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Letters to the editor

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. THANK YOU to the person that found my kayak launch permit. I purchased and applied it to the kayak in preparation for a leisurely evening paddle on the Susquehanna. No ...

Thank you, Lord

BOB MANN Lock Haven Looking at nature one can learn a lot about God. For instance, did you see all the sunflower plants along Route 150? When they grew tall they looked at the sun (son) all day. When they matured, they bowed their heads and gave thanks. Sometimes we forget to give ...

Protect Social Security

JOANNE CORTE GROSSI Harrisburg On Social Security’s 85th birthday, many older Pennsylvanians find themselves deferring retirement or coming to grips with unexpected unemployment. As we grapple with the abrupt changes brought on by coronavirus, it is clear we must maintain Social ...

Violence seems to be today’s only answer

IDA TEMPLE Mansfield For the past few weeks, violence seems to be the way of life in the United States. On Aug. 18, in Portland Oregon, a man was kicked to the ground and pummeled, beaten mercilessly along with a woman. Why do the U.S. citizens bend down to those who are against ...

Numbers, numbers, numbers

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore A close friend went to his doctor for habitual asthma problems. With the COVID-19 deal he couldn’t be seen until being tested for COVID-19. He was considered positive until testing negative five days later. If you check the counties COVID-19 case reports, ...

Elect Joe Waltz

LINDSAY M. BRYAN Lock Haven It is time for a change in the 76th District. We need a state representative who values integrity, diversity, unity, leadership, honesty and empathy. I believe wholeheartedly that Joe Waltz encompasses all these values (and more) and is the change we so ...

No better person

BRENDA REICHERT Bellefonte State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff is the right person to represent the values of Centre and Mifflin counties, and I am proud to have him as our voice of reason in the General Assembly. Kerry has been a strong leader for the folks of our community and in advocating for ...

Across the aisle

SANDY DeBONIS Beech Creek For many years in the past, we had a 76th District state House representative who had a great talent for working with his colleagues, including those on the other side of the aisle. This is not what we have now with our current representative. We need a ...

Joe Waltz for the 76th District

CAROLYN SHADE Lock Haven Like so many people in our area, I was lucky enough to have Joe Waltz as an art teacher when I was in school. I was even luckier to have Mr. Waltz as a mentor when I decided to volunteer with the Clinton County Democrats in 2008. Knocking on doors, making phone ...

Joe Waltz has the knowledge we need

BAILEY SHAWLEY Lock Haven Knowledge. At a time when we need to be able to trust our leaders to make the right decisions affecting our businesses, families, and health, we need to have knowledgeable representatives in Harrisburg. Joe Waltz is the knowledgeable candidate that the people of ...

Are you as tired of politics and politicians as I am?

JAMES P. KNAUFF North Bend Are you as tired of politics and politicians as I am? Are you tired of all the negativity, the name calling, the division of our state and country? Do you sometimes feel like our elective officials are acting like a bunch of school kids and wonder how a teacher ...

Grange Fair: Canceled for 2020

JANE CONFER Beech Creek This summer it will be so strange, Fair is canceled for the great grange. Every summer we always went, And lived it out in a 14x14’ tent. Our family came and stayed there, too. Always had lots of things to do. We’d pack them in really tight, It was ...

Deeply disappointed

DANIELA RIBITSCH Lock Haven For over a decade, I have been a regular on the River Valley Transit bus. Hopping on the bus first in Jersey Shore, I was especially happy when the bus finally made its way into Lock Haven, and I therefore was completely independent of needing anyone to drive me ...

Don’t like Trump?

ROBERT SCHWENZER Bellefonte Don’t like Trump? Too obnoxious? Biden is pleasant? OK. But what does Biden want to do if we elect him? Take our police away! Take fracking and related jobs away! Take our guns away! Raise our taxes! Give illegals the vote neutralizing ours ...

The devil is in the details

ELAINE MILLER Lamar Some historians think Lincoln said, “You can fool all the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all the people all the time.” All sorts of promises are coming from our leader in Washington. One of his latest promises ...

What did he do?

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan In the 40-plus years Joe Biden has been in office, so far as I’m concerned, he has done virtually nothing for us. Why would anyone in their right or left mind be crazy enough to vote for Joe Biden? What makes you think he will suddenly step to the plate now? ...

The deceit of Black Lives Matter

TOM JUSTICE Lock Haven Leo Terrell, black Civil Rights attorney and former NAACP lawyer, has called Black Lives Matter a “sham,” a “scam,” a “joke,” and in a Newsweek editorial “Why Black Lives Don’t Matter to ‘Black Lives Matter,’” Aug. 14) he charged that BLM is ...

USPS support

JOHN DELANEY Wellsboro I write to our elected Republican leaders. It pains me to say this but I’ve lost all faith in the Republican party. Their silence on the recent events involving the changes to the U.S. Postal Service operations by the president and his administration can only be ...

Tee’d off

MIKE HENRY Scranton Let’s face it — 2020 has been such a slow news year! I mean come on, here we are now, entertain us! Am I right? So, I had to dig a little to find something complaint-worthy. And it’s golf of course (pun intended). Specifically, Presidential golf. Whether or not ...

Trump is Hoover reincarnated

DONALD MOSKOWITZ Londonderry, N.H. During hoax President Trump’s coronavirus briefings he exaggerated the quantities of equipment and supplies sent to the states. He played doctor without a license by recommending the possible use of unverified treatments. Trump contradicted medical ...