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Letters to the editor

Millions for a walking trail?

CAROL EBERHARD Jersey Shore I got so mad reading The Express article about the $2.1 million grant from PenmDOT for the Bald Eagle Valley walking-biking trail in Clinton County. County Commissioner Miles Kessinger stated he was so thankful because, “We just don’t have that kind of ...

Climate chaos

VICKI SMEDLEY Jersey Shore Disaster isn’t coming ... it is here now! The American West, the Amazon rainforest, Australia ... all burning. Indonesia is flooding. Arctic glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising. 2019 was the hottest year in recorded history and was a record year for ...

In memory of a special person

BARBARA IRVIN Lock Haven Linda Best will forever live on in my memory as a special person. I knew her when I was just a little girl, and she was working at Jersey Shore Elementary School. This was in the early 1990s. Everyone liked Linda for her kindheartedness. I rarely saw her once ...

Democracy and Communism

ROBERT JACQUES JAMES STUCHELL Williamsport We’re not the first to notice that America is habitually called a democracy incorrectly rather than a republic for which its flag stands. But a far graver error consists of characterizing democracy as a perfect form of government for which ...

Star gazing

ED KLEIN Shanksville In 1991, I was mentoring our Arizona medical sales representative, Chad Lecki, a transplant to the Valley of the Sun from rural Indiana. We had travelled to Scottsdale to make calls at the Mayo Clinic location there. The temperature was well over 100 degrees when ...

Treatment court fail

DUSTY FISHER Lock Haven I believe our treatment court in Clinton County is a joke. They want people in recovery but continue to put them on medication that they can abuse. All they want is the money for funding they dont care about peoples lives or recovery. They need to take a longer ...

To all of our U.S. legislators: Please support SB 2950

COL. (Ret.) THOMAS J. MOTEL Mill Hall As an Army Reserve service member who served during this period, was at the burn pit daily in Bagram, Afghanistan for 10 months, currently suffering from cancer, respiratory issues and cardiac issues (all have been associated with burn pits) and having ...

Properly recycle, please

CHRISTINE A. MANNY Cogan Station I so agree 100 percent with the Jan. 4 letter to the editor in The Express, “Do you recycle?” by Robbin Rudinski about the recycling situation. I usually do my recycling and the trash left at the recycling center nearest my home is unreal. There ...

Everett’s legacy

CHRIS BASTRESS Williamsport In the recent article regarding state Rep. Garth Everett retiring, Rep. Everett spoke about gerrymandering. He stated that “redistricting reform continues,” that it shouldn’t be “for the state judiciary to determine,” but he “didn’t know if there ...

Contest of impeachment narrative

PAUL DOORIS Montoursville While assessing the significance of Trump’s controversial phone conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky, it’s important to highlight facts relevant to the wider political context. Facts often ignored: 1. In 2014 the Serious Fraud Office of the United ...

The wisdom of Trump supporters

DANIEL S. YOXTHEIMER Cogan Station I read a hilarious letter to the editor from another Trump supporter saying how today’s youths lack discipline. So why did you vote for a spoiled brat who I believe is ruining the world if you value discipline and accountability so much? Maybe young ...

Trump’s pro-life achievements

CHRISTOPHER CALORE Wilkes-Barre President Trump is readily criticized by the mainstream media during the impeachment hearings, and by letters to the editor. However, for me none of these arguments contain convincing facts. The facts that do convince me are certain proven instances ...

Questions on the president’s impeachment trial

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Did President Trump cheat to try to influence the 2020 election in his favor by pressuring a foreign leader to announce an investigation into his political rival, Joe Biden? I think so. Is seeking the interference of a foreign leader with the intention of ...

Lost my wingman …

JAMES BENNETT Lock Haven I recently lost a close friend of over 55 years. Roger White was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served two tours while earning a Purple Heart. After the service at the Walker Funeral Home we preceeded to the cemetery, where we were greeted by a Military ...

Stop the falsehoods

WELDON COHICK JR. Linden This concerns some of the unbelievable business practicies that impact retired senior citizens who are trying to enjoy their later years in life. I received in the mail a letter from a life insurance company that offers subsidize $1,000 of insurance coverage ...

Honoring MLK’s legacy

ARTHUR BREESE Danville On Jan. 20, Geisinger joins the nation in honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his courageous, inspiring crusade for civil rights and equality, including the right to accessible, quality healthcare for all. While best remembered for his efforts to end ...

Second coming

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro Recently a letter writer compared the Democrats in Congress to the antichrist because they impeached the President. Does that mean that Donald Trump is the second coming of our Lord and Savior? The Bible tells us that we will not know the day and the hour and ...

Hatred

FRANK WILSON Montgomery Where do these anti-Trump folks get their hatred? It isn’t from the facts, it’s from their own distorted thinking. I wonder which of the Democratic losers they’re going to vote for? A writer who was in the clergy shows his hatred of Trump. I thought hatred was ...

George Washington’s warning proves true

NANCY McCARTY Williamsport In 1796, when George Washington gave his farewell address, he warned, “However (political parties) may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious and unprincipled men ...

Democratic wipeout

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Any Democratic presidential candidate who runs on a healthcare plan that would force Americans off of their current employer-based health insurance will lose to Donald Trump in November. Try telling that to a supporter of Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. ...