Opinion

Police protection in Porter Township

Letters to the editor

MELANIE MCLANE Porter Township I read with dismay that Porter Township is considering dropping out of the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Service. The stated reason is that more money is needed for road maintenance. It’s hard to know, as a township resident and taxpayer, exactly ...

Hate in ‘US’ must stop

Letters to the editor

MARSHA HUNTER Duncansville In Charlottesville, Va., Neo Nazis showed up with rifles and guns, wearing camouflage, and pelted counter protesters with water bottles, chemicals, tear gas and rocks. The counter protesters prayed in a church, and the church was surrounded by Neo Nazi’s ...

Why no limits?

Letters to the editor

WELDON COHICK JR. Linden This concerns the in prison drug treatment plan which will cost the taxpayers $50,000 a year. Drug and alcohol addicts would be in a rehabititative program while serving their sentence. Our elected officials agree with this program and, if successful, it would ...

Millstones, not coattails

Letters to the editor

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station In the 2000 Presidential election, Vice President Al Gore should have won in a landslide. The economy was doing well and the federal government was running budget surpluses. Instead, Gore lost that election because he didn’t do enough to distance himself ...

No pay when striking

Letters to the editor

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan It won’t be long now that kids will be going back to school. Also, it won’t be long that you’ll be hearing about teachers going on strike. School teachers have every right to go on strike. However, when school teachers go on stike they shouldn’t get paid. ...

The cancerous lie of white supremacy

Letters to the editor

JON MERTZ Mifflintown A few weeks ago, I wrote a letter concerning the removal of Confederate statues. As I am both passionate about this subject AND given to verbosity, it was, I guess, too long to print. I assumed the subject would quickly lose its currency and my thoughts would no ...

Monuments to what?

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport National controversy has accompanied the decision in some communities to relocate Confederate monuments from public sites to other venues. One aspect of this controversy has gotten precious little attention: The history of the erection of these statues ...

White privilege

Letters to the editor

ALAN CHACK Mifflintown I do believe that President Donald Trump is proving that there is such a thing as white privilege. He can express opinions that no one of “unacceptable skin tint or unacceptable ethnicity” could get away with in public. He is escaping from the moral wrath of ...

How to fight a police citation

Letters to the editor

DAVID KAGAN Pine Creek Valley Have you ever been issued a police citation, whether it be for a claimed traffic offense or non-traffic one? And you are convinced in your mind that it is an unfair citation? Well, that happened to me last year, and I was determined to do all that I could to ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A special THANK YOU to Blessing the Backpack Committee members from both Clintondale and Mackeyville United Methodist Churches for your hard work. Also, thank you to ...

Alt-right solution

Letters to the editor

GLENDA HEYD Montoursville Isn’t it ironic that the “alt-right” IS upset by the prospect of a future where they will be treated like minorities have been treated for over 100 hundred years? Simple solution: Treat everyone as you wish to be treated.

‘Back to Class’ means healthy routines for kids

Editorials

W ow, the summer is going fast. We imagine that’s what many parents are saying as their school-age children and college students get ready to head “Back to Class.” It’s an exciting time. Locally, public school begins next Wednesday ... earlier than usual ... then the week after ...

Quixotic journey

Letters to the editor

MICHAEL J. STUBLER Altoona I again find myself on a quixotic journey through our fair city. Over the years, I have witnessed the slow erosion of properties on Sixth and Seventh avenues, which are the main arteries to downtown. These properties are often the first and last visages to a ...

Call them what they are

Letters to the editor

ARNO VOSK Williamsport Let’s not dignify them by calling them “white nationalists.” They flaunt the Nazi flag, give the Nazi salute, and they shout hate slogans against Jews, African-Americans and Muslims. They are Neo-Nazis, plain and simple. Our fathers and grandfathers, ...

Denouncing hate and violence

Letters to the editor

SHARON R. LOPEZ Harrisburg Each of us as Americans is guaranteed freedom of speech and expression. But, each of us also must respect the rule of law and human life. As lawyers of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and as good citizens, we cannot prevent the formation of hate groups that ...

Violence ‘on many sides’

Letters to the editor

CAROL WILLIAMS Shepherdstown, W.Va. While some Americans are outraged over the removal of Confederate Civil War historical monuments, claiming it amounts to “changing history,” the president himself is guilty of changing history by erecting historical, monumental lies about the war and ...

Civil war

Letters to the editor

JOHN HOVENSTINE Hollidaysburg After returning from Gettysburg, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, I had a few thoughts as we traveled those hallowed grounds. Our United States was on the verge of splitting based on differing opinions. Although slavery was the ...

Not fair!

Columns

This time, the President told the truth. The health care bill passed by Fifth District U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson and other House Republicans was mean. So were the fat and skinny bills repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and almost ...

Missing the target

Letters to the editor

TIMOTHY HAVENER Mill Hall When I was in second grade, the symptoms of my attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) started to surface in my academics. My parents were told that I had a hyperactive disorder with ADD, as ADHD did not exist as a disorder at the time. Being the staunch ...