Letters to the editor

Cemetery cleaned up?

SHERRI GUNSALLUS Mill Hall I have been upset with the care of the Blanchard Church of Christ cemetery for a couple of years now. My mother, now deceased, also was upset over the condition of the cemetery when she would plant flowers on the Memorial Day holiday each year. This year just ...

Our state highway workers

EUGENE SELLERS Trout Run The part of our state government that takes care of our roads and bridges has a huge job to do because our state is among the top states both in miles of roads and number of bridges. We also are a northern state, which means winter weather snow to plow and freezing ...

Screening of mammograms protected … for now

KELLY BIGGS, M.D. Tyrone Despite the chaos that currently defines federal policy on health care, buried in the recently passed Congressional appropriations bill to keep the government running is an important if transient boost for women’s health. Specifically, insurance companies must ...

HB218 and property taxes

LEANN KARSCHNER Hughesville I attended state Rep. Garth Everett’s recent Town Hall meeting. There were people in attendance who were concerned about property taxes. I said the Pennsylvania Republican Budget (HB218) would result in an increase in property taxes. Mr. Everett thought I ...

Confederate history is American history

PATRICK ROGERS Williamsport America, land of the free because of the brave! War is a precarious and fickle time, when lines are drawn, sides chosen and families torn. Men, selfless enough to heed the call enduring more than most could imagine for those they’ll never meet is what this ...

Memorial Day services in Renovo

BETSY HUSETH Renovo I mean no disrespect to the Bucktail Detachment of the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves, which is a fine organization, but the ceremonies in Renovo on Sunday, May 28, were organized by the American Legion Post 442. I am unclear why the Clinton County Veterans Affairs ...

Veterans Grove Memorial

BILL JAMESON Williamsport I recently visited the Veterans Grove Memorial in Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County. It is a very simple but moving and solemn Memorial Day tribute to the service men and women who gave their all. The thought occurred to me that the display could even be ...

Healthier hospitals provide a substantial economic boost

By DAVID ATKINSON When Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced earlier this year that two state prisons would close, community reaction was remarkably agitated. Local officials, community groups, and prison workers mounted a full-court press, presenting the advantages of keeping prisons ...

Save the monarch butterfly

JENNY BOYLE Lock Haven The monarch butterfly population has decreased by 80 percent. We can help by planting native milkweed, the only plant the monarch caterpillar eats. The milkweed plant must be free of the pesticides called neonicotinoids. Three bites of milkweed leaves tainted by ...

An alternative comparison

BRYANT ROCKOFF Williamsport The writer of a May 19 letter, “A real newsworthy first four months,” attempted to create a comparison economically between former President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office, and our current President Donald Trump’s first 100 days, with a seemingly ...

EMS professionals

DAVID SCHOENWETTER Danville Most people shy away when an emergency strikes. However, there are a few who run toward the trouble to provide care and lend their assistance. We refer to these brave individuals as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals. Paramedics, emergency medical ...

Lost cat

CHARLENE HORTON Cogan Station We are very upset as we have lost a very special cat. Our contractors are from Rauchtown and we believe our cat jumped into a box on his trailer. We’ve had the cat since he was 3 weeks old and now he is 4 years old. He is a black and grey male tiger cat ...

What have they accomplished?

MIKE HUNT DuBoistown State Sen. Eugene Yaw, R-Williamsport, and state Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Williamsport, are our elected representatives. But what have they done? They will speak out against tax increases, and for gas leasing rights, or other no-brainier issues, but they are just ...

Broken promises

REBECCA MCLAUGHLIN Williamsport I help seniors and their families regarding their burdens of covering basic needs (e.g. food, clothing, shelter) while managing the costs of medical care. Most seniors I work with are living on extremely fixed incomes with modest (if any) savings. These ...

Implied consent

SANDY K. HUGHES Duncansville I am not a writer. That being said, I would like to see an article on “implied consent laws in Pennsylvania. The the state of Pennsylvania has not conformed to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the matter. The excuse to say a warrant can’t be got after 5 ...

Beware

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro People seem to be confused by what is going on with President Donald Trump and the Russians. One of the paranoid delusions of the alt-right, based on a 1973 French novel, “The Camp of the Saints,” is that non-whites from Africa and south Asia are invading ...

Frosty

CHARLES REEDER Williamsport Not too long ago, the left was referred as a “snowflakes.” Now, the right says we are so mean to everyone and everything. Who is the “snowflake” now?

Trump hate

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville President Donald Trump doesn’t display “white guilt.” He doesn’t feel male guilt or American guilt, and he doesn’t refer to America’s history of slavery, Indian wars, or Jim Crow days. He never refers to America’s original sin of racism and he ...

Sick of it

GREG HANCOCK Woolrich So, Clinton County voter turnout was way low. Not a big surprise to me. I think it was down everywhere. Why? Not hard to figure out. Even this redneck non-Ph.D. can figure it out. We are sick of it. Sick of elections. Sick of seeing yard ...

Wow, I was right

ROBERT YOUNGBLOOD Mill Hall For the past few years, I have been writing to The Express about how we have a drainage problem over by Mill Hall Park on First Street, even when our sewage bill took a jump way up to $75 a month. Now I’m reading in the newspaper and finding out that a ...