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Letters to the editor

The national debt

DAVID L. FAUST Selinsgrove Why did the national debt triple during the Reagan administration? Why did it double during the George W. Bush administration? Why has it increased more than $3 trillion in fewer than three years of the Trump administration? The national debt increases whenever ...

Unwanted telephone calls

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden This concerns the unwanted telephone calls that are turning the average retired senior citizen in this country from their golden years of retirement into a world of intentional, disgusting and deliberate mental abuse because of incessant, abusive phone calls t ...

Why all the different hats?

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall Veterans Day is near. You will see veterans from different services wearing hats that portray their service to their country. Some wear Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force. Some wear World War II , Korean War, Iraq and others. Then we have Vietnam Veterans. ...

Broken city department

STEPHEN POORMAN Lock Haven Under oath on May 23, 2019, the Lock Haven City codes officer testified that the city does not (1) Verify sign permit accuracy; (2) Address non-permitted signage; (3) Verify sign compliance or; (4) Take enforcement action unless there is a complaint. On Sept. 23, ...

KC board should renew SVRCS charter

WILLIAM HOEY Middleburg I am writing this letter in support of Sugar Valley Charter School (SVRCS) having its charter renewed. Tonight, Nov. 6, the Keystone Central School Board will meet to vote on whether to renew the charter for SVRCS. Unfortunately, I think Keystone Central has ...

Correction & Apology

At its October meeting, the Keystone Central School Board tabled payments to the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. Those bills were for tuition for the period of July-October for $557,891, $411,448, $593,579 and $658,100, or totaling $2.2 million. The Express mistakenly omitted through ...

GED

ROBERT GETZ Mill Hall I was reading your article headlined “Mayoral candidates talk city issues at forum” from earlier in the week and one of the candidates said something I thought I should respond to. I do not mean this to be an endorsement of either of the candidates or in any way ...

Here we go again!

LINDA BRUNGARD Loganton Sugar Valley Rural Charter School is under scrutiny again. We have three grandchildren at the school; one has Down’s syndrome. Since I am her home health aide, I have been in the school and can see what is going on. The students are very well-mannered and ...

The choice is clear

MARILYN GOLDFARB Boalsburg Whether one supports President Trump or not, it is undeniable in my opinion that his actions in foreign policy have ruined many significant alliances that the U.S. government has spent years carefully nurturing – the most egregious of which was his recent ...

Why is there no glass recycling?

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhatttan Could someone please explain to me why the Wayne Township Landfill under management of the Clinton County Solid Waste Authority doesn’t take glass bottles or glass of any kind for recycling? I know for sure that Centre and Lycoming Counties take glass. If ...

Why bother to recycle?

DANIELA RIBITSCH Lock Haven In Lock Haven, it is pretty much impossible to dispose of broken items properly - even though we are told to recycle as much as possible. I admit: I have been extremely spoiled. Close to my Austrian home, there is a recycling center that takes almost anything ...

Kindness for all genuine veterans

DUANE HARER Rebersburg A few weeks ago, I read a letter from Jim Hironimus about the baseball-type hats veterans wear denoting the branch of service they served in, the war they fought in or the ships that they served on. I have seen these hats many times and the first thought that ...

Socialism

Charles Ardell Williamsport If the Democrats win the 2020 election it sounds like the government is going to do everything for us. We will end up like my two cats. All we will have to do is eat, sleep and doo-doo. A little humor never hurt anybody.

An easy way

David L. Faust Selinsgrove It’s no big secret that most taxes in Pennsylvania, such as earned income on workers and many others, unfairly burden working class citizens the most. A graduated income tax could be used to solve that problem. However, a Constitutional amendment would be ...

What is socialism?

Ed Vavra Williamsport “Socialism” is used to scare people from a better life. Check the “World Happiness Report,” on Wikipedia. It rates 156 countries in seven categories. For happiness, the first seven countries are more or less socialist: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, ...

Thanks to Fresh Air families in Central Pennsylvania

FATIMA SHAMA New York City I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Fresh Air host families and volunteer leaders in Central Susquehanna. Because of their dedication and commitment, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities participated in our Friendly ...

Every election is important

IDA TEMPLE Mansfield On Nov. 5 we have what some consider a small election process. Mayors, councilmembers, supervisors, commissioners, as well as a Proposed CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT for crime victims’ rights. Although it might seem like a small election, every election is important. ...

Sugar Valley Rural Charter School

LACEY MILLER Jersey Shore I am writing this letter to showcase my undoubted support for the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. Please bear with me as this is rather lengthy, but I have so much to express to you readers in regards to why I wholeheartedly love SVRCS. First, we have ...

In support of renewing SVRCS’ charter

AMY ERSHLER Loganton As noted in a July 20, 2016 article in The Express, the Keystone Central school Board approved the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School’s charter in a 5-4 vote. The board president at the time said it was important to extend an olive branch, do what was best for the ...

Charter School is excellent

JENNIFER JOHNSON Loganton I am writing in reference to the upcoming renewal of the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School contract. Sugar Valley Rural Charter School is an excellent school for children. We feel the small class sizes are one of the most important aspects of a learning ...