Letters to the editor

The importance of family

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven With Father’s Day only a month away, I have been thinking a lot about how much my dad means to me. We have not always gotten along, but he has been there for me. Right now, he and my mom (as well as myself) are dealing with some difficult things. I try to ...

The Stephanie problem

RICHARD MORRIS Lock Haven During her two election campaigns, Stephanie Borowicz made no secret of her love for her God and her love for lethal weapons. A majority of voters saw nothing odd in that combination of affections, and we should not be surprised that Pennsylvania House Speaker ...

Military families come second to a wall

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall President Trump just allocated $1.5 billion from military funds that were supposed to be used to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base and moved them to his border wall project. Almost every building on Tyndall was destroyed or damaged during recent violent storms. ...

Our nation has many problems that need to be corrected

ROBERT NORTON Montoursville In a May 5 letter to the editor entitled “Amusing,” Galen Seaman outlined several changes that have been made to the Social Security fund. Those changes to the Social Security fund were initiated by Democrats. Those changes are draining the Social Security ...

Different understanding

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville I agree that Gavin Ferringer wrote a very good and thought provoking letter published in The Express on April 30, “Great like that again.” My take was not going back to a better time but it was an acknowledgement that at one time our political leaders and ...

Congress’ contempt charge

IDEA TEMPLE Mansfield Congress believes it has a right to Attorney General William Barr’s report to be given to them during a recent no-show hearing. However below you will see why this writer fears the outcome of such a maneuver. Below is an update from the vox.com website on this ...

On the topic of mental illness

HAROLD A. MAIO Fort Myers, Fla. Clinton County Commissioner Paul Conklin recently addressed mental illness in a proclamation, with the quote, “Help end the silence and stigma surrounding mental illness ...” Actually, we have never spoken more, and though there are indeed people who ...

Minimum wage nullifies the economic ladder

ROMUALD ANDRAKA Trout Run Most low-wage jobs are initial. And there would be many more such jobs if they were not prevented by minimum wage legislation. Such jobs are often entry points into the world of work. As people accumulate the skills that are required for successful employment, ...

Remedial reading

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro I’ve uncovered a serious literacy problem in America. I tuned to Fox News the other night and watched newscasters, Republican senators, POTUS and even the attorney general proudly announce that the Mueller Report showed no collusion with Russia’s effort to ...

What to do with my headlights

SHIRLEY GALLIGHER Williamsport Do you know when to turn on your headlights? It is apparent that quite a few of you don’t. The laws of Pennsylvania are as stated in Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Chapter 43, Section 4302. The operator of a vehicle upon a highway shall display the lighted ...

Pennsylvania politics

GARY HENDERSHOT Watsontown The politicians in Harrisburg are at it again. In the early 1970s they sold us on the Pennsylvania Lottery with the proceeds benefiting older residents. I was a certified welder for 42 years and have been a lifelong U.S. citizen and Pennsylvania resident. I have ...

Reaction to Rep. Borowicz

JEREMY BANNETT Philadelphia Thank you for your coverage of state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz’s selfie with a member of American Guard. As an FYI, we wanted to share the Anti-Defamation League’s reaction to the representative’s statement, which we posted on social media a few moments ...

National Police Memorial Week

JOHN MacMILLEN, Ph.D. Mill Hall Passed by then President John F. Kennedy in 1962 was the Congressional designation of Police Memorial Day (May 15) to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Police killings are on the increase and police suicides are running a fast ...

National EMS Week 2019

TIM NILSON Bellefonte Pennsylvania’s EMS providers responded to 1,606,540 emergency requests for assistance within the Commonwealth in 2018. That equates to a dispatch every 19.6 seconds. Please join me in saying THANK YOU to the local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) practitioners for ...

Emergency services funding

ANTHONY R. WALKER Mill Hall Volunteer fire companies have a strong history in Pennsylvania. Over the past 30 years, however, the number of volunteers has dropped dramatically and volunteer fire companies have experienced a range of financial constraints. Pennsylvania is home to the ...

Our new state representative

VICTORIA SMEDLEY Jersey Shore On May 6 state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton-Centre, appeared in a photo at a gun rights rally in Harrisburg. While she has a right to attend gun rallies, she does not have the right to have her photo taken with a group of Neo-Nazi skinheads, members of ...

You should be ashamed of yourselves

CHAD LIGUORI Beech Creek To all who it may concern, The Express should be ashamed of itself for allowing that hit piece against state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz to run in the “news” paper. In my opinion, whatever editor thought it would be okay to run that should be fired. I find it ...

New leadership

ROBERT KEPLER Renovo Do we need new leadership in Clinton County? In the last seven years county property taxes have been increased 26 percent, my research shows. In 2013, a 15-percent increase and in 2016 an 11-percent increase came. The seven-year average is 3.71 percent per year. Add ...

For Miles Kessinger

DEAN K. WETZLER JR. Mill Hall On Tuesday, May 21, Clinton County voters will make their choices for the office of county commissioner. I am asking you to cast one of your votes for Miles Kessinger. Miles is a life-long resident of Clinton County and has given 32 years of his life to ...

Broadband internet isn’t ‘free stuff’

ANDRIANA PENA State College I wonder if Fred Keller knows anything about what the district he wants to represent really needs. He answered a recent TV debate question about the critical issue of cybersecurity with a speech on natural gas. That might give you an idea of how out of touch he ...