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Opinion

‘Here comes the sun, do do do do’

Our View

It is so encouraging to hear that a large field of solar panels to produce electricity is being planned for our area. If you missed it, Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Va., intends to build a field of utility grade solar panels on 1,500 acres in rural East and West Keating townships in ...

Sewer bills

Letters to the editor

TRUDY DUCK Mill Hall I am glad to see that, after three months of receiving sewer bills that were always claiming that I didn’t pay the previous month, (which were always paid on time) the Mill Hall Borough secretary finally got it right. They were first putting blame on the bank from ...

Eroded trust

Columns

Dear Annie: My fiance and I want to go back to the way we were, but it is more of a struggle for me than for him. We are planning to get an apartment together, but it is hard for me to be around him without getting upset. I have been going through a lot lately, and finding out that my fiance ...

How long after shingles can a person get vaccinated?

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 81 years old and was diagnosed with shingles at the end of October 2020. After taking famciclovir, I am healing, but still have a scaly rash and shooting pains on the right side of my head where the shingles occurred. I was told that the pain could ...

Reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy

Columns

As our nation prepares to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, I can’t help but notice how much Dr. King’s dream remains relevant to the work we do at Geisinger. Dr. King dedicated his life to the peaceful service and betterment of others, just like we at Geisinger do every day ...

Vaccine delays reveal supply chain issues, worker shortage

Columns

After the initial excitement following the authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccines, a harsh reality set in. People who want a vaccine can’t get it, some counties have more than others and older people are camping out for it the way they once might have for tickets to a Bruce ...

Good Luck

Letters to the editor

WILLIE NORMAN Jersey Shore I just read this, “Americans once set a standard for free speech not previously seen in world history. Now, our tech oligarchs have set a precedent for unilaterally suppressing speech they do not like, and it is being felt around the world.” This sentiment ...

Dear Annie: Honoring King’s legacy

Columns

Dear Readers: Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please enjoy the below excerpt from one of the most important speeches in history. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are ...

When the source of pain is not where you think it is

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 79-year-old woman in reasonably good health. I am very active and do everything I can for my health. Whenever I feel a cold coming on (which is rare), I have pain on the left side of my throat when I swallow and get a stabbing pain in my head every ...

Checking the facts

Letters to the editor

BRIAN NESTOR Flemington I am writing in response to Bryan Shade’s letter to the editor, “World relief” (fact checker.) Mr. Shade caught my attention around Christmas time with a letter to the editor he titled, “Christmas gift ideas.” No gift ideas, it was just an angry, mostly ...

Applause, applause!

Columns

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. THANK YOU, Todd, who lives on Pine Mountain Road, for being such a wonderful neighbor and plowing our driveway recently. It’s great to know that there are such ...

World Relief (Fact Checker)

Letters to the editor

TIM YOHO Lock Haven Regarding the Jan. 14 letter to the editor from Mr. Shade, we do agree on one thing: It is getting harder and harder to fact-check information. The question is, “Who’s fact-checking the fact-checkers?” And the answer is, of course, “We are.” When I ...

Working together: Lessons from MLK Jr.

Columns

The past few weeks have been challenging for our country and for our citizens. Last week's protest in Washington began as peaceful but devolved into violence within the walls of our nation's Capitol. This occurred while the legislatures were meeting to accept the Electoral College results ...

Dear Annie: Daughter with a nasty habit

Columns

Dear Annie: I have a beautiful daughter in her mid-20s. She is attractive, bright, friendly and hardworking. She has so much going for her. She does have a peculiar bad habit: She picks her nose in public. It’s not just a quick pick when no one is looking. This is a thorough deep cleaning ...

Transparency

Letters to the editor

CRAIG SEASHOLTZ Avis Perhaps the most overused political term is “transparency.” So what exactly is transparency? Transparency means freely giving access. It means being open, with nothing to hide. I would like to share observations regarding the President’s transparency ...

Choice of valve replacement type decides blood thinner need

Columns

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 70-year-old active female in good health, with the exception of a heart murmur and mitral valve prolapse with two leaks. My cardiologist has advised me that I will most likely need to have the valve replaced. I have been seeing him every six months ...

There are two kinds of hate

Our View

There are two kinds of hate, a local priest reminded their congregation after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. One kind makes you — and those around you — angry and miserable. The other kind harms other people. We want none of it, and so should you. The horrific attack ...

Patriots do not storm their nation’s Capitol

Columns

Patriots enlist and defend their country. They work hard, do their best, raise good families. They help their neighbors. They perform civic duties. They grit their teeth and pay their taxes. Then they show up and vote. They compete, they win or lose, but they do both with grace. These are ...