Letters to the Editor
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)
To the editor: "Let me tell you about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above, and a thing called love." The song reminds us how interconnected nature and mankind are. Sadly, it has gone awry. I experienced it firsthan (read more)
To the editor: It's only July and negative campaign ads have already begun in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race. Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United that money equals speech, special interests have been flooding our elections with ca (read more)
Recently, I read articles in both our local papers about a young man who took his life while at Northumberland County Prison. Apparently, he was sent to prison due to drugs. I was saddened to read some of the hateful comments made about this man as his f (read more)
To the editor: Inmate Charles T. Picarella's letter claiming abuse, malnourishment and lack of adequate health care is weak on specifics. His alleged tale of woe would lead one to believe he's incarcerated in a Devil's Island penal colony somewhere. He s (read more)
To the editor: While I have always respected the opinions of Dr Terry Madonna, his column, "The real issue with the budget: Tax structure," hit a nerve because it's nothing more than a call for a massive tax increase rather than demanding that our bloate (read more)
SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington County, is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to Marcellus Shale development. Today, SunnySide employs 15 workers - up from five in 2008 - and owner Paul Battista is proud of the well-paying job (read more)
To the editor: To the people of Shamokin/ Coal Township and the surrounding areas, I would like to thank the following businesses for their enthusiastic and generous response to our car raffle supporting Shamokin's 150th anniversary parade: The Medicine (read more)
To the editor: We promised last year, after the rains came during our 11th annual cruise, a bigger and better cruise for 2014, if the weather would cooperate. It was indeed an outstanding day in Kulpmont for our 12th annual cruise June 22. There were mor (read more)