Letters to the Editor

Friedenberg would help truly drain the swamp

To the editor: We were told they were going to drain the swamp by getting rid of regulations and entrenched bureaucrats. Instead they’ve given control of the government to corporations and lobbyists. This administration is more interested in protecting the corporations and the well-to-do ...

Second Amendment is still right that protects all others

To the editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Geedey’s letter in the March 24-25 Lewistown Sentinel. I would like to clarify a couple of points. When I said in my letter that Republicans and conservatives were the supporters of the legislation that ended segregation, that is exactly ...

Axing property tax is threat to local control of schools

To the editor: At a March 1 Republican debate between their party’s three candidates for governor, both Paul Mango and Scott Wagner supported replacing the school property tax by increasing state taxes on personal income and sales. Laura Ellsworth, the third candidate, said that ...

Fresh Air Fund thankful for its loyal volunteers

To the editor: The Fresh Air Fund looks forward to celebrating National Volunteer Week every year. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our inspiring volunteers, hosts and supporters in the Big Valley area. Their dedication to our Fresh Air children truly embodies the spirit of ...

Ten Commandments may hold key to curb violence

To the editor: We have seen a great many ideas as to how to stop the school shootings. Some of these have been put into place: gun purchasing reforms, law enforcement taking seriously reports of persons with harmful intentions and psychological evaluation for others of questionable ...

Thank you for support of recent bingo fundraiser

To the editor: The Women’s Service Club of Juniata Valley recently held its annual bingo event. This fundraiser will provide monetary help to many of our local non-profit organizations and scholarships to the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing. Many local businesses and ...

It’s good to be blessed; it’s better to be a blessing

To the editor: I read the recent letter Mark Sunderland submitted to The Sentinel. It was interesting. Could this be an opening volley of another commissioner campaign on Mr. Sunderland’s part? Time will tell. If so, he will run after voters rejected him in the 2015 primary. He will do so ...

When and where did spring cleaning begin?

To the editor: Spring has sprung and the birds are chirping. We are on daylight saving time and the sun is shining later in the day. Time for spring cleaning! Have you ever wondered where and when the tradition of spring cleaning began? If you look it up on Wikipedia you will get several ...

Thank you to those who came to my aid after fall

To the editor: I would like to publicly thank the kind staff of the Geisinger Clinic in Lewistown who came to my aid last week when I tripped and fell outside the office. I had just left my appointment and was almost in my car, when I fell flat on my face! Immediately I was in pain and called ...

Recent letter contained several misconceptions

To the editor: This is in response to the letter written by Stephen Sellers that appeared in The Sentinel on March 21. My purpose is to correct several misconceptions found therein. The first is his insistence that an AR-15 is not an assault rifle. The description of this type of rifle is ...