Letters to the editor

Faith isn’t hard

JEREMY BENTHAM Williamsport I read a well-intended, April 20 letter to the editor from Tammy Walker entitled, “Life.” The letter contained the message that “faith isn’t easy.” With all due respect, faith is really easy. Faith is simply the belief in something that you have no ...

Town Hall meetings

MIKE HUNT DuBoistown I read the April 14 letter to the editor by Ms. Suzanne Nyman, who said U.S. Rep. Tom Marino does not hold Town Hall meetings due to all the political discord. Duh, what do you think democracy is? Would you prefer totalitarianism?

Broken promises

ROBERT COLTRANE Woolrich I have been following political contests ever since age 21, way back when John Kennedy ran for President. I have noticed since then that, when running for office, Democrats always promised if elected to do what “We the People” wanted them to do. So I always ...

Cutting regulations is pennywise, pound foolish

ADRIANA PENA State College An interesting detail in the Trump tower An interesting detail in the Trump tower fire: the building had no fire sprinklers, so a small fire—just a minor incident—became a four-alarm fire that killed a man, and injured six firefighters. Laws were once ...

Ethics-challenged EPA leader

BOB POTTER Boalsburg In 1952, Republican presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower promised an administration that was “as clean as a hound’s tooth.” Ike would roll over in his grave if he knew the current state of his party and the country he loved. The ethics stench coming from the ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. We wish to thank the person or people who purchased our dinner on Friday, April 13, at the Variety Buffet. THANK YOU very much. — Clyde and Wilda Glossner The ...

Growth opportunities

SEAN KRIEGER Lock Haven In response to Mr. Merle Harnish’s letter to The Express published Wednesday, April 18, entitled, “Change is inevitable, progress is optional,” I ponder the same thing. Are Lock Haven and Clinton County progressing or just changing? In 2009, when our ...

Important election

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours Gun owners, if Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6, 2018, others like Mayor Harriet Rosenthal will be coming to your home for a donation ... your guns. She and the village board in Deerfield, Ill.,, passed this totalitarian, ...

‘MAGA’

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport Donald Trump’s campaign slogan was, “Make America Great Again.” Does making the country “Great Again” include hiring EPA director Scott Pruitt, who unashamedly spends taxpayer dollars to employ excess security guards, rent bullet-proof cars, travel ...

Nestle Waters refocuses factory location search

ERIC ANDREUS Breinigsville, Pa. In January, when Nestle Waters announced our search for a location to build a new $50 million bottling facility, I met with community leaders about the feasibility of using a local water source. Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity to ...

Trapping cats

JENNIFER QUIGGLE Lock Haven To the person who trapped cats in Dunnstown last week: I am helping a friend who is trying to locate her cat. You trapped at least two personal cats and at least one was neutered. I have been trying to get information regarding who might have been trapping but ...

Life

TAMMY WALKER Jersey Shore I saw this on a sign: Faith does not make things easy, just possible. This to me is so true. I don’t know where I would be today without my faith in God. Maybe we all need to love one another as God loves us and remember that life isn’t fair, but God is.

Solution to pollution

CARL BARLET Linden A solution to your pollution means solving the opioid epidemic. This is what you do. Don’t do it, and it goes on and gets worse. Then you get what you deserve, which I think you, the people, and the government would like to see happen. What do you do when ...

Incompetence

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville As I witness news about Washington, D.C., as of late, I’m amazed by the level of partisanship and the use of political power to further agendas without regard to Constitutional limits and the rule of law. I’m also seeing many examples of the “Peter ...

Rural Roads Safety Week

JUSTIN SNOOK Loganton The Clinton County Farm Bureau is celebrating Rural Roads Safety Week, April 16 through 20, by encouraging county residents to travel safely on the roads this spring. This time of year, farmers are busy working in the fields and driving tractors, farm trucks, wagons ...

Time to clean up the EPA

PAULA FORD Altoona According to the world’s climate scientists, we have until 2050 to reduce carbon pollution by 80 percent or face unprecedented weather extremes, massive wildfires, temperatures not seen for millions of years, and nearly 50 percent of all species on earth going ...

Government taxes and fees

JOE MERCER Duncansville Recently, I traveled out of Pennsylvania on business and it showed how the rest of the country lives in freedom. In Virginia, gasoline is $2.38 per gallon, while in Pennsylvania we are being covertly taxed over $.50 cents per gallon on our commute to work. Do you ...

Are you helping to make a difference?

Our top headline and story in Monday’s edition was “Positive impact,” reporting volunteer contributions of several people in the Renovo area. “Champions among us” was our top headline and story on Tuesday, again reporting the work of volunteers to bring quality to the lives of ...

Change is inevitable, progress is optional

MERLE HARNISH Lock Haven Being relatively new to Lock Haven (my wife and I moved here nearly two years ago after I retired), some of what I am about to say may not be completely accurate. That said, I have some observations about Lock Haven and Clinton County and I will now share them. I ...

American Flag abuse

ROBERT KNEEDLER Lock Haven Photographs of Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden show her using the American Flag for a raincoat! At the finish line, some guy runs up and places the American Flag around her shoulders. Shame on him and her. Nowhere on her clothing do you see the ...