Our president and governor want to force schools and public places like a local gym to open their showers, locker rooms and bathrooms to men who only have to SAY that they think they are women (no operation needed).
The State College school board is considering closing Corl Street Elementary School. This fact has been deeply buried in recent school board materials. Furthermore, the front-page article (CDT, 5/26) about the May 25 meeting didn’t mention the possible closure until Page 5A. The article also failed to mention the outpouring of support for the school expressed at the meeting by community members.
“We’re getting rid of gun-free zones, OK?” This was Donald Trump in his keynote address to the NRA on May 20. He seems to think that America will be “great again” when there are guns accessible everywhere and to everyone. He has said that he wants guns allowed in every American school, both elementary and secondary. Guns in day care centers, hospitals, churches, college campuses, summer camps, trains and buses? Guns at public meetings and sporting events where tempers sometimes flare?
Each spring the Centre County Women’s Resource Center sponsors Twilight Dinners that support the CCWRC’s mission to provide free and confidential services to all who have experienced dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
State College Area School District has again raised the specter of “repurposing” Lemont Elementary School. SCASD has scheduled meetings to provide input about the district’s elementary schools. I urge all residents to read the information online, attend one of the sessions, and decide if these proposals make sense.
Thirty-one Penn State alumni are vying for 10 elected positions on the Alumni Association’s Alumni Council. The new chief executive officer, Paul Clifford, wants to change the Alumni Association from an organization with static membership to a dynamic one focusing on service. Candidate Ned Brokloff could not agree more about how the Alumni Association must change, and how it needs to create the right opportunities to involve all our alumni. Therefore, I encourage you to support Ned Brokloff by voting for him.
Hundreds honored Bob Snetsinger — affectionately known as Butterfly Bob — at his May 14 memorial service. An entomologist and former trainer of pesticide applicators, he dedicated his late career and retirement to promoting a love, understanding and appreciation of insects.