Opinion

‘Death slide’ on Lamade Hill

Letters to the editor

FRANK L. FORSHA JR. Montoursville Another homegrown, traditional childhood experience is being targeted in our need to be a politically correct environment. As a child of the 1960s who was introduced to the horrifying experiences of riding down a hill at a breakneck pace on a wagon, ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Board of Trustees and staff of the Annie Halenbake Ross Library would like to THANK all those wonderful community members from around Clinton County who responded to ...

What’s left of Irma may stop by, so here’s some tips on preparation

Columns

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is reminding residents that preparation and awareness are essential parts of storm safety, as Hurricane Irma approaches. Pre-Storm tips r Write down, print or save toll-free outage hotlines for your electric utility and/or your natural gas utility, ...

Talking to students about bullying

Letters to the editor

ANNA THOMPSON MEGAN BLOOM Williamsport YWCA Pencils are sharpened, iPads are charged and teachers have their classrooms decorated for the new school year to begin this fall. Schools aim to be a safe place for students to learn but when there is a problem with bullying, it can make each ...

Respect

Letters to the editor

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Does anyone know that the soldiers of the Confederacy did not like being equated with Union soldiers, nor did their families? They are even separated in death in Arlington Cemetery. They are the heroes of the South, the Confederacy, not of the United States ...

Truth about the rich and taxes

Letters to the editor

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown A lot of people, all of whom benefit from the tax code, like to claim that the rich don’t pay their fair share in taxes. The truth is that 45 to 47 percent of Americans, depending on whose numbers you use, pay no federal income tax. A percentage of that group ...

History being repeated

Letters to the editor

ELLEN REYNOLDS South Williamsport Eighty years ago in Germany, a political party began its ascent to power by controlling nearly all facets of life. They eliminated political opposition. Racism became the central theme. Youth were indoctrinated then used as tools to serve the will ...

Congress must act to protect ‘dreamers’

Letters to the editor

ROSS KLEINSTUBER Ebensburg After President Trump announced his decision to end the DACA program, it is imperative that Congress act rapidly to rectify the situation and give people who were brought to the U.S. as children (through no fault of their own) and have contributed positively to ...

Vote values, not labels

Letters to the editor

VICKI CUNNINGHAM Mifflintown Like most people who have grown up around here, my 66-year-old husband had been a lifelong Republican. That is, until Donald Trump and this current Republican administration came along. Now he’s a registered Democrat because, as he told me, “I could not ...

Fake Facebook

Editorials

W e like Facebook as a social media vehicle. We like it for this reason: People — family, friends, acquaintances, classmates — can more easily reconnect after relationships are lost by time, moving ... other circumstances. Birthdays. Children. Graduations. Reunions. These are ...

Pa. General Assembly report card

Letters to the editor

JEFFREY BOWMAN Alexandria I know that school has just started, but the current session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly started eight months ago and it’s time for a report card. According to my research, so far, 32 new laws have been enacted, not including those dealing with the ...

Bus service

Letters to the editor

By EUGENE MOORE McElhattan On Aug. 21, I was reading The Lock Haven Express, specifically the article on the front page about River Valley Transit buses coming to Clinton County from Williamsport and Jersey Shore. It would be nice if the bus company would come to McElhattan, Avis, Woolrich, ...

Protect all who protect the public

Letters to the editor

RICH FOWLER Shamokin Law enforcement officers on all levels are facing ambushes, assaults, and murders by criminal elements in record numbers across the nation. As state corrections officers, we are part of that law enforcement community, especially in the eyes of the public. We wear ...

God’s fairness versus man’s

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport If the argument about progressive versus flat taxes is made on the basis of economic reckoning that takes into account only absolute numbers of dollars paid by the rich compared to others, flat taxes may appear to be fairer than progressive taxes. According to this ...

Answers

Letters to the editor

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville I would like to answer the questions from Mr. Robert DeVaul Sr.’s letter dated Aug. 3. His first question: “Is Christianity a religion or the name describing several different religions?” Christianity is a religion based on the person and the teachings of ...

Kim Jong-un’s desire

Letters to the editor

MEL BENJAMIN Watsontown Since North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is so set on getting missiles equipped with nuclear warheads, why don’t we just deliver one of our spares to him to show him how it’s done?

‘It’s a sabotage’

Letters to the editor

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

Letters to the editor

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

Letters to the editor

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

Letters to the editor

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 ...