×

Letters to the editor

Our 2nd Amendment rights

JAMES L. SHOEMAKER SR. Lock Haven Joe Waltz claims to be a 2nd Amendment supporter, but as a long-time loyal Democrat he will vote along with his party in 2020 to support Biden-Harris and their extreme anti-gun agenda. As chairman of the Clinton County Democrat Party for many years, Mr. ...

Stephanie Borowicz – A true conservative

MARTY HUFNAGLE Howard Clinton County voter registration data from Sept. 25 indicates that 52.58 percent of registered voters are Republicans versus only 34.78 percent Democrats. Clinton County and portions of Centre County that comprise the 76th District are mostly populated by ...

VA benefits improved under President Trump

BEVERLY HUNTER Pleasant Gap Veterans Administration services have greatly expanded under President Trump. My brother is a Vietnam veteran with several health issues — diabetes, macular degeneration, vision loss, breathing problems and needs to use oxygen. Under President Trumps ...

Throw out that narrative

DR. LINDA KORB Milton Like so many people around the world, I was sorry to hear that President Trump contracted the virus. Indeed, he has been quite successful in creating false narratives that so many people choose to believe. Sometimes the narrative (like not wearing masks) is more ...

Our children deserve better

NICOLE BURKHOLDER-MOSCO Lock Haven Not long after my 17th birthday, I was accepted through early admissions to a Pennsylvania state school. It was my first-choice school and had an excellent reputation in my community. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life: what I loved most was ...

PASSHE chancellor does not understand strength of smaller universities

SPENCER MYERS Bowling Green, Ohio It’s hard to imagine a university system that doesn’t want to provide career-readiness and success to its students. In their own words, the three priorities of the PASSHE redesign are “ensuring student success; leveraging the universities’ ...

Get on with your life

DAN ECKLEY Jersey Shore I sat through the recent debate/slugfest between President Trump and Joe Biden. Well, I sat through the first 10 minutes until it became clear that this was no debate. Heck, it wasn’t even a discussion. I decided these two old men shouting at one another were ...

Borowicz the right choice

DEAN MOYER Mill Hall 76th District State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz is doing a good job. Stephanie loves God and wants to be there for every single person in the 76th District. I have never seen a more caring representative. She has the biggest heart and just loves everybody. I have been to ...

Joe Waltz has roots in our district

DAN REEDER Lock Haven I have been a ditch digger, a dishwasher, a poultry farm chicken catcher, a college student, a factory worker, clerk, janitor, forest worker, office worker, and now I am retired. I’ve made many close friends on the job and have good friends who are educators, ...

New jobs

MATT FISHER Lock Haven While no one can deny that any development and new jobs are positive changes to our area, we need to take measures to ensure that new projects are implemented with an emphasis on safety and sustainability. The proposed Keystate Natural Gas synthesis plant promises ...

Masks proven to work?

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore I see all the time that masks are proven to work. What scientific organization proved that? We’re anxiously awaiting a vaccine, but they have to be rigorously tested by Double Blind tests, etc. I’ve not been able to find the results of any mask tests. I ...

Trump fails his performance evaluation

RON SNYDER Sunbury I am a registered Republican. In 2016, it was my opinion that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans nominated satisfactory candidates for president. I think the good part for the Democrats is that they lost the election. I think the bad part for the Republicans is ...

Dairy farmers

FRED MATTHEWS LaFargeville, N.Y. I’m writing this letter to show my full support for the organizations working diligently to correct the pricing inequities facing the majority of dairy farmers in the United States. Over the past years, I have always supported the Family Farm Defenders, ...

Funerals

BECHDEL — Roger W. “Curly” Bechdel, 81, of Jersey Shore, died Sept. 30, 2020. Funeral services, 2 p.m., today, Kader-Neff Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Howard. MUNDRICK — Deanna M. Mundrick, 80, of Rauchtown, died on Oct. 1, 2020. There will be a celebration of Deanna’s life at 11 ...

Antifa exposed: Another Marxist ideology

TOM JUSTICE Lock Haven Violent protests in Portland,Ore., last weekend were declared unlawful-again. A hundred and twenty days, sick of it? I am. In the beginning, the death of George Floyd elicited nation-wide outrage and united Americans, calling for social justice and police reform. ...

Physical, mental health of presidential candidates

HUGH MCGEE Linden Like many Americans, I wish this 2020 election season would get over as quickly as possible. What I’m seeing across the country appears to be a civil war between not only Republicans and Democrats but between the radical left and the right. I’m curious as to ...

Canasorgu marker

HARLAN BERGER McElhattan A description of the Wayne Township pylon east of the McElhattan/Woolrich bridge recently appeared in this paper. Chiseled in the stone is “ancient capital of the Lenni Lenape” and “Canasorgu.” It is the work of Henry Shoemaker. The Lenape had no ...

First, do no harm!

ROBERT G. SCHWENZER Bellefonte As a registered nurse, I am aware of this essential rule all doctors commit to. As voters we must also. We are the caretakers of our country, constitution and freedoms. Each vote is precious. Our lives are affected by the collective choice we make. We bestow ...

Joe Waltz is our best choice for the 76th District

SUE MORRIS Mill Hall We have two candidates running for state representative for the 76th District, Joe Waltz and our current representative. Joe Waltz, who has lived and worked in our area for nearly 50 years, understands the real issues that face the 76th District, including agriculture, ...

The proposed evisceration of Lock Haven University

DAVID CURTIN State College As a Lock Haven University faculty member, I have had the honor and privilege to teach your sons and daughters for 16 years, with many wonderful experiences along the way. I accompanied three tours of the UK and Ireland with the LHU Choirs under the direction of ...