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Letters to the editor

Kudos to KCSD and Dr. Martin

MICHAEL T. HALL McElhattan It has been a long and tumultuous academic year. I’d like to give praise to Dr. Jacquelyn Martin (Superintendent) and the entire KCSD staff. Based on my observations as a parent, the administrators, teachers, and staff have done a fantastic job at keeping ...

Trump 2, Swamp 0

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore Trump did not lead the so-called insurrection on Jan. 6. As one of the strongest leaders this country has ever had, if Trump would have been behind this, the people’s Capitol would now be free of fences and open to “We The People” to visit, NOT fenced in ...

Not thinking clearly

REUBEN FISHER Allenwood With opening the borders and allowing 11,000 plus immigrants into the United States, did anybody stop and think, where is the food gonna come from to feed them? We now already experience empty store shelves and it’s only gonna get worse.

One People

ELLIE MALKIN Williamsport We are one people of this Earth, This virus proves this curse, The world turns as we reflect, On what will happen next, We hibernate in one place, No matter what your creed, religion or race, We speak the same language, To survive another day Do ...

Pennsylvania Bus Association opposes bridge tolling

Patricia Cowley Harrisburg The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) proposed “Pathways Major Bridge P3 Initiative” is evaluating the following bridges on interstates across the Commonwealth for tolling: - I-78 Lenhartsville Bridge Replacement Project (Berks ...

LHU’s leadership question

TARA MITCHELL Lock Haven I have been working for almost three decades, with 15 of those years at Lock Haven University (LHU). I’ve had part-time jobs, temporary jobs, and full-time jobs, all with a variety of supervisors. At LHU, those supervisors have been Deans, Provosts, and ...

A letter to Acting Pa. Secretary of Health Alison Beam

PHYSICIANS in PENNSYLVANIA Harrisburg The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians, representing thousands of primary care physicians across the Commonwealth, were ...

‘But for’

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Many commentators have raised this question during the recent impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump: “Would the mob have attacked the Capitol with the Congress sitting in session but for Donald Trump’s lies that the election was stolen and his direction that ...

Hold Trump accountable

MARY BRUCE SERENE State College How can the Republican Party claim to be the Blue Lives Matter party? House Impeachment videos put the hypocrisy of claiming Blue Lives Matter on full display for the entire world to see. “Trump’s Militia” was seen brutalizing D.C. and Capitol Police, ...

Thank you, President Biden, for your climate action

DOUG ORBAKER SANDY FIELD Mifflinburg President Biden, during the election you promised to build an administration that makes decisions based on sound science, and you have begun to fulfill that promise. You also promised to protect the environment and human health. To us, as citizens who ...

$15 minimum wage

RICHARD PERINI Bellefonte Despite the comments by learned economists in the Feb. 17 edition of The Express, it seems to me that there are some potential problems with the proposed federal minimum wage increase to $15. Perhaps I am looking at it too simplistically, but doesn’t it seem ...

Losing sympathy

ROB HARLEY Mill Hall Just read the Feb. 13 letter to the editor, “Just hang up,” from Michael Moday that echoes my thoughts exactly. Almost every week there is a notice from law enforcement reminding people that the IRS does not contact people by phone, ever. Even if they did what ...

To those who want to stalk letter writers

DAWN MOYER Mill Hall When did some voters become so brainwashed by Trump’s fake news? I recently received an anonymous letter in the mail and I want to address the letter writer, who likely is reading this. To start with, if you want to call someone brainwashed here are a few things ...

Impeachment reality TV

CRAIG SEASHOLTZ Avis I must confess I have never been much of a fan of “Reality TV” programs. Whether it be Survivor, Bachelor, Snooky’s Jersey Shore or most any other you could name. I acknowledge that reality TV has gained a foothold among American viewers; I simply am not one of ...

Building up Clinton County’s economy

CONSTANCE WHITE Lock Haven I am tired of hearing about the election. Our town has been decreasing in size since 1972. We need to build up an economy here by bringing people into Lock Haven from out of the area. We need to convince people to come to our small town and turn around to ...

Pennsylvania needs a vaccine registry, not a vaccine lottery

RYAN BIZZARRO, AUSTIN DAVIS, JENNIFER O’MARA, PAM SNYDER Harrisburg Imagine trying to play the lottery, but, instead of just buying a ticket at your local dealer you had to use a piece of technology you’ve never seen before, there were only a limited number of lottery tickets (and ...

Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget

DAVID L. FAUST Selinsgrove Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2021-22 state budget deserves a fair hearing for two reasons. First, significantly increasing state aid to local school districts makes it possible for them to eliminate and/or reduce unfair per capita and earned income taxes and ...

A real patriot of America’s first Civil War

KEN KIPP Allenwood George B. McClellan was fired in 1862 by President Lincoln after two unsuccessful campaigns as commanding general of the Army of the Potomac, despite being the most popular Union officer among the troops. Ensuing farewell ceremonies at Warrenton, Virginia suburb of ...

Everyday people deserve better

JESSICA O’HARA State College I’ve been thinking lately about the integrity and bravery of everyday people compared to most Republican senators. Everyday people often leave their jobs rather than stay in unethical or undignified positions. Everyday people often dread getting called ...

Unprecedented

BRYAN SHADE Flemington We have about a month of a Joe Biden presidency and he has signed an unprecedented 52 executive orders and counting. I say many of his orders do not benefit the middle class and hard working Americans and instead help illegals and other nations. But the “state ...