Letters to the editor

This is an issue

DAVID REESEHughesvilleIn a recent commentary by U.S. Rep. Thomas Marino, he said that he proudly voted for the U.S. Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017.Said Marino, "This legislation also focuses on taking care of our service men and women outside of their military ...

Wake up, Pennsylvanians

JOHN D. MCGINNISBlair CountySome $15 million of new pension debt each and every day over the last 15 years! That's what our state government has dumped on the taxpayers of the Commonwealth, all the while falsely claiming to have had balanced budgets and making Pennsylvanians some of the highest ...

‘Dog in a Manger’

JON BOGLEWilliamsportA manger is a box filled with hay or grain for farm animals. Dogs can't eat what is in a manger so they starve while the other animals prosper.From this we get the folk wisdom, "don't be a dog in a manger."In other words, find a way to use the wealth around you.Williamsport ...

Get it right

GEORGE LOCKETTMorrisI dispute what the media and Mr. Obama have claimed regarding the shooting in Orlando, Fla., this past week. It is not the worst mass shooting in history, not even by a long shot.As horrific as that was ( and prayers go out to the victims and family) the mass killing of our ...

Coaching

DONALD LARSONSouth WilliamsportIt's been said, " You never really know someone until you walk in their shoes."I believe that applies to coaching, You never know what that's like until you walk on to any playing surface.Let me say now, I support Shawn Finn. I've known Shawn since he came up ...

Say what?

STEVE HINMANMill HallThe Orlando killer does not represent all Muslims, but he does represent all gun owners?

On Father’s Day

KELLY MCGHEEMill HallThe Community Pool in Mill Hall would like to encourage all families to spend a day together at the pool.Father's Day is on Sunday, June 19, and the Community Pool would like to welcome dad and his family at a cost of $5 per family. The pool will be open from 12:30 to 5 ...

Let go

DEAN KRIEBELSouth WilliamsportShawn Finn, South Williamsport head baseball coach, was "let go" by the athletic committee.There are two sides to every story, but according to Shawn, he was only told the athletic committee wanted "to go in another direction." After serving this school district ...

Words mean things

ALAN ANDERSONWilliamsportThe Opelousas Massacre of Louisiana (1868) was the "Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History."Let's set the record straight! At this point in history (1868), which has been corroborated by historians, and estimated 150 to 300 men and women of color were shot, killed, ...

Disastrous political leaders

DAN REEDERLock HavenIn this day and age of a serious Donald Trump bid for the presidency, I came across an article that was timeless and fit the current situation like a glove. The article was written by the late, great Molly Ivins, arguably among the very finest political commentators we have ...

Bald Eagle Township

GARY L. FISHERMill HallI would like to read or receive e-mail about the Bald Eagle Township sewer authority customer complaints that have been going on in the last 12 months.There has been an ongoing conflict with myself and them.I have made numerous trips to the office and keep getting ...

God help us

PATTI KOHLERHughesvilleThis coming November election should be very interesting.Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for president, is pretty far from presidential material, but he thinks his money makes him eligible to do or say whatever he wants.Well, at least he's honest.The Democrats have ...

To benefit all involved

CARLA and IVAN MCELWAINLogantonThe rumor is that on June 16, the Keystone Central School Board plans to vote on the renewal of the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School.If this is a fact, the public has not been notified of the vote.If the board votes in favor of the charter school, 90 staff ...

Who is gutting who?

ROBERT KEPLERRenovoI would like to respond to the June 7 viewpoint in The Express by Paul Heimel, vice chairman of the Potter County Board of Commissioners, entitled, "The gutting of rural Pennsylvania."In this article, he talks about the PILT - payment in lieu of taxes - that the state pays on ...

Health insurance rate increases

Health insurance rate increasesKIM J. ATLANDYorkOn March 9, 2016, a group of representatives from Put People First PA (PPF) met with the head of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and members of her staff in Harrisburg. The purpose was to ask the state to hold open, public, in-person ...

Crooked Hillary’

Crooked Hillary'RICHARD TOBINWellsboro"Crooked Hillary." We've heard this chant for over 20 years now, but she has yet to spend a night in jail. They've been trying to pin something on her since "White Water," but have consistently failed, not for a lack of effort. She's either the best crook ...

Chesapeake Bay

Every time we read an article about the Chesapeake Bay, it appears the solution to bay problems is for Pennsylvania citizens to spend money. Let's go back 40 years when there were virtually no wastewater treatment plants operating along the Susquehanna River and the bay was doing fine. What was ...

A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

Editor's note: The Virginian-Pilot newspaper published a two-part series exploring Chronic Traumatic Encephatopathy (CTE) and the military, through the lens of a Virginia Beach SEAL. That SEAL is Dave Collins, a native of Lock Haven, who suffered from the brain disease and took his life on ...

The struggles of being a feral feline, from a cat’s perspective

By SANDY CONSIDINECCSPCA-TNR Coordinator/VolunteerI wish I may, I wish I might find comfort, food, safety and the feel of a hand petting my head tonight.I wish I led the life of an indoor cat, a cat who feels love, free to roam in the comfort of a house, hear laughter and chit chat of caring ...

Police news — Saturday, June 11

Fatal fireMILLHEIM - State police at Rockview are investigating a vehicle fire with one fatality.Police said the incident was discovered at 3:40 p.m. Thursday and more information will be released pending the ongoing investigation.One-vehicle crashMILL HALL -Wade L. Williams, 50, of Lock ...