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Letters to the editor

‘It’s a sabotage’

TARIK S. KHAN Philadelphia If we see a destabilization of America’s mighty healthcare system, President Donald Trump will certainly “own it.” According to the CBO and PolitiFact, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is strong and nowhere close to a “death spiral.” But Trump has ...

First Amendment surrender

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown I don’t agree with any of the hate groups. And I denounce violent protests and attacking persons with which you disagree. But am I the only person who understands that we are allowing our free speech rights to be taken away in the name of political ...

Monitor parking, please

JEFF FRANK Lock Haven To add to Steve Poorman’s recent letter to the editor, “Remedies,” newly metered parking along East Main Street in Lock Haven is still mostly vacant during the hours that the city is “trying” to stimulate traffic to our downtown businesses. The area that ...

Good advice ignored

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station After the Civil War, Confederate General Robert E. Lee offered this advice about erecting statues honoring the Confederate cause, “I think it wiser not to keep open the sores of war, but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the ...

Fed up

PAUL RINKER Montoursville From time to time, we are treated to a letter from a Social Security recipient or a retired government worker, complaining that they either didn’t receive a cost-of-living increase or that it was too small. I believe that these complaints are misguided and ...

Behold this President

STACY WOLF Williamsport He bullies. He lies. He rants. He raves. He flip-flops. He foments. He flame-throws. He blames. He snivels. He puffs. He swells. He insults. He assaults. He names calls. He golfs. Boy, does he golf. He lies more. He campaigns like a crazed zealot and ...

Your Views: Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. Phelps Chapel United Methodist Church would like to THANK everyone who came out on Saturday, Aug. 19, to our Peach Festival to benefit the Heisey family who lost their ...

A message to Congress

GUY BERKEBILE Somerset Our members of Congress go back to Washington, D.C. in September. They should cut taxes for small businesses right away. In Pennsylvania, there are 1 million small businesses employing 2.4 million people, roughly half of the state workforce. But these job ...

Free speech is not an extreme postion

MICHAEL EUBANKS South Williamsport “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a ...

Video gaming terminals (VGTs)

TONY PACIFICO Altoona The good news is that Harrisburg passed a budget. The bad news is that they still have no way to pay for it. In fact, they are billions of dollars short. Some options to raise the necessary funds are to implement a tax on every drink purchased at bars and ...

Unfair ‘fairness’

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown David Faust writes a lot of letters to area newspapers. His answer to everything is “a graduated tax.” Graduated tax is liberal speak for tax the rich. He calls it fair and says the rich would then pay their share. How about a math lesson, Dave. $10,000 x ...

Parking enforcement plus

SCOTT KNISELY Mill Hall First, I must respond to Stephen Poorman, most referred to as a local businessman and entrepreneur, about his unhappiness with Judge Michael Salisbury’s decision to enforce the law and not the frivolous lawsuit Steve filed against the city. And then to infer ...

Real wars, fake news

RYAN WORKMAN Williamsport After the latest media treatment of the terrible events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Va., it has become evidently clear that the propaganda press will never, ever report the words or actions of President Trump accurately or honestly. A couple of weeks ago, our ...

Little League slides on safety

ROBERT G. O’DELL Williamsport For many years now during the Little League Baseball World Series, children of all ages climb up and slide down the very steep hill at Lamade Stadium. Safety has also been taking a slide, because Little League officials never have discouraged this ...

Build that wall

KEITH MCANDREW Williamsport A lot has been said for quite a while about the pros and cons of building a wall on the border between Mexico and the U.S.A. Much of it is just noise on both sides with rhetoric that clouds the reality of the truth of the matter, which is that the U.S.A. is a ...

Remedies

STEPHEN POORMAN Lock Haven The recent lawsuit I filed against the City of Lock Haven was denied because of a “lack of standing” to sue. However, important questions remain: Whether the city must force ordinance compliance at The Fallon House, or anywhere else. While the city passes ...

Why?

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall Recently, I received a letter from Kenneth Guisewite, chairman of the Miles Township Veterans Monument Committee. Please note: The township has now taken over responsibility for the monument and it is no longer in private hands. The letter states, “No stars or ...

Plunder

MIM LOGUE DuBoistown Our holier-than-thou system of education does not sit well with us. We must question and challenge their control and how they manage pensions, contracts or anything. Why does my local state senator not support HB/SB76 — The Property Tax Independence Act — ...

With us or against us

THOMAS MCCAFFREY Hollidaysburg I recently attended the vigil for the Charlottesville, Va., police officers and for Heather Heyer. As I sat in the church sanctuary with a hundred or more others, I was struck by how reminiscent it was of a vigil that I attended after 9/11. In both ...

Follow-up on People’s Town Hall

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven As a member of SPARK (Supporting Public Action and Reliable Knowledge), I want to thank Tim Havener for his letter to the editor of Aug. 15, “Missing the target,” in which he follows up on the People’s Town Hall that took place at Ross Library on Aug. 8 on the ...