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Allow Sunday hunting

December 21, 2013 Over the last year or two, I have read numerous articles and opinions on the topic of Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania. more »»

Altoona’s Act 47 exit planning is flawed

December 20, 2013 In an article that appeared in the Mirror in October, in the Government Study Commission members’ view, they appeared to be in favor of the city of Altoona changing its form of government to that of... more »»

Stricter gun laws no help

December 20, 2013 I think more gun control will not lower crime rates, but make them worse than ever before. Studies show that cities with stricter gun laws have higher crime rates than those that don’t. more »»

Philipsburg committed to building unity

December 19, 2013 “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. more »»

Music to our ears

December 19, 2013 I cannot believe that some people are actually complaining about the ringing of the Salvation Army bells in front of the stores, saying the sound is nerve-wracking. more »»

Education fund lacking

December 18, 2013 In an Altoona Mirror front-page article on Nov. 3 (“Susan Corbett addresses education”), Gov. Tom Corbett’s wife expressed her concern about educational dropout rates. more »»

Protect eagles, birds

December 18, 2013 The Mirror’s Dec. 12 editorial titled “President’s wind power allegiance hypocritical” was right on the mark regarding the new U.S. more »»

Small gov’t effective

December 18, 2013 Your view on municipal consolidation (”Pennsylvania must consider consolidation”) in the Dec. 8 edition failed to mention one rather important point. Our small, local forms of government (i.e. more »»

Package appreciated

December 18, 2013 I want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone at the Borough of Hollidaysburg, Blair County 911 and NOSC Ebensburg and a special thank you to the Blair County Tax Assessment Office fo... more »»

Crack down on DUI

December 18, 2013 The Dec. more »»

Beautiful fireworks

December 18, 2013 On Black Friday evening, my family and I were watching “Polar Express” on television when we started to hear loud booms. more »»

Objection to Obamacare not all about Obama

December 17, 2013 The recent letter “Objection to ACA is only about Obama” requires a response. more »»

Cities need choices

December 17, 2013 State House Bill 1807, known as the Leave Policy Act, would remove the sovereignty and right of democratic choice from the hands of Pennsylvania municipalities and the citizens of our towns. more »»

Good manners help separate people

December 16, 2013 Manners for the 21st century: We all have manners, either good or bad, providing others with a first impression and ideas about the kind of person you are — polite or rude. more »»

Hollidaysburg board shows its hypocrisy

December 14, 2013 If only school boards would use their power to benefit the kids, we’d live in a utopian society. more »»

Catholics shouldn’t wait for scandals to pass

December 13, 2013 This letter is related to numerous articles covering proceedings in the Sandusky/PSU and Baker/Catholic Church sex abuse scandals. more »»

Ugly truth on child abuse

December 13, 2013 As the anniversary of the Sandusky indictment approached, I pondered many questions anew. I’ve never been able to reconcile the circumstances surrounding Joe Paterno. more »»

Bible does specify about gay marriage

December 12, 2013 Elizabeth Shade’s letter (Nov. 5) headlined as “Bible doesn’t specify” asks for help in finding where in the Bible it says marriage is between a man and a woman. more »»

It’s not personal; it’s just a fact

December 11, 2013 Elizabeth K. Shade, in her Dec. 3 letter to the editor continues to misinterpret any criticism directed at President Barack Obama as personal. more »»

Be realistic about limited access route

December 10, 2013 Forget limited-access Route 22 expansion. There is further irony in the story of Route 22 in the region, about which the Mirror editorialized on Nov. 1. more »»

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