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Opinion

Balancing the budget

Letters to the editor

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore Balancing the budget is pretty simple. Eliminate grants (incumbent campaign funds). The two counties I live between receive millions of dollars in grants. That times all counties in Pennsylvania plus the other states amounts to a considerable amount. If I want ...

Applause, Applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. APPLAUSE goes to Shirley Probst for donating a large number of books to the Little Libraries in Lock Haven. Also deserving a round of APPLAUSE are Susan and Mike Foust, ...

Cautious optimism for a vaccine

Our View

A vaccine or vaccines are on the way, we’re told. Thank God. And please make sure the roll out and distribution are equitable and swift ... swift to those who deserve it first and foremost. Health care workers. First responders. Senior citizens. Yes, U.S Food and Drug ...

Lights

Letters to the editor

DR. SAM STEA Cogan Station Now is the time to embrace true science, within a greater context of kindness and empathy. We’ve already been through the Dark Ages. Let’s not go back there for the sake of all.

Dear Annie: Brother is a burden

Columns

Dear Annie: I’ve hit a dead end and am not sure what to do. My family has become dysfunctional to the point of my wanting to take my husband and kids and move far away from them all. I am grown, married and have two sons. I have an adult brother, “Joey,” who has become a complete ...

Post-election satire

Letters to the editor

JOE DeCRISTOPHER Lewisburg In spite of his desperate schemes to hold on to presidential power, the writing on the wall is pretty clear, and 45 is bound for the scrap heap of history, in overwhelming personal debt and with a job rating, on a par with his multiple corporate bankruptcies, of ...

There is help for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 78 and have some difficulty swallowing. I must take calcium and magnesium tablets, and they are very large. I have to chew them to get them down properly. I have actually choked on pills in the past. But chewing some tablets gives a terrible taste. ...

Conservation funding support letter to state Legislature

Letters to the editor

HAROLD DAUB Harrisburg Honorable Pennsylvania Senators and Representatives: On behalf of the affiliated state organizations, sportsmen/conservation clubs, and individual members comprising the over 60,000 Pennsylvania conservationists represented by the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen ...

In defense of poll workers

Letters to the editor

JANET GYEKIS Wellsboro I am writing on behalf of election poll workers in Pennsylvania. I have been a poll worker for four years. In PA there are close to 50,000 poll workers, (Republicans, Democrats, Independents), and election officials who worked for a minimum of 14 to 15-plus hours on ...

Be Thankful

Columns

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful ...

Let’s continue to CARE … and shop local!

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Small Business Saturday is tomorrow and perhaps it is no more important than now as our nation battles a deadly virus. Mitigation efforts and, of course, people’s hesitancy to get out among others is hurting those local entrepreneurs who we count on — and take for granted — to provide ...

Why for-profit college enrollment has increased during COVID-19

Columns

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., many experts warned that America’s colleges and universities could be devastated. Some of them predicted enrollment declines of up to 20%. So far, those initial forecasts were worse than what has actually taken place. One month into the fall semester of the ...

Dear Annie: Husband doesn’t want me talking to family

Columns

Dear Annie: My husband tells me that I’m cheating on him by talking to my friends and family. He talks to people on the phone who I don’t even know, but I don’t ever worry about it or get on his case about it. What can I do? — Needing Help in Virginia Dear Needing Help: Your ...

Better safe than sorry when it comes to potential COVID exposure

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am scheduled to play tennis with my friend tonight. His son tested positive for COVID-19 and is symptomatic as of yesterday. He has not seen his son for at least one week before the diagnosis. Is my friend safe, and would it therefore be safe for me to ...

It’s a matter of choice

Letters to the editor

ARIKA STOPPER Jersey Shore Every day we’re faced with choices. Some are less important than others, like deciding what to wear or what to pack for lunch. Others are choices that put a lot of stress on our shoulders, like dealing with finances or how to care for an aging loved one. But ...

The gift the virus gives us

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any of us may not spend Thanksgiving Day 2020 with familiy and friends out of precaution of catching or spreading COVID-19. If this monstrous virus is telling us anything it’s that it is time to look inside your heart and give thanks for who and what you have in your life. How angry many ...

Owning your mistakes and setting the record straight

Letters to the editor

DARLA J. MCCULLOUGH Lock Haven In the news from police reported in the Nov. 14 edition of The Express was a report regarding John M. McCullough Jr., of Gallagher Township. This article listed separate charges from simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment. The report from ...

Systemic integrity

Letters to the editor

DAN REEDER Lock Haven In regard to the current election results, it is important to consider a few things. In every municipality, county, and state there are poll workers, paid employees, Boards of Elections, and very precise records, both by hand and by machine, documenting every step of ...

Global poverty, education, and the pandemic

Letters to the editor

ELIZABETH RIPPEL Lock Haven An estimated 767 million people were estimated to be living in extreme poverty in 2017, living on less than $1.90(USD) a day. One of those 767 million, Children are unfortunately more affected by extreme poverty than adults, and twice as likely to live in extreme ...

To die-hard Trump supporters

Letters to the editor

DAVID KAGAN Jersey Shore Die-hard Trump supporters, such delusion. Do you plan ever to take down those Trump-Pence signs? Will you be decorating them soon with Christmas lights? It’s time to come together — to unite this country again.