Letters to the editor

Idiotic

In close to thirty sub-Saharan African and Middle Eastern countries, forcible female genital mutilation is practiced. Slavery is still practiced in northern Sudan. Most Middle Eastern countries place many restrictions on women, such as prohibitions on driving, employment, dress and education. ...

In gratitude

JASON DINCHER and ELIJAH SHEMORYin c/o Ann-Marie DincherJersey ShoreWe would like to thank Troy Musser and the wonderful staff at Gamble Farm Inn in Jersey Shore for donating their facility and time in support of our Community Service Graduation Project.We appreciate the support of the fine ...

Slim pickings

DAVID BROSSCogan StationHillary Clinton reminds me of Dick Cheney and Richard Nixon. She is focused, determined, arrogant, secretive, and chronically suspicious. As such, a Clinton administration will provide a number of significant achievements, as well as some debilitating ...

Thank you

ALAN D. WILCOXWilliamsportMen and women in Blue, thanks to your unfailing dedication and hard work, you've kept us safe and protected from anarchy.Thank you! We appreciate your service.

Shame on you

BETSY HUSETHRenovoI am writing in response to the letter from the Mayor of Renovo attacking a borough employee. It is inconceivable to me that you, as the editor, chose to print this scandalous letter. This is the type of thing one would expect from The National Enquirer. Where are your ...

Sacrifice

RICHARD TOBINWellsboroNo Donald Trump, working hard is not sacrifice, it's what we all do if we want to get ahead. You don't create jobs to help people; you hire people to increase your profits. Going to a military-themed high school does not count as service to your country. You don't make ...

Few choices

DIANNE PEELINGMontgomeryEd Perry, a National Wildlife Federation biologist, spoke at the Union County Library last week. He showed statistics on fish loss in Pennsylvania streams; of moose die-offs in the Northeast and upper Midwest; losses of native trees like hemlocks on which other species ...

A lack of common sense

WELDON J. COHICK JR.LindenA child cannot inherit common sense or practice it, when few parents of today do not appear to possess it either.An example appeared in a recent newspaper, in which a father waved a loaded gun around in a bathroom with seven children present.The gun went off, killing ...

Many things to learn

CRAIG VUCCOLAMill HallI know I'm not the only person who thought of a parable Saturday morning as I read the front page stories in The Express. But I can't help but to write this letter about the two men who are the subjects of the stories.There is Steve Poorman, who with his accumulation of ...

The choice is yours

CRAIG SEASHOLTZAvisNow that both the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee conventions are over, you can breathe. We should take time to reflect on what we have seen and heard. The DNC successfully aligned a series of charismatic speakers who are clearly and ...

‘Lock her up’

PAUL GOLDSMITHMontoursvilleAt the Republican National Convention, Chris Christie was talking about how he was a former prosecutor and would have prosecuted Hillary Clinton.The crowd started cheering "lock her up."Newt Gingrich was recently talking about how he would bring back the House ...

Acceptance of political corruption

GALEN SEAMAN SR.WilliamsportIt was an appalling demonstration of political corruption at the Democratic convention to watch the outright acceptance and cover-up of their rigged presidential selection.When it was revealed through the leaking of e-mails that their whole process of selection was ...

I would rather be an American-loving redneck

GREGORY HANCOCKWoolrichIn response to Art Zimmerman's insulting, snarky letter to the editor of July 27 about "rednecks," I say this, though it will fall on his deaf ears: I don't begrudge any individual who earns their money in the private sector, be it a modest living, or a large fortune. I ...

My final word on the matter

ROBERT WORKMANLock HavenIt's no use in going into a lot of facts and figures on the effects of smoking. As with smoking, a lot of things are preventable out there that are causing a huge impact on the cost to one's health, the loss of work due to illness, etc.Noone is listening anyway. If it ...

Medical marijuana

BRANDON HOFFMASTERHuntingdonThe recently passed medical marijuana and hemp bills do not go far enough to protect patients and promote the industry.Only cannabis oil, tinctures, and liquids will be sold in dispensaries. The oil is made from marijuana and requires an ounce of flowers for 3 grams ...

Public persona

ANDY REIBSONForksvilleSome media types have noted that Hillary Clinton was trying to reintroduce herself in the Democratic convention, but how many times can she reintroduce herself?The New York Times magazine already had her up to "Re-Re-Re-Reintroducing Herself" in a slightly sarcastic ...

Thank you, Crosscutters

JERENE MILLIKENWilliamsportOn behalf of Animal Care Sanctuary and dogs all over the Susquehanna Valley, I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to the Williamsport Crosscutters organization for having the good sense to cancel the Bark in the Park event that was scheduled this past ...

You decide

WILLIAM EMICKWilliamsportConsider this one sentence, only 27 words, that has protected the people's Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights for 240 years, and is dreaded by oppressive dictators, despised by lying and crooked politicians, detested by power seeking ...

Background checks

ROBERT DEVAULNorth BendIn response to the July 7 article in The Express by Jeffrey Benzing, "In Pa., taxpayers subsidize background checks for gun buyers," licensed gun dealers charge from $25 to $50 for the phone call and paperwork tied to these background checks.Mandating an increasing in the ...

Spinning its wheels

CARL OLSHEFSKIMayor of RenovoPlease allow me to use this venue for a report on issues in Renovo Borough. My position with the American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania leadership calls me out of town and I missed the regularly scheduled meeting of Renovo Borough Council in early July. I am ...