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Dear Annie: Son feeling torn at school

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Dear Annie: My husband and I bought a house in a safe neighborhood 12 years ago primarily because it has a great school district. We have two children, a boy and a girl, and I am writing about our oldest child, “Alan,” who is 12. Alan is very sensitive and wants for everyone to get along. ...

Lesson from history

Letters to the editor

PAUL RINKER Montoursville I recently had the privilege of touring a couple of our country’s finer historical sites. In addition to the period architecture, I saw a lot of history of enslaved persons. In each case there was archeological evidence that American slaves owned guns. In one ...

Today in History

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By The Associated Press On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order, "Don't give up the ship" during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812. On this date: In 1533, Anne Boleyn, the second ...

New tax feeding PennDOT

Letters to the editor

GLENN CROSSLEY Montgomery All over Pennsylvania volunteer organizations in towns and cities are receiving registered letters sent by their local PennDOT Engineering district threatening legal action and fines for posting the small informational signs we see entering many Pennsylvania ...

Adventures with chickens

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By ROSE HOOVER My adventures with chickens started when I was a young child. One day, we would get a telephone call from the post office, telling us that our chicken mail-order had arrived. I am not sure how those peeps got from the post office to our house, but soon there would be a cardboard ...

I’m an American

Letters to the editor

YVETTE WEIDLER Williamsport It’s about respect and like it or not, Donald Trump is our president. I was at work and heard a plane going over very low, I ran outside. I was just across the Susquehanna River from the airport on The Dell. The sun just going down and there over my head ...

Happenings from the Heisey

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By JO ANN BOWES We have lots going on this month! Today from 10 to 2 p.m. Heisey House is open. Come see us. Tours are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. We will be open every Saturday until Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. UPCOMING EVENTS - June 9: Second Sunday 2 p.m., “Pickin ‘n’ ...

GED

Letters to the editor

ROBERT GETZ Lock Haven It was encouraging to see that two state senators came to Clinton County to listen to local residents about their struggles as they try to find their way out of poverty. It’s an issue that has too long been ignored. As The Express’ May 29 article pointed ...

The staggering costs of imprisonment

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Guess how much our nation’s system of mass incarceration costs each year? I’m talking about the taxpayer-funded budgets of prisons, jails, probation departments and the public employees who staff them. Add in the cost of running the criminal justice system; the amount spent on health ...

The Clean Water Act undone

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By NANCY STONER For nearly 50 years the federal Clean Water Act’s definition of which water bodies are protected from pollution has enabled states and local communities to safeguard our nation’s rivers, streams, wetlands and other waterways. The value of clean water was broadly ...

New rule takes sensible approach to climate

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By TERRY JARRETT Washington is about to see another controversial chapter in the Trump era. Any day now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue its final “Affordable Clean Energy” rule (ACE). Intended as a replacement for President Obama’s 2015 Clean Power Plan (CPP), ...

Post-college parental blues

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Dear Annie: Our daughter, “Jenny,” is graduating from college in a few weeks, and my husband and I are very proud. We were unable to afford college, but once we had a child, we knew how important it was for her to go. My husband has worked in a factory his whole life and two years ago ...

Epley maneuver repositions ear crystals, alleviating vertigo

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 67-year-old male in excellent physical health. The only issue I have is occasional bouts of vertigo. These episodes started when I was about 44 years old. My symptoms are varying degrees of dizziness and, with extreme episodes, nausea. The ...

TODAY IN HISTORY

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By The Associated Press On May 31, 1962, former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel a few minutes before midnight for his role in the Holocaust. On this date: In 1669, English diarist Samuel Pepys (peeps) wrote the final entry of his journal, blaming his failing eyesight ...

Judges too are innocent until proven guilty

Letters to the editor

STEPHEN POORMAN Lock Haven The Honorable Judge J. Michael Williamson could have greeted a Williamsport deputy sheriff with “sunshine,” according to Lycoming County Sheriff R. Mark Lusk. If a waitress or bank teller is bubbly with a smile on her face, it should be OK to call her ...

A cap on interest rates charged consumers? Yes

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The Loan Shark Protection Act would limit the interest charged on credit cards to 15 percent. A 15 percent cap would be too low — naively too low. Too bad the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, weren’t more careful, because their clumsy approach ...

Stop the freeloading

Letters to the editor

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven Like many, I have numerous pet peeves. One of the biggest is seeing people take advantage of the system. I see this happen every day. Why is Clinton County (and Lycoming) so full of freeloaders? It makes me sick to know I’m supporting others who are ...

Judge Williamson

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KEN PASSELL Lock Haven In regard to accusations as reported in The Express on Saturday about senior Judge J. Michael Williamson, I think that was very unfair to him. With all due respect that he deserves, I must come to his defense,. I admit that I don’t know all the circumstances ...

Keep our Democracy alive!

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We just finished a primary election in Pennsylvania with row offices so inconsequential that for some of them there were not any candidates. Yet, there are proposals floating around the General Assembly in Pennsylvania to eliminate the all important position of judge from the annals of ...

Far from negligible

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KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven This past week we learned that carbon emissions have now, for the first time in human history, reached 415 parts per million. As these numbers continue to rise and our planet continues to warm, more and more of us are becoming anxious about the kind of world we’ll ...