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Letters to the editor

Social Security

STEWART EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. Many reports are stating that if Trump is re-elected he intends to defund Social Security and Medicare. This is precisely the kind of issue that I care about the most because it affects both minority groups and majority groups. It affects everyone’s ...

Save our planet how?

TERRY SNODDY Allenwood A recent letter to the editor used numbers from the New York Times to show that going vegan will save the planet by eliminating the 15% of global greenhouse emissions (GHGs) caused by animal derived ingredients. Perhaps these numbers are taken from a 2006 flawed ...

The Black Plague and Spanish Flu

CONSTANCE JEAN WHITE Lock Haven The Black Plague killed 50 million people in the 14th century or about 60 percent of Europe’s population. The Black Plague lasted four years, 1346-53. The 1918 Spanish Flu was the worst. One third of the world was effected. The Spanish Flu lasted two ...

An American’s Prayer

TERRY BANFILL Lock Haven Thank you Lord for this wonderful country, Where I live my life, both safe and free. Each day, I count on brave men and women Who stand ready to sacrifice their lives for me. Who could ask more than their determination In defending all that America has come ...

Joe Waltz will make education a priority

ELEANOR KODISH Lock Haven Please join me in voting for Joe Waltz, candidate for State Representative in the 76th House District of Pennsylvania. Joe is a native Pennsylvanian and has been a resident of Clinton County for over 50 years. He is married to the former Stephanie Kleckner, a ...

Good news!

HARLAN BERGER McElhattan Good news, good news! President Trump’s operatives haven’t yet removed the McElhattan Post Office outside mail box as of the morning of Aug. 18. I checked and it was well fastened to the sidewalk. According to the TV, the Postal Service has been removing ...

Phone call from Trump

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore Just got a phone call from President Trump. I had one last week (the thing comes up on my phone showing who’s calling) but I didn’t answer. So today, feeling guilty about not answering last week’s call to duty, I thought of the great Democrat John F. ...

Cyber school rules

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown I’ve seen a lot of school administrators crying the blues over “losing” tax money because of parents signing up their kids for cyber school. They act as if that money is theirs and they’re being somehow cheated out of it. However, that tax money is ...

I think I’ll vote for Joe Waltz

Because I want to be an informed voter, I recently attended Joe Waltz’s latest virtual Town Hall to learn more about the person running for State Representative in the 76th House District. I was relieved right at the start to hear him say he will talk only about the issues we all face, and ...

Vote for Joe Waltz

I am writing this letter in support of Joe Waltz, who is running for state representative serving the 76th District. As his campaign has shared, Joe was an educator for decades and I — like many in our area — had him as my art teacher. Art was not a subject for which I had a talent and ...

Dead wrong

I am an 82-year-old, long lover of and advocate for animals, and I just have to say that the lady from Norfolk, Va., who wrote the letter to the editor (Aug. 15: Cats deserve protection) about the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program for cats is dead wrong! You get a voucher from the SPCA for ...

President ‘it is what it is’ and the U.S. Postal Service

When questioned during an interview with Jonathan Swan from Axios (you can see the interview here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaaTZkqsaxY), about the United States losing 1,000 people daily (the number is higher now) to COVID-19, the president said that “it is what it is.” It is ...

It’s time to revolt

I’d like to know “why” the Borough of Jersey Shore loves to spend the senior citizens’ tax money on things that aren’t needed? With the virus here, a lot of people are out of work. I’m speaking of the repaving of South Broad Street. The street is a “racetrack” every ...

A family farm bill

This is an introduction to a bill that supports the farm families in our nation. This is a revised version of the Specter-Casey Bill, introduced in the U.S. Senate, but died on the floor of Congress. The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act (SB1640) is the only bill that supports the ...

Fashion statements

I just have to respond to a letter from a writer who railed against mask-wearing. Her reasoning seems to center around the fact that purchased masks either come from China or feature advertising in their design. In February I told my adult daughter that face masks were going to become fashion ...

The virus

No, the rest of the world has not gotten control of the virus. The only country that did it right was South Korea by aggressive testing of its citizens and by retracing the steps of people who tested positive and who they came into contact with before testing. When the source of the disease, ...

Birds of a feather flock together

President Dwight Eisenhower was a member of the Republican Party, the party that today openly represents the interests of the wealthy and the corporations. Like Barry Goldwater, Eisenhower was a conservative and both of them would be appalled by the neoconservatives of today. When Eisenhower ...

Recent Cato Institute study

A recent Cato Institute Study found that “nearly two thirds- 62% of Americans say that the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive.” The study showed that the “majority of Democrats (52 %), Independents (59%), ...

More corruption

You would think that after living 69 years on the face of this earth and spending 37 of them practicing law, that by now, I would have lost all the naivete of youth and inexperience. But I guess not. I have, it seems, clung to the quaint and innocent notion that our elected public ...

Fall Sports in Pennsylvania

Our governor, Tom Wolf, has mandated many actions (many of them non-constitutional) that have put businesses out of business, caused many to be laid off and closed schools which deprived our youth of QUALITY education as well as the all important extra curricular activities. Now he issues a ...