Opinion

Small town

Letters to the editor

ROSE NEYLAND South Williamsport Has the management of the Williamsport Crosscutters forgotten that this is a small town? They are a short season minor league team for goodness sake. I love going to the games when I have the opportunity, but to be told when I buy a ticket that I have to ...

Time for change

Letters to the editor

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville President-elect Donald Trump has been criticized by some for nominating a number of retired military officers to key posts in his administration. His primary critics prefer lawyers and career politicians for those same posts. Trumps military appointees reached ...

Bowman Field changes

Letters to the editor

VINCENT MICHAEL Williamsport Ever since the announcement last month about the new seats at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, I’ve seen letters complaining about the changes. They claim the Crosscutters are catering to businesses, that they don’t care about families, and ...

Looking forward … to many positives in 2017

Columns

A year can bring ups and downs to the economic and industrial development world. But when it comes to Clinton County’s development arena, most of what happened in 2016 — or perhaps will happen in 2017 — is very positive. Let me start my year recap last February. I was very excited to ...

Here’s to good health in 2017

Editorials

Probably above all else, people are hoping 2017 brings continued good health, or at least better health. People define health in different ways. Webster’s Dictionary says health means “the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor.” Or, “soundness ...

Hey, Washington … cut our debt, please

Editorials

Both Republicans who control Congress and President-elect Donald Trump have plans to grant most Americans tax relief. They hope to inject real growth into an economy still recovering only anemically from the so-called Great Recession. In reconciling their slightly different versions of tax ...

In response to Mr. Mason

Letters to the editor

Lock Haven Your letter, “America is tired of incompetence” Dec.  27, is so very true, but your words are lost on those who voted for Donald Trump. He’s the man who doesn’t pay taxes, can get away without paying for work to a small business or less than was agreed upon, who ...

How the political rules changed in 2016

Columns

Over the 40-some years that I have been working or closely observing the political campaign business, the rules of the game haven't changed much. Technology has changed the business somewhat, but the people who ran campaigns in the 1970s could have (and in some cases actually have) run them ...

Another successful holiday

Letters to the editor

Lock Haven The holiday season can be a very difficult time for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. For many, this time of year symbolizes family and tradition. It is also no secret that this time of year brings out anxiety and family discomfort. Every year at the ...

Obama’s Legacy

Letters to the editor

Bellefonte I believe we should take a perspective look at President Barack Obama and what he “accomplished” in his eight years in office. Here are just a few things I believe: He spent more money than any other president and doubled the national debt; his lack of adequate support ...

You are wrong, Mrs. Obama!

Letters to the editor

Mansfield Michelle Obama gave her last interview on Oprah Winfrey’s show. It was one of the most self- served and arrogant interviews I have ever seen. She stated, and I quote, “Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like ... you know?” Mrs. Obama, it is adults like ...

Pruitt appointment leads to pessimism

Letters to the editor

Altoona Scott Pruitt once said of the climate change debate that “dissent is not a crime.” I couldn’t agree more, but because of the hundreds of thousands of dollars donated to his campaigns by the fossil fuel industry, he is blinded by ignorance. Human-caused climate change is ...

C’mon Express, you can do better

Letters to the editor

GREG HANCOCK Woolrich On Christmas Eve, I sat down in my favorite chair and picked up the weekend Christmas edition of our local newspaper. Now, one would think this being the Christmas edition, and a time of love, peace, joy and celebration, The Express might choose some uplifting articles ...

Tracking the ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ mentality

Columns

When was the last time you had the urge to pick at an imperfection? Maybe it was the loose thread, hanging from a fabric seam, which you can’t resist the urge to pull. Maybe it involves your interactions with others. When you latch on to something that is said or someone does, making a ...

Institutional food waste

Letters to the editor

BAILEY FORSHT Altoona I am a student in 11th grade, and I often work in the school cafeteria. Students help to prepare and serve the lunches each day after they are brought in by the school district. I am appalled at the amount of food waste that is happening. Pounds of pasta, ...

Resolutions to protect your family

Columns

During the holidays, families gather together and celebrate the season with their traditions. Many anticipate seeing the new baby, eating Aunt Penny’s red and green M&M cookies, going to candlelight church service, having a special family game night or just being still in front of a ...

December summer

Letters to the editor

LARRY MEARING Liberty Charlie (Reeder), you’re wrong on this one. Not everyone will feel the chill. Why, I could be trapped, naked, outside in a sub-zero blizzard of frozen liberal tears, and not even get frost bite. Please try to squeeze one more letter in before the holidays are ...

Doctors: Mild forgetfulness can be treated

Columns

Q.    : Like many seniors, I notice I am getting more forgetful. My friends complain about this as well. While this issue doesn’t seem to interfere with my life, I still am concerned, and I would love to find ways to prevent my forgetfulness from getting worse. Any suggestions? A.: ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” (Acts 2:17 AKJV) Oh how we need the Holy Spirit in power in our ...

America is tired of incompetence

Letters to the editor

DANIEL C. MASON Williamsport After eight years of incompetence in the White House, America has had enough. The country has suffered through poor people being insured. The work force has suffered through 96 straight months of job growth. It was a terrible slap at Bush when President ...