Letters to the editor

Re-elect Judge Sanders

Magisterial District Judge Joseph L. Sanders, III is completing his third term serving the people of Clinton County. Although I am a life-long Centre County resident, I have always had an affinity for Lock Haven having gone to college there, and meeting my wife there. Throughout the last ...

ACA repeal redux

No one should support a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unless the replacement legislation is significantly better. The replacement law should provide insurance coverage for more people, not fewer than the existing law. The replacement’s insurance plans should cover all the ...

Speak out against genocide

This past Sunday April 23, was Holocaust Remembrance Day. It marks the January 27, 1945, liberation of the Auschwits-Birkenau death camps. Unfortunately, this is not marked on most people’s calendars, nor is it discussed in most churches and schools. But it should be. This event was ...

Hybrid

I strongly oppose the hotel tax rate being increased by the Lycoming County commissioners until the county Visitors Bureau is separated from the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and becomes an independent organization. The chamber and Visitors Bureau are essentially two different ...

Marshall has right experience to be Centre County judge

I am writing in support of Brian Marshall, candidate for Centre County judge. A shareholder in Miller, Kistler and Campbell, Brian is a respected attorney in our community who has helped many local residents through difficult situations involving custody, child support, and other family law ...

Voters

A recent opinion article advocated that the voting age be lowered to 17. Lowering the voting age from 18 to 17 years of age is not the right thing to do. The article states that younger people are more informed now. I disagree with that position. Mark Twain, the great American ...

Lethal injections

Good for Arkansas for applying the death penalty. The so-called problems with the drugs they use — I have a solution that some people might not agree with: Pump them full of heroin, it seems to be working for the the addicts. Inhumane you say? But these people are on death row for a ...

Care for our earth everyday, not just Earth Day

Growing up, I remember my mom’s shouts, “Turn off lights!” “Don’t waste tissues.” Our area didn’t recycle yet, or we would have done that, too. People couldn’t eat Lake Erie fish because of pollutants; tributary rivers burned. Bald eagles didn’t fly over my Finger Lakes ...

The O’Reilly massacre

George Soros’ Media Matters has struck it rich by getting rid of Roger Ailes of Fox News and removing Bill O’Reilly from television. They do this by capitalizing on social justice issues (sexual harassment) and threatening advertisers for supporting these “mashers,” as they were called ...

Energy infrastructure is key

What’s happening with the construction (Gas pipeline work could be near) of Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline is exactly how important infrastructure projects should be managed in Pennsylvania. First, this project received unprecedented regulatory review since it was first proposed in May ...

Politicians’ town halls do not foster dialogue

I must applaud state state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr., R-Hollidaysburg, for his holding town halls to listen to his constituents. A lot of politicians have been reluctant to do so in their districts because of the heat officials are receiving from their constituents. The same cannot be ...

The state budget

JEFF BOWMAN Alexandria, Pa. It’s budget season in Harrisburg. The House has passed its version (HB218) of the 2017-2018 budget and sent it to the Senate. This is the time of year that we taxpayers should be paying close attention because of the impact the final bill will have on our ...

Not very healing

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Thank you, Mr. Marlin D. Lilley Jr., for you letter. I am curious: How do conservatives like yourself discern who is “truly poor” from those who “select to be poo?” Speaking as a liberal, poor is poor. There is “able” and then there is ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Mill Hall Kiwanis Club would like to THANK its many sponsors for the 11th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Mill Hall Park on Saturday, April 8. The hunt attracted upward of ...

Absurdity of KCSD spending

“Is it absurd to want to educate a four year old?” This was a question posed by Keystone Central School District Superintendent Kelly Hastings in her welcoming comments at last week’s finance meeting. This line of questioning was an attempt to deter any possible debate about the ...

When will it end?

He is still in office, going back on everything he promised, pretty much, when running for office. He has traveled and played golf more than Obama ever did. He’s costing you and me millions just at Mar-a-Lago alone. If he keeps going, he will have wasted more tax dollars on his golfing and ...

What a day!

It’s no coincidence that Earth Day, the first anniversary of the signing of the climate agreement and the March for Science are all taking place on the same day, today, April 22. It is the people’s day. It has been the people’s day since 1970, when U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, ...

Reality check

I am writing because I am tired of the public vilifying teachers, despite the fact that we play a pivotal role in society. A recent opinion column suggested that we can solve public school districts’ financial woes by stopping “the wasteful practice of letting sick days accumulate.” For ...

A contrast

Ask someone on the left if he or she prefers an autocratic or dictatorial government and you’ll no doubt get an answer to the negative. Since their ideological beliefs are inconsistent with human nature, which asserts that individuals will act in their own self-interest, you should ask them ...

Get out of the 1980s

Perhaps we need some local Donald Trumpism in 2017 to cut costs and downsize government to meet the stagnant population which has been: 1970: City, 11,427; County, 37,721. 1980: City, 9,617 ; County, 38,921. 1990: City, 9,230; County, 37,182. 2000: City, 9,149; County, 37,914. 2010: City, ...