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Letters to the editor

Unintended consequences

CARLA McELWAIN Loganton I am writing this letter as the president of the Sugar Valley Concerned Citizens, but also because of my long concern for education in the Sugar Valley area. SVCC owns the property and has constructed buildings and other facilities for the Sugar Valley Rural ...

Pennsylvania’s obesity epidemic

Dr. Peter Cummings Pittsburgh Turn on your TV and you can’t miss an ad for the latest fitness equipment or diet fad. You would think we were a healthy, fit nation, but the tale of the tape tells a different story. Nearly one-third of all Pennsylvanians qualify as having obesity, up ...

Having to register for the draft

CRAIG GALLIGHER Williamsport I think it’s time to bring back the military service draft. When I turned 18 I needed to register for the draft and I think the worst thing the government ever did was to stop the draft. That was one thing an 18 year old had to do. I still have my draft ...

Medicare open enrollment

Ann Pysher Williamsport As I see all the ads for open enrollment for many of the Medicare Advantage plans on television, I felt compelled to write this. I have worked in healthcare for over 30 years for self-employed private practice physicians. There have been so many changes in ...

‘None of the above’

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan After using the new voting machines on Nov. 5, I think they’re not too bad. The reason is I don’t like who is running for any public office. It is easier for me to write in a candidate ... like vote for none of the above.

KCSD $$$ & sense

GREG MAYES Mill Hall I waited until after the Nov. 6 school board meeting and the Sugar Valley Charter School vote to write this letter on the off chance that things might have changed for the better at KCSD. I was encouraged listening to Superintendent Jackie Martin speak recently at a ...

My heart hurts

DANIELLE LIDDIC Loganton My heart hurts. It literally and figuratively hurts. The Keystone Central School Board, again, did not approve the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School’s charter renewal. The meeting was Wednesday night and a major focus of the meeting was standardized test scores. ...

Support Pa. ‘heartbeat bill’

ALBERT GNOZA Harrisburg There is nothing more sacred than the sanctity of life. It is truly a gift that has been provided to every human being on Earth from God - and it becomes a gift that we pass down to our children. Unfortunately, this gift is being taken from countless lives here in ...

What has happened to the Lord’s day?

Marian Hutchinson Loyalsock First the retail businesses need Sunday for more business. Now some hunters want Sunday hunting! Most hunters take a week off work and go to a cabin for rifle deer season. As the Bible states, Exodus 20:10, “The seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your ...

Mammogram screening

ARLENE STAHL Williamsport Some health-care providers have been telling their patients 75 years and older they don’t have to have a mammogram screening anymore, unless they want to continue having them. Unfortunately, cancer diagnosis has no age limit, so choose wisely.

The national debt

DAVID L. FAUST Selinsgrove Why did the national debt triple during the Reagan administration? Why did it double during the George W. Bush administration? Why has it increased more than $3 trillion in fewer than three years of the Trump administration? The national debt increases whenever ...

Unwanted telephone calls

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden This concerns the unwanted telephone calls that are turning the average retired senior citizen in this country from their golden years of retirement into a world of intentional, disgusting and deliberate mental abuse because of incessant, abusive phone calls t ...

Why all the different hats?

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall Veterans Day is near. You will see veterans from different services wearing hats that portray their service to their country. Some wear Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force. Some wear World War II , Korean War, Iraq and others. Then we have Vietnam Veterans. ...

Broken city department

STEPHEN POORMAN Lock Haven Under oath on May 23, 2019, the Lock Haven City codes officer testified that the city does not (1) Verify sign permit accuracy; (2) Address non-permitted signage; (3) Verify sign compliance or; (4) Take enforcement action unless there is a complaint. On Sept. 23, ...

KC board should renew SVRCS charter

WILLIAM HOEY Middleburg I am writing this letter in support of Sugar Valley Charter School (SVRCS) having its charter renewed. Tonight, Nov. 6, the Keystone Central School Board will meet to vote on whether to renew the charter for SVRCS. Unfortunately, I think Keystone Central has ...

Correction & Apology

At its October meeting, the Keystone Central School Board tabled payments to the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. Those bills were for tuition for the period of July-October for $557,891, $411,448, $593,579 and $658,100, or totaling $2.2 million. The Express mistakenly omitted through ...

GED

ROBERT GETZ Mill Hall I was reading your article headlined “Mayoral candidates talk city issues at forum” from earlier in the week and one of the candidates said something I thought I should respond to. I do not mean this to be an endorsement of either of the candidates or in any way ...

Here we go again!

LINDA BRUNGARD Loganton Sugar Valley Rural Charter School is under scrutiny again. We have three grandchildren at the school; one has Down’s syndrome. Since I am her home health aide, I have been in the school and can see what is going on. The students are very well-mannered and ...

The choice is clear

MARILYN GOLDFARB Boalsburg Whether one supports President Trump or not, it is undeniable in my opinion that his actions in foreign policy have ruined many significant alliances that the U.S. government has spent years carefully nurturing – the most egregious of which was his recent ...

Why is there no glass recycling?

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhatttan Could someone please explain to me why the Wayne Township Landfill under management of the Clinton County Solid Waste Authority doesn’t take glass bottles or glass of any kind for recycling? I know for sure that Centre and Lycoming Counties take glass. If ...