Letters to the editor

Pre-existing conditions

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 ...

Common sense

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 ...

Oppression in school bathrooms

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 ...

Loophole

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 ...

Not guilty?

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

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The people have spoken

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 do you think?

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Bellefonte homecoming king and queen

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 ...

Freedom is not free

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, ...

Socialism is no real threat

NICK BRISINI Glen Campbell This is in response to a recent opinion column, “Socialism will tank economy,” by columnist Betsy McCaughey. McCaughey’s column was filled with Trumpism, irrationalism and outright lies. She claimed that many Democrats view capitalism in a negative ...

No more free advertising for the president

ANGEL de LEON Lake Worth, Fla. For more than three years we have seen how the media - press, radio, television, etc. - has been giving free publicity to the candidate and now president, repeating his name and surname constantly. The free advertising provided during the election campaign ...

What do you think?

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 ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. From the bottom of my heart I would like to THANK the Wayne Township Fire Co., Castanea Fire Co. and the Woolrich Fire Co. that worked tirelessly searching and rescuing ...

Actions speak louder than words

HELEN SHEEHY Tyrone Republicans know that the American’s top concern is access to health care and that a key worry is protection for persons with pre-existing conditions. Obamacare is the cornerstone of those protections, prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage or ...

In the beginning

PAUL RINKER Montoursville In recent times, I often hear the idea that science has proven that God does not exist. I’m sure this would come as a surprise to the 60 PERCENT of scientists who are agnostic or theistic. Even some of those who are atheists would never be so bold as to claim that ...

Hate, fear and lies

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport The 2020 presidential election should be a real doozy. So far as I’m concerned, the Trump campaign playbook in this midterm election was focused on hate, fear, and lies. This ad was even canceled by Fox News and Fox Business. The Trump 2020 campaign will be ...

Illegals

JOHN HALLER Williamsport I am really sick of reading letters to the editor defending illegal immigration as though Democrats really care about the people themselves. I say many know very well why they are in favor of them coming here. I can show any of you videos of Bill Clinton, ...

Blame the user, not the pills

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan Well, it has finally happened. Some rich character is suing their doctor because someone famous died due to drugs. Well, here is some food for thought. Do any of your medications yell for you to take them? They sit in your house in a closed container and say ...

Save the Constitution

JASON RUNK Altoona Donald Trump has said he wants to change the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution by executive order. That should terrify any citizen who believes in the sanctity and safety of our Constitution. We must never allow ANY President to perform such a gross ...