Letters to the editor

What do you think?

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number. Letters dealing with private disputes will not be ...

Let’s showcase our community

MATT WISE Lock Haven Every Saturday, The Express features a section called “Susquehanna Sunrise.” The front page of that usually features a special story of an individual, family or organization. The feature is usually a feel-good story or bringing awareness to an issue impacting our ...

The Trump capitulation

JOHN YOUNG Williamsport To capitulate is the act of ceasing to resist an opponent. To give up or give in. In other words – surrender. President Trump’s recent announcement that US troops will be leaving Syria is a living example of this. He says ISIS is defeated. Most, if not ...

Right to choose

CARL REIDY JR. Jamestown, N.Y. What amazes me is that, for the most part, people want to argue over silly things. Things like prayer in schools, seatbelts and helmet laws, the pledge of allegiance, just to name a few. Let’s look at the bigger picture. How about the right for us to ...

New Year’s Revolution

HYPATIA HAVENER Mill Hall Bricks through windows are a great metaphor, but that’s a trap. Street fights and riots are contests they create for you to fight in as a different layer of the war being waged against you from the black father lying dead in his own home for no reason to the ...

ACA, Trump, our government

ROBERT WORKMAN Lock Haven If over all the years the Republicans would have just worked with Democrats, this all could have been settled. No, from the very beginning they have fought and wasted MILLIONS of dollars trying to destroy it. I, for one, didn’t like everything about the ...

Are political parties consistent in their beliefs?

HUGH E. McGEE Williamsport I wonder how many voter’s in recent times have evaluated the leadership of the political party to which they are registered? I get the impression from those I converse with regularly, that despite their criticism of individual elected officials and political ...

Fair taxes are not based on the value of a home

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown In his latest diatribe trying to convince us that property taxes are the only fair way to assess local and school taxes, letter writer David Faust (Jan. 4 letter, “Unfair taxes) says this, “However, real estate property taxes, based on the size of a property ...

The government shutdown: An exercise in stupidity

WADE JODUN Mill Hall As I sat eating breakfast at a local restaurant, I overheard a gentleman in a nearby booth utter: “Well, the government’s been closed for almost two weeks and I can’t tell the difference.” As a former federal employee who spent more than two decades in ...

I am Lou Bernard

LOU BERNARD Lock Haven A while back I wrote a letter protesting the self-checkouts at the local Weis Market on Bald Eagle Street. To recap: I hate them. I want people to have jobs, and I prefer people at those registers. I absolutely will not use the self-checkouts; they disgust ...

Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

CAROLE ANDERSON Jersey Shore I’m writing to ask what is wrong with this generation? People would rather see buildings torn down than trying to restore them. Getting together a “GoFundme” account the building could be restored. A new roof on the Town Tavern wouldn’t cost as ...

War on Christianity

CANDY GORE Mill Hall I opened up the “Express Yourself” page of the Jan. 2 edition of The Express and my new year brightened. All I can say is, thank you Mike Considine (War on Christianity) for putting on paper what many Christians feel.

Our red flag laws

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours Our radical Democrats, susceptible Republicans, and even President Trump should familiarize themselves with the Declaration of Independence, and understand why the Founders declared Independence from England in 1776. They patiently accepted England’s ...

My hopes for 2019

TIMOTHY MANNELLO Williamsport I hope we take the first step toward universal health care by allowing people over 55 voluntarily become eligible for Medicare and Medicare to negotiate prices with drug companies. I hope that all attempts to kill Obamacare be through legislation and not ...

What do you think?

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number. Letters dealing with private disputes will not be ...

Unfair taxes

DAVID L. FAUST Selinsgrove By increasing real estate property taxes, school districts, local and county governmental units could eliminate the use of per capita, real estate transfer, occupational and earned income taxes on workers. Per capita taxes are grossly unfair because seniors ...

Climate challenge

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven Climate change is coming to our own backyards. These days, it’s common for many of us to know someone who has suffered the effects directly. My son lives in Sacramento and for several weeks couldn’t leave the house without a facemask to protect against the smoke ...

Without Obamacare

ARNO VOSK Williamspoprt Those who are hoping that the Texas judge’s recent ruling against the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—will be upheld and the act will finally disappear, will have all this to look forward to: One: Insurance companies will once again be able to deny coverage for ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

‘Coward in chief’

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall The fact that I retired honorably after spending 20 years as an active duty military professional and volunteered for the service, and then volunteered to serve in Vietnam during the war, makes me sick to the stomach every time this President tells his lies about ...