Letters to the Editor

Lawmakers need to stop starving public schools

To the editor: It started when the Corbett administration cut funding to the state’s smaller, poorer rural public schools, but that funding cut will finally be restored to them in the new state budget. It was local taxation that saved these poorer public schools from closing. ...

Thank you for making benefit bingo successful

To the editor: The Four Seasons Senior Center wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following merchants and community members who helped make our June 8 bingo fundraiser a success: Charles Ryan Trucking, John H. Sheaffer, Beward Pharmacy, Two Sisters Home and Gift Shop, Seredipity ...

Don’t overlook work of many area pastors

To the editor: I read with interest the article on the religion page in Saturday’s Sentinel with the headline of “Geisinger welcomes first chaplain.” I don’t understand how the hospital can ignore the many, many local pastors who spent untold numbers of hours doing volunteer chaplain ...

Referendum posed too many potential pitfalls

To the editor: Fayette Township, Juniata County, has just come through a rather contentious referendum in regard to the sale of alcohol. The Juniata County Woman’s Christian Temperance Union would like to thank all those who helped alert voters to the issue, who were willing to discuss ...

Thank you for support of Shriners Hospital drive

To the editor: On behalf of the children being treated at the Shriners Hospitals in Erie and Philadelphia, a heartfelt thanks to all that helped make our annual hospital drive successful this past weekend. Thanks to Walmart for allowing us to use their store. Thanks to all the people who ...

Organ donation saves thousands every year

To the editor: There are thousands of people dying every year from something that is completely preventable. These lives could be saved by organ donation if there were enough organ donors. Won’t you consider becoming an organ donor and changing somebody’s life? Organ donation is an ...

We aren’t animals; we’re created in God’s image

To the editor: President Trump has recently caused another controversy by calling members of the vicious MS-13 gang “animals.” The back and forth over the use of the word “animal” when referring to these violent individuals raises question about modern culture. Every public school and ...

Burnham Pool seeking donations to defray costs

To the editor: On behalf of the Burnham Swimming Pool, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the establishments and private persons who have provided us with their generous donations throughout the years. As you may or may not know, the pool operates solely on gate receipts, ...

Gubernatorial candidates need to answer a question

To the editor: It is my belief that at a future debate between Gov. Wolf and Scott Wagner the following question should be asked: As governor, would you support a state constitution amendment that would allow state, county and local government and school districts to generate revenue with a ...

Tom Marino’s record does say a lot

To the editor: In its May 16 report on the primary election, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette quotes Congressman Tom Marino saying, “I ran on my record.” Of course, incumbents should run on their records. But one can’t help but wonder exactly which part of Marino’s record he ran on. ...