Letters To Editor

In response

Dear Editor, I’ve been reflecting on the contents of Mr. Jeffery L. Carlson’s letter of September 19, and some of his points need comment. Of course, a lot has happened in the Kavanaugh case in the past week, and it is no longer possible to sustain the illusion that this is the ...

UN speech

Dear Editor, Much is being made about some laughter during the President’s speech at the UN on Tuesday. Watching the speech, I found the laughter to be in response to the immediate “in your face” nature of his opening, which accompanies most things Trump. The President boasted that ...

Northwest Bank

Dear Editor, I sincerely appreciate the wonderful coverage that the Warren Times Observer provided on my retirement from Northwest Bank after 34 years. However, I believe much more needs to be told about the Northwest story and the individuals who were instrumental in the success of our ...

Roundabout

Dear Editor, I would like to say “thank you” to James Foringer for writing the comprehensive article, “Why roundabouts? PennDOT says safety,” on today’s (Tuesday) editorial page. Mr. Foringer cited several features designed into a roundabout option that enhance pedestrian ...

Great Recession

Dear Editor, This week is the 10-year anniversary of the Great Recession. I am reviewing what has changed in the intervening years…thankfully President Obama chose a slow and steady approach to get America back to stability with TARP funds after many banks, mortgage and investment ...

#MeToo

Dear Editor, Me Too tactics have been used against Trump falsely over consensual relationships since before the creation of the organization. Now they are after Brett Kavanaugh over an anonymous letter, requesting no transparency as to who she is or what happened back in high school. ...

Roundabout in 2049

Dear Editor, Here are two possible scenarios from 30 years in the future regarding the future of the Market Street/Pennsylvania Avenue intersection. First scenario: It is the year 2049. You and a friend are standing at the intersection admiring the roundabout that was built in 2019. ...

In response

Dear Editor, This is in response to a letter published 9-12-18 in the editorial page, titled NFL players. It is a total fabrication and a falsehood that President Trump is somehow trampling on the Constitution by noting his disdain for kneeling NFL players. This is simply the bile of the ...

Job well done

Dear Editor, To all who took part in the safety fair at Lowes in Warren today... a job well done! Everyone who took the time to explain what they do and to demonstrate the equipment they use in their jobs. The demonstrations with the Hurst tool and letting the children put out the ...

‘Super band’

Dear Editor, I'm writing in response to your article about the marching band consolidation. My dad, Mark Napolitan, is the band director for Eisenhower's band. I've spent almost my entire life watching the evolution of these four different marching bands, and I, myself, have spent the last ...

Roundabout

Dear Editor, Thank you for informing the reader who missed the Wednesday meeting, as I, about the Pennsylvania and Market Street intersection study and proposals. I have had a sincere interest in the subject of the “roundabout” and want to let my thoughts be known. In my travels ...

Senator McCain

Dear Editor, A distinguished United States Senator, statesman, and Viet Nam war Naval fighter pilot, who suffered serious injury and subsequent torture at the hands of North Viet Nam passed into history, but his legacy remains. Donald J. Trump had the insolence to state that Senator ...

See for yourself

Dear Editor, I had the pleasure of meeting Susan Boser, our Democratic Candidate for Congress, at a local citizens gathering a few weeks ago. I found her to be sincere, knowledgeable and accessible. During the evening I expressed a concern of mine, and she took me aside and we sat and ...

Support of a benefit

Dear Editor, We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals for the support in the benefit of Avaya Riel and family. Lori Steber, Russell

Reply

Dear Editor, In her letter of August 24, Karen Black misquoted me. She said I expressed my discomfort with the inability of the traditional media to control the narrative any longer. In fact, I said, “Many in the old-line media are frustrated by no longer being able to control the ...

In response

Dear Editor, I read with interest Gary Widell’s well-written letter of August 21 on the subject of free media. I agree that deciding what to believe nowadays is sometimes far from easy. We all need to set standards for what is believable. Mr. Widell’s first point is indisputable: We ...

Roundabout

Dear Editor, I attended the PA DOT public forum Wednesday evening regarding the 2 proposed options for the intersection of Market Street/PA Ave. and Market Street/Water Street: replacing the traffic signal and increasing the turning radii or the installation of a roundabout. There were ...

Politics at play?

Dear Editor, After reading the article regarding the proposed tax increase for the Hampton Inn in Conewango Township, one cannot help but wonder if perhaps the local politicians are beginning to mirror our national politicians in behavior. The City of Warren has for some time now been ...

Separation at the border

Dear Editor, I am a little confused as to what the issue is with children being separated from their “families” at the border when crossing into this country illegally. A couple of weeks ago I saw a group of people picketing outside the courthouse and it made me wonder. So, I have ...

Media freedom

Dear Editor, Free media are essential, but with freedom comes the obligation to be responsible and objective in reporting news. Yet today we find prominent “journalists” who openly state that their primary responsibility is to bring down President Trump. What an affront to the American ...