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Letters to the editor

Our leaders

VICKI MUNZ Lock Haven Here we are again, folks. Another COLA (cost of living adjustment) for our fearless leaders in Harrisburg. Apparently, they are in dire need of money to pay their property taxes. They may be in dire need of money to put food on their tables. In any case, here we ...

Time to decide

STANLEY GOULD Williamsport I have always believed that the first and most important responsibility of government is to keep us safe. I have always believed that the second-most important responsibility of government is to do for us what we cannot do alone. What’s that, you ask? I ...

Thanksgiving and more

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan On Nov. 23, I went to the Jersey Shore Trinity United Methodist Church for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The people running the kitchen did an outstanding job making a terrific meal. Meanwhile, in all my travels on Pennsylvania roads and highways, I see a lot ...

Who’s making the decisions?

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden The Republicans’ tax bill moving in the Senate leaves a lot to be desired. Under this tax reform, who does well and who doesn’t? The answer is the ultra wealthy win in this Senate tax bill and the rest of us will face hikes. An estimated 13 million ...

Surgical precision

ROSE REEDER Lock Haven Both parties do it! And both parties are wrong when they do it. Fair Districts Pa. has been speaking to citizens all over Pennsylvania and our focus is to take all politics out of redistricting after the census in 2020. Clinton County supports Fair Districts ...

Santa Claus

AMANDA BARTGES Antes Fort This is to say, “Good going, Renovo.” The man who played Santa Claus (front page of The Express’ Nov. 20 edition) really looked like Santa. What a wonderful story for your front page!

Single-payer health care means more freedom

JOSHUA MCCONNELL Hollidaysburg Often, when you hear Republicans talk about single-payer health care, you will hear them talk about a forced government program that takes away freedom from patients. This is false for several reasons, but alternatively, we can all vouch for what little ...

Are we really going to do nothing?

JERRY KAIRNES Cogan Station Gerrymandering, the process of drawings political boundaries to partisan advantage, has been in the news lately due to a number of legal challenges to the practice both at the federal and state levels. House Bill 722 and Senate Bill 22 seek to replace our ...

Principles

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville On Oct. 7, Phil Underwood wrote that there are two “foundational principles” of our American government. He claims that conservatives are bent on preserving these principles and then does not tell us how they are currently doing so. He states they are ...

Force

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville Respect for individual rights is something that should be stressed in our educational system as underlying our country’s foundation and laws. Since we all have individual rights, it stands to reason no one has the right to use force or fraud to infringe ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A week ago last Sunday, I was checking out at Walmart behind a young lady and the clerk told me that my bill was paid. I didn’t know who she was or what she was doing. ...

Conflict of interest

BERNIE CANTORNA District Attorney-Elect, Centre County On Nov. 21, I advised Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro and current Centre County District Attorney Parks Miller that I have conflicts of interest in the Piazza case and Commonwealth vs. McClure. Because I previously served as ...

Astonished

STACY PARKS-MILLER Centre County District Attorney I am astonished at the recent comments from District Attorney-elect Cantorna that he intends to try and offload the cases arising out of the tragic death of Tim Piazza to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. With very few ...

Express Yourself

Time to change the station EUGENE MOORE McElhattan On Nov. 14, I was listening to the person complaining about Joe Snedeker on Talk Back on WNEP Channel 16. It’s time for that person to change the station or turn the TV off, or better yet, it’s time to grow up. Myself? I like Joe ...

Our community lost a good man

CRAIG VUCCOLA Mill Hall I just opened a letter from UPMC Susquehanna dated Nov. 3 announcing that Dr. Zeferino Martinez will no longer be practicing medicine at Lock Haven Hospital. (UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven). Dr. Martinez is a very good orthopedic surgeon and something that the ...

Rep. Marino to run in 2018?

VICKI SMEDLEY Jersey Shore It appears that 10th District U.S. Rep. Tom Marino is planning on running for his seat in Congress again in 2018. In October, Rep. Marino had to withdraw in disgrace as President Trump’s nominee for drug czar after news reports that the pharmaceutical industry ...

Republicans say they need a win

GARY GILL Lewistown In both the U.S. Senate and the House, Republicans are working feverishly on a tax cut that I believe primarily benefits millionaires and billionaires. The Senate approved its version; the House is next. One provision makes the cuts for corporations permanent, but ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

ALICIA MINNICH Lock Haven Every year, Nov. 20th is recognized as Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day serves to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender beliefs. Transgender is often defined as an umbrella term for those whose gender identify is ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank sends out an APPLAUSE for the following businesses who donated items for our tree during the Festival of Trees: Snippers, The Kitchen Witch ...

Thanksgiving tribute

KAREN MCPHERSON Woolrich I just want to take a moment to brag on the good people of Woolrich! Last Thursday morning (Nov. 9) I took my dog out for his usual walk. I had awakened feeling a little dizzy and shaky. We went as far as the middle of the road when I realized I was having trouble ...