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Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. We will bring the letters to you weekly, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, who compiled the ...

The fight for one man’s attention

Dear Annie: My 36-year-old stepson, “Greg,” acts as if he’s married to my husband. It’s like a constant battle to outdo me. When my husband and I go on vacation, Greg whines to Daddy that he never takes him anywhere. On Wednesday, which is Greg’s day off, he will plan something for ...

Runaway!

By RALPH DOTTERER JR. Vroom! Vroom! Nothing does a better job of describing testosterone, than the loud guttural sound, when goosing the throttle of a powerful engine. Growing up as a teenager during the sixties, one of the defining aspects of our generation were the muscle cars. ...

Is there a right to disrupt school board meetings?

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit weighed into the touchy question of whether there is a constitutional right for a citizen to disrupt school board meetings. The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the federal court just below the United States Supreme ...

When will we wake up?

Another deer season is over; another season when I’m able to hunt some days in just a lightweight shirt. The changing climate is happening so slowly that we are no longer surprised when our hunting days are warm and pleasant, not like the old days of freezing temperatures and a ...

Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. We will bring the letters to you weekly, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, who compiled the ...

Readers weigh in on coed sleepovers

Dear Readers: I recently published a letter from “Not Comfortable,” who is helping to raise her three granddaughters. She stated that coed sleepovers seem to be the norm for children in her town, and she wondered what reader consensus is on that topic. I was delighted to hear from people ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The residents of Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home have so much for which to be THANKFUL. This past week, the Salvation Army visited us and gave us each a care package. The ...

Express Yourself

Exactly who is Congressman Glenn Thompson representing? WADE JODUN Mill Hall Wall Street and the stock market are booming. Corporations are reaping record profits. But it’s not a shared prosperity. The middle class has been left behind. The wages of hard-working, blue-collar men ...

Recognizing the reality

Christmas and travel. The first has a way of prompting the second and has done so ever since the delegation from the distant land came searching for Jesus. These wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star ...

Write to Santa the old-fashioned way

Happy holidays, kind readers! Some say letter writing is a lost art; however, one person who would disagree is Santa. Writing to Santa has been a Christmas tradition since the latter half of the 19th century. Its popularity grew as the postal service, and specifically home delivery, became ...

Beware of holiday scams

You may not want to hear this, but please don’t let your guard down this holiday season so that scammers can take advantage of you. It is the holidays - a time for charity and giving — when there are some who abuse the spirit of the season and take advantage of others ... seniors ...

In ‘Darkest Hour,’ Winston Churchill refuses to bend the knee

The two questions most people ask about a new movie are: Do I really want to see it? And, is it worth the price? "Darkest Hour," the film starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, is definitely worth seeing now, not later. It is worth the price. And it is required. Because in a West ...

A government ‘refund’

So, a Republican majority Congress has "reformed" the tax code for the first time in 31 years, allowing us to keep a little more of the money we earn. Woohoo! Back in the day when my withholding exceeded my tax liability, I occasionally received a nice little refund check from the U.S. ...

Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. We will bring the letters to you weekly, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, who compiled the ...

Fool us once

The parallels are unmistakable. The same practices employed by the tobacco industry to fool us into believing that smoking is harmless are being used today by the fossil fuel industry to convince us that global warming is either a hoax, fake science or a conspiracy perpetrated by the Left to ...

Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. We will bring the letters to you weekly, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, who compiled the ...

‘Letters to Our Boys’

(Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of The Express’ weekly “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. We will bring the letters to you weekly, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, who ...

Just what is the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania?

Have you heard about the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania? Described as a network of unique small businesses promoted as an experience to travelers, the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania (WCO) is the primary business development program offered by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, ...

A day to give thanks

This world — our world — has become so much more cynical these days as we’re force-fed divisiveness, anger, bad behavior, evil, laziness, stupidity ... Sorry, we’re calling it as we see it. We’ve lost too much of what our elders practiced: Respect for others, reverance, courtesy, ...