Letters to the editor

A tribute to Martena Rogers

LINDA L. EGGLER North Bend This is a tribute to a very strong willed woman, Martena Rogers, who spent her life sharing her love for music and theater. She brought so much joy to our community working with the Community Choir with Bucktail theatrical presentations, teaching, Bucktail Band ...

Had enough? No. 12

MICHAEL REMICK Pine Creek On Nov. 6, 2014, Keystone Central School District Superintendent Kelly Hastings received a new 5-year contract that extended in 2020. Her package included an “early retirement incentive.” KCSD will pay the full premium for her health care, above her co-pay, ...

Letters to the Editor

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Duran settlement & Amish horse manure Harlan Berger McElhattan The lawsuit between Tom Duran, former warden of the county Correctional Facility, and the county was apparently settled August 1, and we have heard nothing about the terms. Amazing, since this paper has printed stories ...

Year-round school

PAT SOLLEY Montoursville I think teachers are highly underrated. My daughter is a teacher and I can tell you that she does not just work 180 days equivalent. There is so much work behind the scenes, more than your 40-hour-a-week job, the responsibility and care of your children’s ...

Right on

DOTTIE GIBSON Blossburg Alan Huff’s letter in the Aug. 17 edition is right on, especially the last sentence: “Hopefully, when I’m dust in the wind, my grandchildren will never look back on the times as the good old days.” And they were the good old days when you could go outside ...

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These aren’t the days ALAN HUFF Williamsport As I look back at growing up in the 1970s and remember thinking how the 21st Century sounded like so much science fiction. But here we are heading into its third decade and, forget fiction, it’s really scary! Why are they still worried ...

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Best kept secret REV. LAURA E. KING Woolrich I recently had a visit from my grandchildren from out of state. During their visit we had some very hot days, too hot to be outside ... or so we thought. Then a friend recommended the McElhattan playground. Who knew? That is the best ...

The road to low unemployment

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport At every opportunity, whether domestic or international, Donald J. Trump boasts that unemployment rates among Blacks, Hispanics and women are the lowest in history. He is right. Let’s leave aside the question of how much unemployment rates are caused by the ...

A bad taste

PAUL RINKER Montoursville A recent letter writer told us that socialism comes in many flavors. What he means by that is that he gets to decide what he wants socialism to mean. Unfortunately for him and other blissfully clueless leftists, socialism means only one thing and that thing is ...

Sobering thoughts

KEITH McANDREW Williamsport If you have ever been a sober person at a party, and listened to someone who was drunk, you would get some idea of how I felt while listening to the democratic debates. The drunk at a party will not make any sense as they try to regale you with their ...

Rebuttal to Christ, Trump and Christianity

WILLIAM C. DINCHER Williamsport A recent letter complained of Christians ignoring Matthew 18. He cites this chapter in the Gospel of Matthew as sufficient reason to call for the president’s impeachment. He makes two huge mistakes exposing his ignorance of the Gospel and the ...

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National terrorism DALE AULTHOUSE Wellsboro The flame of nationalism in America has been brought to a boiling point. The need to return to the moral foundation that built our country is urgent. We appear to have forgotten the lessons visible in acclaimed books by authors like George ...

A tribute to an inspirational teacher

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven “You must fulfill your dream of becoming a great writer someday,” the inscription in my makeshift yearbook, which was really an inexpensive notebook, read. These inspiring words had been penned by my 12th grade English teacher, Ms. Mary Beth Kibbe. I’ve ...

Just a thought

GAVIN T. FERRINGER Lock Haven Isn’t it interesting that the ones who claimed to have voted for President Trump because he was the “lesser of two evils” are now some of his most ardent and loyal defenders?

So much for ‘law and order’

HARRY C. NASH Williamsport A recent national poll indicates that only 24 percent of the American people support the continuation of investigations of Donald Trump as president and businessman. So much for probity and “law and order” in the American mass. What we have is a ...

‘Bare minimum’ protections not enough

MELISSA TROUTMAN Coudersport Recently, “bare minimum” protections to public health and the environment from the impacts of shale gas development in Pennsylvania got another shearing thanks to a lawsuit by Marcellus Shale Coalition, a nonprofit of oil and gas companies purporting to be ...

Dangerous incidents

MIKE STONEBERG Lock Haven We need a street light on the first section of South Fairview Street in the City of Lock Haven. There are always a bunch of kids playing out on the street at 9 and 10 at night after dark. Every night sitting on my front porch, I see a couple of them almost get ...

Mueller has spoken

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven Robert Mueller has spoken — though in his own taciturn way — leaving us to determine the lessons from his Report that we will need to carry forward. One of the most important lessons is based on two findings from the Report. The first, from Volume One and ...

I agree

KATELYN A. SMITH Mill Hall I read an opinion article recently titled, “Every state should pass a medical aid-in-dying law,” by Kim Callinan. I found it to be an interesting read because it’s something that we all have probably thought of but never think to discuss. I’ve worked ...