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Letters to the editor

To our elected officials

LOREN NOWAK Wellsboro There are a lot of ways to make money. If you are already an elected representative or senator in Washington, you’ve figured that out and you are all set. You will not have to worry about where you can live or where your next meal will come from. You are even able to ...

Experiment failing

JOHN COOPER Lewisburg The noble American experiment in democracy, self-government of, by and for the people that has been tried these past 271 years appears now to be catastrophically failing, in my opinion. The House, having successfully impeached arguably the worst, most dishonest ...

2nd Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance

MICHAEL J. CONSIDINE Mill Hall I’m writing in reference to State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz’s letter to the county commissioners about enacting a proposed 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance. First, let me say that it is State Rep. Borowicz’s right to oppose all gun legislation. To her ...

Bulldog proud!

LYNETT YOST Antes Fort As a Jersey Shore Alumni and huge bulldog follower I would like to take the time to say congratulations and a job well done to our football team! I’m not exactly sure what Coach Tom Gravish does or says to get his team prepared but he should bottle it up and sell ...

The new algebra: DFT=pefp

JOSEPH DeCRISTOPHER Lewisburg A month into the new year, and on the heels of the formerly esteemed body known as the U.S. Senate, under the power-mongering leadership of Mitch McConnell, acquitting as “not bad enough” the reprehensible, unprecedented and un-presidential behavior of one ...

Challenge American Airlines

JOHN SHABLESKI Linden I’d like to thank the writer of the recent newspaper story about the Lycoming County Commissioners voicing their concerns about American Airlines’ reduced flight schedules for Williamsport Regional Airport. This “seasonal reduction” by the airline has taken ...

The real climate chaos

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Global warming changed to climate change and has now become climate chaos. One thing that has not changed is that it’s all a giant scam to get you to willingly give more power and money to government. The tactics have changed from time to time, but the aim is ...

Senate Republicans now own Trump’s behavior

MARY BRUCE SERENE State College The Republican Senate acquitted the president. They now own his behavior. Predictably, Trump is acting like a despot. He has not “learned a lesson” as several massively naive senators declared he would. Trump’s firing of Col. Alexander Vindman, ...

What if VA hospital care changes?

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall, Md. There is a movement by many to change the Veterans Affairs hospitals to civilian coverage. I want you to think about this. Now if any veteran has a problem they can talk to a veterans advocate who is in most VA hospitals across the country. If that ...

Which taxes are the fairest?

MATT RINKER Hillsgrove David Faust argued in a letter to the editor in The Express on Feb. 8 that eliminating the earned income tax and increasing real estate property taxes to offset the loss would be fairer for taxpayers. My question is, “fairer” for whom? Since there were some ...

Sorry

ROBERT H. WORKMAN Spring Hill Where does one begin? Let’s start with Donald Trunp’s ego. He claimed to have a larger gathering at his inauguration over Obama’s. Not. He claims to have a great mind and doesn’t need help from his generals because he knows more than they do. Again, ...

Significant

ALAN COHICK Cogan Station I am appalled as maybe you are, too, about high-level Democrats, including those running for president, who are espousing socialism, attacking our freedoms and the Constitution, our business establishments and corporations, our sitting president, our military ...

A few thoughts

FRANK WILSON Montgomery Mexican drug cartels are as dangerous to Americans as Radical Islamic terror groups. Why has Congress refused to declare the cartels as foreign terrorist organizations? The cartels have since long ago been beheading hacking people to bits. Tell your ...

Time will tell

GERALD CARLIN Meshoppen The USMCA trade agreement has passed the U.S. House and Senate with nearly 90% voting in favor. This trade agreement seems to be almost universally praised as something that will benefit farmers and manufacturing industries. Time will tell. Trade policies of ...

The property tax

DAVID FAUST Selinsgrove Question: Should local and county governmental units and public schools eliminate the use of earned income, occupation and per capita taxes by increasing real estate property taxes? Yes. It would lower tax collection expenses, make tax collection easier, and be ...

The State of the Union Address

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport “I inherited a mess. Only I could fix it. And I did.” The sun shines brighter today than during the previous administration. The sky is bluer than anytime in history. The grass is greener here than anywhere else in the world. Sunsets are more beautiful ...

The 2020 Census

ELAINE MILLER Lamar The 2020 Census forms are soon to arrive. I am asking all to complete the form as they impact us locally. There is a lot at stake for Pennsylvania residents when it comes to the US Census. Pennsylvania receives about $2,100 in federal funds per person, for a total ...

Corruption

MARK GIVLER Jersey Shore This week the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate is going to refuse to remove from office the President of the United States, bringing an end to the impeachment trial. Perhaps because the charges against the President involve matters of foreign affairs and ...

The broadband bandwagon

ROBERT KEPLER Renovo Every where we turn it’s in the news about how our elected leaders are on board with getting the people high speed internet service. The only problem with this train of thought is they want to use our tax dollars to do it! Tom Wolf is on the bandwagon and wants a ...

Time to revisit gerrymandering

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall As we move full swing into the election season, we might do well to reflect on how gerrymandering affects our ability to have fair elections. As a reminder, gerrymandering is the manipulation of electoral maps for politic advantage. It means that the ...