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Letters to the Editor

Thank you for supporting Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

To the editor: On behalf of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, I wish to thank the 16 volunteers who provided food for 4,428 people in 2019. They served 1,897 families, including many senior citizens as well as households with children and young adults. While MHC has been housed at St. Mark's ...

The great divide is more than just political

To the editor: If you think that the divide between the liberal left and the far right is greater now during the Trump administration than ever before, then you should go back to the 1930s during the Roosevelt administration. Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon succeeded in lowering the top ...

Trump doing what he accused Obama of doing

To the editor: “Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate. He’s weak and ineffectual. So the only way he’s going to get re-elected, and sure as you’re sitting there, is to start a war with Iran.” —Donald J. Trump in 2011 In 2011, ...

Property tax is closest thing we have to a fair tax

To the editor: Pennsylvania has a regressive tax system where the tax burden falls mainly on the lower and middle income taxpayers, not on those with higher incomes. At the state level, the flat-rate personal income and sales taxes are examples. At the local level, the per capita tax is an ...

Spaghetti supper to help homeless students fund

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce our January 2020 spaghetti supper. It will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 at the White Memorial Church, Main Street, Milroy. We will serve from 4 to 7 p.m. Takeouts are available. The menu will be the same: spaghetti, meatballs, bread, ...

Why don’t parents care to check on their kids?

To the editor: In November 2018 I emailed a multitude of teachers at Mifflin County Junior High for parent-teacher conferences as my daughter was in her first year of junior high. She did not have bad grades or behavioral issues, but I wanted to make sure she was fitting in socially, she was ...

Don Clark will be missed for all he did for our area

To the editor: On behalf of myself, and the entire Port Royal Borough Council, we would like to extend our deepest, and most heartfelt condolences, to the Don Clark family in their time of loss. Don was truly a family man, in the truest sense, being a loved husband, father, and ...

Thank you for generosity during holiday season

To the editor: With yet another holiday season behind us, the employees of Mifflin County Children and Youth would like to once again recognize the tremendous outpouring of generosity and kindness by many thoughtful individuals, churches, and businesses for helping to provide many children ...

Make sure you are counted in the Census

To the editor: Several months ago, local United Methodist pastors had the chance to meet our local census representative, Carol King. For many of us, her presentation was very enlightening. Many of us probably think that the Census is just one more thing to do and one more way our government ...

Come to upcoming event to learn about redistricting

To the editor: Every 10 years, after the Census, states redraw voting district boundaries. Each district is to be geographically contiguous and contain approximately the same number of people. Since 1788, this concept has been violated many times, ending up in bizarre shapes designed to ...