To the editor (and Joe Biden): Thank you, Joe Biden, for giving us in your address to the nation, the most radical agenda this country has ever seen, and delivered in the most boring way ever. Let’s face it, people, everybody’s — and I mean everybody’s — taxes are going up.

To the editor: Thursday night’s Government Study Commission meeting was very informative. I want to thank those candidates who were open and honest about their views and opinions on Home Rule. Of course, you had the one who didn’t know what she wanted, and that’s a very scary statement from …

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To the editor: Would you desire to make our community a better place in which to live? There’s a simple way to do that without the need for extensive planning, money or time-consuming effort. You can impact the lives of the citizens of our community by simply being kind, which will not only …

To the editor: We are writing this letter to thank the people who helped clean up the hillside of Crab Run Road on Saturday, April 10. Just under 1 ton of litter was collected in an hour. By that time, the truck was full.

To the editor: Most of us, at one point or another in our lives, have had to deal with a bully. Bullies are cowards who tend to be miserable in their own lives and then take their unhappiness out on others. They try to gain the respect they lack by harassing, intimidating, and harming others…

To the editor: Margaret Thatcher said, “If they attack you personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” This quote sums up Mr. Leschinskie’s latest response regarding the Government Study Commission and Home Rule debate. Just because you spread a little icing on the …

To the editor: Former U.S. Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Kentucky, lambasted Georgia-based companies Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola for their position and comments regarding the voter rights and corporate promotion of American democracy. These companies publicly denounce…

To the editor: I was disheartened to see Mr. Manning’s letter to the editor calling me out about my fact-finding studies in regard to Home Rule. I wrote the letter, not the headline. Headlines are chosen by the editor, not myself. The point of my letter was that this publication stated “past…

To the editor: Debate in politics should be welcomed. All sides are claiming misinformation on the other as it relates to a Home Rule charter adoption and what will be in it. People can lie, but numbers don’t.

To the editor: When people perpetrate outright lies about me, I believe it is my responsibility to respond. Perhaps the author of the asinine letter about me did not have all the facts. Perhaps that person intentionally misled the citizens of a city he doesn’t live in. After all, who can eve…

To the editor: It’s time for people to see what the farmers got in the 2020 farm support. Go to the website https://farm.ewg.org/index.php. On this website you will see what the farmers have been given for support. This database is public knowledge.

To the editor: Thank you, Democrats, for passing the $1.9 trillion relief package. Future generations will be saddled with an increased tax liability.

To the editor: Many businesses in the City of Shamokin are struggling, families have to stretch their income to pay utility bills and the financial distress of Shamokin city government is well known.

To the editor: Another recent dangerous column made the claim that 929 deaths were caused by COVID vaccines using the Center for Disease Control as the source of this information. The following is taken directly from a report by that same source (CDC).

To the editor: The new administration’s economic recovery plan includes a proposal for free community college. This would be a major gain for people seeking new careers, better jobs or affordable higher education and benefit employers needing qualified workers for high-demand occupations.

To the editor: The science is in and the data is out. Now, it is time we get back to a normal way of life and stop this nonsense surrounding COVID-19. Many are living in fear and there is no reason for it. The current administration wants to keep us living in fear so they can continue to con…

To the editor: President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, continued to face opposition by the Senate Republicans during the past few days of confirmation hearings. She is a longtime Democratic political and policy aide who previously criticized lawma…

To the editor: In regard to the fraudulent voting, it did exist in the 2020 election. Many courts refused to hear the cases. How can justice be served if the courts refused to hear the evidence?

To the editor: Many great things have been said about Dick Kashner. As many of us know, Dick was an outstanding baseball and softball player.

To the editor: Three cheers for Tom Ryan, the voice of Schuykill County sports for over three decades.

To the editor: Last Saturday’s article by Greg Maresca made the dangerous claim that lockdowns, masks and social distancing are not a remedy to the pandemic that has resulted in 500,000 lost lives. Then Mr. Maresca added the more unacceptable, dangerous idea that vaccines, too, are not a rem…

To the editor: Here I go. In response to the unconstitutional and ridiculous, but simply vindictive impeachment trial against Donald Trump, a private citizen, I want everyone to think about this opinion objectively.

To the editor: In a May 19, 2019, edition of The News-Item, a then Government Study Commission candidate was quoted in their interview, “I don’t believe what they’re doing with the Earned Income Tax (EIT) is how to engage the community in Shamokin. You won’t keep people here if you tax them …

To the editor: Our neighbor and her friends pulled up in front of our homes after having lunch and her friends spotted our elephants on the front porch and in the flowerbeds.

To the editor: Six hours into his presidency, with a swipe of his pen, Joe Biden shut down the Keystone Pipeline. He effectively and immediately killed off about 1,000 jobs. There are about 28,000 jobs related to the pipeline and they will ultimately be gone, too, and they ain’t coming back,…

To the editor: The critics of President Biden are claiming his recent rash of executive orders are unconstitutional and those directives are by-passing the legislature, which should pass laws and regulations. However, consider this: if executive orders are unconstitutional, why aren’t they b…

To the editor: Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has literally endorsed executing top Democratic lawmakers and has sewn doubt about tragedies, including school shootings. She has endorsed fringe domestic terrorists and has sewn anti-semitism.

To the editor: Just as in this past summer, the Associated Press recently investigated the entity called the “Catholic Church” (cue visions of a large, dark castle on a cliff with clouds, thunder and lightning) after it collected a large amount of money from the Small Business Paycheck Prote…

To the editor: I periodically speak to my brother Charles, who is living in Pawley’s Island in South Carolina. Charles is the 1964 valedictorian or Mount Camel Joint High School and a retired high school and collegiate professor of history. With that being said and my initial post-secondary …

To the editor: Ms. Shaffer in her letter to the editor of Jan. 19 wanted to know why the Democrats hate Trump so much.

To the editor: Biden, on day one of his term in office, canceled prior approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project Trump approved after Obama shunned it. This is a very big deal for the environmental lobby and millions of millennial voters, or so it would seem. The pipeline is a Canadian…

To the editor: In the recent past you called the elections probably fake and with Ted Cruz and others caused the insurrection on the Capitol in an effort to make Donald Trump president for life.

To the editor: In December 2020, I was admitted by ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital. I remained in the ICU for more than a week. I am so grateful for the care, doctors, nurses, respiratory, X-ray, cleaning staff, dietary, ambulance crew and numerous others.

To the editor: I don’t know where to begin so I will just state that I am proud and honored to be a President Trump supporter, and I know there are many of us — more than 75 million.

To the editor: Have Trump supporters reached the last straw? Trump supporters didn’t mind when he told the lie that Obama wasn’t really a citizen. No problem when he defended white supremicists. No repercussions when he put the word of Putin ahead of our own intelligence agencies.

To the editor: Once again the schools are in financial difficulty. I believe this is due to the total mismanagement of the board and superintendent.

To the editor: Fred Keller, Dan Meuser, Glenn Thompson and five other Pennsylvania Republican congressmen, Mike Kelly, John Joyce, Scott Perry, Guy Reschenthaler and Lloyd Smucker, should resign from Congress because:

To the editor: U.S. Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, a Christian (Methodist denomination), said these words. These words coupled with his extraordinary leadership and courage saved the lives of more than 1,200 American World War II soldiers, 200 of which were Jewish-American soldiers, and al…