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Letters to the editor

Support candidates who support fair districting

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall Candidates running for office in Pennsylvania have been asked whether they support an independent citizens’ commission for redistricting. The results so far: Pennsylvania House District 76 candidates: - Stephanie Borowicz (R): No response yet - ...

We need new representation in Congress

MICHAEL MANN Boalsburg Adding carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere warm’s the surface of our planet. That’s a scientific fact, affirmed by every major scientific body in the U.S. and around the world that has weighed in on the matter. We have been conducting an ...

Tom Wolf in Planned Parenthood’s pockets

DILONNA CORAN Jersey Shore Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf can claim to not be bought off by special interests, but the truth paints a completely different story. Gov. Wolf’s cozy relationship with Planned Parenthood is the most apparent example of just how connected he is with corporate ...

Definition of ‘normal’

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown According to the dictionary, “normal” is an adjective that is defined as conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. Synonyms include: Standard, ordinary, customary, conventional, habitual, typical, common, regular, routine, established, set, fixed, ...

Not safe, not easy

ROBERT SCHADT Lock Haven I’m concerned about a certain bank in the city not providing proper and safe access. At this bank, one must exit his or her vehicle to access the ATM. Also, the ATM has no “privacy” provisions that I observed. After accessing the ATM, a person risks ...

Vote him out!

JIM FARR Boalsburg Recently, a gentleman from Williamsport wrote to the State College newspaper to tell us Centre County residents now living in the reconfigured 12th Congressional District how lucky we are to be represented in Congress by U.S. Rep. Tom Marino. Please forgive us if we ...

Politicians enable ‘devils in disguise’

JAY REEVES Altoona The Catholic Church is in the news once again and it brings nothing but shame to parishioners across the state and world. The church wonders why folks are fleeing in mass exodus? Well, your answer lies in the headlines. I’m not writing this to bash on the ...

Probity of the probe

TIM Williamsport I am convinced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is unquestionably reliable and worthy of trust. I will, therefore, accept the Mueller report without reservation if he finds that President Donald Trump, all of the White House staff, his campaign staff ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

No free rides

MICHAEL HEYD Montoursville A letter to the editor in the Aug. 13 edition of The Express, “Land of the free ride,” by Michael Kerstetter, complains that supporters of Marc Friedenberg for Congress want “free” healthcare and “free” college tuition, suggests that they ought to ...

Keeping families together is paramount

DAVE AND KATHY GANZ Altoona Anyone who separates children from family members is a soulless, selfish, evil monster. Children need families. That is, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, to love, nurture and teach them to grow into caring adults. Anyone who looks the other way or ...

In support of local newspapers

KAREN MEYERS Wellsboro Even in the supposedly digital age, small, rural newspapers remain the lifeblood of local communications and businesses. They cover issues of importance to their readers that would never be covered elsewhere. They provide advertising space for local businesses. ...

Where are the safety studies?

ROBERT GLANTZ Wysox A recent lawsuit has brought some startling results about vaccines and their safety. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was asked to provide information on how it was keeping vaccines safe. A quick history lesson is needed to explain why ...

Marino is busy working

MARGARET RINGENARY Williamsport If you don’t follow U.S. Rep. Tom Marino of the 12th Congressional District on social media, you should start. I follow him closely to see what he’s doing, where he has been, and who he is meeting with. It’s clear he’s a very busy man. Just in the ...

Can we afford it? We already pay for it

LEANN KARSCHNER Hughesville I’m writing in response to letter writer Mike Kerstetter of Watsontown and others who are concerned about the cost of progressive programs, such as “free” single-payer health care and tuition. Of course, neither would be free; nothing is! I’ve seen ...

Those who want ICE destroyed

IDA TEMPLE Mansfield Below is an update that was sent to me from U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement. This is one of the many reasons I am for the wall and against illegal immigration. The illegals not only harm the American, but those who wish to come to our country legally by ...

Property taxes

VICKI MUNZ Lock Haven This is the time of year that breaks my heart, opening up the newspaper to see 300-plus properties facing sheriff sale. There are many homeowners who have already placed their homes with the tax collector, making quarterly payments on their delinquent taxes. I know ...

Acceptance has set in

THERESA REMACLE Altoona There have been many letters to the editor regarding Democrats’ inability to accept that Donald Trump won the presidency. People say that Democrats need to “get over it.” Believe me, acceptance has set in, along with disbelief that people still defend him, ...

‘Fake news’

JAY D. MYERS Hughesville Mr. Donald Trump continues to rail against the “Fake News Media.” Just what is fake news? To Mr. Trump, it appears to be news that, even though it is true, is critical of him and his administration. I feel that the newspaper would be doing its readers a huge ...

Rosie O’Donnell

HARLAN BERGER McElhattan Recent events have led to the possibility of Rosie O’Donnell running for president. Let us fervently hope that she returns permanently from Canada, where she said she would go if Donald Trump won. Suppose Ms. O’Donnell wins. A vision flits into mind. ...