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Senator Jay Costa, a Democratic state leader, wrote a letter to The Daily Item published in the Nov. 15 issue.

The appalling photo of David Rowe drinking that appeared in the Nov. 27 edition of the Daily Item was truly shocking, or more accurately, would have been, were it not for the many misguided actions he has engaged in going back to the early days of the COVID calamity.

On Pages A1, A2, B1 and B2 of the Saturday, Nov. 28, Daily Item, there are photos of local people not wearing masks in public settings.

Kudos and heartfelt thanks to Todd Hummel for his Eric Long “Good Dude” article (Nov. 28). It hit the nail right on the head.

I would like to thank the volunteers at Trinity United Methodist Church in Northumberland for providing a wonderful meal on Thanksgiving.

I’m not a stump-jumping, letter-writing person, but I feel compelled to pen a few lines concerning the veteran’s parade and gathering at the mall in Selinsgrove on Monday, Nov. 9. It went to show that there’s still a bunch of people that do “give a damn.” 

Contrary to The Daily Item headline, Rep. David Rowe was not “flouting drinking ban” in a Facebook post. In the photo he is shown holding a glass full of beer at 5:01 p.m., which means that the drink was served to him before that time.

Now we are into another crisis because our elected officials decided to steal $4.2 billion, yes billion, of dollars from our gas tax to finance the state police. This is money we were told was to pay for road repairs and then bridge repair.

When my family moved to Union County nine years ago, I was immediately struck by the caring nature of the community. Many people knew each other, a little or a lot — it didn’t matter. They looked out for one another and cared if something was amiss in one another’s lives.

There is an error in the bill or tomorrow’s appointment is canceled. That information is lost or the work isn’t done on time. The toy I bought for my grandchild doesn’t work.

Evidence, evidence, evidence. Something that is not present in the countless and baseless claims of the would-be King Donald Trump. Court case after case brought by President Trump are being thrown out for lack of evidence. Again and again, when asked to present evidence, Rudy Guiliani and a…

The “Swamp will return” letter (Nov. 26)  by Mel Benjamin is ample demonstration of not letting facts get the way of a story. Unfortunately, it would take far more space than I am allowed to answer his assertions.

So, from the front page article in the Nov. 25 Daily Item, it appears many of our Harrisburg politicians are now very upset and angry at PennDOT for not giving them more warning about running out of money for road and bridge projects by Dec. 1.

So, if you voted for Donald Trump this year, I can’t help but wonder, has his deplorable behavior after the election, losing the popular vote by more than 6 million votes, led you to question your allegiance? Aren’t you just a little concerned that even though we’ve passed 250,000 COVID deat…

Well, the election of all elections is over and the Democrats are to be congratulated, even if I believe it was stolen.

It is a fact Biden won the election by 6 million votes. It is a fact Republicans won many legislative positions in this election. The people wanted Republican representation in the government.

In regards to Joe DeCristopher’s letter to the editor (Nov. 12), they are all good questions to ask. However, looking at question No. 9, I have one to ask readers as well.

Local readers may have noticed the 19 American flags flying in front of Evangelical Community Hospital. The Lewisburg Sunrise Rotary club recently placed them as a way to honor the efforts of the hospital employees and other local health care workers who are on the front lines every day figh…

Joe DeCristopher’s My Turn article (Nov. 12) invited a reply from a conservative. He made 10 points so I will answer only a few briefly.

Before voting in the 2020 general election, I was encouraged to vote for Donald Trump because he would lower my taxes. After examining the Trump tax cut bill, I found that the tax rate for taxpayers with income from wages, salaries and interest was decreased less than 1 percent.

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?”

I was absolutely appalled at the audacity Dr. Rachel Levine took with the newest mask mandate. Levine has strengthened the state’s mask order to require people to wear masks whenever they gather inside, even inside our homes, if non-family members are present. What gives you the right to tel…

Tom Wolf. Nancy Pelosi. Jim Kenney. Muriel Bowser. Lori Lightfoot. Gavin Newsom.

