Letters To Editor

Dangerous intersection for pedestrians

Dear Editor, Have you ever tried to use the crosswalk at the intersection of Fourth and Market (on the side closest to the courthouse)? If you have, you’ll know that it feels like you are putting your life at risk. As someone who has lived downtown since 2012, I have had more than my ...

Freed indeed

Dear Editor, The 1-19 letter titled “Sociopaths” focused on President Trump as an example and deserves a broader view in response. I agree that Trump’s policies have become more sociopathic since taking office such as continuing the war on Syria under false pretenses, numerous threats ...

Divided

Dear Editor, I was watching the WICU Erie News this morning; one of the stories was about a celebration of MLK day which started with the singing of “The Negro National Anthem.” I thought there was only one National Anthem that spoke for all citizens of this country, evidently not. I then ...

Hush money?

Dear Editor, I wonder if the $130,000 hush money paid to the porn star he had an affair with was a legitimate deductible business expense. Lets see the tax returns. Bruce Williams, Warren

Trump

Dear Editor, A great quote from Socrates says: Strong minds discuss ideas Average minds discuss events Weak minds discuss people It is plain to see which mind belongs to the liberal left and the mainstream media. They are obsessed with the man Donald Trump and they cannot get passed ...

Arts Education

Dear Editor, Do we have your attention yet? Arts education is one of the only reasons I survived middle and high school. During my middle school years, music was an escape from a lot of things, including my first concussion. Music was one of the only things that made absolute sense in my ...

Warren County Residents Spread Joy To Children

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Warren County residents for spreading joy to children around the world this Christmas. Through their generosity, the Northwestern PA Area Team was able to collect 50,388 shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project ...

Sociopaths

Dear Editor, The most incredible trait of a sociopath is his complete lack of conscience, lack of empathy, remorse, guilt or shame- moral emotion. It means that he can do practically anything, and then act as if nothing happened. A sociopath has no fear. He cares about what others think ...

About old age

Dear Editor, The best part of old age is the memory of being raised by parents in a loving (albeit turbulent at times) home in a neighborhood where we actually knew those that lived there and recall the simple, arduous life most people enjoyed and without phones and TV. Still, a number of ...

Arts in WCSD

Dear Editor, When I moved to Warren from Erie 30 years ago, I was surprised to see the large array of fine arts available in such a small town! …Theater at Struthers and Warren Players, Concert Association, Warren Orchestra, student art shows and Wetmore Gallery shows; Warren Co. School ...

Music

January 15, 2018 Dear Editor, On Saturday, January 13 I attended the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Band 2 Festival in Warren Area High School’s newly renovated auditorium. One hundred sixty extremely accomplished music students performed a variety of pieces under the ...

Loud music

Dear Editor, I wonder how loud the music was at the meeting Thursday,January 11,2018, when Donald J. Trump used explicit and vulgar language to describe his dislike for certain countries. Senators Cotton and Perdue claim they didn’t hear any derogatory comment. Their loyalty belongs to the ...

County/district education reform

Dear Editor, My thoughts and actions dealing with the arts are well known. Research shows that by stimulating the right side of the brain through art the connection between the two hemispheres is strengthened. This will help both sides to work in tandem. “The arts are not just ...

‘The brainwashing…’

Dear Editor, If you believe there is too much ignorance and nastiness in our national politics, there is an enlightening 89-minute media documentary, viewable online, entitled, “The Brainwashing of my Dad.” Bruce Williams, Warren

Trump’s inappropriate comments

Dear Editor, I have an assignment for the Times Observer and for every one of you. Publicly ask any lawmaker that you can find, federal or state, if they support or denounce Trump’s vulgar, insulting comments about African countries. If you haven’t heard them, just do an internet ...

Trump

Dear Editor, So, I’m right in the middle of a letter responding to those who suggest Trump is unfit to serve as Commander in Chief when.. Oh my, here we go again! My wife says, ‘So ya still gonna write that letter?’ ... I’ll get to that later... but for right now... I’ll tell ...

Bad calls

Dear Editor, How can you comment when you don’t provide a box to comment in. Georgia got a bad rap. Poor officiating, lots of missed calls, bad calls, and reviews. Georgia player not off sides on blocked punt, a couple of face mask penalties missed. Poor sportsmanship by the Tide esp nr ...

Educational reform

This new “educational reform” (if you can even call it that) that the school board has approved scares me so much for my future children. How can you take library away from 5th graders? What if that child comes from a lower class family who can’t afford to buy books for their kids? At ...

STEM, STREAM or STEAM?

Dear Editor, All of the above!!!! Where does creativity develop in a young mind if they do not have the arts to provide them creative experiences? The arts allow students to build confidence in their work, develop motor skills, and hone decision-making and problem-solving skills. We ...

Audubon Society articles

Dear (Audubon) Board, CC: Editor, Warren Times Observer As an Audobon Society member, I am gratified to know that we have naturalist writers of the quality of Katie Finch. I look forward to weekly Audobon articles in the Warren Times Observer because living in our pristine forested region. ...