Letters to the editor

Our children need more

EDWARD ALBERT Lebanon, Pa. Recently, an editorial by superintendents from several large urban school districts ran in a number of Pennsylvania newspapers. They highlighted the important role city schools play in preparing students for the 21st Century economy and the real and urgent ...

Wake up

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg I have been watching the news on Trump and I’m amazed of the attacks on our president. Here’s the deal folks: Why should we accept imports from China? Are we not capable of producing the same in our country? Are we stupid? Don’t you people realize the ...

Crisis in Sudan

BAILY LUNA Montoursville To Gov. Tom Wolf, state Reps. Garth Everett and Stephanie Borowicz, state Sens. Gene Yaw and Joe Scarnati, something needs to be done to help the people of Sudan in their time of crisis. As a country that claims to stand for freedom, justice, democracy, and the ...

Opinions from afar

STEVE POORMAN Lock Haven Charlie Ryan, a former Lock Haven Express publisher and good friend, once told me that its subscribers wanted to read about the Strawberry Festival in Swissdale, not the stock market in New York. It’s miraculous that a community of this size receives a daily ...

No broadband

ADRIANA PENA State College It is disheartening to read about the lack of broadband access in rural areas, and what it means for the people living there. African subsistence farmers can get on the internet and find about markets, and prices, and useful information - they can get a ...

Preserve the ban on Sunday hunting in Pa.

WAYNE CAMPBELL Newort June 17 was the first day one can purchase hunting licenses from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. It is an early reminder that hunting season is not that far away. In truth, hunting season has already begun in Harrisburg. Months back, Senate Bill 147 was reported ...

Learning to love hate speech

JAMES STUCHELL And ROBERT JACQUES Williamsport Almost everyone these days has heard that hate speech is a federal crime. That’s because hate speech is hurtful to people’s feelings, especially when it exposes in public what people are: Whether in terms of gender, religion, political ...

How?

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris I’d like to answer a couple of questions for Charles M. Reeder in his June 15 letter to the editor titled How? To start, no a person is not a whinner when they write a letter complaining about gays and lesbians or children who get trophies just for ...

Applause, Applause

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A big THANK YOU to Incognito D.J. Services. Earl and Roxanne Embick provided wonderful background music that added much to our birthday party. — Thanks, Chip and ...

The Democrat Myth

CHARLES ACKERMAN South Williamsport The Democrat party has a long history of corruption. President Andrew Jackson, who I consider to be one of the party’s most beloved and corrupt presidents, became known as the spokesman for the common man. In reality, Jackson was wealthy and lived ...

In response

MIKE MORRISON Williamsport A recent letter begins by attributing a single word “horrified” to Gov. Tom Wolf. No context. No verifiable sources. Just a single word wrapped in quotes. In response to a prayer by Stephanie Borowicz at the opening session to the state General Assembly. The ...

June 17 is ‘National Eat Your Vegetables Day’

HEATHER MOORE Norfolk, Va. Kale, yeah! June 17 is “National Eat Your Vegetables Day.” Of course, I’m vegan so every day is “eat your vegetables day” at my house. Eating veggies and other tasty vegan foods rather than meat, eggs, and dairy “products” helps protect the ...

My Father was a very big man

By WALTER JAMES MYERS Beech Creek To say My father was a very big man, with very big arms and very big hands. He also was a very kind and gentle man, as a child he was my hero and a big fan. He could pick up a motor and walk away, with us as children he would love to play. Loved ...

Required reading

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven Looking for some summer reading? How about a best-seller full of narrative interest, dramatic tension, and compelling details, with a whole cast of nefarious characters, each with his own set of motivations, psychological drivers, and, shall we say, misguided ...

How?

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville How can any one explain that writing a letter complaining about gays and lesbians or children who get trophies for participating is not being a whiner? How can Trump supporters say we must respect President Trump because he is the President while they ...

Patriotism

JOHN YOUNG Stevensville A few years ago, my wife and I took a week-long bicycle trip through Normandy, France. The highlight of the trip was the experience of touring the various World War II memorials, beaches, Point du Hoc and museums. But what stood out the most for me was the ...

Meals on wheels

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg As I was visiting an elderly friend of mine, her meal on wheels arrived. I will not mention the county, but it saddened me as she opened her meal while saying how hungry she was. I noticed an almost black banana, an apple, a salad with croutons and a ...

False consciousness

STEWART EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. The concept of “false consciousness” (a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving how their society works) appears to be rampant all over the planet relative to how popular right-wing populism has become and how people have been suckered into ...

Morals?

KEN DAUBER Cogan Station I had to chuckle after reading a recent letter that said, “What will we be like if we were to abandon our Christian morals.” I think the writer already abandoned his Christian morals if he voted for Trump. What morals are you talking about? He told the world ...

Drug of choice?

JUDITH MOLIK Amherst, N.Y. Recently someone said to me that President Trump is certain voters’ drug of choice. Naturally I needed the person to explain what they meant. This is how I understood it: Some American citizens have need of a drug to take their pain away. Perhaps lack of ...