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Canoe Creek project a community asset

February 13, 2016 Rails to Trails of Central PA would like to thank PennDOT District 9, Blair County commissioners and Frankstown Township supervisors for their recent financial commitments to make the Canoe Creek... more »»

‘Proactive policing’ being taken too far

February 12, 2016 In the article written by Lauren Handley regarding underage drinking off-campus at Penn State Altoona, police claim that since the beginning of the semester, parties have restarted and the drug and... more »»

President’s clout limited by law

February 12, 2016 American Democracy works as dictated by the constitution of the United States. The president cannot make laws. more »»

Guns’ role in violence cannot be sold short

February 11, 2016 This is in response to Shirley Grenoble’s article commenting on the letter submitted by Matthew Stachmus that the government is out to take guns away from individuals. more »»

‘Honor all servicemen’

February 11, 2016 God bless Frank Benfatta for his letter that remembered the heroic chaplains on the USS Dorchester, Feb. 3, 1943, and for remembering Al Mannochio, also. more »»

Low gas prices have a downside

February 10, 2016 I think that gas dropping below $2 per gallon is not a good thing for the following reasons: First, people are going to want to go out and buy cars because they are thinking, “The price of gas is s... more »»

Fatal crash brought heart-breaking lesson

February 10, 2016 The terrible crash that claimed the life of a young local boy should serve as a reminder to all parents. The front seat should never be used for young children. more »»

Hillary’s candidacy is an embarrassment

February 10, 2016 Being a longtime subscriber of the Mirror, I have read many of Elizabeth Shade’s babblings. Her latest rendering (Jan. 25) is ludicrous drivel. more »»

Shuster governs on behalf of unborn

February 9, 2016 Talk is cheap, especially when it comes from Congressman Bill Shuster’s opponent, who seems to spend his every waking moment in the mud, slinging personal attacks and making abortion political. more »»

Thought of Trump at helm frightening

February 9, 2016 It’s frightening to think that a bombastic former reality show celebrity could now be on the precipice of becoming the next leader of the free world. more »»

Halvorson, not Shuster, is friend of the farmers

February 8, 2016 A recent letter supporting Bill Shuster for Congress expressed Shuster’s support for agriculture. I supported Shuster when he first ran for offic. more »»

Clinton not the answer

February 8, 2016 Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race for president. After all, she has a lot of things against her from the start. more »»

Lack of enforcement worse than cats’ meow

February 6, 2016 I’m writing to personally thank three separate entities that have made my life and my neighbors’ lives somewhat of an ongoing major hassl. more »»

Sharing the blame

February 5, 2016 While I concur with Representative McGinnis’ assessment of the pension crisis that looms, I don’t see how he only blames the Rendell administration for fiscal recklessness in his recent letter that... more »»

Thanks to Logan Twp.

February 5, 2016 I would like to thank the employees of the Logan Township Highway Department publicly. The roads are always taken care of in my Greenwood developmen. more »»

Handling of SS ‘trust’ has been disgraceful

February 4, 2016 I was first introduced to Social Security (FICA), at 13 years of age, when I became a paper carrier for the Mirror and had the privilege of reporting to the late Frank Aigner, Sr. more »»

Curtain pulled back on Trump

February 4, 2016 After Iowa Senator Ted Cruz’s upset victory Monday night against Donald Trump has robbed “The Donald” of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals — that he is winning and his critics are losers. more »»

Heroic chaplains shouldn’t be forgotten

February 3, 2016 On Feb. 3, 1943, the USS Dorchester, with 902 men aboard, was making its way in the cold water of the North Atlantic heading toward Greenland. more »»

An independent look at Trump’s lead in Pa.

February 2, 2016 Unity is needed if Republicans want to have a true Republican to represent them as their presidential nominee. Most say Donald Trump leads all the polls. more »»

Europe no example for our country to follow

February 2, 2016 The headline to Froma Harrop’s commentary in the Jan. 25 edition of the Mirror on the Opinion page states: “It’s time to let 18-year-olds drink. more »»

Free-spending Obama drives national debt

February 1, 2016 A recent op-ed article written by Paul Krugman of The New York Times mentioned the fact that President BarackObama’s tax increases for the richest people in the country have effectively rolled back... more »»


SCCT Presents: The Wedding Singer February 14, 2016

Tickets on sale now through State College Community Theatre here:

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. more »

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Letters to the Editor Poll

  1. He’s a typical liberal spender.
  2. We’ve been left with no choice.
  3. We need one but not that high.
  4. The entire subject sickens me.

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Static Cling and Shock Be Gone!

February 12, 2016 Here are some great tips about how to avoid static cling from the dryer passed along to me by the folks at Downy Ball (makers of Downy fabric softener). more »

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