Opinion

Comcast and WTAJ: Is anyone upset besides me?

Letters to the editor

Comcast has taken WTAJ Channel 10 off their cable channels. WTAJ kept us informed on road conditions on Interstate 80, travel to and from State College, Bellefonte, and Altoona. In the fall, I watch football at State College, BEA, Jersey Shore, and other areas. When I don’t get to a game, ...

An accident waiting to happen!

Letters to the editor

Well, here we go again. Nothing resolved yet and I am still struggling and wondering how many trips it is going to take before I fall. I had to go to Walmart the other night for a few groceries and upon arriving home it was dark and, like I said, my mobility is sometimes bad, so with those ...

Back to the future

Letters to the editor

Jimmy Breslin just passed away at age 88. Breslin was a New York City newspaper reporter and columnist for over 50 years. During his career, he worked for nearly all the New York papers and also won a Pulitzer Prize for his work. During this long career he was able to witness the evolution ...

Keep it humble

Letters to the editor

So, I am attending a cancer meeting for the first time at Susque-View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and there is a Lock Haven resident, Ron “The Walking Man” Bauman, present with his T-shirt with a cross and self-embellished achievements he has done. We all have come across Ron ...

Nuclear options

Letters to the editor

Thanks to the Democrats and now retired U.S. Sen. Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” of 2013, Republican senators will need only 51 - not the required 60 - senatorial votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court as replacement for the deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. Explosive ...

Huge fail

Letters to the editor

What does the Republican party need to achieve their goals and promises? They have the White House and have the majority in both houses of Congress. Finally, they can repeal Obamacare and replace it with their plan. President Donald Trump said that he could fix it that he had a great plan ...

Who does this?

Letters to the editor

It was a beautiful spring day so I took a walk to the boat dock at the end of Mill Street extension in Howard. Now that the snow has melted it was prime picking. Armed with a large plastic bag I went home with the following: 3 tin cans. 1 plastic food tray. 3 plastic water ...

Flowers, babies, chainsaws and motorcycles

Columns

In the hub bub of which bathroom transgenders should use, I ask myself, “what would freak me out more?” … a male that appears to be a woman walking into a men’s room? … or a female that appears to be a man walking into a men’s room? I would probably not notice the female man ...

Public employee pension reform on the move

Editorials

The Pennsylvania Senate is scheduled to consider a public employee pension reform proposal nearly identical to the bill that fell just three votes short in the House last fall. The proposal will contain a 401(k)-component paired with a smaller defined benefit component for new employees. ...

God, urinals and transfolks

Columns

By TIM BAYLOR As far as I know, I was born a biological male. I have all the working parts. Gender wise, I identify as a man and people treat me as such. I do, however, like getting it on with men when I do get it on. While that happens far too infrequently, that is a completely different ...

America first

Letters to the editor

We live in extremely troubling times and once again I am compelled to voice my opinion in an open forum. I am quite troubled by the outrageous actions of some Americans who deem it necessary to publicly protest the banning of possibly dangerous individuals from entering our country. I ...

Injection wells a cause for concern

Editorials

W e’re concerned that the state Department of Environmental Protection would approve two underground, frack water injection wells in the aftermath of evidence that these types of wells can cause seismic activity — earthquakes. The DEP has approved the wells in Highland Township, Elk ...

Health care

Letters to the editor

We don’t need finger-pointing or gloating at this time. We need Republicans and Democrats to work together to improve the Affordable Care Act. It is time for Congress to function as a governing body as it was elected to do. Providing adequate health care for all, at an affordable ...

Down in flames

Letters to the editor

Seven years ago, when the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, became law most of the individuals affected had no idea what the terms premium, deductible, co-pay and out-of-pocket maximum meant or how these expenses determined their overall cost of health care. These individuals also became ...

Actually read the Constitution

Letters to the editor

I am a bit confused by Dan Reeder’s comment in his March 27 letter to the editor, “Fie on you, Constitution,” that the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court is “in violation of a clear constitutional directive.” I am curious what ...

Forgetting our senior citizens

Letters to the editor

This pertains to a property tax hike possible in the Jersey Shore Area School District. There should be some kind of control over the school boards who grant the teachers a hefty raise every year that amounts to $1,500 — or more — per teacher. For the past four years, we retired citizens ...

Helping because you want to …

Editorials

Charlotte Rebuck wants to pay it forward. With help from friends and mentors, the young woman from the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School has made more than 800 “Jared Boxes” — simple containers that hold joy for kids who could really use something to smile about as they battle ...

Loving because you want to (or are called to)

Letters to the editor

And we certainly do not want to forget mentioning Margie Fisher and her daughter, Brooke, of Runville in Centre County. This dynamic mother-daughter duo was featured in a very heart-warming, inspirational story on Page A1, also in this past Saturday’s Express community newspaper. The ...

Snow job

Letters to the editor

It was still snowing when I got up the other day. I was getting the boss (my wife) breakfast so she could get to school on time. A kid knocked on the front door. He was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. I stayed calm. He said, “I’ll shovel your walk for ten bucks.” Ten ...