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Opinion

Dear Abby

Letters

Lies, deceit, unfaithfulness, extravagance, and abuse. This administration displays all the traits of a bad marriage. America should seek a divorce, in my opinion. JOHN FEDELE Former Williamsport resident Salina, Kansas Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

Proposed Renovo gas-fired plant

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From 1981-2008, I served the people of Clinton County as a preschool speech therapist. I delivered speech services to children in their homes, day care, nursery school, grandma’s house, wherever they were. Every Tuesday was my day in Renovo. The trip was always the highlight of my week. I got ...

The most solemn day of the year

Editorials

Today, Good Friday, people around the world engage in prayerful remembrance of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross on Mount Calvary. For Christians, it is the most solemn day of the year. Unfortunately, like during most of this past year, there is much additional suffering and death upon ...

Opening Day of MLB season is worth celebrating

Editorials

In a world starving for good news, we have some for you. Today is Opening Day in Major League Baseball, meaning the annual sign of spring has come when our favorite professional teams begin playing games that count. Every year, the occasion is worth celebrating — but especially this year ...

15 years clean and sober

Letters

I was on hardcore drugs 15 years ago and into lots of trouble, but 15 years ago I decided to give up booze and hardcore drugs after I hit rock bottom and ended up in a homeless shelter in Harrisburg. I now celebrate recovery and have a great support system. It is not easy but I put my faith ...

Marionette dictator

Letters

I would like to commend William Heggenstaller on his letter ‘’Marionette dictator’’ in the March 12 edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Very well stated and spot on. It is encouraging to see well-informed and educated people writing in to the Sun-Gazette. And when I say ...

Concerning guns

Letters

There was another radical, left-wing socialist letter to the editor in the Sun-Gazette on Feb. 27 concerning guns and gun ownership in the United States by a lady from Mansfield, another liberal, socialist college town. All high-capacity guns being forcibly removed from Australian hands in a ...

Self-Control not Gun Control

Letters

For 13 years, it was illegal to produce, import, transport or sell alcoholic beverages in this country. But people wanted to drink, so it was left to criminals to provide the alcohol for them. Organized crime made millions. For decades now, many drugs have been illegal to produce, import, ...

Who’s really to blame for high gas prices?

Letters

Pennsylvania gas tax is one of the highest in the nation and has influenced residents’ opinions on Biden’s administration. Many people in the Lycoming County area believe that the person to blame is the new president Joe Biden; this is simply a misunderstanding. He does not have much to do ...

IRS still has way too much to sort through

Editorials

The Internal Revenue Service has made the right decision, pushing back this year’s tax-filing deadline to May 17 from the usual April 15 date. We believe the deadline push-back is appropriate, not only because of the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has dumped on the shoulders of ...

Congratulations to Loyalsock boys and other local winter champions

Editorials

Oh, what a winter it was — and we’re not talking about the snow! As we see it, winter 2020-21 was hot, delivering lots of champions locally, and we celebrate all of them. Our ears are still ringing from the cheering that came all the way from Hershey Saturday night when the Loyalsock ...

Dedicated to the business of caring

Opinion

Last March Evangelical Community Hospital activated its emergency command structure, declaring a pandemic. Since then, the staff have been nothing but dedicated to the business of caring for our community, both COVID-19 patients and others who found themselves needing care. This gracious ...

How our healthcare heroes are caring for the community

Opinion

As doctors, we have an inherent love of learning. We’re naturally curious problem-solvers, and we’re driven by a desire to help people. This last year no doubt brought unprecedented challenges, and it taught us even more about our calling: We have true gratitude for our colleagues, and we ...

Exercise your right to know

Editorials

What Other Newspapers Are Saying Centre County resident Michelle Grove heard rumors that her local school board had purchased a farm for more than $1 million. The rumors proved to be true — not that anyone attending school board meetings would have known. That piece of the public’s ...

Your old, energy guzzling fridge is costing you money

Opinion

Do you have an old refrigerator taking up space in your kitchen or garage? It’s not just an eyesore — it’s also a money pit. According to ENERGY STAR, there are about 190 million refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers in use in the United States today, and more than 68 million of them ...

Promising future beckons on local baseball fields

Editorials

“Baseball is in the DNA of our community.” Credit City Council President Randall J. Allison for boiling down this community’s passion and historical relationship with the national pastime to its simplest form. Indeed, many a Williamsporter is proud of the city’s status as the ...

Why do interest rates matter?

Opinion

With the passage of another multi-trillion dollar spending bill, making the total federal government spending in the last year in the order of $5 trillion, the question for economists is how will this affect interest rates and why does it matter? Many people think that when the government ...

Did you really vote for this?

Letters

Biden’s dementia is getting to the point where it can’t be hidden anymore. President Harris will have to handle the open border crisis and the “mostly peaceful protests” or riots (just like Portland and others) coming this summer. But $1.9 trillion mostly pork bill passed. Democrats ...

Love your neighbor

Opinion

We have passed the year mark since COVID-19 appeared and changed life as we knew it. Those of us who survive, (way too few) are at a turning point. We can see the possibility of a return to normality. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, as they say. Unfortunately as we turn this ...