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Letters to the editor

Do your part to reduce litter on National Clean-Up Day

JAMES BOWERS Washington, D.C. Today, Sept. 18 is National Clean-Up Day, an annual event aimed at raising awareness about litter and encouraging communities to do what they can to clean up their common spaces. Did you know that cigarette butts are one of the most commonly littered items? ...

When is enough enough?

BOB POTTER Boalsburg When the history of the coronavirus is written, it’s difficult to predict who will appear as the bigger fools: Republican politicians who lied that protecting yourself and others by wearing a mask and getting vaccinated would take away your freedoms, or their ...

Who is in charge?

LINDA DANIS Avis Who is in charge? Just a simple question. How will you answer it in regard to the following subjects: — Leaving Americans behind in Afghanistan. — Leaving millions of dollars of military equipment for the Taliban in Afghanistan. — Letting more children be shot ...

Is it time for a ‘Bill of Responsibilities?’

FRED BUCHEIT Howard I applaud Daniela Ribitsch’s letter, “Protecting our children,” published on Sept. 11 in The Express about wearing masks, but I’m suspicious that using reason to explain things to some people is a waste of time: Reason has no influence on hotheads and zealots. ...

Don’t hurt rank and file employees of Glenn Hawbaker

RICHARD PERINI Bellefonte I understand from The Express that the Glenn O. Hawbaker company pleaded no contest, and subsequently paid $20 million reimbursement to the state and to employees. I also read that facing criminal charges, Hawbaker cannot bid on new Pennsylvania projects. This ...

Why?

DONALD MOSKOWITZ Londonderry, N.H. The United States believed the Afghan military would stand up to the Taliban, but over the years the Taliban has overcome Afghan forces in skirmishes and the Taliban showed its prowess when it conquered Afghanistan in the 1990s. On July 13, 2021, a ...