Letters to the Editor

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. ...

EMS Week recognizes work of first responders

To the editor: National EMS week celebrates and recognizes EMS practitioners and the work they do in our nation and communities. Some of the things we do and see never leave our minds, even after 40 years. April Nicole, a paramedics’ wife, wrote a song called “Your Worst Day.” I have ...

Evil is to blame for recent tragedy, not guns

To the editor: I am shocked and angry that in this country so many of our school children and attendees in churches are being slaughtered by those who obviously have mental problems. They would use automobiles, bombs, knives and yes, guns, to achieve their anti-social ends and commit harm ...

Thank you for supporting Summer Backpack Program

To the editor: Thank you for providing this forum to express appreciation. The sixth annual Summer Backpack Program at the Juniata County Food Pantry is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 5. Children who have completed any grade in the Juniata County School District this year from ...

Local residents can’t afford higher taxes

To the editor: Raising taxes isn’t the answer to this community’s money shortage. Funding the schools is one issue and funding state, local and federal pensions are another. Stop the pension expense because if you want pensions, fund them from your own check. We can’t afford it with ...

Thank you to nurse who went beyond call of duty

To the editor: I would like to thank the registered nurse at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for staying with me on (May 10) after an appointment and seeing I got home OK. Other transportation didn’t show up. Her name was Shannon and she was a very dedicated employee. Thank you very much ...

We are to be thermostats, not thermometers

To the editor: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I was overjoyed when I read the editorial of May 3 that The Sentinel was making significant changes to the Open Line. I believe your decision is for the good of the overall community. I used to cringe when reading what I assumed was a vocal ...

Pray to make Mifflin County a better place

To the editor: Please pray for Mifflin County. Pray in the name of Jesus Christ that God will have mercy on Mifflin County. Pray that the Holy Spirit will change the hearts of its citizens. Also pray for God to drive out the evil that oppresses its citizens and make it a more civil and loving ...

MCCTC recognizes National Prevention Week

To the editor: Mifflin County Communities That Care would like to recognize National Prevention Week. National Prevention Week is celebrated May 13-19. This is a SAMHSA sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. ...