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MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown In his Oct. 12 letter, “Latest climate report,” Tim Mannello writes: “The most desolating experience as a parent in today’s world is to feel unable in good conscience to bequeath a sense of optimism to our children.” Tim must be talking about the ...

Bible digest

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“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.” (Proverbs 18:10 AKJV) Don’t run away from God. Run to Him. He will give you the strength you need.

New slogan

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MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station When Donald Trump was running for President of the United States - his slogan was “Make America great again” it registered with the voters, and he won. I believe that the Socialist, now known as the Democratic Party, needs a new slogan in order to ...

Keystone Central School Board

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- Charles Rosamilia, crosamil@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Debbie Smith, dsmith@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Tracy Smith, tsmith2@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Wayne Koch, wkoch@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Roger Elling, relling@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Billie J. Rupert, brupert@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Eric Probert, eprobert@kcsd.k12.pa.us - ...

Worthy of support?

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JOSEPH HEGARTY Mullica Hill, N.J. The Democratic Party has almost always been on the wrong side of history, as they are now with abortion, denying those little people who live in the first “habitat for humanity” their “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.” The leftist media, ...

To deal with labor shortage, we need more partnerships

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Isn’t it ironic that we sit here in a region blessed with dynamic colleges, universities and tech schools, yet we don’t seem to be producing a sufficient amount of skilled workers to fill jobs? It was just this past summer when the number of jobs open in the U.S. exceeded the number of ...

The purpose of a minimum wage

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RICHARD MORRIS Williamsport I read recently where a state lawmaker opposed a minimum wage increase, arguing the market should set wages. A letter writer responded that no one wants to return to “the time before the minimum wage, OSHA, the eight-hour day, child labor laws, and Social ...

They represent you

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- State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-76), 570-748-5480; or email: mhanna@pahouse.net - State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), 570-546-2084, or email: geverett@pahousegop.com - State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 814-355-1300, or email: kbenning@pahousegop.com - State Sen. Joseph Scarnati (R-25), ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Islands of good

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In a generation too-often ridden with sadness and anxiety, I make it my personal duty to find happiness within each day. Reading through recently published letters, opinion pieces and news, the common focus seems to be on discontent: Politics divide, people betray, words hurt, and happiness ...

Can the U.S. census ask if you’re a citizen?

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By JONATHAN ENTIN For the first time in decades, the 2020 census will include a question asking whether or not each counted person is a citizen. When U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross directed that the 2020 census include that question, he claimed that it was necessary to allow the ...

The alternative to dying

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In recent years I’ve watched good friends walk the valley of battling cancer. Somewhat slowly they went through the process of fighting for their lives. Finally, one day it was over and they died. I sat with one dear friend in his home months before he died and he asked, “Why ...

Bible digest

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“The eyes of all wait on you; and you give them their meat in due season. You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.” (Psalms 145:15-16 AKJV) God is the Provider. Let’s be sure to give Him the thanks He deserves.

YOU HAVE THE POWER

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Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

Lemmings are we

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STEPHEN LORUSSO Loretto We are all lemmings. What kind are you? Are you the rebel, long-hair, pony-tailed smoking Harley rider or the politically correct man who defers to everyone? Are you the tattooed beauty who got in line for one because it made you unique, or the nose ringed ...

Where are her feathers?

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We found out that Elizabeth Warren is part Native American. A question now needs to be answered: Why does anyone care? I certainly don’t. Elizabeth Warren is a U.s. senator from Massachusetts and was a school teacher, homemaker and law professor. She authored books with Teresa ...

In response to all the latest

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STEVEN JIMENEZ Altoona I watched the hearings with an open mind, ready to hear an incredible he said-she said tale woven by the two. As I watched her demeanor, her body language, and hearing the timbre and tone of her voice, I saw the exact same mannerisms in my wife. She was a victim in ...

Dear Annie

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Dear Annie: I own a small service business. We have a business phone number, but I also have a cellphone number. The latter is on my business card, and it is obviously the way people prefer to communicate. My problem is that customers don’t hesitate to call me or text me at any hour of the ...

It’s called the Right for a reason

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JIM MOORE Flinton Ask yourself this question: Are we, as a country, better off than just two years ago? I was a lifelong Democrat until 2017. In June 2016 on PBS, President Barack Obama said you better get used to 2 percent GDP, and the only way President Trump would bring back industry ...

Turmeric works for reader’s pain — except for the side effects

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I was having lots of arthritis pain in my neck and feet last summer. Someone recommended turmeric supplements to help. I started taking 600 mg twice a day. The pain slowly subsided. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. I took it for about a month, then I ...