Opinion

Dear Sen. Toomey: Beware the Russian bear

Letters to the editor

JOAN HELLER Beech Creek As a member of U.S. Cultural Exchange Programs, I have participated in five tours of the former Soviet Union. For nine weeks in the spring of 1964, I toured the USSR as a member of the Oberlin College Choir, the first collegiate group sent to the Soviet Union in a ...

The threats to our representative democracy

Editorials

By LEE H. HAMILTON With so much turmoil in Washington and around the country these days, it’s easy to get caught up in the crises of the moment. These are, indeed, worth our attention — but so are longer-running developments that threaten the health of our representative democracy. I ...

Our puppies and kitties

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport For years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regularly published lists of dog or cat breeders who have been abusing animals at their facilities. That is, until Feb. 3, 2107, when the Trump Admin-istration’s USDA cut off public access to the ...

Sunday hunting: Not really a good idea

Letters to the editor

Outdoor recreational activities have never been more popular. Pennsylvanians are getting outside in record numbers to enjoy a wide variety of sports and hobbies. Families have discovered geo-caching and are day hiking our state parks, people are trail running, setting up tripods for nature ...

America, you’re losing your voice

Letters to the editor

Rise and wake up, America! You are losing your voice. People are getting hoarse, but soon you will all be made silent and won’t be able to speak, if President Donald Trump continues to be president. Do you realize that attacking the media is the first step to a dictatorship? This was ...

To the Keystone Central School Board

Letters to the editor

I am writing this letter to respectfully ask that you — James Knauff, Thomas Shafer, Albert Jones, Wayne Koch, Debbie Smith, Roger Elling, Gregory Strouse, Charles Rosamilia and Jeff Johnston — be proactive and prevent what would be a devastating action to students at Bucktail Area Middle ...

Ideas on a united America

Letters to the editor

These are ideas from discussing, listening, reading and watching for my 60 some years on earth. We, as a country, could reduce divisiveness, racism, poverty and even naivete. But to do so, we need to enhance patriotism, understanding, camaraderie, among countless other good attributes. ...

Fight with cancer vs. fight to park

Letters to the editor

Imagine parking in front of your home for 12 years and now there is a two-hour parking sign. My son-in-law came to visit and found what he thought was an advertisement on my car, but it turned out to be a $5 parking ticket. Just imagine that I fought the battle with cancer, leaving me to ...

It’s called leadership

Letters to the editor

In reply to Mr. Charles Reeder’s Feb. 22 letter to the editor entitled, “Scandalous,” I say this: Mr. Reeder said the firing of General Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, was proof of the administration being chaotic and inept. No, Mr. Reeder, it’s ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. To the people of the Lock Haven Post Office and particularly the person who picks up the mail at the drop box in Castanea, we would like to express our sincere ...

Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police station

Letters to the editor

Is it true that the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police are contemplating building a new station in Jersey Shore, at the site of the current Richmond Park on South Broad Street? If so, this is ill advised, I believe. Why? First, the site is in the floodplain and will require additional costs ...

A shot in the foot

Columns

The old gunslinger is known as the fastest man in the West. He is so quick that he fires his gun before it is out of his holster; and guess what? He has shot himself in the foot! The forces aligned to work for the defeat of Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, are ...

Fixed-route bus service needs a trial run here

Editorials

More study and demand has brought back the idea of bringing public bus service to eastern Clinton County and Greater Lock Haven from an existing route to Jersey Shore. And now we’re hearing that Lock Haven may be the only sixth-class city in Pennsylvania to not have fixed-route bus ...

Bringing down the wall

Letters to the editor

People will always tell you that you need to calm down when you get passionate about injustice. They will tell you not to be so dramatic, but the world is already full of drama they callously ignore. Children burn, funded by our tax dollars. Lives are destroyed every day by people who spew ...

A truthful president

Letters to the editor

Many of the news reporters who attended President Donald Trump’s news conference last Thursday were taken aback by his laying it on the line about “fake news.” My headline above shows my trustworthiness in our president. That does not mean that all of his words or speech may be kind. ...

Healthy relationships month

Letters to the editor

Everybody deserves to be in a healthy relationship free from violence. Healthy communication can help you form a healthy relationship, or make an existing relationship healthier. If you are experiencing an unhealthy or abusive relationship and would like help, the Clinton County Women’s ...

Populist correctness: The new PC

Letters to the editor

I’d like to point out a contradiction in our current cultural climate. A new form of political correctness has risen in Donald Trump’s America. Maybe we should call it Populist Correctness. While Trump and his cronies rode to the White House on a wave of support for his “honesty and ...

Social Security expansion bill

Letters to the editor

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation Thursday, Feb. 16, to expand Social Security benefits and strengthen the retirement program for generations to come. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a companion bill in the House. The legislation would ensure that Social Security ...

Donald J. Trump

Letters to the editor

I am writing in response to letters from people who want Donald Trump to start “acting more presidential.” I and all of my rowdy friends (you can call us deplorables if you like) disagree. We like Mr. Trump just the way he is. That is why we hired him back in November. We have had ...