Letters To Editor

Prepare yourselves

Dear Editor, Prepare yourselves homeowners!! Higher taxes are coming. Last Wednesday’s article dealing with higher real estate taxes certainly got my attention as I’m sure it must have gotten the attention of most readers around the county. Personally, I, for one. have suspected ...

Why?

Dear Editor, Why are participation numbers down in county sports? There are several reasons. #1: there are not as many kids in each attendance area as there used to be. #2: kids think they are entitled to a playing time without putting in quality practice time #3: lack of motivation ...

Like it or not

Let me start by saying “I’m Old School”, that is, I started my sophomore class at the Warren High School located at the corner of Market St. & Second Avenue. When the Christmas holidays were over, we moved into the new high school on the top of the hill and still its present ...

Cartoon

Dear Editor, I have expressed to my family, friends, and the editor of WTO how much I like the paper’s new format of featuring more “Human Interest Stories” and Local History. However, I must also register my disappointment with the “political” cartoon that appeared in the ...

Families, marriage, wealth, society

Dear Editor, Families come in all sizes and shapes. One of every six family households are intergenerational. In 2016 35% of our children lived in a single family households. 43% of children in low income families are considered at risk, by federal standards, due to parents low wages, ...

Allegheny Valley school

Dear Editor, May I remind the tax payers of Warren County that our taxes support the Warren County School District. The Allegheny Valley school in Clarendon was given to Clarendon Borough at tax payers expense. With due respect to the nature of the use for that facility the transfer ...

To tip or not to tip?

Dear Editor, The average American worker making $7.50 an hour in a 30 hour workweek grosses $225. $225 times 52 weeks and you get $11,700. Business owners often stay under that 30 hour limit so as not be required to provide benefits to their employees. Now if a worker is fortunate enough ...

Being bold for Alzheimer’s

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Uncover the truth about Alzheimer’s and learn ways to take action at alz.org/abam. Go purple in June. Truth: Alzheimer’s is a public health issue and the most expensive disease in America. In 2017, the U.S. spent $259 billion in ...

‘Step back’

Dear Editor, Personal attacks and sad political discourse by TV stars on television has reached unforseen new lows. I am truly getting sick and tired of seeing the callous nature and commentary of the likes of Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee, Bill Mahar, Steven Colbert, Seth Meyers, John ...

Our tattered democracy

Dear Editor, Our constitutionally-limited democratic republic, lovingly and brilliantly crafted by our Founding Fathers, is now in the hands of a man who clearly has no grasp of this system and his designated role within it of serving our nation, its constitution and system of law, and all ...

‘Invested heavily’

Dear Editor, The discussion of paying the bill for our students should have one core goal, one definitive outcome, one common factor. The advantage of a strong education to escape any one other factor which might preclude a child from achieving a successful adult life. To wit, when ...

Here we go again?

Dear Editor, The school district is in a financial crisis, big surprise... deja vu? Nope, I see a pattern here? Let’s put the reckless brick and mortar spending of the past on the backs of the county tax payers by raising taxes, let’s cram as many kids into a classroom as we can, ...

‘Better spent’

Dear Editor, The White House correspondents’ dinner featured the low-brow rooting of the so-called comedienne Michelle Wolf. Her insults to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took this failing gathering to a new low. Columnist Connie Schultz, however, wished Wolf well ...

State of the …

Dear Editor, The frustrated disllusioned Americans who voted for President Trump committed the ultimate act of rejecting the meritocrats epitomized by the hardworking, always prepared, Yale law educated Hillary Clinton in favor of an inexperienced, never prepared, shoot from the hip heir ...

Political swamp

Dear Editor, Lately I’ve been obsessed with the political swamp. Since President Trump used draining the swamp as an election ploy to get votes, I’ve realized that it is too thick to drain, it has to be bailed out. I have mailed two pails to the White House, one more ready to go. I ...

Motorists, please!

Dear Editor, My husband and I own a property with a backyard that faces Madison Ave. Every day we observe cars going over the posted speed limit of 25mph. With the lovely weather that has now arrived, it is upsetting to observe this most days, at every time of the day. What is more ...

Multiple choice

Dear Editor, Question: which of these things do you think should rightfully disqualify someone from serving as President of the United States? Coordination of efforts (”collusion”) with an adversarial foreign government to tip the election in his favor. As the increasingly ...

Ze Trump Enigma

Dear Editor, My President preaches America first, but expresses concern for the hard working citizens of China. Is the art of the deal in reality nothing more than anything and everything is for sale to the highest bidder, national security be damned? In the past few years ZTE, a ...

An anniversary

Dear Editor, Yesterday was the 1st anniversary when Donald J. Trump fired James Comey as Director of the FBI. Mr. Trump did not have the male genitalia to dismiss Director Comey IN PERSON. So be it for our “Commander in Chief.” COWARD ! Sincerely, M.J. Shanshala, Warren

Art of the deal?

Dear Editor, So, Mr. Trump has unilaterally pulled the United States out of the “nuclear deal” finalized in 2015 in conjunction with several other nations and Iran which, despite his administration’s persistent disinformation about it (as well as his own clear lack of understanding ...