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Letters to the editor

Let her speak

It’s no secret in America that we are living in a two party system. In the upcoming 2020 election the GOP and Democratic Party are nominating two of the weakest candidates this country has seen in decades. Many voters say they see no difference between the two candidates. People are ...

Joe Waltz will fight for internet here

With the spread of COVID-19 nationwide, our students have been reduced to online classes on the computer, and business through the country is being done through broadband internet. That simple fact of 2020 has put a spotlight on the lack of reliable, broadband internet in our area. This is a ...

Getting our juice

A natural gas-fired electrical generating plant is to be built in Renovo and a methane-fired generating plant at the Wayne Township Landfill. No news recently. A Biden administration won’t permit them. In a debate of Democrat candidates, he said that oil and gas would have no place in ...

The right to vote

Trump and a large number of Republicans want to end mail-in voting. It is evident that they have no respect for senior citizens, the infirmed or those with physical limitations who are forced to vote by mail. Many senior citizens and infirmed people are veterans who fought for the right to ...

Dairy farmers: Who are they and what do they do?

Dairy farmers are dedicated people who have a job seven days a week for 52 weeks. They observe the holidays knowing those cows must be milked twice a day, some cases three times a day. They provide a nutritious wholesome drink called “Whole Milk,” was taken out of the schools without too ...

Three generation farm family destroyed by federal policy

My husband’s grandfather came here from Poland in the early 1900s, worked in the mines until he saved enough money to buy land. He had farmed in the old country and wanted to do the same in America. Like the other farmers around, he had a few cows, chickens, pigs, eggs and produce which he ...

Our ‘whack-a-mole’ COVID-19 strategy

We’ve launched and seem doomed to continue a state-by-state game of “Whack- a-Mole” in our attempts to defeat Covid-19. Every time we appear to contain the virus in one state, it appears in another. In early April of this year, physician and virologist Dr. David Ho of Columbia University ...

Trump the psychopath

Donald Trump is a psychopath. He lacks a conscience and empathy for others. So said Tony Schwartz, ghost writer of the Trump biography, “The Art of the Deal,” in a recent television interview. How can any rational and intelligent human being believe otherwise? So why do some people still ...

Pa. can’t fight COVID-19 nursing home crisis alone

COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire through the nation’s nursing homes. Already, more than 56,000 residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities — including over 4,800 in Pennsylvania — have died from COVID-19. They account for more than 44 percent of U.S. ...

Pa. Bus Assn. supports federal CERTS Act

In July, bipartisan bills, known as the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Act (CERTS Act), were introduced in the U.S. Senate (S.4150) and House of Representatives (H.R.7642). If enacted, CERTS would provide $10 billion in economic relief for over-the-road buses, ...

Conspiracy theories have no place here

PAM LAROSE Lock Haven It was extremely disturbing to open up The Express — a medium I once turned to for facts and information — and see opinion columns devoted to the rants of a madman hiding behind the church to broadcast political conspiracy theories and whip up rage against anyone, ...

In his shadow

DAN REEDER Lock Haven It has been said that our lives are but shadows and dust that pass quickly. There is an element of truth in this, but there are those who have cast a giant shadow, a shadow that protects us from the searing glare of injustice, prejudice and fear; and their shadows will ...

Grateful for The Express

I’ve been especially grateful for our community newspaper during these unprecedented times. It is so needed! Many times it has been one of the few links to this community which is currently distanced. It is my link to not only the local communities, but the state, nation and world! THANK ...

Run against her

I read the letter to the editor from George Yarnell on July 24 about 76th state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz. If you don’t like what Stephanie is doing in office you should run against her. I think Stephanie is doing a fine job for what she is doing. Also, I have been reading the papers and ...

Stop the politics

I am writing for all the elderly people who are living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. I realize they are vulnerable and we need to keep them safe, but they also need their families. It has been four months since I have hugged my mom. We only get to see her through the ...

Draining which swamp?

One consistent theme dating from before Donald Trump’s election to the presidency in 2016 was his promise to “drain the swamp.” We learned of swamps as Trump began his run to the White House with promises to “lock her up” referring to his opponent Hillary Clinton. Republicans chanted ...

Trump: The used car salesman

I find it amusing that President Trump now says it is a good thing to wear face masks and social distance? I guess he has changed his mind because his staff has finally gotten through his thick head that he is behind in all the polls. He hasn’t figured out that the people who voted for him ...

It’s now or never!

My husband, Dave, and I have been farming for 40 years. We originally farmed in Sullivan County, N.Y., and then as our son had decided to come into the business, we decided it was best for our family to relocate to Herkimer, N.Y. We, like most farmers, have gone through many challenges in ...

Joe Waltz will work hard

Have you noticed the condition of the rural and state roads in our area? They are in need of improvements and with winter around the corner, they will only get worse. But do we have anyone in Harrisburg working to get needed infrastructure improvements in our district? I haven’t heard ...

Common sense for 76th District

Many people are frustrated with government in Harrisburg, for many reasons. Remember to vote in November to have your input heard! Consider voting for Joe Waltz. Recently, while I was phone banking for Joe, a gentleman asked me if he was running as a Republican or Democrat. I answered ...