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Rural areas deserve broadband investment, too

Rather than reinvesting in locations that already have (internet) broadband to make it better, the pandemic relief money should go to places that don’t have any broadband at all.” That’s a quote-paraphrase that ran in an Associated Press story in The Express this past Monday from a top ...

CATA worker shortage reflects huge challenge for all of us

Those uninterested in the workforce shortage in our region need look no further than the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) to understand how severe things are ... and could become. CATA just announced it’s suspending some van/bus routes due to “unprecedented staffing ...

Labor Day at a time when there’s a real labor shortage

It’s Labor Day 2021, more than 125 years after the first such legal holiday was declared in 1894 to be the first Monday of every September to “celebrate the working class.” Labor — and strong work ethic — perhaps have never been as important in our country than since World War ...

50 years of ‘Ya gotta’ Regatta

It takes a lot of caring, committed and hard-working people to keep a huge event like the Lock Haven Area Jaycees Labor Day Regatta going year after year. But that’s just what has happened as this community marks the 50th annual Regatta this coming weekend. (Mother Nature will permit ...

Local school officials best situated to decide masks

The kids are headed back to school and some adults are at odds — over masks. Would anyone have thought, just a few short years ago, that masks would be such a controversial subject? First, any person who freely chooses to wear a mask should be accepted with respect and without having to ...

‘Heroes’

hen The Express community newspaper recently published and posted online at www.lockhaven.com a story previewing this Saturday’s (Aug. 28) Hometown Hero Banner Program ceremony, a person reacted with an online comment — a lecture, if you will — as follows: “HEROES of what? Hero is a ...