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Letters to the editor

Why do taxpayers pay for it?

RICHARD L. CONKLIN Lock Haven I saw a news clip in The Express a couple of days ago urging folks to get registered for the upcoming May 18 Primary Election. It is an important message. Not for the primary necessarily, but for voters to get registered. I cannot think of a single ...

The real steal

HARVEY GILBERT Laporte Thieves do their work in secrecy because they don’t want to get caught and face the consequences. But what if there are no consequences for theft? Then what? Georgia is “then what.” Georgia Republican legislators realized there aren’t any ...

Abundant, affordable propane powers Pennsylvania agriculture

CHRIS HERR Harrisburg With so much uncertainty in the world these days, one thing many Pennsylvanians don’t have to worry about is how they’ll heat their homes during the coldest winter months. More than 568,000 homes rely on propane as the primary home heating source — and the ...

Transwomen athletes will continue to play

GAYATRI DEVI Lock Haven I am writing to express my strong reservations against the purely speculative and hysterical comments against transwomen athletes made by State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-76th, in the article, “Borowicz, others seek to ban transgender girls from sports,” in The ...

Rural renewable energy pilot program

KARIN SUTHERLAND Mill Hall You may have missed the article on this program in last Friday’s The (Lock Haven) Express. The program in question offers so much promise to us here in rural Pennsylvania that its details need to be broadcast far and wide. The U.S. Department of ...

Users should pay

DAVID DOERR Loganton Charges should be fair. Toll all bridges, including those in Lock Haven. According to a U.S. General Accounting Office study, a fully loaded, semi-truck weighing 80,000 lbs is equal to 9,600 cars in wear and tear on roads. Any believer in free markets realizes ...

Choose carefully

RICHARD MORRIS Lock Haven In a recent opinion piece (Express, March 29, 2021) Elizabeth Stelle urges support of two proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot in the May 2021 primary election. She devotes just one sentence in that piece to the content of those ...

Demand REAL town hall meetings

LINDA BARTON State College Recent letters remind us that all elected state and federal officials representing Centre County could be on the November 2022 ballot. Pennsylvania representatives, including Kerry Benninghoff and Scott Conklin, certain state senators, including Jake Corman, and ...

For The People Act of 2021

ELAINE MILLER Lamar The U.S. House of Representatives got off to a good start by approving H.R. 1 and sending it to the Senate. This bill addresses voter access, enhanced security, campaign finance reform and ethics in government. This bill also sets election uniformity, same-day ...

Greatly concerned about Pa. Constitutional amendments

PATRICIA HANCOCK Mill Hall We will be heading to the polls again on May 18. At that time, we will be asked to vote yes or no to three amendments to our Pennsylvania Constitution. Two of those amendment changes are of great concern to me. They seek to strip the governor of his power ...

Proposed gas-fired power plant in Renovo

VICKI SMEDLEY Jersey Shore From 1981-2008 I served the people of Clinton Coiunty as a preschool speech therapist. I delivered speech services to children in their homes, daycare, nursery school, grandma’s house, wherever they were. Every Tuesday was my day in Renovo. The trip was ...

Vote NO on ballot question

JOAN HELLER Beech Creek Would you trust a group of 253 politicians to act quickly? When lives are at stake, will there be time for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to call a meeting, have political debates and maybe take action? Have you ever seen our General Assembly act ...

For two very special people

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven The two people I am most proud of are my Mom and Dad. They have been through a lot together, and all I want is for them to work out all of their problems. I have faith in them, and they need to try harder. They are my world, and I am supposed to be theirs. I ...

Everyday Soldier’s Prayer

TERRY BANFILL Lock Haven Lord, I ask for courage ... courage to face and conquer my own fears. Courage to take me where others will not go. I ask for strength ... strength of body to protect others. Strength of spirit to protect others. I ask for dedication to my job, to do it well. ...

Stand up for AAPI residents

VICKI FONG State College Our communities must condemn anti-Asian hate incidents, rhetoric and violence. The Atlanta murders have shocked our nation. We can no longer stand silent in face of growing racism and violence. I remember well the national action after the 1982 murder of Chinese ...

We are all Americans

HOWARD E. WILT Williamsport Why is it that many people equate wealth with intelligence and common sense? People who come into wealth through athletic ability or the arts, i.e. acting, musical, etc. often times think they are rich therefore smart. The worst part of this is often times the ...

Understanding social costs

DAVID THOMAS ROBERTS Bellefonte Twelve states have filed a lawsuit fighting President Biden’s executive orders on climate change, arguing that his administration doesn’t have authority to establish the “social costs” of greenhouse gases to be used in federal rule-making. March 9 ...

Who does HR1 really help?

MABEL MOYER Mill Hall As I read about HR1, I have to wonder who is really going to be helped by this bill. How much will it cost the American people? The name of the bill is “For the People Act,” but Mitch McConnell is calling it “Democrat Politician Protection Act.” Hearing that ...

PASSHE Chancellor Greenstein’s recent forum

HOLLE CANATELLA Bellefonte On March 22, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Dan Greenstein, along with other senior system and LHU administrators hosted an oforum via Zoom for LHU employees, students, and the Lock Haven community. During the Q&A portion ...

On behalf of LHU alumni

CHRIS BRITTAIN Toms River, N.J. I write this letter on behalf of many Lock Haven University alumni in support of the Lock Haven University Global Honors Program (GHP) as an independent entity on the LHU campus. We ask simply that the GHP not to be down-sized, absorbed, or ultimately ...