Letters To Editor

What will it take?

Dear Editor, One a week....one a day? One in your backyard? One in your church? If the time is not ripe for GUN control, it is certainly time for accessory control because if it is not here now then forget God help the dead, God help us. It is truly sad that what I am proposing would ...

The minor fine

Visiting the grandkids last summer. A drive to Pittsburgh. And just as we pull off the exit I see the red and blue lights blinking in my rearview mirror. Huh? What did I do? I pull over. First thought in my head - I had better find the registration and insurance card. So I dive into ...

Vote on Tuesday

Remember to go vote on Tuesday November 7th! It just might improve our current city system so that people will hopefully get a say in how tax money is spent to better benefit the community at large. The status Quo is not always best. There should be a choice in each elected position. Dan ...

President Trump

When President Trump said he was going to drain the swamp in Washington, he didn’t realize it was full of crocodiles and poisonous snakes. Fred Woodburn, Sugar Grove

Done it again!

Dear Editor, Once again, the Warren Players have done it! “Mary Poppins” was an extraordinary event! Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews would be proud! From the wonderful singing and dancing, beautiful sets and scenery, superb orchestra, and “flying,” it was a wonderful production! ...

Take your brain to the polls

Dear Editor, So is your brain telling you that local elections aren’t all that important? Does your mind say it’s not a presidential year and there’s no governor to elect so why vote on Tuesday, November 7th from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.? Well let’s rethink that! Selecting and ...

GOP tax reform

Dear Editor, First, let’s flash back to the 2016 campaign when then candidate Donald Trump made the following statement: “I am not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid. Every other Republican is going to cut them.” Now let’s come back to today (10/26/17), with the proposed GOP tax ...

Boon or boondoggle?

Dear Editor, The debate about an Interstate connector for Warren County goes back to the 1960s, according to a recent news story. So do I. Actually, the debate and I both go back to the 1950s, when Bob Walsh of the Warren Observer prophetically observed that if the planned “Keystone ...

Boot Drive

Dear Editor, Please understand, I agree that the recent Boot Drive, conducted by the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1835 on and off duty fire fighters, as well as staff from the Beatty Middle School, was for a very worthy cause. My comments pertain to the manner it was ...

Shale tax

Dear Editor, We are still borrowing money for our budget. This has to come to an end. Mr Wolf wants an extraction tax on natural gas being we are the ONLY state that does not have one. Kathy and her cronies say the shale companies will leave, why do they remain everywhere else if that is the ...

Responders

Dear Editor, I was walking home from the library early this afternoon (10/12) when I heard all kinds of sirens coming toward me. I had just crossed the Fifth Ave. Bridge, and saw a fire truck, and many ambulances and police cars heading north on Conewango Ave. They were stopping in front of ...

Alarming developments

Dear Editor, So, in recent weeks, the following events (among countless others) have raised some very serious concerns and questions regarding Mr. Trump’s understanding of his responsibilities and duties as President of the United States, as well as his ability and willingness to ...

Displaced workers?

Dear Editor, Anyone who may have read previous posts by me understands which side of the fence (read wall) I am on. To support my claims that legal entry into the US is difficult (read impossible), expensive, and rarely granted, I offer the following news article. To summarize, a legal ...

Unavoidable questions

Dear Editor, In light of the recent and unspeakably horrific events in Las Vegas, as well as the shamefully numerous additional mass shooting events in our great nation’s recent history, the following questions clearly need to be asked of those in power: Do you think everyone should have ...

Thoughts of Las Vegas

Dear Editor, Love to three, Will make one free. Love to twelve, Will assure one’s self. From that time on, One could be on their own. This ditty generally explains life. All are born most normally equal with the possibility of becoming either Jesus Christ (image of God) or Mr. ...

‘Thank you’

Dear Editor, After reading the article about the students of the Tidioute Community Charter School who participated in the Allegheny River Clean-up, I feel a “Thank You” would be appropriate to them and to all the volunteers who helped clean the waterways of our area. Through their ...

United We Stand

Dear Editor, These times have become filled with a disturbing level of heated rhetoric seemingly intended to promote division, conflict, and an “us vs. them” mentality here in our great nation, often causing us to lose sight of the numerous and more significant things which unite us as ...

Gas prices

Dear Editor, During Hurricane Harvey, the news media said that gasoline prices would spike, but no doubt fall back by the middle of September. Well, as of Sunday, Sept. 24, local gas prices have fallen a measly 6 cents. My question is, “are the oil companies using a catastrophic ...

Thank you

Dear Editor, On behalf of Hooktown Holidays Inc. Board of Directors, I would like to thank the patrons, supporters and vendors who made the 4th annual Hooktown Holidays Inc. Garage Sale an overwhelming success. We could not have done it without you. Thank you to David and Cindy Morrison ...

“…a bill of goods”

...but not a good bill. Dear Editor, In their desire to pass anything. Any speck of legislation regarding medical coverage. The sheer act of “doing something” has led the Republicans to play favorites among the 50 States. In their effort to pin a star on their chests, Republicans are ...