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Letters to the Editor

Why can’t we all be part of the same community?

To the editor: Do you remember the preamble to the U.S. Constitution? “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, established justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of ...

Will you choose to be free or a government slave?

To the editor: What happened to once proud free Americans? Now we anxiously await every word from our governor to see what we’re allowed to do, when we will move into the next color phase, hoping for green which is such a joke and nowhere near normal. I truly feel bad for restaurants and ...

Supervisors need to reopen Kish Park

Dear Derry Township Board of Supervisors: Please open up Kish Park: playground, baseball fields, dog park, mini golf, and campground. Other surrounding parks in various municipalities have either opened up when we went to the yellow phase or haven’t closed at all. We can practice “social ...

Democrats will sabotage country to spite Trump

To the editor: You criticize President Donald Trump but where was the outcry when Barack Obama was president and had a similar situation? He waited until thousands died before declaring an emergency. Trump was criticized for banning travel to certain countries or allowing people from ...

There is an evil within the Republican Party

To the editor: This heartless bag of lies, Donald J. Trump, has mourned the loss of his rallies more than the 100,000 dead Americans. And still, some of you support him. Why? Do you ever actually watch him live? Or do you just hear the edited clips on right wing media? He does not care if ...

Wars are bad for working class and national debt

To the editor: Have there ever been years in American history when the federal government was debt free? Yes, in 1834, 1835 and 1836 when Andrew Jackson was the president. How many times in American history have there been years with federal government budget supluses? There have been 103 ...

Thank you to teachers who have molded me

To the editor: Since I’m a teacher, I would like to take the opportunity to thank a few of my wonderful public school teachers from both the former Decatur Elementary School and East Derry Elementary School who taught me lessons that I have applied to my own work in public education. Mrs. ...

How many deaths are OK when restarting economy?

To the editor: I participated in the virtual town hall of Sen. Jake Corman and Rep. Fred Keller on May 21. I noticed that the questions that were being accepted seemed geared toward pushing a narrative and not addressing the concerns of those of us that recognize the dangers this pandemic is ...

We’re not ready to open unless we wear masks

To the editor: I want to commend the commissioners of Juniata and Mifflin counties and our state legislators on their calm, respectful and caring response to the COVID-19 virus. The well written pleas to the state and the reported discussions of the commissioners showed none of the venom and ...

Disappointment with her hometown

To the editor: While working at the PA House of Representatives, I organized visits to Mt. Union and Huntingdon County from PA legislators. I was excited to share all that is good about my hometown. Born and raised in Mount Union, I’ve always been proud of our small town values, of our ...