Letters to the Editor
To the editor: I am writing in regards to the article in The News-Item from Thursday concerning the proposed spending of $6 million to upgrade the heating-ventilation-air-conditioning (HVAC) system at the elementary and middle-high schools. I must admit (read more)
To the editor: Did you notice that Congress passed a budget that had bipartisan support? Great news, they are finally working together. However, wait a minute and look at what they have accomplished. They did nothing other than give themselves and their (read more)
Dear Santa Claus: Santa, it is up to you to save Christmas. All I want for Christmas is that people care about Christmas. Toy companies are destroying Christmas because they are brainwashing kids, and their parents can't afford it, and when it is Christm (read more)
To the editor: I am in total agreement with the letter written to your newspaper by Charles Shuey. When someone breaks the law, that person will have to suffer the consequences, whether that person be black or white. Somehow, we must teach our children t (read more)
To the editor: Having degrees in science and biology and having taught the subjects for 11 years, and having met Dr. Michael Behe personally a number of times, I affirm points made by Howard Burge in his letter to the editor Dec. 6. The discovery of the (read more)
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta Wednesday issued a statement regarding the House of Representatives' passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act by a vote of 404-to-17. The act amends the Internal Revenue Service code to establish t (read more)
To the editor: The recent deaths of two black men, who died while fighting with police, have kicked the liberal spin machine into overdrive. In their view, it's all about racism and the "targeting" of young black males by police. This viewpoint has been (read more)
To the editor: With the passing of Luke Brown, Coal Township basketball alumni lost one of their greatest players. A two-year starter for the Purple Demons, he scored 819 points in 48 contests, averaging 17 points a game. During the 1956-57 season, Lu (read more)
Dear Editor: November is Home Health and Hospice Month. To those who work in this important facet of health care, a hearty thank you. It is said, "home is where the heart is," and in today's health care world, people are sometimes discharged to home with (read more)
Dear Editor: This is in response to the recent editorial you had about the pope's remark regarding the Big Bang and evolution. It was stated that the Vatican recognized Darwin's theories more than 60 years ago. No doubt they felt compelled to do so since (read more)
To the editor: Once again our local congressmen voted in favor of corporations and against the best interests of the public. Lou Barletta and Tom Marino's votes indicate they want to change the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) by removing scientists f (read more)
To the editor: It was a year in October since we three women from Chester County stepped foot inside the Northumberland County Courthouse and found our history stored in deplorable conditions. It was one year ago today, Dec. 2, that our Facebook group, S (read more)
To the editor: I'm writing to express my concern over the recent farm accident in Jordan Township. As a member of the National Tractor Safety Coalition, I am aware of the risk that farmers take every day. Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupati (read more)
To the editor: Public education is the most important investment our state can make. We celebrated American Education Week last week, and it's worth asking ourselves a question: What would we do without public schools? Where would we be without them? Eve (read more)
Note: The following letter was read at Monday's school board meeting. Dear school board members: As you know, Southern Columbia teachers have recently attended board meetings. It can even be said that Southern Columbia teachers have never attended schoo (read more)