Letters To Editor

Courage

Dear Editor, I recently returned from a trip to the Middle East with my wife, nine-year-old son, and a group of close friends. It was an amazing immersion in culture, sensation and joyful human contact. I am constantly encouraging people to go and experience it for themselves, but I keep ...

School District

Dear Editor, I have recently become aware of the conversation about cutting Honors and AP courses from outlying high schools in Warren County, and the potential plan to offer these courses at a central location. I wanted to bring to your attention the way that the Honors and AP courses that I ...

‘Illogical indeed’

Dear Editor: To begin to refute the sentiments of a recent letter regarding Trump’s immigration policy will be an exercise in futility, but I’m not busy right now. In citing a source such as Gatestone Institute, one must begin with their “leanings,” their agenda that is. Gatestone ...

Newsworthy

Dear Editor, It seems to me that news reporting tends to focus on negative events. It would seem that there is no good news to be had. I am happy to report that there is good news to be had. I was witness to one such event. On Tuesday the Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department responded to ...

Town Hall, Thompson

Dear Editor, I phoned Congressman Glenn Thompson’s office today to inquire as to where he will be holding town hall meetings during this Spring recess. I was told that the Congressman does not hold town hall meetings. I asked why and was told that he feels they are unproductive because ...

What a joke Trump

The only time the U.S.A. will be great again is when that egotistical jackass is gone. This is my take – Trump will never finish his term in office. Putin has got a hold on Trump. For what? We will find out soon. Egotist: One always talking of himself; one who magnifies his achievements ...

Just watching

Dear Editor, Re: National parks, no doubt we have the finest national parks and forests, but I believe there is wasted time and money! In recent years I have seen a few cases of where things don’t get done as they should. I called Warren National Forest Office ask about tree trimming at ...

Outdated and foreign to me

Dear Editor, If there is any money left over I want, I want, I want a Snowshow hare viewing platform. And in regards to Judge Gorusch for a Supreme Court position – I just don’t know? He will probably use the U.S. Constitution as his rule book on deciding cases. God only knows he ...

Tax reform

Dear Editor, Fear is the greatest motivator. When it comes to debt all debts get paid. It’s called accountability – voluntary or involuntary. So, how will 20 trillion dollars of United States debt be paid? Involuntary – devaluation of the U.S. dollar. Those holding dollar assets ...

Illegal aliens or criminals?

Dear Editor: How can any elected official in the United States support illegal immigrants, undocumented immigrants, and refugees? Why aren’t the voters showing displeasure in this support? All I hear lately is news about sanctuary cities vowing to block ICE actions and to defy government ...

Gas tax

Dear Editor, Two billion sounds like a lot of money. But what is the percentage of this money going for roads and bridges? This is only 200 million a year. How much gas tax is going to be collected in 10 years? Over 800 million already spent on state police! And they are building bike ...

Public safety on trails

Dear Editor: I am an avid mountain biker in Warren County. I have been riding in the woods since way back in the 80’s when I rode on the old logging roads around Youngsville. Now I ride a modern (pedal powered) bike on all the legal trails in and around Warren County. I have never had ...

Works for me

Dear Editor: Do members of both houses of Congress determine all other citizens healthcare programs including structure of said programs with rules and regulations for enforcement and eligibility? Yes! Are these members of Congress subject to the same programs they give to those who pay ...

Public safety on trails

Dear Editor: A threat to public safety on our hiking trails - particularly for our vulnerable young children and elderly hikers - has emerged. Motorized mountain bikes, or “e-bikes,” have exploded in popularity in recent years in Europe, and the trend is continuing here in the U.S. ...

‘Slightly annoyed’

Dear Editor, “Slightly annoyed” at the results of the City Council for allowing the Nature Viewing Platform to be built. First I want to make one thing very clear I am not against viewing Nature and I am all about the Beauty the river offers. I do believe that this portion of the ...

In response

Dear Editor, The letter of Mr. Jeffrey Carlson of 19 March cannot be allowed to stand without rebuttal. If the President is “the most patriotic leader” in this country’s history, I’m Rootie Kazootie. Mr. Trump has no ideology except his own advancement and material profit. He will ...

In response

Dear Editor, With regard to the 3/8/17 “Our Opinion” post, where it was stated that, “Overall, Obamacare has been bad for more people than it has helped,” several issues come to mind. This general issue, especially in light of the GOP’s current efforts to “repeal and ...

YHS football

Dear Editor, I am an alumnus of YHS, I played on the varsity football team for 3 of their worst seasons in the late 90’s (very few players and 2 winless seasons). My family was a large part of lighting up Mike Shine Field in the fall of 1997. I bleed red and white through and ...

Change is not good here

Dear Editor, Technology. Sometimes the very things that we think are helping us are in fact destroying us. Our kids no longer go out and play, instead they spend most of their time in front of their keyboard or smart phone, texting or gaming. They now lack social and interpersonal ...

‘Love of the game’

Dear Editor, In reference to the March 15 article by Andy Close, “For the Love of the Game,” may his article help all those affected by the school board’s decision to co-op the Youngsville football team with Warren. But now let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Many believe ...