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Opinion

Greetings

Letters to the editor

TIMOTHY J. MULLEN Gettysburg Greetings from our fair Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, historic home to the exploitative and environmentally destructive lumber, steel and coal robber barons who paid slave wages. I hope this letter finds you and your families well and looking forward to this ...

Keystone Saves: The grandest hypocrisy

Columns

By JOHN D. MCGINNIS “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” —Matt 7:5. State Treasurer Joe Torsella promises great things for private sector employees wanting to save for ...

Dear Annie: Humbled and loving husband — Too late?

Columns

Dear Annie: I was a lousy husband. Not because of physical or emotional abuse but because of ignorance. I grew up in a household where I never heard my father tell my mother he loved her. I never heard him give her a compliment or ask her opinion. He was a hard worker and a good provider. ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;” (Romans 1:28 AKJV) Look at this verse in Isaiah. “Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light ...

Violators of handicapped parking spaces

Letters to the editor

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden I am responding to a recent letter to the editor concerning parking for handicapped people. It was written by a disabled retired senior citizen who is required to wear oxygen. She stated that there were four handicapped parking spaces in front of the door ...

Dear Annie: Searching for balance

Columns

Dear Annie: I am writing in hopes that you can provide a different and fresh perspective. I have two sons: “George,” 28, and “Fred,” 35. George has lived with us on and off for the past 10 years. I call him my “boomerang kid.” He has finally landed a decent job, and we are giving ...

The best government is small government

Our View

Many local governments and other taxing authorities across Pennsylvania who work on a calendar year-basis are in the final stages of adopting their 2020 budgets. We know many go through a long and sometimes excruciating process of evaluating costs, revenues, personnel, services ... you name ...

ADA at LHU

Letters to the editor

MURIEL HYKES Cogan Station It’s hard to believe a university in this day and age would be so inaccessible, but it’s true. Approximately 50 people attended an event last Thursday night at the university’s alumni center. There are two handicapped parking places on the same level. ...

The world is not coming to an end

Letters to the editor

AL SEVER Montoursville It appears that every week there are several letters to the editor regarding the topic of “climate change.” While I believe the climate is changing, my attitude regarding this subject is “big deal, who cares?” The climate has always changed! Sometimes hot; ...

The rest of the story

Letters to the editor

ROBERT JACQUES and JAMES STUCHELL Williamsport On Nov. 21 readers were, in my opinion, subjected to fake news by the Associated Press in a story: “Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says.” The witness, Trump appointed Ambassador Gordon Sondland, accused Trump of ...

Health insurance for all

Letters to the editor

JOHN KOVICH Williamsport Health issuance for the entire population of the United States by 2020 — What will this do for my vanishing Medicare funding? Over the years fees required for my senior care have slowly been eroded somewhere in our nation’s capital. Ask your current health care ...

Change the channel

Letters to the editor

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall It is amusing and somewhat sad to read all the letters from the Pro-Trump crowd. They tout how he has done so well for the stock market, yet I wonder if most of them even own stock. They always bring the Clintons and the Obamas into every argument, though they are ...

Plagiarism

Letters to the editor

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, to “plagiarize” means: To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own; To use (another’s production) without crediting the source; To commit literary theft, and to present as new and ...

Rated T for Teen: Remembering random thoughts

Columns

By Taylor Shaffer I had no idea what I was going to do for this article, until I had a very random thought. Maybe I would do something… Random. I decided to dive into the depths of my memories, and pull out some very weird memories I have stored in my brain. Some are recent, some are from ...

A challenge to electoral college?

Columns

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether to decide a dispute between lower courts about a recurring problem that has not been a serious problem. If, however, "faithless electors" ever becomes such a problem, it would propel the court into a political maelstrom with high stakes and ...

There’s not much romance in Santa Claus’ toy warehouse

Columns

A fixture of family Christmas movies is worldly-wise children recovering some of their innocence. "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) provides an early example. The new animated film "Klaus" (on Netflix) does not stray from this theme. Children living on an icy island seek a workaround to ...

Dear Annie: Harkening back to less hardware

Columns

Dear Annie: I am the proud owner of a flip cellphone, and I probably wouldn’t have it if public telephones still existed. I use about 100 minutes a month and have sent, in my lifetime, no more than 300 text messages, most of them one or two words in response to a text sent to me. I use no ...