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Letters to the editor

Why bother to recycle?

DANIELA RIBITSCH Lock Haven In Lock Haven, it is pretty much impossible to dispose of broken items properly - even though we are told to recycle as much as possible. I admit: I have been extremely spoiled. Close to my Austrian home, there is a recycling center that takes almost anything ...

Kindness for all genuine veterans

DUANE HARER Rebersburg A few weeks ago, I read a letter from Jim Hironimus about the baseball-type hats veterans wear denoting the branch of service they served in, the war they fought in or the ships that they served on. I have seen these hats many times and the first thought that ...

Socialism

Charles Ardell Williamsport If the Democrats win the 2020 election it sounds like the government is going to do everything for us. We will end up like my two cats. All we will have to do is eat, sleep and doo-doo. A little humor never hurt anybody.

An easy way

David L. Faust Selinsgrove It’s no big secret that most taxes in Pennsylvania, such as earned income on workers and many others, unfairly burden working class citizens the most. A graduated income tax could be used to solve that problem. However, a Constitutional amendment would be ...

What is socialism?

Ed Vavra Williamsport “Socialism” is used to scare people from a better life. Check the “World Happiness Report,” on Wikipedia. It rates 156 countries in seven categories. For happiness, the first seven countries are more or less socialist: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, ...

Thanks to Fresh Air families in Central Pennsylvania

FATIMA SHAMA New York City I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Fresh Air host families and volunteer leaders in Central Susquehanna. Because of their dedication and commitment, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities participated in our Friendly ...

Every election is important

IDA TEMPLE Mansfield On Nov. 5 we have what some consider a small election process. Mayors, councilmembers, supervisors, commissioners, as well as a Proposed CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT for crime victims’ rights. Although it might seem like a small election, every election is important. ...

Sugar Valley Rural Charter School

LACEY MILLER Jersey Shore I am writing this letter to showcase my undoubted support for the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. Please bear with me as this is rather lengthy, but I have so much to express to you readers in regards to why I wholeheartedly love SVRCS. First, we have ...

In support of renewing SVRCS’ charter

AMY ERSHLER Loganton As noted in a July 20, 2016 article in The Express, the Keystone Central school Board approved the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School’s charter in a 5-4 vote. The board president at the time said it was important to extend an olive branch, do what was best for the ...

Charter School is excellent

JENNIFER JOHNSON Loganton I am writing in reference to the upcoming renewal of the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School contract. Sugar Valley Rural Charter School is an excellent school for children. We feel the small class sizes are one of the most important aspects of a learning ...

Justice for all

JOAN M. HELLER Beech Creek Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do? The Proposed Pennsylvania Constitutional Amendment — Crime Victim Rights — states that someone accused — not convicted — of a crime does not have the right to ask for discovery materials so that ...

‘Inappropriate?’

TIM MANNELLO Wiliamsport Our use of the word “inappropriate” is often inappropriate. The word “inappropriate” means unsuitable, amiss, improper, untoward or graceless. It is often used, however, when words like immoral, sinful, and illegal would be more fitting. Getting in ...

Yard signs

ELSIE MILLER Mill Hall Yard signs, as the name implies, are to be placed in your personal yard. They are designed to offer passersby an idea about who you believe would be a good candidate for a particular office. Regulations governing yard sign placement come from PennDOT and local ...

Support for SVRCS

EILEEN McKINNEY Loganton Next month, the Keystone Central School Board votes on the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School’s renewal. I am writing to support the charter school (SVRCS). As a resident of Loganton and a parent of a child attending SVRCS, I can tell you that they have provided ...

Clinton has done more for Russia than any politician

HUGH MCGEE Williamsport The Democratic Party finally has a female Presidential candidate that their party’s faithful can finally stand behind for the 2020 Presidential election. I refer to Hawaii U.S. Sen. Tulsi Gabbard. When Hillary Clinton and pundits on mainstream media referred to ...

Crazy … really?

STEWART EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. According to President Trump and the national conservative news media, someone who simply supports a federal government social program that helps people such as Social Security and Medicare is a “crazy socialist.” If we go by that definition, than that ...

Flood zones and the U.S. flood insurance mandate

JOHN CURCIO North Bend Mr. Robert Kepler, in his Oct. 4 letter, “Clinton County flood zone,” is correct. In years past, we remember the U.S. government geological surveyors checking the North Bend area, stating it was 620 feet above sea level and their measurements designated the ...

County taxes and fees

ED EMEL Bellefonte Act 89 of 2013 was imposed on Pennsylvanians for the purpose of funding road and bridge repairs (plus some pork thrown in). Most people refer to Act 89 as the state gasoline tax, specifically a 28-cents per gallon tax increase on gasoline. In the bill was an option ...

Win for industry equals loss for citizens

BARB JARMOSKA Montoursville On Oct. 21, the Senate passed SB 790 by a vote of 26 to 23. Local state Sen. Gene Yaw voted yes. The bill clearly sacrificed the health and safety of Pennsylvania citizens to the profit margins of conventional gas and oil drillers, in my opinion. One of many ...

We will all drown!

ALAN GERSTLE Covington Well maybe not. Here is a little experiment you can do at home: Take a tall clear glass, drop in three or four ice cubes and pour water into the glass until all the ice cubes are floating. Then mark a line at the water level and let the ice melt. Then check ...