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Letters to the editor

Why no masks and why so loud?

DONNA MITCHELL Lock Haven It’s difficult to understand why so many people will not wear masks. They have many excuses. The ones I’ve heard the most: “I don’t have to” and “a mask is annoying.” I wonder if these people think that being intubated on a ventilator is less ...

Right-wing disinformation

ELLEN BLAIS Mansfield The fevered, Sept. 4 letter to the editor in The Express titled, “Crucial election,” about far-left Democratic Party tendencies is the usual mishmash of misinformation and hysteria. The writer sees Kamala Harris as a revolutionary when she is a moderate very much ...

Vote for Joe Waltz

COLLEEN HANSON Lock Haven The very definition of “representative” is: A person chosen to act and speak on behalf of a wider group. The job of the state representative for the 76th District is to speak and act for ALL of the people in our district no matter their race, creed, ...

Freedom of speech

JEAN and BOB HORMELL Watsontown I’m concerned about freedom of speech. My wife and I have lived in the beautiful countryside of Delaware Township for 42 years, both of us involved in serving our communities. My wife was a Williamsport music educator and I worked in regional economic ...

Not wanting to cause panic?

JOHN DELANEY Wellsboro From President Trump not wanting to cause panic: Regarding immigrants on June 24, 2018: “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our country.” Regarding a vaccine for COVID-19 on May 8: “Well, I feel about vaccines like I feel about tests. This is ...

Hey Pennsylvania: Don’t we need the arts?

CONSTANCE G. REECE Muncy “There’s no business like show business,” we sang, “like no business I know.” As a member of Mansfield University’s elite group of singers, The Mansfieldians, I was filled with pride as we packed the auditorium. Our 28 performers sang and danced like ...

Joe Waltz’ values represent all 76th District constituents

AMY ERSHLER Loganton A Sept. 12, 2020 letter to the editor stated that Joe Waltz’s values are not the same as the majority of the constituents of the 76th district. Is one of these values to ignore constituents? When I reached out to our current representative about anti-Semitic ...

Stephanie support!

CRAIG A. SEASHOLTZ Avis I write to express my support of Pennsylvania 76th District representative, Stephanie Borowicz. The difficulties in rural PA are remarkably similar to the difficulties in many other US rural communities. We live fairly simple yet satisfying lives. Our decisions ...

Stop Stealing Joe Waltz signs!

KATHLEEN O’CONNELL Lemont “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved and tyranny is erected on its ruins.” Benjamin Franklin spoke up for free speech in the early days of America. ...

Why we need publicly funded higher education for the public

J. TODD NESBITT Lock Haven I write in support of Peter Campbell’s recent entry — A School and Community in Crisis. I might add that we are not only experiencing a school and community in crisis, but a generation of college students in crisis as well. To make matters worse, many of ...

LHU faculty cuts from a student’s perspective

KYLE SCHLECHT Altoona I am a third-year student at Lock Haven University majoring in Secondary Education Social Studies and minoring in Geography. When I first visited LHU in February 2018, I immediately knew it was the school for me. The admissions staff, faculty, student workers and many ...

What’s wrong with this picture?

FRED BUCHEIT Mill Hall The (Lock Haven Express) has promoted reopening and easing restrictions on some of businesses even though some of those businesses have been proven (from eat-in experience in other states) to rapidly increase the spread of covid. So, we help the businessman and at ...

Vote for the right to …

KEN GETZ Lock Haven It is beyond comprehension that the morals of conservative Republican senators has regressed to the lowest level, to uphold the current President’s habitual lies in contrast to the truth of normal behavior. His credentials are unredeemable and he is unfit to hold ...

Faculty connections empower students

BRITTANI KLINE Beech Creek As a Lock Haven University alumni, the potential cuts to academic programs and retrenchment of qualified and student-centered faculty bring me great sadness and concern. Potentially cutting 47 faculty members disrupts the lives of 47 families and taxpayers that ...

131 Years in Washington D.C.

BRYAN SHADE Flemington Joe Biden, 47 years; Nancy Pelosi, 31 years; Chuck Schumer, 22 years, and Maxine Waters, 29 years! They have a total of 131 years in Washington and they want to lay all the problems with our country at our president’s feet! The problem with this country is the ...

Enough fireworks!

Robert ZIMMERMAN Jersey Shore Are you sick and tired of the backyard fireworks? Do they keep you awake at nights? Do the fireworks make your dog pets nervous, shake and tremble? Call or email your representative in the Pennsylvania Legislature to change the law back the way it was. ...

Trump’s policy harms children

PAUL KETTLEWELL Danville I am not sure that this letter will persuade voters to change their votes regarding the upcoming presidential election. However, I feel an obligation to express my view that the Trump policy of separating children from parents who present at our border is illegal, ...

How we treat others

WILLIAM A. HEBE Wellsboro I just finished reading Jacob Soboroff’s book “Separated,” chronicling the history of the Trump Administration’s policy of separating parents from their children at our southwest border. Soboroff was able to interview parents and children, gain access to ...

What I missed this summer!

UTE RICH Woolrich I missed Millbrook Playhouse! I missed all the great shows — meeting family and friends at the Playhouse. Meeting the staff and the great actors and actresses. Millbrook has been the highlight of my summer since 1985. What a treasure we have in Clinton County! I ...

Two-year timeline is unnecessary

MARK CLOUD Woolrich Lock Haven University is facing a crisis that has the potential to upend countless lives and the Lock Haven community at large. Due to recent enrollment declines, we must realize significant efficiencies. Fortunately, LHU has the highest proportion of financial ...