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Letters To Editor

‘Don’t want to know’

Dear Editor, If we don’t want to know, we don’t look. If we want to postpone the pain of opening the gas/electric bill for its (possibly scary) amount due, we put the envelope aside. If we want to hide from the voters how many are sick from a virus, we don’t test for same (Possibly ...

‘Dictatorial policies’

Dear Editor, I wanted to comment on the present crisis involving coronavirus. We’re all aware of the catastrophic effects of pandemics; and I can understand many of the precautions that were taken early on to inhibit the spread of the virus. However, after several weeks of living under ...

‘Empathy with homebound’

Dear Editor, This corona virus crisis and the frustration and isolation we have endured, difficult as it is, does allow us an opportunity to identify more closely with some of the forgotten ones. I’m thinking of those who have endured loneliness and isolation because of age or long-term ...

‘Sound judgement?’

Dear Editor, On a scale of sound judgment where do YOU put a person over 75 who gathers 100 people mostly above age 55 from across a continent to travel by air, car or train to one predominantly black city when technology would work to have national decision making continue?! Plus endanger ...

Open county up

Dear Editor, Virus!!! I see where a commissioner wants green designation NOW! So let’s do it. We need to open Warren and Cameron Counties all the way up now. Isn’t it true that once counties get down to low numbers that they will get opened up? Well we are there now and have been for a ...

‘United We Stand, Divided We Fall’

Dear Editor, I have never been so worried about our nation as I have been these past weeks, not only because of the coronavirus, but also because of the division our country seems to be experiencing since Donald Trump was elected president. I believe that everyone has a right to his or her ...

What if…

Dear Editor, What if Bill Clinton didn’t start the depletion process of our military in the mid-90s? What if Bill and Hillary Clinton didn’t sell plutonium or uranium to the Russians? What if Bill Clinton would have stood by his words in the 1995 state of the union address about ...

Believe or not

Dear Editor, I never was a believer. But everyone has a choice. I’ve heard people say, ‘God has a reason for everything.’ Well, with this COVID-19 virus around the world killing thousands and thousands of people, I can’t believe what the reason would be. And, on the news, it says ...

Extremism in modern politics

Dear Editor, We are constantly reading about the missteps of the president. Why can’t the Socialist leftist Democrats (yes, socialists) find something good? A Michigan State Representative (Dem.) is facing censure from Michigan state democrats for grievances she committed; among them was ...

‘Manifest stupidity’

Dear Editor, Since the mandatory closing of non-essential businesses, I have had time to view the daily briefing from the White House on the status of the pandemic, COVID-19, hosted by our esteemed leader. He fashions himself as a mythical hero, particularly adept at saving our health and ...

Spraying

Dear Editor, Kudos to the PA Dept of Environmental Protection (DEP) and other officials who decided to bring back spraying for black flies this season. Last year was the worst ever — it was nearly impossible to enjoy going for a walk, do yard work or basically any other outdoor activity ...

‘Face masks vs. hard-of-hearing’

Dear Editor, During these times of the COVID-19, Pennsylvania requires the state residents to wear face masks. My husband and I follow these rules as we know this is important to eliminate the spread of the coronavirus. This requirement can be trying. I was diagnosed with a hearing loss ...

Politicians

Dear Editor, I find it curious that the politicians at all levels of government continue to get paid after they stopped the paychecks to 10’s of millions of hard working people. Perhaps we should remember this in November. Lee J. Borger Jr., Clarendon

America at the crossroads

Dear Editor, As history has shown us over and over, times of crisis tend to bring out both the best and the worst in people, and we are certainly witnessing this here in America as the impact of this COVID-19 pandemic progressively upends our everyday “normal” lives in so many ...

WHAT IF…

Dear Editor, What if Bill Clinton had used a daily press briefing as a campaign rally? What if Obama had said “When somebody’s the president of the United States, the authority is total?” What if Hillary appointed Chelsea to head the pandemic team? What if Obama had called ...

Presidential

Dear Editor, Our country has given Donald J. Trump every opportunity to be Presidential during this Covid-19 epidemic. All of us are suffering in one way or the other. However, finger pointing, a propaganda video, a mutiny twidder, untold lies, vindictive, self-serving pronouncements, ...

Sending Letters

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‘Trump coronavirus timeline’

Dear Editor, As the world struggles to control this pandemic, it is important to keep in mind the irresponsible and dangerous comments made by Donald Trump about the Corona virus. A partial timeline follows: Jan. 22 — ’We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming ...

Number of cases ‘riddle’

Dear Editor, Here is a riddle for all of your readers who like puzzles: If in Pennsylvania one county tests all individuals who present for treatment of corona virus-like symptoms and reports indicate there are 25 cases in that county, and, another county tests only individuals who ...

COVID-19

Dear Editor, Coronavirus vaccine may take well over a year. This is from a new posting. World leaders need to come together and sign a global access agreement. Such an agreement could help guarantee that vulnerable populations — the elderly, healthcare workers, people in resource-poor ...