Letters to the editor

Random thoughts

DAVE WELKER Mill Hall My mind is becoming overwhelmed. Pennsylvania is my home state, although I’ve lived in others and visited many more. Believe me when I say there are much cheaper places to live. I’ve seen statistics on people leaving the state. Hardly a mass exodus, but ...

Vote for property tax elimination

MIM LOGUE DuBoistown The most powerful man in Lycoming County is usually the district attorney. Right now, the most powerful person in Lycoming County is state Sen. Gene Yaw. We have to watch his actions closely as his vote is coming up very soon to totally eliminate school property ...

Need for career counselors?

JOAN WELKER Mill Hall I read with interest last Thursday’s article in the Express, “KCSD officials and businesses talk about workforce needs.” What really caught my eye was the brief mention of the need for more counselors. Don’t get me wrong, I agree wholeheartedly. ...

Real reason

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Nice try, Mr. Phil Underwood, suggesting that “big” government is the cause for the increase in administration cost. How did he come up with this opinion? There is a huge increase of health-care administrators over physicians, according to two federal ...

The real issues

BRENDA DICK Altoona I can’t stay silent any longer. The upcoming march on Washington is sadly a misplaced farce. This isn’t about school safety, it is about gun control and I am not going to support it. I have two kids who attend school and yes, I want it safe and secure, but ...

Not the gun or the system

ED BROWN Hughesville I appreciated a recent poignant letter to the editor in which the writer blamed the system of division and isolation for the prevalence of violence. It certainly made me stop and think. I agree that division and isolation are the stuff of violence. However, I do ...

We have the rights, you don’t own them

CHARLES BECHDEL Howard To David McCoy (letter, “Gun control,” March 5,) and the rest of the uninformed out there. Five to six thousand, all families and so forth, were to be armed to protect their family first. Family first, police second, third government, that order. As ...

Liberal gun control agenda

JOHN WEEKS Trout Run Once again, we see the typical liberal response to gun-related tragedy — exploit the tragedy to expand their gun control agenda. The biggest problem I see is that people who know little to nothing about guns are trying to set policy. Shortly after the Parkland, ...

Keeping safe

KEITH MCANDREW Williamsport Unless you are willing to leave your doors unlocked, and put a sign out front that your home is a gun-free zone, and that you have no way of defending yourself from intruders wishing to do you harm, and that you will wait for the police to arrive to protect ...

Uncertain about safety

ANN BANEY Jersey Shore My grandparents are both retired foster parents for Clinton County and my grandfather is also a retired state police trooper who served at the Lamar substation. My grandfather told me I should try and get this printed in the newspaper. About 15 to 20 years ago, ...

How about them cherries

WILLIAM MICHAEL TOWNES Howard This opinion is in response to the “Liberal logic” letter to the editor printed in the March 6, 2018, Express Yourself, which, by the way, was well written. A Google search for “cherry picking” provides the following Urban Dictionary definition: ...

Why gun control will not work

WALTER JAMES MYERS Beech Creek Why? Because guns are smuggled into this country every year. To find out who smuggles them, write to the U.S. Intelligence Council, Office of the Chairman, 10560 Main St., Fairfax, Va., 22030, and ask for the book entitled Stealth Invasion. No one is ...

Terms

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville In discussions, the terms “left,” “progressive” and “liberal” are frequently used interchangeably when they actually have different meanings. Left can be used to encompass anyone to the left of center. Progressive denotes the extreme of ...

Posing as a conservative

STEWART EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. The biggest faker of all is none other than President Donald Trump. He is posing as a “conservative,” but he is actually a fake conservative. What is my evidence? You can look this up for yourself on the Internet: In 1999, he proposed that Congress ...

Ed Pawlowski and Mark Dambly

BARRY FENCHAK State College Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski was convicted recently of multiple counts of bid-rigging, conspiracy and fraud. Prosecutors said Pawlowski awarded over-priced municipal construction contracts — in exchange for campaign contributions. Who cares? Penn State ...

Our court, our judges

DON M. POWERS Lock Haven In response to the March 7, 2018, letter to the editor by Danielle Marr, the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas welcomes questions and comments from the community and its citizens, and would like to thank Ms. Marr for taking her responsibilities as a citizen ...

Insights into gun control

BRANDON SHAW Gallitzin I am writing this article to shed some light on the debate of gun control. While the idea of tighter gun laws and regulations or even total ban on firearms sounds like a good incentive toward gun crime dropping, it is ultimately ineffective. The media is not afraid ...

Regulated rights does not mean no rights

ARNO VOSK Williamsport If you are an American who is lonely, frustrated and angry, the quickest way to become nationally famous is to murder a lot of people with an assault weapon. It’s possible you yourself won’t outlive the occasion, but you can be sure you’ll be a media star ...

Gerrymandering

ROSE REEDER Lock Haven Hi, to everyone who is following this rollercoaster of an issue! We have seen some unfair practices and political doings that bring shame to both parties for having participated in such self-serving behaviors. When the dust finally settles, I believe that we all ...

Who is going to fill the hole?

GARY FISHER Mill Hall To the person of responsibility for fixing things: This comes down to Mill Hall Borough or PennDOT! I’m referring to the hole that has remained open since the work was completed in the area of Water Street in front of Miller Brother’s Auto Sales. The HOLE was ...