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Playground would enhance Fort Roberdeau

August 10, 2015 This letter is in response to John Hunter Orr’s letter chiding the proposed playground at Fort Roberdeau historic site. more »»

Altoona, its past and present, needs support

August 8, 2015 The budget problem in our state Legislature is a crime. We have the second largest governing body in the country, and we get little or no return for the cost to the taxpayer to maintain it. more »»

Gov’t wearing us out

August 8, 2015 There is a monster lurking, and it is about to come out — inflation. You will need a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread or a dozen eggs. more »»

Tobacco an easy, and unfair, target for taxes

August 7, 2015 With Pennsylvania continuing to function without an operating budget, I applaud the Legislature for approving and sending to the governor a no-tax budget. more »»

Blame Wolf for lack of new state budget

August 7, 2015 Some of what Donald Trump is saying has sunk into my brain, and that’s not a bad thing. Take, for instance, the word “loser,” a term I’ve never really used until no. more »»

Sestak vs. Toomey? It’s not a contest

August 6, 2015 I read a newspaper article about Admiral Joe Sestak’s recent visit to Johnstown to talk about small business policy. more »»

Length of traffic lights makes you see red

August 6, 2015 Frustration while waiting for traffic lights seems more common every yea. more »»

Taxation overshadowing our representation

August 5, 2015 If you live in your own home, stop listening to propaganda from Harrisburg about cutting property taxes. No legislator, including Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. or Rep. more »»

State gov’t responsible for pension crisis

August 4, 2015 There is a $63 billion unfunded liability in the state pension plans, due to the state’s refusal to pay its full amount of actual contributions since 2005. more »»

Don’t be fooled: Trump not best candidate

August 4, 2015 Donald Trump is not what this country needs. It is disheartening to see so many residents of Blair County actually supporting this pathetic excuse of a presidential candidate. more »»

Cross-country trip, coverage insulting

August 3, 2015 I was shocked — shocked — at the Mirror’s callous four-column front-page photo display on July 28 of support for cruelty to animals. more »»

Faithful feature

August 3, 2015 I want to express my gratitude and admiration to the Mirror for always having a small section in every edition of your newspaper called “Meditation. more »»

Clearing up some misconceptions

August 1, 2015 As one of the original founding members of the Blair County Tea Party, I feel it is necessary to correct assertions made in Steven Lloyd’s letter from July 25. more »»

Rose Hill care long overdue

July 31, 2015 I recently made a grueling 14-hour car ride from my home in Atlanta to your beautiful state. However, I must add that it was for a rather somber occasion. My grandmother passe. more »»

Working folks in minority

July 30, 2015 On July 20, there were two good articles in the Mirror. One had to do with SSI and welfare. It is out of hand. Then you add the 278,000 WIC people, and they all get food stamps. more »»

Fred E. Hale Sr.

July 29, 2015 Fred E. Hale Sr., 76, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles and Margaret (Walls) Hal. more »»

Eichelberger all wrong

July 29, 2015 I am repulsed by Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr.’s attitude towards teachers. My daughter is a teacher, and I see first-hand all the work involved in educating our children. more »»

Vickie E. Grazier

July 29, 2015 Vickie E. Grazier, 68, Bellwood, died unexpectedly Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Maryland, daughter of the late Ross O. and Alice Marjorie (Zimmerman) Schmidt. She married Jerry M. more »»

Trump following code ‘of self promotion’

July 29, 2015 I am writing to express my deep distress and offense taken to comments recently offered by presidential candidate Donald Trump at a forum in Iow. more »»

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