Letters to the editor

Small Business Development Centers must be preserved

MIKE HANNA Lock Haven I write today in response to an article published in The Express on June 10, titled “County takes stand on business development.” Clinton County commissioners are correct. The Small Business Development Center is a critical, must-preserve service for the ...

Fawning

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Another grand display of affection for a nation’s leader. The many who feel blessed to serve the leader while the leader sits proudly taking it all in regally. That type of devotion is not for us mere mortals, it is only reserved for the one, the leader. ...

Join fight against Alzheimer’s

ALYSSA MARISCO Pittsburgh If you have a brain, you can be affected by the degenerative brain disease, Alzheimer’s—even as young as 30 years old. As many as 5.5 million people in the United States have it. Pennsylvania is home to roughly 400,000 people who are living with Alzheimer’s ...

Holster your bike locks

TIMOTHY HAVENER Mill Hall In rebuttal to Mr. Gaylon Brickley: It’s been a few days, and I can’t say that I have felt any urge to cave skulls in with a bike lock. Your letter did warrant some concern over the matter, so I will be consulting my medical professionals to ensure I am not a ...

Nothing to do?

STEVE POORMAN Lock Haven “There’s nothing to do in this place!” “I can’t believe the season’s over already!” These are the two proverbial Clinton County comments heard year after year. Call 570-748-8083 right now and reserve your seat for Life Could be a Dream on The ...

Who cares?

BILL BURGET Williamsport These are two words that can be interpreted in a positive intent or a negative one. Here we go again, heat and vehicles! First, “I care,” as well as many others. This is backed by extreme anger and misunderstanding of how too many people do not understand ...

Pension farce

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown A recent editorial in an area newspaper applauded the pension reform bill just passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature. The opinion was that it is “real reform” and included the opinion that it will keep the pension budget from getting worse. That is an ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The F.C.C. Board would like to send out a big APPLAUSE and an even bigger Thank You to Jim and Nancy Shadle for mowing the grass at the Beech Creek Fellowship Community ...

Hanging basket bandit

SABRINA COUNSIL Lock Haven This letter is addressed to whomever took my hanging baskets off of my porch sometime late Memorial Day night, Monday, May 29, into early early Tuesday morning, May 30. The baskets had recently been purchased from our local fire company’s fundraiser. Where ...

Work for food stamps

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours During the recession, President Obama allowed states to waive work requirements for food stamps, and now according to Breitbart news, President Donald Trump’s budget would require work for food stamps and save taxpayers 8.4 billion annually from the Supplemental ...

Sentencings handed down in Clinton, Lycoming courts

The following defendants recently received sentencings in Clinton and Lycoming county courts CLINTON COUNTY POSSESSION — Alan D. Zuback of Loganton, charged by state police for possession with intent to deliver marijuana was fined $500 and was placed in the Clinton County Intermediate ...

Mother nature

STEPHEN LORUSSO Loretto The signs of man’s impact on the planet are plain for anyone to see. You do not need to look to global temperature, sea level rise, or melting ice. The signs have been here for as long as we have lived, and all we need do is look and remember. Has anyone seen the ...

Why?

WELDON COHICK JR. Linden This pertains to the headline, “CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent.” The AFL-CIO office of investment claims the CEOs for major U.S. companies make 347 times more than average workers in this country. The highest paid executive in this year’s ...

Defeating global heating

NED COATES Cogan Station The President should make a trip to Greenland, instead of to “Marsh-a-Longago,” to see and hear the glaciers melt and crumble into the rising sea; or he might putt into a sink hole in the tundra of Siberia or Alaska, where the thawing permafrost is releasing ...

Solution to Native American mascot problem

CARL SCHLAPPI Muncy I’ve just read where the People’s Republic of Massachusetts is contemplating changing all school sports mascots from those that refer to Native Americans to something else. This state will join many others whose residents (a very few, I might add) find this ...

Fake beheading

DANIEL S. YOXTHEIMER Cogan Station When that silly picture of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake bloody head of Donald Trump surfaced, I’ll have to admit I found it a bit humorous, although tasteless. What followed, of course, was the usual orchestrated outrage over the depiction of ...

Remember when?

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Donald Trump the campaigner said that a president must have great stamina and he had great stamina. On his recemnt “historic” trip, he ended it riding in a golf cart along side the other leaders of NATO nations as they walked together. Would not ...

The cost of health care

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhattan This is in regard to the national health care bill waiting in the wings to be passed or vetoed. Why, oh why can we all not have the same health care? When you are sick and dying, you need health care and not one single person on this planet does not deserve the ...

Cowards

HERSCHEL ROBINSON Avis I’m writing because of the way the cowards of America are getting braver in the way they hurt others. There is this young lady who has ovarian cancer, and the girls who work at the Marriott Residence Inn on Pine Street in Williamsport set out a box to try and ...

Enough of the hate

GAYLON BRICKLEY Blanchard In response to Timothy Havener. So you say Christianity is “a very real threat to us all?” Why is the hatred you spew directed solely toward Christianity? I’m not sure if you’ve seen the news lately, but the beheadings, bombings, stabbings and ...