Opinion

Pre-existing conditions

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Got a pre-existing condition? Surprise. You just elected a congressman who supports a healthcare plan that may well put decent health insurance financially out of reach for you. You’ve been had. An estimated half of the non-elderly residents of the 10th ...

We can do even better

Columns

By DIANE DIMOND Phew. The midterm elections are over! You voted, right? Yes? Great. For those who did not join the record-breaking throngs who either cast an early ballot or turned out on Election Day, you missed out. Voting is one of America's greatest civil rights, and it gloriously ...

America’s wealth floods into already wealthy cities

Columns

By FROMA HARROP When Amazon chose a Queens neighborhood across from Manhattan for one of its new headquarters, James Corden remarked on "The Late Late Show," "I gotta say, I really think this could be the thing that finally puts New York on the map." That was a joke. New York is already ...

Common sense

Letters to the editor

PAUL DOORIS Montoursville Immigrants are the hope and future of the United States. We see stories of suffering people and desperate families leaving their homelands to seek a better life within our nation’s borders, and our hearts are moved to compassion; yet we notice our nation’s ...

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

Be smart and be safe, please

Editorials

As we wish for our own family and friends we wish for our dear readers: Be safe and be smart, please, whether on the roads amid the season’s first storm, or in the coming days during hunting season here in Pennsylvania. No, you should not drive your normal speed when there’s ice and ...

Oppression in school bathrooms

Letters to the editor

JAY RYAN WINTERS Williamsport I am against schools banning transgender students from using their preferred bathrooms. Transgender students are human and deserve to be treated with the same equalities as everyone else – this includes using bathrooms of choice. My opinion is that ...

Bible digest

Columns

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 AKJV) This is a wonderful promise. Our part is to love the Lord and He will take care of the rest.

Loophole

Letters to the editor

KATHERINE SHIPE Williamsport Remember Ellis Island? Foreign immigrants are welcome in the United States as long as they go through the proper channels, and have physicals, so as not to bring foreign disease to our country, and learn our laws and live by them. They need to learn our ...

In Washington, D.C.

Columns

- U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R), 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suit 1A, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Phone: 570-322-3965. Website: https://marino.house.gov. - Sen. Pat Toomey (R), Suite 1159 Federal Building, Harrisburg, Pa. 17101. Phone: 717-782-3951. Website: www.toomey.senate.gov - Sen. Robert ...

Not guilty?

Letters to the editor

ROLANDA FRAZIER Williamsport How can any person in their right mind rule “not guilty” to a woman who left a child to die in her car? And to add insult to injury, a judge gives her a $25 fine! I’m referring to a Lycoming County jury acquitting Brittany Borgess last Friday in the ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

The people have spoken

Letters to the editor

ROBERT KEPLER Renovo Congratulations to Stephanie Borowicz on her win in Pennsylvania’s 76th Legislative District! I would also like to thank the people who voted for her and were just as tired of Mike Hanna’s spending of our tax dollars to make himself look good. The difference between ...

What the heck is wrong with elections in Florida?

Columns

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had the best line when it comes to the latest Florida election in which contests for governor and the U.S. Senate are still undecided. Rubio tweeted, "Bay County was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane just 4 weeks ago, yet managed to count votes and submit timely ...

What do you think?

Letters to the editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number. Letters dealing with private disputes will not be ...

Beyond memes

Columns

By GREG WALKER and KIM JOHNSON GREG: In the last year, our little Lock Haven University has hosted dance consorts, music and some very interesting speakers. Dinesh D’Souza and David Horowitz came to talk. And it appears that we have more on the way. Philosopher Dr. Christina Hoff ...

Bible digest

Columns

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14 AKJV) How do you know you are a child of God? You are led by the Holy Spirit.

Bellefonte homecoming king and queen

Letters to the editor

HELEN B. HARTER Bellefonte Thank you to the senior class of Bellefonte Area High School for electing Micah Heckathorn and Ashley Harter as homecoming king and queen. It speaks well of how you respect people with disabilities. I am proud of all of you for that respect. Again, thank you ...

Limiting social media use reduced depression in new experiment

Columns

By DEVIN COLDEWEY www.techcrunch.com The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at best suggestive. A new experimental study ...

Freedom is not free

Letters to the editor

JOHN F. CURCIO North Bend I watched the flag pass one day, It fluttered in the breeze A young airman saluted it, And then, he stood at ease. I looked at him in uniform, So young, so tall, so proud, With hair cut square and eye alert, He’d stand out in any crowd. I though, ...