I believe the greatest disrespect of all, is to mess with people’s perception of reality, their minds. Around half of the American minds have been “hijacked” by some political leaders, some news programs, social media, powerful corporations, and others. Horrible lies have been implanted into…

I hope all you Democratic supporters realize what you have just done to this great country. The purpose of a socialist government is to make people think they aren’t smart enough or have the intelligence to make their own decisions so the government makes them for the people. The way Nancy P…

What has this election shown us? I believe quite a lot. Our United States is anything but united. We have moved from a reasonable disagreement to violence and hate.

When we hear the numbers 20 20, many of us think of vision. The year 2020 has been an eye-opener for all of us. COVID-19 has challenged and placed restrictions on so many events sponsored by charitable organizations in our community. These organizations make it their heartfelt mission to hel…

We recently had our Veterans Day Celebration in Mifflinburg and what an incredible morning. First of all, a huge thank you to all of our volunteers that make this a success. The Boy and Girl Scouts, the CAR, Good Time 4-H, the Nazarene Church singers, Paige Rhyne, Patricia Shively, Lewisburg…

Please stop questioning the validity of our electoral process. This is a very dangerous road to go down. I tell you this from experience — I was born in Nicaragua, a place where unfortunately elections are no longer trusted by the people. Crying out fraud and a need to “investigate what tran…

Recently, I’ve been reading about the founding of our nation. I’ve looked back to the politics of late 1600s England and Europe. Guess what? We live in the same flawed human world. In my reading I was amazed at the similarities in politics, people, and events of four centuries ago.

To say that Election 2020 has been difficult is clearly a tremendous understatement. One aspect of this difficulty has been the frustration of seeking a candidate who is consistently pro-life. One party opposes abortion but favors the death penalty and promotes policies concerning the enviro…

Every November, the nation marks American Education Week as a time to celebrate our great public schools and the dedicated professionals who work with our students.

Thought I had seen it all until I saw the PIAA has sold the broadcast rights for the state football playoffs for $80,000.

Supporters of President-Elect Joe Biden have been justifiably worried by President Donald’s Trump’s persistent insistence — without evidence — that the election was stolen, and his refusal to concede. The worries deepen when we see him putting his cronies into the top civilian posts at the P…

To Republican voters — many of you, as I have friends or family involved in the election polls. They received classes on what to do and look for. Any possible problem was set aside for further investigation. To these people we owe our many thanks.

In regards to Mr. Joe Decristopher’s letter to the editor (Nov. 12): All good questions to ask, however, looking at question No. 9, I have one to ask readers as well.

A number of years ago, I attended a training course entitled LET (Leader Effectiveness Training). In one of the break out work sessions, the trainer divided the class into eight groups of five or six individuals. Each group was presented with the same problem to come up with a solution. Ther…

The election is over and as just as Donald Trump told us, the coronavirus has suddenly disappeared.

I wish that the minister who talked about sin in his letter to the editor would have used fear instead. I think the current president plays on the fear of the voters so he does not have to deal with his fear. His one great fear that has communicated to me is his fear of failure.

I don’t know how many drug manufacturers there are in the United States except that there has to be more than one. If our goal is to vaccinate as many people as possible in as little time as possible, why don’t they all get together and all of them manufacture the same vaccine?

Recently, it was announced that Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities will be administratively merging. All three of them will remain open, and each will have a specialty. It was also announced that three state universities in western Pennsylvania will also be consolidated.

Our institutions and democracy matter. People’s reactions to the election results reveal the divisions and misunderstandings in our nation. I give thanks to God for President-Elect Biden’s victory, and Senator Harris’s historic rise to the vice presidency, but their victory has been marred b…

I think the world owes President Donald Trump a debt of gratitude for his final “dumb show,” his backturning on the simple courtesy of conceding his defeat in the race for the Electoral College which traditionally selects our next president.

The election is over with President-Elect Biden on a path to win the popular vote by a margin upwards of 5 million over one-term President Trump. It is a time to try to unify the divided nation, with the majority voting for Biden and the minority voting for Trump living in very different rea…

Thank you Harry Prentiss for your letter to the editor in the Saturday, Nov. 7 Daily Item, referencing the columns of Dr. Karen Elias and Carol Parowski.

How many times in our lives have we heard the comment “I don’t vote because what difference would one vote make?” Over this past long week, we have witnessed just how important each of those “one votes” are. Regardless of the outcome of this election, we have so much to celebrate. Among othe…