Letters to the Editor

Single-payer health care is historically successful

To the editor: This letter is in response to a letter that appeared in the Sentinel on Oct. 19 by Lisa Nancollas. In it, Lisa references “the historical failures of single-payer health care in other countries.” This statement lacks facts and is simply not accurate. In the United States, ...

Senate Bill 76 would help more than just wealthy

To the editor: I read a letter in the Oct. 13 Sentinel claiming Scott Wagner’s plan (Senate Bill 76) to end property taxes is a bad idea. I beg to differ. I would like to inform the letter writer that I and many other property owners are not wealthy estate holders whose income comes from ...

Kneeling during anthem is unpatriotic no matter why

To the editor: About a year ago, because of the controversy over the kneeling of sports players during the playing of the national anthem, and because of how strongly I felt that this was disrespectful to the active service men and veterans, I did some research into the subject. Here is what ...

Too much information can be a bad thing

To the editor: When I went into Louie’s the other day, I found out that Ken, our house Democrat, was out of town, so there wasn’t the usual argument about Trump. Everybody was in a relaxed mood, just hoping for a few laughs. Jack was there. He’s a good guy, who doesn’t come in too ...

Hershey has demonstrated his love of this region

To the editor: We believe John Hershey will be an excellent state representative for Lewistown, Derry Township, Burnham, Granville Township, Juniata Terrace, Bratton Township, Oliver Township, McVeytown and Menno Township. He has already spent countless hours going door to door here in ...

Voting for Book is chance to buck two-party system

To the editor: Have you ever walked into the voting booth not feeling very excited because you know it’s going to be a choice between a Democrat or a Republican? Many people don’t even vote at all for this very same reason. Even if there is a third-party candidate on the ballot, people ...

Wagner has shown he is more fit to lead than Wolf

To the editor: I support Scott Wagner for governor because he has real solutions for the problems facing the people of Pennsylvania and I believe he will defeat Tom Wolf in the November general election. In terms of fiscal policy, Scott Wagner has shown he knows how to balance ...

Hershey’s sincerity makes him the clear choice

To the editor: We are writing in support of John Hershey for state representative. We have known the Hershey family for some years now. John has always utilized very good common sense and moral judgement. Recently, we had the opportunity to spend a day with John as he interacted with our ...

Wear green this Monday to show your support

To the editor: Monday, Oct. 22 will be the first recognized Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Awareness Day. Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an official proclamation offering his support after a local family impacted by this syndrome made the request in honor of their daughter Riley who will be 5 years old ...

Hershey will work hard to make our district better

To the editor: As an elected representative to the Republican State Committee for Mifflin County, I’ve been watching local politics for a long time. This is why I was impressed when state representative candidate John Hershey, in the early days of his primary campaign, took the time to meet ...