To the editor: I was disappointed to learn that county Commissioners Rick Shoch and Sam Scicchitano are closing yet another senior action center. After closing the center in Trevorton a few months ago, next they will be shutting the one in Elysburg.

To the editor: Citizens for a Better Community (CBC), a not for profit organization comprised of concerned and dedicated citizens who support to improve and enhance the quality of life and pride in our community, would like to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals and busi…

To the editor: I don’t know a lot about the medical marijuana industry. I understand that marijuana’s medical applications have helped relieve the pain and suffering caused by several diseases and that scientific research indicates marijuana might help with treatment of additional illnesses.

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To the editor: What is the swamp? This swamp cliché is everywhere in political editorials. The president was elected to “drain the swamp.” The Washington Beltway surrounds the swamp. Congress is mired in the swamp — folks on both sides of the aisle wear swamp shoes. Career civil servants see…

To the editor: The new Kulpmont Borough Council has been in office a little over six months. With that, we would like to give Kulpmont’s citizens an update on council’s activities.

To the editor: My Brother Sir Knights and I would like to thank The News-Item for the opportunity to respond to the Sound Off comment that questioned the Knights of Columbus’ participation in the United States’ armed conflicts.

To the editor: I agree with President Trump. The real person to blame in this situation is the USA reporter because that question should have never been put to him. If that would have been asked of Mr. Obama the others would have chased after him and beat him up. I cannot believe all of this…

To the editor: Fox News and the rest of right-wing media want to convince their audiences that socialism is bad. But our government is really made up of a combination of capitalism and socialism.

To the editor: Are we the United States of Constitutional America or the United States of Progressive America? Exploring this question shines light on the ugly politics of the present.

To the editor: For those that do not know Mr. Laughlin, I just want to say don’t judge him by this one inappropriate photograph.

To the editor: A response to your editorial from Tuesday about the disbursement of the leftover funds from the 150th-anniversary celebration.

To the editor: There was a time not so long ago when this country was governed almost exclusively by the common sense, patriotic principles outlined by our forefathers in our Constitution. These were men of almost uncanny vision and wisdom, as they possessed the ability to foresee issues tha…

To the editor: Civility is nothing more than politeness, and it represents a long tradition of moral values essential to our democracy. Virtues like empathy, humility, integrity, honesty and respect for others are the components of a strong democracy. Deliberation and exchange of ideas are i…

To the editor: True independence is the ability to be free in the pursuit of truth. Conspiracy theories — some believe, and some reject. But why do some call them “conspiracy theories?”

I would like to set the record straight on something. It has come to my attention by some concerned people who want to know why I am “against” everything going on positively in Shamokin. The statement is simply not true. I do support positive things, as long as the work is being done. I will…

To the editor: A friend, in my opinion, is a person you have known for a long time; a person you trust and with which share many of the same interests; someone you can depend on in times of turmoil and danger; a person you feel comfortable being around. However, acquaintances are people you …

To the editor: May 30 was the traditional Memorial Day to honor our dead, military heroes and veterans. Kulpmont’s men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice include:

To the editor: When Trump says he will make America great again, he means what he says. He really does believe it can be great again. It has to start at home. It’s time people start believing in each other, like the old days.

To the editor: In my youth, people called each other names all the time. My mother’s words of comfort were, “sticks and stone can break your bones, but words can never hurt you.”

To the editor: The question of Home Rule is going to be on the forefront very shortly. Local leaders see this as the only option. I believe there is potential, but it must be done right. The only way I can support Home Rule is if we overhaul everything about this city government. These are t…

To the editor: I am writing this letter today to bring awareness to a little-known bill that is being held back from a vote in the state House. If this bill is not put through for a vote this session, it will die, and most likely not find its way back to the House for another vote. This woul…

To the editor: Thursday night when ACT 47 officials came to Shamokin to give their update on the city in the program, there were only 12 residents in attendance. A year ago in the same auditorium, I had five times that number attend my town hall when I was running for mayor. The lack of atte…

To the editor: The annals of history are replete with the names of infamous traitors; individuals who have sold out their friends, their relatives or their nation for personal gain. Jesus had Judas Iscariot, Julius Caesar had Brutus and the American Revolution had Benedict Arnold. Now, in 20…

To the editor: My thought, after reading Mr. Schiccatano’s letter to the editor, was that Sam must be taking law courses because it sure sounded like the letter was written by an attorney. Schiccatano twists many facts in his letter, just like an attorney would do.