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Letters to the Editor

Americans need to face facts regarding COVID-19

To the editor: I’ve held off writing this letter for too long. COVID-19 is real and things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. The degree of severity is solely dependent on our willingness to honestly face the new reality that Mother Nature hit the jackpot with this one! ...

Municipalities should unite to apply pressure

To the editor: Allow Lewistown Borough to take what is theirs, but I think the other municipalities served by the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Lewistown should turn their backs on Lewistown Borough on all other matters. Residents outside the borough don’t need to use the borough ...

Milroy Lions Club to host benefit spaghetti supper

To the editor: The Milroy Lions Club wishes to announce our March 2020 spaghetti supper. It will be held on Thursday, March 19 at the White Memorial Church, Main Street, Milroy. We will serve from 4 to 7 p.m. Takeout meals will be available. The menu will be the same: spaghetti, ...

Is this really the legacy borough council desires?

To the editor: The war of words continues. On one side Lewistown Borough Council. On the other the townships of Armagh, Brown, Union, Derry, and Granville and the boroughs of Juniata Terrace and Burnham. In the middle is the Municipal Authority of the Borough Lewistown (MABL), the ...

The road to nowhere is paved with name-calling

To the editor: What some of the left see as a cult is nothing more than another opinion. Everyone on the right and left need to remember what system our country was founded on. A system of checks and balance. Today it’s the right, tomorrow it maybe the left. Term limits on the president ...

Thank you for support of annual Walk for Warmth

To the editor: The 10th annual Walk for Warmth was held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Kish Park in Lewistown. The event is held each year in February, when temperatures are low, so that walkers could imagine what families who are struggling might endure. This year’s 40 walkers braved cold ...

I am not in favor of taking over Municipal Authority

Editor’s note: Normally elected officials are not permitted to discuss the business of the board on which they sit on the Opinion page. However, because The Sentinel did not adequately explain Lewistown Borough Councilman Larry Searer’s opposition to council entering into a lease-back ...

Meat canning project is not success without help

To the editor: Though God’s grace and the love shown by so many people in Central Pennsylvania, we have completed our 46th canning year. I would like to thank all those volunteers who came out to cut and can the meat. I would also like to thank everyone who has donated to our ...

The way to stop excessive taxation is to go to one tax

To the editor: Are you being overtaxed? If you are at or near the bottom or in the middle of the economic ladder, the answer is yes. In the 1950s the top federal income tax rate on all income was over 90%. Today, it is 15% on most of the income of the wealthy and 21% on corporate income while ...

Our seniors need the help of generous volunteers

To the editor: I am a lifelong resident of Mifflin County. Most of my life, I’ve lived in the south end of Lewistown. You might remember me as the lady with the stop sign on South Main Street ensuring your children got to school at 7th Ward Elementary (those days are long past), or you ...