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Letters to the editor

Lacking in political courage

CONNIE SCHULZ State College It’s sad to know that Arizona U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has more “spine” than our own U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson and Fred Keller combined, the two men representing central Pennsylvania in Congress. Cheney stood tall, speaking truth in the face of overwhelming ...

Who should vote?

JAY D. MYERS Hughesville In a vibrant democracy, it would seem that voting should be available to every eligible voter by a variety of methods. Early voting, absentee mail-in voting, and the classic election day voting. The more people who vote, the more representative our democracy. ...

Come on, man!

RICK ARNOLD Jersey Shore Socialists comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, their hero? What is a cultural boycott? I’ve heard of product boycotts. Socialists are accusing Republicans of starting the cancel culture? And accusing Republicans of practicing revisionist history? ...

Chancellor Greenstein’s threat to dissolve state universities

GAYATRI DEVI Lock Haven Has the time come for Dr. Daniel Greenstein, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), to look for another job? It would appear so. The chancellor revealed his appalling lack of imagination, his total absence of vision for the state ...

‘Protect the Nest’

KYLE SCHLECHT Altoona “Protect the Nest” is a phrase that was originated by Lock Haven University last year to keep the campus community safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Assumingly coined from LHU’s Bald Eagle mascot, this slogan can be found on T-shirts, posters and signs, and ...

Investing in Democracy

MICAELA AMATEAU AMATO Boalsburg Throughout his life, my father bemoaned the inefficiency of what he referred to as “false economy” — the scourge of a well-intentioned democracy. If he were alive today, he would say it is unconscionable how little the U.S. has learned from its ...

‘For the People Act’ will make voting easier, more secure for ALL

MARY BRUCE SERENE State College The “For the People Act,” also known as H.R 1, is a bill now in Congress waiting for Senate action. This bill would make voting easier and more secure for every American, change campaign finance laws to reduce the influence of money in politics, limit ...

Why?

LOREN NOWAK Wellsboro I voted for Democrats in the last two elections. Most of my neighbors voted for Republicans to represent them in Washington. That’s fine. We are all good neighbors who are helpful and friendly to each other. I am not rich and my neighbors aren’t rich ...

H.R. 1 promises easy and secure voting for ALL

MARY B. SERENE State College The “For the People Act,” also known as H.R. 1, is a bill now in Congress waiting for Senate action. This bill would make voting easier and more secure for every American, change campaign finance laws to reduce the influence of money in politics, limit ...

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is good for all

MARGIE SWOBODA Julian We know from Roll Call votes published in the Centre Daily Times that U.S. Reps. Glenn Thompson and Fred Keller voted NO to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Not one Republican voted in favor of a bill that 65% of Americans support. When I see how Thompson ...

Recyle, please

JAMES BOWER Arlington, Va. Today, March 18, is Global Recycling Day. Is your family doing everything it can to reduce waste? There is an emphasis placed on recycling plastic, so it is important to understand how to recycle plastic properly. Plastics numbered 1 and 2 can be recycled ...

Do not cut the English Sec/Ed Program at LHU

KYLIE YOUNG Yeagertown I am a Lock Haven University alumni, Class of 2020. That’s right, the Class of 2020, where my last semester was flipped upside down due to the COVID pandemic. Thankfully, I managed to graduate, but that does not mean that LHU has left my heart. I graduated with ...

About that slaughterhouse waste

DAVID K. DOERR Loganton The slaughterhouse waste water that was spread or injected in South Avis recently was not blood. My research shows it is primarily water with some blood, fat, hair, skin, intestines, cleaning products and possibly heavy metals, among other things. It has marginal ...

Stimulus check

GEORGE YARNELL Flemington Not one Republican in the U.S. House or the Senate voted for you to get $1,400. So, I think if you voted for Rep. Fred Keller or Rep. Glenn Thompson, then you should either return the money or donate to someone who needs it. And notice that President Joe ...

Reply to ‘Find another hobby’

MABEL MOYER Mill Hall Yes, Joe Biden is in the White House and for the first time in as long as I can remember, the Capitol looks more like a prison. Joe Biden will be remembered as the president who needed a wall to protect him. We can also learn from him that persistence pays off. Or ...

Yes, government excess

HARLAN BERGER McElhattan Some objected to my characterization of top-down government (letter March 3). Let’s look at some of its local blessings and put aside the evident rising food and gasoline costs that hammer everyone. Mr. Dotterer, who writes a column for this paper, has ...

Censure necessary?

JEAN DRAGOVICH Wellsboro The citizens of our country elect members to Congress to represent all of us and the oath of office he/she take requires each of them to vote his or her conscience on every matter. We expect our representatives to vote as honestly for the good of our country, not ...

Seeing the positive in LHU (and in Lock Haven)

TARA MITCHELL Lock Haven In February, I wrote a letter to the editor in which I said I would ask, when possible, how Interim Lock Haven University President Bashar Hanna would advocate for LHU. On March 4, when he held his first meeting with faculty and staff he had been supervising for ...

Marionette dictator

WILLIAM A. HEGGENSTALLER Jersey Shore The only difference between Joe Biden and a marionette is you cannot see the strings of corruption that are making him dance. Not too long ago during an interview he said anyone who issues executive orders without going through Congress is a dictator. ...

Time for Wolf to let go

GARTH EVERETT Muncy In response to the first two documented cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, on March 9, 2020, more than a year ago, Gov. Wolf seized control of all aspects of the government of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via a Disaster Declaration. Since that time, he has renewed ...