Letters to the editor

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ALAN BLACK Lock Haven What are the Republican candidates afraid of? Stephanie Borowicz and Tom Marino won’t comment on Fair Districts PA!

Nurses should vote for Ezra Nanes

DENELLE WELLER, R.N. Howard As a union nurse in Pennsylvania and a mother of children with advanced healthcare needs, I have seen firsthand the difficulties facing access to healthcare in our region. I have sat with Ezra and talked frankly about the problems facing healthcare, sharing my ...

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 ...

Less traveled cheers and jeers

JIM BANHOLZER Centre Hall Cheers to the flag lady with the sunny disposition on Route 45. You helped many-a-motorist spark off their day well, with a nice smile from your animated character. During our morning commutes, we looked forward to guessing what your next original act might be and ...

A champion for health care for all

PATTIE BEEM State College I’ve been a practicing registered nurse for more than 30 years. As a result of the continued dismantling of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I’ve seen an unprecedented number of people go without the care they need. Like many people looking for answers, I ...

Let socialism die

BRYCE DUNIO Altoona Alexandria Orcasio-Cortez, the 28 year old who will likely be the next congresswoman for New York’s 14th district, is a clear sign of which direction the Democratic Party is heading: Free stuff = free votes. Among her many campaign promises, policies like free ...

The ‘crooked house’

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg As I was walking down Market Street in Milesburg recently, I ran into someone I had met the previous summer: Benjamin Fehl, owner of The Crooked House that was built in 1857 for Abagail Miles, a daughter of one of the founders of Milesburg, Col. Samuel Miles. ...

Conservatives are losing ground in United States

LES HART Duncansville Most people know little or nothing about the legendary Mexican General Santa Anna, who wiped out a small band of heroic American fighters at the Alamo during the Mexico-American War of 1846-48. His real name was Antonio Lopez Santa Anna, born 1794. Liberal American ...

McCarthy’s apprentice

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station President Donald Trump recently encouraged all Americans to “study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with (Special Counsel Robert) Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!” Ironically, it is the ...

Support candidates who support fair districting

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall Candidates running for office in Pennsylvania have been asked whether they support an independent citizens’ commission for redistricting. The results so far: Pennsylvania House District 76 candidates: - Stephanie Borowicz (R): No response yet - ...

We need new representation in Congress

MICHAEL MANN Boalsburg Adding carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere warm’s the surface of our planet. That’s a scientific fact, affirmed by every major scientific body in the U.S. and around the world that has weighed in on the matter. We have been conducting an ...

Tom Wolf in Planned Parenthood’s pockets

DILONNA CORAN Jersey Shore Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf can claim to not be bought off by special interests, but the truth paints a completely different story. Gov. Wolf’s cozy relationship with Planned Parenthood is the most apparent example of just how connected he is with corporate ...

Definition of ‘normal’

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown According to the dictionary, “normal” is an adjective that is defined as conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. Synonyms include: Standard, ordinary, customary, conventional, habitual, typical, common, regular, routine, established, set, fixed, ...

Not safe, not easy

ROBERT SCHADT Lock Haven I’m concerned about a certain bank in the city not providing proper and safe access. At this bank, one must exit his or her vehicle to access the ATM. Also, the ATM has no “privacy” provisions that I observed. After accessing the ATM, a person risks ...

Vote him out!

JIM FARR Boalsburg Recently, a gentleman from Williamsport wrote to the State College newspaper to tell us Centre County residents now living in the reconfigured 12th Congressional District how lucky we are to be represented in Congress by U.S. Rep. Tom Marino. Please forgive us if we ...

Politicians enable ‘devils in disguise’

JAY REEVES Altoona The Catholic Church is in the news once again and it brings nothing but shame to parishioners across the state and world. The church wonders why folks are fleeing in mass exodus? Well, your answer lies in the headlines. I’m not writing this to bash on the ...

Probity of the probe

TIM Williamsport I am convinced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is unquestionably reliable and worthy of trust. I will, therefore, accept the Mueller report without reservation if he finds that President Donald Trump, all of the White House staff, his campaign staff ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

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No free rides

MICHAEL HEYD Montoursville A letter to the editor in the Aug. 13 edition of The Express, “Land of the free ride,” by Michael Kerstetter, complains that supporters of Marc Friedenberg for Congress want “free” healthcare and “free” college tuition, suggests that they ought to ...

Keeping families together is paramount

DAVE AND KATHY GANZ Altoona Anyone who separates children from family members is a soulless, selfish, evil monster. Children need families. That is, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, to love, nurture and teach them to grow into caring adults. Anyone who looks the other way or ...