Letters to the Editor
To the editor: President Reagan said government is not the solution, but the problem. Ever since, Republicans have shown their hatred of government, which leads them to also hate, among other things, taxes. Taxes, it is said, raise the money that fuels (read more)
I am writing in response to the editorial titled, "Back in session, but for a waste of time," that was published Tuesday, the day that my House colleagues and I went to Harrisburg to try and restore some state funding to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable ci (read more)
To the editor: Tony Matulewicz correctly summarized what appears to be growing signs of ineptness by District Attorney Ann Targonski when he said, "The public needs to have confidence in our justice system, and today in Northumberland County our citizens (read more)
To the editor: A native of Kulpmont, I visited Mount Carmel Are High School in April to celebrate National Poetry Month with students there. I sometimes hear from residents of the coal region that "things are not the same" and that the area is going down (read more)
To the editor: The News-Item's recent editorial, "Back in session but for a waste of time," correctly pointed out that Pennsylvania has the biggest legislature in the country. It also said Pennsylvania is the second most expensive. While it's true that (read more)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Aug. 20 that Pennsylvania created 66,500 jobs in the last 12 months. At 1.1 percent, that's the fastest year-over-year job growth reported in any July since 2005. Relative to the 50 states, that's the 34th fastest (read more)
To the editor: On behalf of Drum Corps International (DCI), 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 drums and (read more)
To the editor: The Zerbe Township supervisors and police department would like to express a sincere thank you to the numerous businesses, organizations and individuals who assisted with the planning, organization and completion of National Night Out in Z (read more)
To the editor: It appalls me that Kulpmont Borough Council members have to create yet another controversy. They wasted tens of thousands of dollars on a pipe dream, but they cannot take care of their volunteer firefighters. As Chief Gilotti stated, "Th (read more)
To the editor: I am writing to ask our county commissioners, both present and future, for their help in setting up guidelines for the county tax claim bureau upset sales. Anyone wishing to bid on these properties would have to meet the following: - Canno (read more)
To the editor: I'm writing in response to Jake Betz's article on Aug. 5. When talking about Independents running for county commissioners, it's easy to interpret that they are on a "spoiler's mission." In respect to my dad, Joseph Barnes, I can only say (read more)
To the editor: I am a member of the Northumberland County Watchdogs, which is formed to bring common sense to the political arena in Northumberland County. We believe that the latest maneuver by the Shoch-Schiccatano campaign, bringing in unsuccessful De (read more)
To the editor: Around 5:20 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, we heard a loud bang on our front door from a man on his way to work who noticed that the apartment building next to my house was on fire. He had already called the fire department and cleared the stre (read more)
(This letter references a comment made by Commissioner Rick Shoch in The Daily Item, in which he said about fellow Commissioner Stephen Bridy's decision not to seek a second term, "I don't think this is an answer to Mr. Bridy's prayers so much as it is a (read more)
To the editor: Citizens for a Better Community, a not-for-profit organization comprised of concerned and dedicated citizens who work to improve and enhance the quality of life and pride in our community, would like thank the following individuals and bus (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2013:02:07 20:30:54 The Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities (NCCAH) was established to enhance the quality of life, economic development and tourism in Northumberland and surrounding counties through promotion of the arts for all age groups, by offerin (read more)
One month has passed since Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the state budget. The goal should be to enact a budget built upon fact versus one built on the propaganda being circulated by the governor and special interest groups from Washington, D.C. Gov. Wolf and his (read more)
To the editor: In the Tuesday, July 21, issue of The News-Item, the headlines described the $1.7 million road construction project on Route 61 in the Weigh Scales area. PennDOT added a turning lane for 61 North to access Bridge Street at the Wayside Inn (read more)