Letters to the editor

Oh what will a dad say?

Being born and raised in New England, I sat down Superbowl Sunday to watch my beloved Patriots try for their fifth Super Bowl title. Now usually I get frustrated and have to turn the channel when Tom Brady throws an interception, or the team fumbles the football. This year was no ...

Right of constituents to be heard by their representatives

Nothing is as important to parents as the well-being of their children and their children’s future. As an retired educator in the Altoona area public school system, I know this fact well. Education is vital to the future of our nation, indeed, to the future of the world. We ...

Possible tax hike

I’ve read again where there may be a tax increase. I know there are some expenses for learning, how ever just take care of wasteful spending and it would help. I have noticed when there is a break or vacation all lights are on day and night when school is not in session. I have also ...

Clinton County

Clinton County DIVORCE ACTIONS r Feb. 3 to plaintiff Brian Mills and defendant Pauline Mills. MARRIAGE LICENSES r Feb. 2 to Bobbi Jo Breon and Matthew J. Brumbaugh of Blanchard. r Feb. 6 to Joseph Donges and Brenda Steele of Renovo. r Feb. 3 to Lavina Sue King of Mill Hall and ...

District Court Roundup

EDITOR’S NOTE: The information in the District Court Roundup is obtained from the public records of the Clinton County Central District Court, which is held each Tuesday at the Clinton County Courthouse. It is the policy of The Express that this information will not be withheld from ...

The rich get richer …

A few days before the election in November, a supporter of state Rep. Mike Hanna called and asked me if I was going to vote for Mike. I said, “nope.” He then asked me why, so I politely proceeded to explain. I have a 91-year-old cousin who is a retired schoolteacher. The retired ...

A living document

I believe the Constitution of the United States of America is a living document. As such, it should be interpreted in the light of current times. For example, advances in communications and transportation have given us a degree of mobility never dreamed of by the Framers of the ...

Its time has come

In the words of the “Gipper” — “There you go again” should have been the headline instead of “Williamsport schools face early $2.6 million budget deficit.” We hear this same “song and dance” every year, and as usual the business manager and the school board are going to work ...

The rift grows

These days, principle has become synonymous with haziness. We think with our feelings, instead of reasoning our way to logical conclusions. We ignore or justify inconsistencies with emotionalism and political dogma. There’s no common language or moral truisms between the ...

The ‘very, very dishonest press’

President Donald Trump says we have a dishonest press. Well, right now the press is all the American people have and our elected officials have too many people jamming up their phone lines and emails to listen to us. How convenient for them. In my opinion, DT is the dishonest person. His ...

Rebuttal to DeVos hatred

Letters to the editor arguing against the approval of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education has as its main argument the premise that only a person with an advanced degree in education administration would be able to succeed in improving America’s kindergarten through 12th grade system, ...

The insubordination of Pat Toomey

Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey seems to have forgotten who he works for. Over the past few weeks, Sen. Toomey blatantly disregarded the thousands of emails, phone calls, and letters pouring into his offices across the state and Washington, urging him cast his vote against Betsy DeVos for ...

I am a woman who does not support the march

As many of you know, the march on Washington, D.C., and in other cities took place on Jan. 21and had many supporters. Well, I am a woman, and I do not support the women’s march. I’ll start off by saying that the costumes people wore were actually quite degrading, not empowering. The ...

News on global warming

I find it absolutely absurd that people do not believe in global warming. It is known that there is enough factual evidence to show that global warming is true as supported by many experts and climate change statistics. It is common practice for people to learn from past mistakes. One huge ...

Remember the past

There was a recent letter to the editor thanking God that Donald Trump would overturn Roe v Wade and abortion on demand would end. The writer must have a short memory. Before Roe, abortion was illegal in most states. During the 1930s, thousands of women died each year from the after-effects ...

1962

Remember back when America was great? The country was in the middle of building the Eisenhower interstate highway system and we set out to land a man on the moon and bring him safely back home. During this period in our history, our politics and politicians were quite a bit more cordial. We ...

What I was thinking

A recent letter asked the question, “What were you thinking?” with regard to the election of Donald Trump. I can’t speak for everyone who voted for Trump, but I would like to answer the question from my perspective. I was thinking that I couldn’t vote for a woman who thought of me ...

U.S. Supreme Court nominee

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senate majority have demanded that the minority not block Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, with a filibuster. However, when McConnell and the majority refused to hold hearings for President ...

CNN: Theatre of the absurd

I wasn’t going to write this letter until I saw that MSNBC covered the same topic last Friday night. While President Donald Trump was giving a speech Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, he made a joke about the ratings of the Apprentice TV show plummeting because of Arnold ...

An open letter to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey

Since Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey seems unreachable by phone, I will reach out to him through the newspaper. Sen. Toomey has stated he will support Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education. I urge him to reconsider. I am not a member of the teachers’ union; I am just a concerned ...