Letters to the Editor

National Night Out was a tremendous success

To the editor: The National Night Out event in Lewistown is now down in the history books. The seventh annual National Night Out event hosted by the Southside Neighborhood Watch Group and the Lewistown Police Department is hailed as a success due only to the collaboration of numerous ...

Pennsylvania’s public schools are under attack

To the editor: Should the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development be involved in funding and policymaking decisions for education? No! That’s why the state has an education department. However, the DCED currently administers two state education programs with a ...

To tax everyone fairly will require tax law revision

To the editor: Pennsylvania’s flat-rate personal income tax impacts hardest on middle income taxpayers and the state’s sales tax impacts hardest on low-income families. Neither tax is a fair tax by any means. However, local and county government and local school district taxation is ...

Thank you for your help during tragedy and chaos

To the editor: I would like to thank our friends, family and community for their love and support during these last few months. Through the tragedy and chaos, we hope to find peace in knowing how much Wanda Swartz and Carol Brinson were loved. Thank you so much from the bottom of our ...

GOP plan to help minority students misses the mark

To the editor: There are a considerable number of low-achieving students in the Pennsylvania Public School System and a substantial percentage of them are minority students that attend older, under-funded inner-city schools. The Republican controlled legislature’s attempt to solve this ...

Thanks to all who made Milroy fireworks possible

To the editor: We wish to thank the following businesses and individuals who helped fund the Milroy Fireworks: Milroy Auto & Truck Salvage, Milroy Ladies Auxiliary, Jarden Plastic Solutions, Philips Ultrasound, Ye Olde Hotel, Mike Watson’s Landscaping and Excavating, Armagh Township ...

Fairer tax system is key to long-term economic growth

To the editor: Tax-free industrial parks, Keystone Opportunity Zones and tax cuts that benefit corporations and the wealthy seldom achieve their intended purpose of job creation and economic growth without increasing government debt. The recent tax cuts that benefitted mainly the rich are ...

Show your support at Mifflin County Youth Fair

To the editor: The Mifflin County Youth Fair and Open Show is fast approaching. I would like to encourage everyone to come out to the Fair and enjoy all the opportunities the fair has to offer. The official start of fair for the public is Monday, Aug. 6 and it runs through Saturday, Aug. ...

Sunshine Connection grateful for your support

Dear Consumer’s Family, Friends and Community Supporters: The Sunshine Connection is dissolving its 501(c)3. The last day we will be open will be July 31. We are unable to stay open since our funding was cut for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Skills of Central Pennsylvania has received our ...

What are Democrats really running on?

To the editor: This letter is in response to the column by Laura Hollis on July 20, entitled “What are Democrats running on?” The editorial was so filled with hyperbole, half-truths and untruths that I found it difficult to decide which issues to address. One of Laura’s early claims ...