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Letters to the editor

Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are more than pets. Lots of them spend their lives as laboratory animals in animal testing. Consequently, the name guinea pig for our nonhuman friend additionally refers to — as Merriam-Webster explains — “a subject of research, experimentation, or testing.” A subject is ...

Responsible leadership

As the number of coronavirus deaths approaches 100,000 in the U.S., we’re being pulled in two contradictory directions. We know we have to open our economy, which requires us to interact with others. At the same time, we understand the urgency of keeping ourselves and those around us ...

Helping hand

My wife and myself along with my cousin and his wife were riding our motorcycles Monday looking for a place to eat. We love Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and decided to eat in Lock Haven at the KFC. We decided to try standing in the drive thru and wanted to see if we could order that way ...

Astro turf isn’t essential

Phyllis Werts Renovo How many KCSD board members can tell you specifically all the materials used to make astro turf? Do they know how much lead or other harmful materials are in astro turf? Just because you are told that something is proudly made and installed in the US does not mean ...

Protecting hospitals protects patients

CATERRI WOODRUM Durham A spotlight has remained on our hospitals and health care workers over the last few months, and rightfully so. They have heroically maintained the front line in providing care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that support must continue or patients will ...

Mandatory mask wearing not enforced?

DAVID KAGAN Jersey Shore On the morning of May 21, Thursday, as I was walking into the Weis store in Jersey Shore, I noted two young men walking in the store without masks on. When I questioned the Weis employee sitting just inside the door about it, she said that, even though the sign on ...

Public service workers

Fund the front lines: Recovery relies on public service workers The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us how much we rely on working people, including healthcare professionals, delivery drivers, grocery store employees, and public service workers. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse at Selinsgrove ...

Good people in this crisis

I want to tell you about two beautiful people. Their names are Ruby and Dave. They own the Oak Grove Tavern in Avis. My husband and I are elderly. I saw their ad for Mother’s Day. They don’t normally deliver in Linden but kindly brought us food. Delicious. We appreciate everything ...

Who’s the coward?

Under the “yellow” phase of the COVID-19 lockdown, dentists are allowed to perform a number of procedures as long as the individual performing them is adequately masked and the procedure is performed in a way that reduces, as much as possible, the risk of infection to both the patient and ...

First responders are winners

This past week marked National Emergency Medical Services Week. It’s a yearly observation. But this year, the brave men and women on the front lines, especially first responders, deserve extra recognition. The COVID-19 crisis has changed everything. People have been asked to stay at ...

COVID-19, another opinion

I know we have heard so many opinions on COVID-19 that you’re probably tired of hearing about it. So I thought I would offer my two cents worth. This horrible virus has been wreaking havoc all over the world as well as in the United States of America. Most of the citizens do the polite ...

Astro turf won’t improve education

We enroll our children in school to get a proper education. Astro turf won’t improve a student’s education. Astro turf is not an essential in any public school and school district in Pa. There is only one audit annually of public school’s finances. This means an auditor basically ...

School taxes and artificial turf

I was reading in The Express on Saturday that the Keystone Central School Board had saved $900,000 when it closed the school year early during this Pandemic. Yet, with 20%-plus unemployment the district can still afford to replace the artificial turf at high school football stadium-athletic ...

Gratitude

Many thanks from the bottom of our hearts to the staff of the Knight-Confer-Sanders Mortuary funeral homes for the drive-by car parade on May 3. The parade was a great pick-me-up for my husband’s return home from the hospital following his triple bypass surgery. It truly was a time Dale ...

The top 10% and the top 1%

What do the very wealthy and super-rich want? They want the federal government to fund a strong national defense to protect their financial interests (oil and other) around the world, even if it increases the national debt for others to pay in the future. They also want the federal ...

On wearing a mask

As I was driving this morning and had to keep to the right side of the road, it dawned on me that why couldn’t I drive on the left side of the road? Where in the Constitution does it say I have to drive on the right? Then forcing me to drive on the right is a violation of my constitutional ...

A candidate who stands out

Republican voters, there is only one candidate who stands out in the primary campaign for the 25th Senatorial district and that is Cris Dush. Having served as the state representative for the 66th state House district for the past five years, Cris Dush has the experience and knowledge to get ...

Responding to Sen. Scarnati’s letter to the editor

Robust political campaigns have long history in our country. Sadly, so do mudslinging. Unfortunately, both were on full display in a recent attack aimed at me by state Sen. Joe Scarnati. And all for one reason: I’m daring to take on the entrenched political class in Harrisburg by running ...

Mistruths and truths

I would like to address the dismay of what many people have told me as I have been going door to door the last couple of weeks. Voters are telling me they are tired of receiving negative ads for the 25th Senate seat race in their mailboxes and on their television screens. I would like to ...

I know Cris Dush

As an introduction, I am the Oliver Township Supervisor in Jefferson County and the Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Co. President. The purpose of my letter is to let other supervisors and firefighters know about a man I’ve had the pleasure of working with for over five years. Cris is the ...