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Doctor left legacy as ‘gentleman, scholar’

February 10, 2015 I was saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and colleague, Dr. Frank Sangiorgio. When I moved to this area 20 years ago, Sangiorgio was immediately welcoming and helpful. more »»

Gov’t officials need same rules

February 9, 2015 While Washington burned, President Barack Obama was golfing. After reading the Ja. more »»

Bad experience at county’s airport

February 9, 2015 Travelers in and out of the Altoona-Blair County Airport should be made aware of the dreadful organization there. Our group of six had a horrible experience recentl. more »»

School board hurting Hollidaysburg’s future

February 7, 2015 Remember these names: Aaron Ritchey, Troy Keefer, Darlee Sill, Brady Leahey, Ron Yoder, Drew Swope, Patrick McClain and Stephanie Wertz. more »»

Partnership working

February 6, 2015 The night before Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve are two of the most popular drinking nights of the yea. more »»

Comedy show beyond ‘good, clean fun’

February 5, 2015 “Good, clean fun” in large bold print was the featured article on Saturday, Jan. 17, in the Life Section of the Mirror. Coming to the Mishler Theatre Jan. more »»

Evaluation exaggerated

February 5, 2015 Adnan Ahmed of Pittsburgh, in a letter to the editor, touted Islam as a religion of peace. He said it “recompensed ... violence with peace.” But that remains to be proven. more »»

Commissioners hurting taxpayers

February 4, 2015 The Jan. 8 Altoona Mirror had a front-page story about our leaders being in favor of adding a vehicle fee. Well, now, what a surprise. more »»

Water Authority benefits itself

February 4, 2015 This past year the Altoona Mirror kept Altoona residents well informed as to the workings and perceived problems of the Altoona Water Authority. more »»

Remembering chaplains who gave their lives

February 3, 2015 On Feb. 3, 1943, the USS Dorchester, captained by Hans J. Danielsen, with 902 men and a full crew aboard, was making its way in the cold water of the North Atlantic — destination Greenlan. more »»

Remembering chaplains who gave their lives

February 3, 2015 On Feb. 3, 1943, the USS Dorchester, captained by Hans J. Danielsen, with 902 men and a full crew aboard, was making its way in the cold water of the North Atlantic — destination Greenlan. more »»

Commissioners are spending recklessly

February 3, 2015 Who in Blair County represents the people in the county? It seems the current commissioners are spending tax money on renovations in a reckless manner, selling cherished and people-friendly... more »»

Diocese must work to avoid closures

February 2, 2015 It’s a shame what is happening to our schools. more »»

Proposal a barrier to healthy lifestyle

January 31, 2015 Currently the Pennsylvania Game Commission has tabled the consideration of new regulations that will prevent hiking on state game lands for 130 days during hunting season and require hikers to apply... more »»

Restore Paterno’s statue, too

January 29, 2015 The restoration of Joe Paterno’s wins is clearly a welcome and just event. Over time, actions against the NCAA will take their logical course. more »»

Gay rights groups use government as weapon

January 29, 2015 Gay rights groups are hypocritical frauds. They are not interested in equality or civil liberties for all. more »»

Facts missing from shale-related edit

January 28, 2015 Several basic facts related to the revenue generated by responsible shale gas development were ignored in a recent Altoona Mirror editorial (“Shale tax needs to be implemented,” Jan. 4). more »»

Hollidaysburg decision not good government

January 27, 2015 I am both confused and dismayed by the decision of Hollidaysburg Borough Council to remove Joel Koss from the Historic Preservation Commission, only to appoint Councilman Joe Dodson in his plac. more »»

Republicans never gave Obama chance

January 26, 2015 Reading the Jan. 15 letter to the editor, describing President Barack Obama as one who is only concerned about his golf, basketball, et. more »»

State police should embrace social media

January 24, 2015 As the transition team for Gov. more »»

 
 
 

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