Letters to the editor

Embarrassed

JOHN C. BUTLERSouth WilliamsportAs a Pennsylvanian, I must admit that I am embarrassed for our state.Our attorney general is under indictment for alleged perjury and other crimes.That case has also exposed that many state officials allegedly sent pornography to each other on their state-owned ...

What is Christmas all about?

CRAIG GALLIGHERMontgomeryWhen I was a child, Christmas actually meant something. You never saw stores open on Christmas because it was a family day. Now, the stores open Christmas Day so you can return gifts and buy the items on sale. I honestly think the government should pass a law saying ...

Food for thought

MACKENZIE STOCUMJersey ShoreThere are many concerns about the inspection process throughout meat-processing plants.What goes on inside meat-processing plants?Are health and safety codes being violated without the respective consequences?Can we, as consumers, trust the quality of meat on the ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.St. Luke's United Church of Christ would like to THANK everyone who attended our recent fair and helped make it a great success. It was wonderful to see you and speak with ...

Catch the dumpers

DIANA GOODYEARHowardInstead of holiday decorations, the folks traveling the roads near Sheetz, Lowes and the First National Bank kiosk along Hogan Boulevard near near Mill Hall are treated to an unsightly mess.There, dumped by the bins clearly marked "Clothes and Shoes," were two old couches, ...

How low

PAULINE MYERSLock HavenThis letter is for the person or persons who removed the solar light from my husband's parents' graves at Cedar Hill Cemetery. I hope you enjoy it. You are about as low as you can get, stealing from a cemetery and the dead.My son put that on their graves in memory of ...

Work together to make a difference

BRETT EVERHARTLock HavenI have been fortunate to be part of the recently organized Keystone Central School District (KCSD) Community Advisory Committee set up to listen, brainstorm, and offer suggestions for improvements in the district as well as praising the many successful accomplishments ...

Saints of our society?

WELDON C. COHICK JR.LindenYears of irresponsibility by the elected leaders in our county finds that no one, past or present, is answerable for such policies such as the recent article that stated the Williamsport fire chief is retiring on an $87,000-a-year pension. That amounts to $7,400 a ...

The GOP strategy?

EUGENE SELLERSTrout RunI hear the Republican party is thinking of moving against Donald Trump's campaign.If the movers and shakers in the national Republican party sat up nights for a week trying to come up with a plot to further the political fortunes of Donald Trump, they could not have ...

Losing the battle

STEPHANIE O'HARGANWilliamsportWhen we become that which we fight, they have won without setting foot on our shore. When we turn our backs to the many seeking asylum from a mutual foe, they have won without ever pressing a weapon against our skulls. When in fear, we give up our basic liberties ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.I would like to THANK the people who own the laundrymat by the railroad tracks in Lock Haven, near Puff's. My daughter and I have a lot of problems, and he gave us $5 to ...

It can happen any place

PAUL EVERLYMackeyvilleDoes anyone out there believe that President Obama is very, very partial to Muslims?From his actions, or inactions, it does appear that way to me.A quote from his book, "Audacity of Hope" goes as follows: "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in ...

Fact checker

JANICE SHIREMANJersey ShoreI would like to suggest that this newspaper do as the Washington Post and have a column once a week called "Fact Checker." I know this paper already uses several of the articles printed in the Post of national and international news and is familiar with this column. ...

ISIS, Insects of Peace Gardens

ROSS McCLARINJersey ShoreHow can you kill the bad insects of your garden without killing the good ones?Logically, with terrorists, you will kill good people because these cowards hide behind them.They are so brave when they kill defenseless people.Hate does not take intelligence, only naive, ...

Dear Gov. Wolf

SHAWN T. ZELLLock HavenYou have been elected through the Democratic process to represent the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As a resident and taxpayer in Pennsylvania, I demand that you refuse to allow refugees of any nationality into our Commonwealth.I know that this voice will go unheard by ...

Great plan

THOMAS HURLEYWilliamsportMaybe we, as taxpayers, really don't have a say. I am replying to the fact taxes go up, never down, and now the current state government cannot even pass a budget. But our sweet governor claims "we the people" will welcome Syrian refugees in Pennsylvania.My major ...

When money is the deciding factor…

ELLEN M. BARDOMuncyThe Clean Power Plan is under attack from the fossil fuel industry. It is considered hazardous to the industry and its bottom line.There is no consideration for the individual and their safety, their property, and health. When money is the deciding factor, people lose. The ...

Settlement offer

By STEPHEN POORMANLock HavenOn Oct 30, 2015, Robert Rosemeier, through his counsel, made a second offer to settle a dispute relating the Bellefonte Avenue and Commerce Street property being pursued by CVS. Mr. Rosemeier offered to drop the price substantially, but requested the following ...

I’ll take a stupid president who …

GAYLON BRICKLEYBlanchardIn response to a recent letter to the editor in which the writer called Donald Trump stupid, I am not a big fan of Mr. Trump, but lately I wouldn't mind a stupid president who is willing to put forth real effort to lower our debt.I wouldn't mind a stupid president who ...

Can reason win?

PAUL GOLDSMITHMontoursvilleIt is a shame that Islamic terrorists killed 129 people in Paris with many more in critical condition. The last time they attacked in France it was over cartoons by the Charlie Hebdo publication.Why are these attacks happening in France, but not in other Western ...