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Opinion

Super-enablers Facebook, Twitter should be held accountable

Columns

By ROBERT REICH Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook says he'll run political ads even if they are false. Jack Dorsey of Twitter says he'll stop running political ads altogether. Dorsey has the correct approach, but the debate skirts the bigger question: Who is responsible for protecting democracy ...

Dear Annie: Show a little love

Columns

Dear Annie: I am having a problem with my mother-in-law and my husband. She is a control freak who wants to control my husband. His sister died a year ago, and his mother told him she wanted to have a memorial dinner at our house. She never spoke to me about it. In fact, she doesn’t speak to ...

Thinking clearly about SVRCS

Letters to the editor

RICHARD MORRIS Lock Haven Nov. 22 this year marks the 20th anniversary of the decision by the Charter School Appeals Board (CAB) that a charter should be awarded to the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School (SVRCS). This decision came after Keystone Central School Board (KCSD) had four times ...

State to blame for perennial fight over charter renewal

Columns

The state Legislature and Pennsylvania’s chief executive officer are really to blame for opening the ring to the now 20-year-old boxing match between the Keystone Central School Board and Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. When the state, under then-Gov. Tom Ridge, opened the door to ...

Unintended consequences

Letters to the editor

CARLA McELWAIN Loganton I am writing this letter as the president of the Sugar Valley Concerned Citizens, but also because of my long concern for education in the Sugar Valley area. SVCC owns the property and has constructed buildings and other facilities for the Sugar Valley Rural ...

Dear Annie: Understanding narcissism

Columns

Dear Annie: I am writing in response to the letter from “Concerned Care-Daughter,” who said she was approaching caregiver burnout. It sounds to me like she is very empathic, and her older sister may have some narcissist traits. Narcissistic traits include being dismissive of other ...

Pennsylvania’s obesity epidemic

Letters to the editor

Dr. Peter Cummings Pittsburgh Turn on your TV and you can’t miss an ad for the latest fitness equipment or diet fad. You would think we were a healthy, fit nation, but the tale of the tape tells a different story. Nearly one-third of all Pennsylvanians qualify as having obesity, up ...

Having to register for the draft

Letters to the editor

CRAIG GALLIGHER Williamsport I think it’s time to bring back the military service draft. When I turned 18 I needed to register for the draft and I think the worst thing the government ever did was to stop the draft. That was one thing an 18 year old had to do. I still have my draft ...

Bible Digest

Columns

“And keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you turn yourself:” (1 Kings 2:3 AKJV) Blessings ...

Medicare open enrollment

Letters to the editor

Ann Pysher Williamsport As I see all the ads for open enrollment for many of the Medicare Advantage plans on television, I felt compelled to write this. I have worked in healthcare for over 30 years for self-employed private practice physicians. There have been so many changes in ...

‘None of the above’

Letters to the editor

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan After using the new voting machines on Nov. 5, I think they’re not too bad. The reason is I don’t like who is running for any public office. It is easier for me to write in a candidate ... like vote for none of the above.

A veteran needs you to work at a VA hospital

Columns

By SANJAY SAINT Flying home from Florida recently, I was seated across the aisle from an elderly man wearing a hat identifying himself as a Marine. His wife sat next to him and helped him store his cane in the overhead bin. I noticed that at least five of the boarding passengers thanked ...

Letters to our boys

Columns

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Dear Annie: Wandering eye worrying wife

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Dear Annie: I would love to hear your comments on my situation. My husband, “Craig,” is an attentive, considerate and truly loving partner. The one quality that causes me to lose sleep is this: He is in his late 70s, yet he enjoys the attention of young women, ranging in age from their 20s ...

Bleeding problems have reader second-guessing anticoagulant

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past two years, my husband has been taking Eliquis twice a day as prescribed by his cardiologist for atrial fibrillation. He’s having serious problems with bleeding, especially on his legs when he bumps into furniture or corners. The skin tears ...

KCSD $$$ & sense

Letters to the editor

GREG MAYES Mill Hall I waited until after the Nov. 6 school board meeting and the Sugar Valley Charter School vote to write this letter on the off chance that things might have changed for the better at KCSD. I was encouraged listening to Superintendent Jackie Martin speak recently at a ...

Applause, Applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Friends of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail want to send a big THANK YOU to the many volunteers who came out on Sunday, Oct. 20, for the work detail on Clinton County’s ...

My heart hurts

Letters to the editor

DANIELLE LIDDIC Loganton My heart hurts. It literally and figuratively hurts. The Keystone Central School Board, again, did not approve the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School’s charter renewal. The meeting was Wednesday night and a major focus of the meeting was standardized test scores. ...