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Letters to the editor

Time will tell

GERALD CARLIN Meshoppen The USMCA trade agreement has passed the U.S. House and Senate with nearly 90% voting in favor. This trade agreement seems to be almost universally praised as something that will benefit farmers and manufacturing industries. Time will tell. Trade policies of ...

The property tax

DAVID FAUST Selinsgrove Question: Should local and county governmental units and public schools eliminate the use of earned income, occupation and per capita taxes by increasing real estate property taxes? Yes. It would lower tax collection expenses, make tax collection easier, and be ...

The State of the Union Address

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport “I inherited a mess. Only I could fix it. And I did.” The sun shines brighter today than during the previous administration. The sky is bluer than anytime in history. The grass is greener here than anywhere else in the world. Sunsets are more beautiful ...

The 2020 Census

ELAINE MILLER Lamar The 2020 Census forms are soon to arrive. I am asking all to complete the form as they impact us locally. There is a lot at stake for Pennsylvania residents when it comes to the US Census. Pennsylvania receives about $2,100 in federal funds per person, for a total ...

Corruption

MARK GIVLER Jersey Shore This week the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate is going to refuse to remove from office the President of the United States, bringing an end to the impeachment trial. Perhaps because the charges against the President involve matters of foreign affairs and ...

The broadband bandwagon

ROBERT KEPLER Renovo Every where we turn it’s in the news about how our elected leaders are on board with getting the people high speed internet service. The only problem with this train of thought is they want to use our tax dollars to do it! Tom Wolf is on the bandwagon and wants a ...

Time to revisit gerrymandering

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall As we move full swing into the election season, we might do well to reflect on how gerrymandering affects our ability to have fair elections. As a reminder, gerrymandering is the manipulation of electoral maps for politic advantage. It means that the ...

Millions for a walking trail?

CAROL EBERHARD Jersey Shore I got so mad reading The Express article about the $2.1 million grant from PenmDOT for the Bald Eagle Valley walking-biking trail in Clinton County. County Commissioner Miles Kessinger stated he was so thankful because, “We just don’t have that kind of ...

Climate chaos

VICKI SMEDLEY Jersey Shore Disaster isn’t coming ... it is here now! The American West, the Amazon rainforest, Australia ... all burning. Indonesia is flooding. Arctic glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising. 2019 was the hottest year in recorded history and was a record year for ...

In memory of a special person

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven Linda Best will forever live on in my memory as a special person. I knew her when I was just a little girl, and she was working at Jersey Shore Elementary School. This was in the early 1990s. Everyone liked Linda for her kindheartedness. I rarely saw her once ...

Democracy and Communism

ROBERT JACQUES JAMES STUCHELL Williamsport We’re not the first to notice that America is habitually called a democracy incorrectly rather than a republic for which its flag stands. But a far graver error consists of characterizing democracy as a perfect form of government for which ...

Star gazing

ED KLEIN Shanksville In 1991, I was mentoring our Arizona medical sales representative, Chad Lecki, a transplant to the Valley of the Sun from rural Indiana. We had travelled to Scottsdale to make calls at the Mayo Clinic location there. The temperature was well over 100 degrees when ...

Treatment court fail

DUSTY FISHER Lock Haven I believe our treatment court in Clinton County is a joke. They want people in recovery but continue to put them on medication that they can abuse. All they want is the money for funding they dont care about peoples lives or recovery. They need to take a longer ...

To all of our U.S. legislators: Please support SB 2950

COL. (Ret.) THOMAS J. MOTEL Mill Hall As an Army Reserve service member who served during this period, was at the burn pit daily in Bagram, Afghanistan for 10 months, currently suffering from cancer, respiratory issues and cardiac issues (all have been associated with burn pits) and having ...

Properly recycle, please

CHRISTINE A. MANNY Cogan Station I so agree 100 percent with the Jan. 4 letter to the editor in The Express, “Do you recycle?” by Robbin Rudinski about the recycling situation. I usually do my recycling and the trash left at the recycling center nearest my home is unreal. There ...

Everett’s legacy

CHRIS BASTRESS Williamsport In the recent article regarding state Rep. Garth Everett retiring, Rep. Everett spoke about gerrymandering. He stated that “redistricting reform continues,” that it shouldn’t be “for the state judiciary to determine,” but he “didn’t know if there ...

Contest of impeachment narrative

PAUL DOORIS Montoursville While assessing the significance of Trump’s controversial phone conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky, it’s important to highlight facts relevant to the wider political context. Facts often ignored: 1. In 2014 the Serious Fraud Office of the United ...

The wisdom of Trump supporters

DANIEL S. YOXTHEIMER Cogan Station I read a hilarious letter to the editor from another Trump supporter saying how today’s youths lack discipline. So why did you vote for a spoiled brat who I believe is ruining the world if you value discipline and accountability so much? Maybe young ...

Trump’s pro-life achievements

CHRISTOPHER CALORE Wilkes-Barre President Trump is readily criticized by the mainstream media during the impeachment hearings, and by letters to the editor. However, for me none of these arguments contain convincing facts. The facts that do convince me are certain proven instances ...

Questions on the president’s impeachment trial

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Did President Trump cheat to try to influence the 2020 election in his favor by pressuring a foreign leader to announce an investigation into his political rival, Joe Biden? I think so. Is seeking the interference of a foreign leader with the intention of ...