Letters to the editor

Doing their job

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro History is your friend if you can make it up as you go along. Redistricting in 2011 was not a cooperative effort agreed to by all parties. There may have been a Democrat somewhere who voted for the plan, but when the Republicans pushed through a map that ...

There is hope

KIM GARLICK Lock Haven Lately, I’ve noticed the majority of our children and young adults have no manners, very little parenting and constantly have their noses buried in their cell phones. I’ve also noticed they feel very entitled, have little ambition and would never even think ...

High school seniors: Pay attention!

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall Will you be 18 by election day, May 15? If you are, you may register to vote, but you must get it done by April 16. This also goes for older folks who are not yet registered. You can register to vote online or by a mail-in form. It’s easy. You can ...

Statement on trade war

AMANDA BROZANA Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, April 4, the nation’s oldest agriculture advocacy organization, the National Grange, released a statement about the potential trade war with China that could devastate America’s agricultural sector and do great harm to our economy. ...

Home heating oil: It pays to shop

RICHARD KLINEFELTER Berwick Home heating oil prices vary from one vendor-distributor to another. It pays to contact your heating oil delivery company before delivery to ensure you are getting the best price per gallon of heating oil. For comparison, one heating oil company in the ...

Who is to blame?

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown Richard Tobin, in his March 4 letter “Life is cheap” would like us to believe that guns are bad and the NRA and gun manufacturers are evil. He even alludes that gun owners are mentally ill or uncaring. The elephant in the room that all those calling for ...

Left-wing liberal control

GEORGE W. LOCKETT Williamsport In response to Richard Tobin’s letter to the editor, “Life is cheap,” on March 4, I’d like to comment on his liberal attempt to shame law-abiding citizens. This information that Mr. Tobin spreads is what liberals do to advance their agenda. The ...

People, use your heads

JUNE GUTT Mill Hall There are a few things that I would like to mention. 1) I read recently where there was a woman in Texas who got out of jail after having paid her dues for a fraud conviction. She went to vote in America — but they said she wasn’t able to vote because she had ...

The Trump Whisperers

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport So, who does President Donald Trump trust for his advice? His White House team? Perhaps congressional leadership? None of the above. It appears his go-to team is Fox News — or as I like to call them — the Trump Whisperers. The President recently ...

Questions on climate change?

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died recently, said that humanity has only 100 more years of habitable life on this planet. Admittedly, he included asteroid hits on the list of dangers we face, but it is climate change that he believed is on its way to ...

Laying their lives on the line

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden I will start this letter out by stating how I view the policemen and policewomen in our state, and the other 49 states that make up the United States of America. I compare every policeman with a timber rattlesnake. They pose no danger to the general public, ...

KCSD fiscal Irresponsibility

GREG MAYES Mill Hall While some of the names have changed, the mind set remains the same in the Keystone Central School District: Raise taxes and ignore the obvious. The Keystone Central School Board is still considering keeping the Pre-K Program despite the fact that it is not a ...

The 2nd Amendment

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours Attention gun owners! Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens advocated the repeal of the 2nd Amendment after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, which finally exposes the deceitful objective of the Marxists and Socialists within the Democratic party. ...

HB 76 and SB 76

VICKI MUNZ Lock Haven Thousands of people, including seniors and families with children, have lost their homes because they can’t pay the infamous “school tax.” The school tax, which is the most regressive, abusive and hated, is essentially “rent” we must pay to the schools ...

Life is cheap

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro On March 14, many thousands of high school students walked out of school to protest the slaughter of their fellow students in the far too frequent school shootings that have occurred in the recent past and the failure of their elected representatives to pass laws ...

‘Shut up!’

CHARLES M. REEDER Montoursville Hillary Clinton was asked why she was not heeding the call to shut up and get off the national stage after she lost the election for President of the United States. Her response, no man who ran and lost was told to do so. Her examples were Al Gore, John ...

Between Trump and God

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan Well, well, well, President Donald Trump reportedly slept with a porn star. President John F. Kennedy had numerous affairs with actresses. President Dwight Eisenhower reportedly also had an affair. So have numerous congressmen and congresswomen. Trump is ...

Gun protest

KEITH MCANDREW Williamsport A wise, idiomatic piece of advice says, “Don’t take down a fence until you know what it was put up for in the first place.” This advice should be heeded if you were to consider that the fence was the 2nd Amendment and you were talking about the recent ...

The 2nd Amendment

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Gun-control advocates are lying to you. Almost everything they’re telling you about guns and the 2nd Amendment is not true. When it comes to the 2nd Amendment, they use two mutually exclusive arguments, hoping you will believe at least one of them. The ...

Trump taking country in wrong direction

MARTIN P. BARONNER Duncansville I’ve seen some letters to the editor recently in newspapers that stray from the truth. One writer claimed that Planned Parenthood performed 1,304,551 abortions between 2013 and 2016. They perform pap smears, cancer screenings and supply birth control ...