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Letters to the editor

PFAS: A hazard lurking within your community

KEVIN FERRARA Lock Haven PFAS is an acronym you’ve likely never heard of. It stands for Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFAS are man-made, “forever” chemicals found in thousands of consumer products, such as non-stick cookware and food packaging like pizza boxes, stain ...

Reform … now

DEBBIE TRUDEAU State College This letter is in reference to Republican state Rep. Garth Everett’s (84th District of Lycoming County) remarks of Feb. 11, 2020 in the the (Allentown) Morning Call: “This does not seem to be an issue of high concern to my colleagues in the House of ...

Sometimes repeating is without merit…

HAROLD A. MAIO Ft. Myers, Fla. “The court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and “the” mentally ill.” “The” mentally ill indeed appeared in the above phrase from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin ...

A more equal scale

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden This is in reference to recently newspaper headlines that read, Mussare looks to tackle property tax reform and other issues. As a local government official who serves as chair of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), he has a bigger ...

Term limits

SUZANNE WOODHOUSE Jersey Shore In the aftermath of the impeachment hearings it is evident we need term limits on public officials running for office. The person with the most seniority is appointed to chair a committee no matter their ability. It amazes me the caliber of people that are ...

Lawmakers’ positions

ANTHONY PIOLI Montoursville U.S. Rep. Fred Keller has a meeting where he “huddled with local business leaders” and decided that the Right to Organize Act hurts business. Wasn’t this country founded on the ideal of “government for the people by the people?” Not government for ...

Remember Virginia

WILLIAM EMICK Barbours Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic governor has appropriated funds for additional personnel to implement: Red Flag Laws, registration and universal background checks on every firearm transfer; banning of AR15s and AK 47s; all guns holding more than 10 rounds of ...

Take heart

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station The Senate trial has come to a predictable, but disappointing, conclusion. On the plus side, both the House and Senate proceedings revealed great amounts of info regarding the Trump Administration that Trump wanted to keep private. And those revelations will only ...

To our elected officials

LOREN NOWAK Wellsboro There are a lot of ways to make money. If you are already an elected representative or senator in Washington, you’ve figured that out and you are all set. You will not have to worry about where you can live or where your next meal will come from. You are even able to ...

Experiment failing

JOHN COOPER Lewisburg The noble American experiment in democracy, self-government of, by and for the people that has been tried these past 271 years appears now to be catastrophically failing, in my opinion. The House, having successfully impeached arguably the worst, most dishonest ...

2nd Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance

MICHAEL J. CONSIDINE Mill Hall I’m writing in reference to State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz’s letter to the county commissioners about enacting a proposed 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance. First, let me say that it is State Rep. Borowicz’s right to oppose all gun legislation. To her ...

Bulldog proud!

LYNETT YOST Antes Fort As a Jersey Shore Alumni and huge bulldog follower I would like to take the time to say congratulations and a job well done to our football team! I’m not exactly sure what Coach Tom Gravish does or says to get his team prepared but he should bottle it up and sell ...

The new algebra: DFT=pefp

JOSEPH DeCRISTOPHER Lewisburg A month into the new year, and on the heels of the formerly esteemed body known as the U.S. Senate, under the power-mongering leadership of Mitch McConnell, acquitting as “not bad enough” the reprehensible, unprecedented and un-presidential behavior of one ...

Challenge American Airlines

JOHN SHABLESKI Linden I’d like to thank the writer of the recent newspaper story about the Lycoming County Commissioners voicing their concerns about American Airlines’ reduced flight schedules for Williamsport Regional Airport. This “seasonal reduction” by the airline has taken ...

The real climate chaos

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Global warming changed to climate change and has now become climate chaos. One thing that has not changed is that it’s all a giant scam to get you to willingly give more power and money to government. The tactics have changed from time to time, but the aim is ...

Senate Republicans now own Trump’s behavior

MARY BRUCE SERENE State College The Republican Senate acquitted the president. They now own his behavior. Predictably, Trump is acting like a despot. He has not “learned a lesson” as several massively naive senators declared he would. Trump’s firing of Col. Alexander Vindman, ...

What if VA hospital care changes?

JIM HIRONIMUS White Hall, Md. There is a movement by many to change the Veterans Affairs hospitals to civilian coverage. I want you to think about this. Now if any veteran has a problem they can talk to a veterans advocate who is in most VA hospitals across the country. If that ...

Which taxes are the fairest?

MATT RINKER Hillsgrove David Faust argued in a letter to the editor in The Express on Feb. 8 that eliminating the earned income tax and increasing real estate property taxes to offset the loss would be fairer for taxpayers. My question is, “fairer” for whom? Since there were some ...

Sorry

ROBERT H. WORKMAN Spring Hill Where does one begin? Let’s start with Donald Trunp’s ego. He claimed to have a larger gathering at his inauguration over Obama’s. Not. He claims to have a great mind and doesn’t need help from his generals because he knows more than they do. Again, ...

Significant

ALAN COHICK Cogan Station I am appalled as maybe you are, too, about high-level Democrats, including those running for president, who are espousing socialism, attacking our freedoms and the Constitution, our business establishments and corporations, our sitting president, our military ...