Letters To Editor

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Be smart Dear Editor, The school is having a walk out on Mar. 14 in Erie. Do you think that’s wise, announcing the walk out. There could be someone out there with a gun. Be smart. Don’t announce it too the public. Keep it hush hush. Sincerely, Peggy Confer, Warren In ...

Thank you, Warren County

Dear Editor, The United Fund has successfully completed its 93rd annual campaign. I want to thank the people of Warren County for their amazing support. For the past five years, it has been my great honor to serve as the Director of the United Fund. In that time, the campaigns have ...

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Regional college is a ‘win’ Dear Editor, I would like to respond to the “Letter to the Editor” on February 23rd entitled “Rural Regional College” that included several factual errors as well as expand on some points that are important for the community to be aware of. First, I ...

For whom do they speak?

Dear Editor, The NEA represents its members. It does not speak for textbook companies, school bus manufacturers, not any of the other companies that produce the many items necessary to successfully operate public schools. However, for whom do the National Rifle Association (NRA) speak? ...

When will we stop it?

Dear Editor, One of the definitions of insanity is when you keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. That has been us. We keep doing nothing, time after time. Our society has become so desensitized to this carnage that it is starting to seem normal to us. ...

Give up my rights?

Dear Editor, Writer Betty Fitzgerald suggests I relinquish my Second Amendment rights for love. In interpersonal relationships, she could not be more right that “love requires sacrifice.” Unfortunately, in the world beyond those relationships, there are some very bad people out there that ...

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Society, not guns Dear Editor, Another horrific school shooting and more outcries for gun control. In the vast majority of these mass school shootings it is young people doing the killing. IT IS YOUNG PEOPLE KILLING YOUNG PEOPLE. When I was in high school many of the students had guns in ...

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Midtown parking Dear Editor, While it’s not the crime of the century, I am writing to ask for assistance from the City of Police and Parking Enforcement regarding a situation at the Midtown parking lot that continues to get worse. Throughout the day, people feel the need to park in the ...

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The old days Dear Editor, Ah, readers, would that we could live “old school again... that lovely memory in which mom did not have to work five days a week, just to maintain a decent standard of living... in home with father... a dad as a role model; kids that played outdoors in the ...

Young people take action

Dear Editor, To every young person that this reaches: I hope you follow the lead of the outraged young people in Florida. Politicians and other adults have done nothing to reduce the chances of you and your generation from being slaughtered by gun attacks. Slaughter after slaughter, they ...

Still waiting

“Dear Senator Pat Toomey, Representative Glenn Thompson, Senator Scott Hutchinson, and Representative Kathy Rapp: “We are still waiting for your public statements as to whether you support or denounce President Trump’s behavior. We are not asking about policies. We want a statement ...

Russian probe now Obamagate coverup

Dear Editor, Mueller emphatically announces No American Involved in Russian attempts to disrupt our elections !! He now announces indictments of multiple Russians. Fact check that please. While I’m on the subject please check these facts: 1. HRC & DNC paying 10 million or more for ...

A New Colossus

In 1887 New York City poet Emma Lazarus was challenged to compose a sonnet for the base of the new Statue of Liberty, sitting in NYC harbor, welcoming ocean-going vessels from Europe loaded with wide-eyed immigrants. Ms. Lazarus, 34, of Portugese- Jewish descent, wrote an inspiring piece ...

Absolutely enough

Dear Editor, Every loss of innocent life is a tragedy but presenting false statistics to persuade the populace to one’s views is wrong. Mr. Buonocore parrots Every Town for Gun Safety’s figure of 18 school shootings in the last 45 days. Those statistics are so twisted that even the ...

America first

Dear Editor, Numerous companies have given bonuses and/or raises to employees, as a reaction to President Trump’s tax reform. Some are Apple, AT&T, Home Depot and WalMart. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sneeringly dismissed $1,000 bonuses as “crumbs.” She’s ...

Enough

Dear Editor, Here we go yet again. Another school shooting, resulting in 17 lives lost, many others wounded, and so many more deeply traumatized. And this was the 18th such shooting in the last 45 days. Think about that. On average, one every 60 hours. Innocent lives, most of them ...

Trump’s parade

Dear Editor, I know this isn’t an either/or situation, but I’d prefer to see our Department of Defense, which is so well led by Jim Mattis, focus on planning for war, pushing Veterans Affairs to improve, funding military families with good medical and childcare benefits, and honoring ...

Unsportsmanlike?

Dear Editor, I found myself reading with dismay, the story of Monday night’s Warren high school wrestling match. For those of us who enjoyed our Senior year in high school, graduation was a bitter-sweet event. For high school athletes, I can only imagine the emotion of realizing the ...

Not for a lack of trying

Dear Editor, So it is true. Jared Kushner and Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with Natalia Veselnetskya in Trump Tower WAS about Russian adoptions. Seems the US put sanctions on Russia after some funny business in Russia involving a US-based investment firm, Hermitage Capital, owned by US ...

Arts in school

Dear Editor, I want to address the school board’s recent decision to remove a number of music, art and library classes from the WCSD curriculum. I will set aside the fact that I have been trained as a music teacher and strictly give my opinion from the perspective of a Warren citizen. I ...