President Trump speaks at a political rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Aug. 2. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

In the otherwise admirably reported Aug. 3 news article “Trump rallies in Pa. to boost GOP Senate candidate,” about the Trump rally the previous night in Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre was described as “this northern Pennsylvania hamlet.”

The Census Bureau estimate of the population of Wilkes-Barre in 2017 was 40,806. Most dictionaries define a hamlet as “a small village.”

I suggest “hamlet” was not the correct word to use. And speaking as a former resident of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I believe Wilkes-Barre is usually considered to be in the northeastern part of the commonwealth rather than merely northern.

James Conaghan, Herndon