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Letters to the editor

Vote no on limiting the governor’s emergency powers

Mike Hanna Sr. Lock Haven Our legislators are asking us to vote to limit the governor's emergency powers during times like this pandemic. The need for strong executive action to quickly address COVID has proven effective with Pennsylvania ranking better than all but 11 states in the number ...

A merger analogy

HELEN E. PRIEN Lock Haven Let us just imagine that Philadelphia, Chicago, and Nashville are informed that to make those cities sustainable and forward-thinking they are to be merged. This solution is proposed by a fourth body in a fourth location and pushed forward immediately. This ...

Helium balloons

WILLIAM BAILEY SR. Lock Haven In this era of environmental awareness and concern, I find it difficult to believe that we are still releasing helium-filled balloons, as reported in an article in your newspaper of April 24. Do we not understand that those balloons eventually come back ...

The Paycheck Fairness Act is a positive step forward

LYSA HOLLAND Boalsburg On April 15, The Paycheck Fairness Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a 217-210 vote. Unfortunately, U.S. Reps. Fred Keller and Glenn Thompson cast “no” votes. Aimed at eliminating the gender pay gap and strengthening workplace protections for ...

Thinking about travel? You need a travel advisor

KAY ROGERS Boalsburg This year National Travel Advisor Day is Wednesday, May 5. Now, more than ever, the value of booking with a travel advisor is clear. Last year, as borders were closing and travelers scrambling to get home, we stepped in. When travelers spent hours on hold ...

Election integrity begins before the vote

RON WILLIAMS Pennsylvania Furnace Why is it that the caustic debate over election integrity has focused only on issues that took place during and after the vote? Think about it. Is election interference before we vote acceptable? It seems to be in Pennsylvania. Here is why: Voting ...

Don’t take your water for granted

JAMES BOWERS Washington, D.C. This week is Water Week 2021, and water system failures in Texas, Flint, and Newark in recent years is evidence not all Americans have access to clean water. Water quality reports across the country reveal severe inefficiencies in our tap water systems. ...

‘LeFraud’ James

BRYAN SHADE Lock Haven LeBron James proved once again that he is the biggest fraud in the America and his “wokeness,” like a lot of his pro-athlete, Hollywood elites, mainstream media and liberal politicians who I believe are the biggest problem in America. They’re never part of ...

Green New Deal: Solar, wind and electric vehicles

ARTHUR KELLER Beavertown We hear all the glorious things that solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles (EV) will do for global warming, but what aren’t they telling us? Let’s take a closer look. The International Renewable Energy Agency estimated that there will be 78 ...

Thank You!

MELANIE McLANE Jersey Shore On behalf of the Jersey Shore Public Library Board, we would like to thank the very generous members of the community who stepped up and donated for us to replace the roof on our building. We had received $6,000 in donations toward this project, and then we ...

Can LHU survive consolidation?

STANLEY BERARD Lock Haven The coming two months are critical for higher education in rural Pennsylvania. The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education will decide this week whether to begin a 60-day public comment period on plans to consolidate six of the system’s ...

Primary election is almost here

DAWN MOYER Mill Hall May 18 is almost here and that is the day of the Pennsylvania Primary Election. All registered voters are eligible to vote. This election will allow Republicans, Democrats, Independents or third-party to vote. It’s important to go vote, but it is also important to ...

Just say no

ROBERTA DOYLE Mackeyville Did you know that in 2021, our Pennsylvania state senators are only scheduled to meet 41 days and our state House Members 69 days? What are the odds that they will be in session if an emergency disaster occurs? The proposed Constitutional Amendments Article ...

Just 41 days a year

SANDRA SCHOLL Lock Haven Forty-one days is the number of days the Pennsylvania Senate will be in session in 2021. The House has scheduled 69 days to be in session. The House and Senate constitute the General Assembly. This body has proposed two Constitutional Amendments to take away ...

Autism Awareness Month; Amplifying a student’s voice

TULARE PARK Lock Haven April is known as Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month nationally. The United Nations has also brought international attention to autism by observing World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. At LHU, I recently talked with “K,” an LHU student with autism willing to ...

Vote to confirm Vanita Gupta

DAVE KITZINGER Mt. Lebanon Bipartisanship is often invoked but rarely practiced in politics these days. Unfortunately, the confirmation fight over President Biden’s nominee for Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta, has become the latest example of partisanship crowding out substance ...

I don’t understand

GERALD DANGLE Cogan Station My wife gets tired of me saying, “I don’t understand this,” or “I don’t understand that.” Most recently, I don’t understand why political parties just don’t do what is best for our country, the United Stated of America, or our state of ...

About Kamala Harris

HUGH E. MCGEE Williamsport President Biden designated Vice President Kamala Harris to be his administration’s envoy to oversee the mass illegal immigration crisis at the southern border after he was sworn into office. What has she done to get first-hand information on the problem? As I ...

Rural Roads Safety Week

JUSTIN SNOOK Loganton The Clinton County Farm Bureau is recognizing Rural Roads Safety Week April 18-24 by encouraging motorists to travel safely on roadways this spring and throughout the year. You may have noticed that farmers are returning to the fields to begin planting crops. As ...

We can make it better!

UPMC Physicians As Black obstetrician-gynecologists, midwives and members of the UPMC family, we have come together to highlight the current state of affairs for pregnant women of color. The U.S., a developed nation, has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with Black ...