Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: What is it going to take to get our history out of the basement of Northumberland County Courthouse? It has been months and what has been done? Only more water with sewage. We were asked by Commissioner Rick Shoch in the beginning of May to (read more)
My mom was born in 1929, my dad in 1937. Despite the eight-year age difference, they shared a common generational characteristic: they were raised during hard times. My mom was born almost exactly one month before Black Monday - the start of the Great D (read more)
To the editor: Upon attending the Re-Creation concert on Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church in Mount Carmel, I feel compelled to comment on the performance. These young adults presented an amazing performance. All were impeccably dressed, with the men in su (read more)
Northumberland County Commissioner Richard Shoch issued this public statement at Tuesday's prison board meeting regarding firing of the warden. Below is a second letter from Shoch, that of his resignation as prison board vice chairman, also read Tuesday. (read more)
I am hereby resigning as the vice chair of the Northumberland County Board of Prison Inspectors, commonly known as the "prison board." While I will continue to be a member of this board, and I will continue to work independently with the many volunteer g (read more)
To the editor: Aug. 16 is a significant date in American culture. It marks the passing of Babe Ruth (1948) and Elvis Presley (1977) and, locally, the closing of Harry's Restaurant. Like many local residents, it will be a while before the finality becomes (read more)
To the editor: I am writing this letter to voice my concern about the Northumberland County Tax Claim Bureau upset sale. I noticed in the advertisement for the sale one name in particular: Apartments and Acquisitions LP. I have no idea who they are or wh (read more)
To the editor: We recently had a fundraiser in the form of a lemonade stand to benefit the Down Syndrome Society of the Susquehanna Valley. My youngest granddaughter, Ava Marlene Showers, has Down syndrome and this is a cause my family and I have thrown (read more)
To the editor: Last weekend, students from Queens, N.Y., visited our area. They reported to me how a young man went to the emergency room back in their home area. He had cut off his finger. He was told to go home and come back the next day; they were too (read more)
To the editor: On behalf of Drum Corps International, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the following school districts and businesses for the hospitality extended to the members, instructors and support staff of the various drum and bugle c (read more)
To the editor: There is a bill calling for 27 veterans clinics to be funded by the Veterans Administration. We should have one of these built at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital. I contacted state Rep. Kurt Masser asking him to contact U.S. Rep (read more)
To the editor: The Knights of Lithuania Anthracite Council 144 and President Larry Domalakes invites you to join us in celebrating our 100 anniversary Saturday and Sunday at the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville. We feel so proud and happy that we kept in to (read more)
Tuesday evening found over 150 people crowed into the West End Fire Company to be part of a discussion surrounding the Kulpmont Borough's new municipal complex. Please note, those in attendance were there to both listen to and, once again, inform council (read more)
To the editor: The Shamokin-Mount Carmel Little League would like to thank Shamokin officials for the use of the facilities to host a car wash at Claude Kehler Community Park on Aug. 2 and The News-Item for advertising the event. We would also like to re (read more)
To the editor: I agree that my previous letter to the editor lacked details of my claims. Please understand that I was trying to limit myself to 300 words as per The News-Item's policy. The News-Item's story regarding the demands of the inmates at SCI-C (read more)
To the editor: It's hard to blame elected officials who seek to use legislative channels to help patients suffering from health-related issues. Caring politicians want to do everything within their power to help constituents, and they deserve to be appla (read more)