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Letters To Editor

School of thought

Dear Editor, A San Francisco news item of March 19 states that “as America reels from its latest spate of deadly hate crimes and racism, educators and civil rights leaders in California called on the state Board of Education to approve the nation’s first state-wide model ethnic studies ...

How many phone numbers are there?

Dear Editor: I would like to address the issue of bringing in another area code. It seems like technology is going backwards. When I was a kid, we had a short number like 859J. Then it got longer and went to RA3-4209 and then to 723-4209. Now they want to make it longer yet. Why ...

Morning in America

Dear Editor: At the instant it is mourning. If it can happen, it will happen. At the moment no one knows the point of inflection when it occurs, but it does. What will happen, by year end, 2021, Joe Biden, et al. will be removed from offices. One knows such to be true via three levels of ...

Speed is a major factor in car crashes

Dear Editor, Many people use statistics to prove a point favorable to their position on a topic, but some fact-checking can shed more light on those statistics. A case in point is the letter from Tom McCarey, writing as a representative of the National Motorists Association in the March ...

Vote no on bill

Dear Editor: Contact your Representative and tell them to vote no on House Bill 606, RADAR for municipal police. RADAR is only for money, not safety: this bill is a tax on every driver. What is the motivation for giving municipal police RADAR? The RADAR lobby says in order to make it ...

U.S. falling behind

Dear Editor, America’s Constitution used to help ensure that we were the land of fair play. One team of players in the game, however, has gained the upper hand. Instead of playing fairly, they have decided to break the rules with such bills as H.R. 1 (For the People Act) and S. 51 ...

Wrong direction

Dear Editor, Instead of working hard to free us from the ineffective, ruinous and deadly covid lock-downs, the Transportation Committee is feverishly working to tax every motorist with House Bill 606, RADAR for municipal police, while keeping Pennsylvania’s roads dangerous. RADAR will ...

A massive overflow

Dear Editor, I’m amazed how politicians, with the “stroke of a pen,” can open the southern border to such an influx of new immigrants. Some say there are already 12 million in the country and others say it’s underestimated and closer to 20 million. In all fairness, it’s not ...

Driving revenue

Dear Editor, A recent story shows an incorrect understanding of traffic engineering. The way speed limits are supposed to be set is called the 85th percentile. Tickets are then supposed to be given only to egregious violators. In Pennsylvania, speed limits are almost always underposted and ...

Don’t delay confirmations

Dear Editor, In this time of threats of insurrection of our democracy, white supremacy abounding, cyber hacking, and racially motivated domestic terrorists, we need CIA director William Burns, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Deputy Secretary Attorney General Lisa Monaco confirmed ...

‘Smooth operation’

Dear Editor, My wife and I got our COVID shots Feb. 17 at Allegheny Community Center. Everyone working there did an excellent job. Very smooth operation. Thank you. Semper Fi. Carl A. Rozzelle, Russell

Unwavering rationale

Dear Editor, I feel it is necessary to address your opinion of why my flag flies with the union down. You stated that “moments of personal dissatisfaction or times of protest should not be a reason to have the union down.” I agree with you. However, these are not my reasons as you ...

Unsurprising start

Dear Editor, Hmmm? Definitely not surprising at all! Not to the unclouded mind any how. More than one month in office and the president has already managed to eliminate 15,000-plus jobs, proposed taking $2.5 trillion from the US military and investing it into Syria, China, lran, Pakistan ...

Wrong slant on Seuss

Dear Editor, I woke up to read the paper and saw the View from Hickory Heights (March 12). There was no government involvement in the decision made to stop publishing six Dr. Seuss books that are offensive to various races. You can read the article in the link: ...

Nurses for patients

Dear Editor, I am an RN with 25 years experience. Health-care workers and their patients have had an extremely trying year. Burnout was a problem before COVID-19 hit with 63% of nurses reporting inadequate staffing. This is the highest factor of job dissatisfaction in our profession. Yet, ...

Special birthday

Dear Editor, We want to thank Brian Ferry for the wonderful article her wrote about my mother, Mary Laurich. My brothers and sisters and I thoroughly enjoyed the front page celebrity status you gave her. She is nearing the end of a life well lived. As her children, we appreciated the ...

Fueling inaccuracy

Dear Editor, Gas prices are NOT going up because “X” was elected. Prices were down because demand was down — extreme cold and the pandemic had people staying home. Refineries cut production because the need was just not there. To prop up oil prices, OPEC slashed production as well. ...

A scary start

Dear Editor, We are on the slippery slope to socialism. Donald Trump tried to drain the government “swamp,” but the Democrats and media were bent on destroying him from day one and with the recent election kept the swamp intact. So much has been said and done by these leaders to keep ...

Failure in D.C.

Dear Editor, Donald J. Trump, the former oval office day care center occupant, escaped his second impeachment conviction. There will be a future judgment without political implications beyond his selfish control. When our military women and men go to combat they know that their sacred lives ...

Good neighbors here

Dear Editor: It is with deepest regret having to write this letter but for the circumstances at 610 Fourth Ave. However, it is also with the greatest honor, pride and respect and our deepest, heartfelt thanks to all who helped us during and after the fire. Had it not been for the smoke ...