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Letters to the editor

Balancing the budget

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore Balancing the budget is pretty simple. Eliminate grants (incumbent campaign funds). The two counties I live between receive millions of dollars in grants. That times all counties in Pennsylvania plus the other states amounts to a considerable amount. If I want ...

Lights

DR. SAM STEA Cogan Station Now is the time to embrace true science, within a greater context of kindness and empathy. We’ve already been through the Dark Ages. Let’s not go back there for the sake of all.

Post-election satire

JOE DeCRISTOPHER Lewisburg In spite of his desperate schemes to hold on to presidential power, the writing on the wall is pretty clear, and 45 is bound for the scrap heap of history, in overwhelming personal debt and with a job rating, on a par with his multiple corporate bankruptcies, of ...

Conservation funding support letter to state Legislature

HAROLD DAUB Harrisburg Honorable Pennsylvania Senators and Representatives: On behalf of the affiliated state organizations, sportsmen/conservation clubs, and individual members comprising the over 60,000 Pennsylvania conservationists represented by the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen ...

In defense of poll workers

JANET GYEKIS Wellsboro I am writing on behalf of election poll workers in Pennsylvania. I have been a poll worker for four years. In PA there are close to 50,000 poll workers, (Republicans, Democrats, Independents), and election officials who worked for a minimum of 14 to 15-plus hours on ...

It’s a matter of choice

ARIKA STOPPER Jersey Shore Every day we’re faced with choices. Some are less important than others, like deciding what to wear or what to pack for lunch. Others are choices that put a lot of stress on our shoulders, like dealing with finances or how to care for an aging loved one. But ...

Owning your mistakes and setting the record straight

DARLA J. MCCULLOUGH Lock Haven In the news from police reported in the Nov. 14 edition of The Express was a report regarding John M. McCullough Jr., of Gallagher Township. This article listed separate charges from simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment. The report from ...

Systemic integrity

DAN REEDER Lock Haven In regard to the current election results, it is important to consider a few things. In every municipality, county, and state there are poll workers, paid employees, Boards of Elections, and very precise records, both by hand and by machine, documenting every step of ...

Global poverty, education, and the pandemic

ELIZABETH RIPPEL Lock Haven An estimated 767 million people were estimated to be living in extreme poverty in 2017, living on less than $1.90(USD) a day. One of those 767 million, Children are unfortunately more affected by extreme poverty than adults, and twice as likely to live in extreme ...

To die-hard Trump supporters

DAVID KAGAN Jersey Shore Die-hard Trump supporters, such delusion. Do you plan ever to take down those Trump-Pence signs? Will you be decorating them soon with Christmas lights? It’s time to come together — to unite this country again.

PSATS mourns the loss of Tim Horner

GINNI LINN Enola It is with deep sadness that the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors mourns the passing of Tim Horner, the current chair of the PSATS Trustees. Tim passed in the hospital Saturday, Nov. 14, from non-COVID complications from pneumonia, according to his ...

My America

DAWN MOYER Mill Hall In response to thelettter to the editor by Dennis Golas (Nov. 10, “It’s time to heal and move forward”) and anyone who thinks like he does, the election is not over. We, as of yet, do not have a winner. Due to fake news (reporters calling the election) and the ...

Defending Democracy together

SARAH BECKER Mechanicsburg It shouldn’t be difficult to stand up for democracy in this country. I’m a Republican, but I’m not afraid to admit Joe Biden won Pennsylvania. By denying this, President Trump is asking fellow Republicans whether they stand with him or whether they stand ...

Here is why COVID-19 spikes in Pennsylvania

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall, Md. We live in Maryland but are originally from Central PA. We live very close to the southern border, below York, and go across the border into Pennsylvania frequently to shop. Here in Maryland it is “the norm” for everyone to wear a facemask or shield and ...

Gas prices

LINDA RUSSO Blanchard I’m baffled by the difference in gasoline prices in the surrounding areas. Mill Hall prices have been higher all summer and now fall compared to the Milesburg and State College area. I’m talking about 40 to 50 cents per gallon difference. Is this area better ...

Transition

KATHRYN MCFATE Loganton I am 80 years old. I am a Democrat. I have voted in every election since the 1970s. As a Democrat, my candidates lost most of the time. When they lost their opponents and I may not have agreed on policy but I thought they were taking the job in the best ...

Diligence key to controlling the COVID-19 spread

DAVID LOPATOFSKY RUTUL DALAL Williamsport On behalf of the UPMC medical staff and providers in the Susquehanna region, we want to re-emphasize a few important messages about COVID-19, a pandemic that we are all still very much facing today, and acknowledge the heroic response to this ...

The election and Alex Trebek

CONSTANCE JEAN WHITE Lock Haven The biggest news after Nov. 3, 2020, wasn’t about the election, it was about Alex Trebek. I thank the editorial cartoon and article honoring Trebek that appeared in The Express. Three times in my life I voted for Presidents. The first time I voted for ...

Recycling awareness

JAMES BOWER Arlington, Va. Yesterday, Nov. 15, was America Recycles Day. It provides a great opportunity to reevaluate your families’ recycling habits. Every day, recyclable items are turned into a host of new products, including shoes, clothing, and new bottles or cans, giving ...

A Democracy has to be built on facts

FRED BUCHEIT Mill Hall Dear Adriana Cohen, your rabid, right-wing rant (Nov. 12 op-ed, “Big tech tipping elections”) was quite a work of fiction. It turns out that there were good, valid reasons for censoring some of Trump’s messages in the public media—they were gross lies. ...