Letters to the Editor
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)
To the editor: It has been about a month since the Class of 2014 held its graduation ceremonies. What an exciting time it is for those young people. Some will join the military; some will immediately join the work force; some will be anxiously awaiting t (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A A journey to the Hawaiian Islands is a learning experience for all those who visit the 50th state. During my trip last month to see the conclusion of Lourdes graduate Col. John Roscoe's exceptional Air Force career, I had the opportunity to observe the o (read more)
To the editor: The purpose of this letter is to put in perspective the Kulpmont Borough municipal building controversy. These facts back up our position about the feasibility and affordability of the proposed project. We have about 2,800 citizens in the (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, on Thursday sent a letter to the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security seeking answers surrounding the screening and location of unaccompanied minors who have streamed across the United (read more)
To the editor: I would like to take an opportunity to comment on the story printed in Monday's edition of The News-Item regarding demands being made by the inmates at SCI-Coal Township. I would like to offer a perspective from someone who has been in pri (read more)
To the editor: Again, the votes of our local congressmen lead to the conclusion that they are for the rich and powerful at the expense of everyone else. Last week, Reps. Marino and Barletta voted to make permanent "bonus depreciation" in the tax code th (read more)
To the editor: The Northumberland County Council for Arts and Humanities (NCCAH) has donated $7,558.12 to the Vietnam Combat Veterans Moving Wall LTD to assist their organization in The Moving Wall maintenance and visitations to other communities. The co (read more)
To the editor: The city of Shamokin is reaching a critical point in our development and our history. The city just wrapped up its 150th anniversary celebration. Will Shamokin even have a 175th? We can stand by idly and let our problems overtake us, or we (read more)
To the editor: Thank you, councilman, It was fabulous to see in Saturday's paper a response from one of our councilmen. We, the taxpayers, finally got a spoonful of information visibly and open about the proposed municipal complex. Our inquiries were sli (read more)
To the editor: Given we are celebrating the Fourth of July, it might be appropriate to remember what the day is all about. It is when the 13 original colonies declared themselves independent of Great Britain. After a very long struggle, two remarkable do (read more)
To the editor: In response to Mr. Lutz and Mr. Chesney's continuing letters to the editor, the letters that have turned the building of a new municipal complex in Kulpmont into a one-sided debate, I am responding with my personal and professional though (read more)
To the editor: Since 1987, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Susquehanna Valley (BBBS) has been creating magic in the lives of children. Over those years, BBBS has helped kids reach their potential through positive adult role models, who encouraged (read more)
To the editor: We have finally heard from the other side of the Kulpmont building debate. One person out of 1,600 taxpaying property owners has finally stepped forward to say that she or he is in favor of the new building complex. Amen. Amen, I say to yo (read more)
To the editor: The new Kulpmont borough hall should be voted upon. Can anyone on council provide any reason why this issue wouldn't go on a ballot to be voted on? At last week's Kulpmont Borough Council meeting, the following issues came up: - There is n (read more)