Letters to the Editor

Moore’s defeat follows a troubling recent pattern

To the editor: Let’s take a trip down memory lane and refresh our memories of some things that have happened in the past. Remember when Harry Reid took to the Sentate floor to say that Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes for the last 10 years? Then the mainstream or “drive-by” media ...

Trump has started to grow on gang at Louie’s

To the editor: I went into Louie’s the other day for the first time in a long while. I had to go to the post office, so I thought I’d stop in there and see if my Democrat friend Ken was there so I could give him the business about Trump getting his tax reform passed. I opened the door and ...

Thanks for your support of pancake breakfast, parade

To the editor: The Lewistown Kiwanis Club would like to thank everyone who helped make the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Christmas Parade a success. It would not have been possible without your hard work and dedication. We were happy to see so many participants and spectators come out and ...

Pennsylvania’s taxes unfairly favor the wealthy

To the editor: Taxes collected by school districts and local and county government may be unfair, and I am referring to earned income, occupation and per capita taxes, not the real estate tax. Is it fair to tax the earned income from investments, dividends and capital gains, goes untaxed? ...

Collected funds to benefit 8 organizations

To the editor: The McClure-West Beaver Community Chest Fund Drive has collected a total of $8,488 from area residents and businesses for 2017. Eight agencies are listed to benefit from the drive as follows: Bannerville Volunteer Fire Co., McClure Volunteer Fire Co., Veterans Memorial Pool, ...

New Republican tax cut plan is extremely unfair

To the editor: Here is everything one needs to know about the Republican tax plan that will soon become law. According to the Tax Policy Center, people making less than $25,000 per year will get a tax cut of $60. People making between $49,000 and $86,000 will get a tax cut of about $900. ...

Fox News needs to report facts, not hysteria

To the editor: If you don’t watch Fox News, you may not know that there is a silent coup d’etat underway to overthrow the presidency of Donald Trump. Conservative voices Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Jesse Watters, Sebastian Gorka, John Bolton and others at Fox are convinced that Special ...

JV Striders’ trip to Florida points to big future

(Editor’s note: A story about this race appears on Page B2 of today’s edition.) To the editor: In August, we weren’t sure we had any hope of putting runners into USATF Nationals this season and really didn’t plan on it. Blessed by God, things exploded in September and with good ...

Borough council articles aren’t telling whole story

To the editor: Lately there have been several comments in the Open Line about Lewistown Borough Council’s spending. Why doesn’t your reporter put more info from the meetings in the report? Examples would be they OK’d the hiring of 3 more part-time police officers. (Editor’s note: ...

Many are to thank for borough Christmas tree

To the editor: For the holiday season, a concerted effort made possible through the cooperation of community-minded businesses, local government workers, veterans groups and organizations resulted in the annual placement of the Christmas tree on Monument Square. The tradition of obtaining and ...