that there are more COVID cases in the White House than in all New Zealand. I don’t know if that is true, but close is embarrassing enough. As a result, New Zealand is not really shut down. We could attribute this to their totalitarian ...

Freedom of Choice

Letters

I keep hearing about undecided voters. How can anyone be undecided in this election? The choice is so stark that anyone who has been paying attention couldn’t possibly be undecided. This election is about two completely opposite visions for the country. The Trump vision is to restore the ...

Make your vote a climate vote

Letters

If you are concerned about climate change, if you have seen climate change affecting the 12th Congressional District, vote for Lee Griffin in the upcoming election. According to opinion polling, a majority in our district knows that global warming is happening and is affecting weather. In ...

Which is more dangerous?

Letters

In your mind, which is truly more dangerous: COVID-19 or TDS? After all, TDS has been around since 2016 and shows little chance of ending anytime soon. (In case you never heard of TDS, it is Trump Derangement Syndrome and I fear it has “infected” some readers.) I can tell by their ...

Suckers and losers

Letters

Granduncle Joe, not long off the boat from Poland, thought he signed a contract as a bellhop at a posh Philadelphia hotel. Imagine his surprise when he found himself as part of the Marine Expeditionary Forces in WWI, France. Joe survived the Belleau Wood engagement, returned to the states, but ...

Make America decent again

Letters

I’m voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because climate change is real; because 65 million Americans deserve their Social Security; because gun violence can be prevented; because health care is a human right; because social justice matters for all; because we need clean air, and the Clean ...

Important election

Letters

Election Day is fast approaching and it is important to not only vote, but to vote wisely. There is so much at stake to be nonchalant with our vote. Putting personalities of the candidates aside for the moment, look very closely at the issues and vote accordingly. How do your thoughts align ...

Lovely city

Letters

When I ride around this lovely city, I see a lot of people with a lot of gladness in their hearts. People speak when you say “Hello” to them, even the ones who would never speak before. I guess the pandemic and the history of past shootings have about hit home. I’m hoping that at least ...

Jersey Shore fun a good distraction from life’s stressors

Editorials

Let’s all go roll a pumpkin. That’s what the kids did over the weekend in Jersey Shore, where an inaugural pumpkin rolling contest was a highlight of Autumn at the Shore. The fun fall festivity was hosted by Jersey Shore Town Meeting, which had to cancel its annual July celebration this ...

Financially better off with Trump

Letters

I was the average factory worker for 28 years. Under the Obama administration my 401K was stagnant and the factory at which I was working was closed by Pelosi and Reid. I had to retire at 61 as I was planning to finish my career there, but Ms. Pelosi, even after our union president went down ...

Seeing Trump from both sides

Letters

Sometimes we look at a picture and see two different images like the Rubin vase. I thought about how Trump has been viewed by Democrats and portrayed by the media. You see Trump as a racist; I see him helping Blacks with opportunity zones and criminal justice reform. You see Trump ...

About trusting the vaccine

Letters

Dave Troisi’s column, “Trust the science — including the virus vaccine,” in the Oct. 11 edition basically blasts Kamala Harris, the Democratic candidate for vice president. He says that she said “she will not trust the vaccine because of this president.” Troisi must then have fallen ...