Opinion

Enough is enough

Letters to the editor

JOHN MACMILLEN Mill Hall I take exception to Flemington Borough Council’s endorsement to support the proposed $5 fee on truck, car, motorcycle, trailer, ATV, RV and camper registrations in the county. My first question is, where are the tax dollars that we pay to the state for road ...

Bible digest

Columns

“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10 AKJV) There are many who make promises of the good life. Only Jesus can deliver now and for eternity.

To tax everyone fairly will require tax law revision

Letters to the editor

DAVID L. FAUST Selinsgrove Pennsylvania’s flat-rate personal income tax impacts hardest on middle income taxpayers and the state’s sales tax impacts hardest on low-income families. In my opinion, neither tax is fair . However, local and county governments and local school district ...

Wrong on all accounts

Letters to the editor

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown In his letter to the editor, “Ever?” Jay Meyers asserts that the last four elections weren’t legitimate. He asserts that 1) Bill Clinton only became president because of a three-way race with Ross Perot taking votes from George H.W. Bush. 2) George W. ...

I was just thinking

Letters to the editor

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan I’ve been thinking a lot about things lately. I have a small lawn-mowing and trimming business. Not once have I seen a green ice-cream truck coming through town. My question is: Where is the ice cream truck? Getting an ice cream would be nice on a hot day of ...

Flemington Council supports $5 fee

Letters to the editor

WAYNE ALLISON Flemington Flemington Borough Council wholeheartedly supports the Clinton County commissioners’ efforts to increase the pool of money available to help municipalities in the county with costs associated with road projects. No one likes to pay additional taxes, even a $5 ...

Congressional fiscal IRresponsibility

Columns

Presidential candidate Donald Trump made construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico one of the key issues in his 2016 campaign. The wall has become the focal point of a much larger plan for securing the nation’s southern border and controlling the flow of illegal ...

The big rip-off

Letters to the editor

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station A comparison between liberal and conservative thinking: A patient goes to the dispensary with a cut finger. The liberal puts a Band-Aid on it. The patient returns the next day with a bigger cut and the liberal declares, “We need a bigger ...

Pa. lawmakers abuse their power with personal pique

Columns

John Arway is leaving his post as executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, so the Legislature is ready to move forward on a bill to increase the agency’s funding. If it sounds odd that the two events are linked, that’s because it is. There shouldn’t be a ...

Gun facts

Letters to the editor

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours Gun owners beware of charlatans who try to convince you the 2nd Amendment was only intended to protect the ability of the people to raise a militia, and private ownership of guns was never addressed by the amendment. These anti-rights con-artists who claim ...

Illegal immigrant?

Letters to the editor

GAVIN T. FERRINGER Lock Haven It’s interesting that the same group of people who want to continually remind us that they are not against legal immigration fail to comprehend the difference between an illegal immigrant who is primarily a young adult coming here for economic opportunities ...

Applause, Applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A special THANK YOU to whoever found me lying on the parking lot at the former Kmart after I upset my motor scooter. I didn’t get the person’s name, but I am doing ...

‘Great Places’ award affirms value, potential of waterfront

Editorials

Recently, the City of Lock Haven and Woodward Township were jointly honored for being named one of the “2018 Great Places in Pennsylvania” by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (AIP). The award from this national organization of professional planners recognizes ...

Full vehicle gas economy rollback a really bad idea

Letters to the editor

HEIDI RUCKNO Lewisburg The latest proposal from the White House to roll back fuel economy standards for automobiles has made it abundantly clear that - now, more than ever - is the time to re-elect Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey. We must also support the upstart congressional ...

WORDS TO LIVE BY

Columns

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas can often be better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life.” — Amy ...

What do you think?

Letters to the editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number. Letters dealing with private disputes will not be ...

Bible digest

Columns

“The heart of him that has understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.” (Proverbs 15:14 AKJV) Where is your heart? Seek the Lord and His wisdom. “Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.” (Proverbs 15:16 ...

Identity politics

Letters to the editor

CHARLES M. REEDER Montoursville I agree that the misuse of identity politics has cause division in our country. To place that blame solely on the political parties is woefully misguided. People self identify by gender, race, religion, profession, geography and more. They will ...

PIAA solutions should ensure fairness for all

Columns

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) was created more than a hundred years ago to provide fair, uniform standards governing high school sports. The body was expanded in 1972 to include private schools to end the separation of schools from different backgrounds. ...

History does change

Letters to the editor

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall History as we know it changes everyday as new facts are uncovered. Vikings actually traveled to North America and so on. This is the same situation for finding out a historical landmark is not factually correct. I say that is exactly what people encounter while ...