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Trump can’t lead

October 24, 2015 It cannot be denied that Donald Trump has made some hard, but true, statements with regard to the politics of this country. Unfortunately, the following remarks by Trump relating to Sen. more »»

Vote for Hammers

October 24, 2015 I would like to encourage Altoona Area School District voters to cast their vote for Mary Jane Hammers on Election Day. Her 36 years of teaching experience will be an excellent asset to the board. more »»

SS recipients getting short end of stick

October 23, 2015 As reported by the Mirror, there will be no increase for Social Security recipients due to inflation rates being normal, based mainly on the cost of gas being down. more »»

Out with Lengenfelder

October 23, 2015 In the 2011 campaign, Commissioner Douglas Lengenfelder declared Cambria County will become the “Energy County” and will bring in many jobs. What happened was the opposite. more »»

Hammers worthy

October 23, 2015 Please consider voting for Mary Jane Hammers for Altoona Area School Board of Directors. She is a candidate who fully supports an excellent education for every student in the district. more »»

Diocese should rescind changes, revamp model

October 22, 2015 The decision by the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese to end K-8 education in our parochial schools in favor of a middle school system is a mistake. more »»

‘Passion to lead’

October 21, 2015 On Nov. 3, there is only one candidate qualified to lead our city into the future. That’s Mayor Matt Pacific. more »»

Pacifico preferred

October 21, 2015 Altoona voters have a clear choice when they go to the pools this election. That’s Mayor Matt Pacific. more »»

Real Catholics aren’t Democrats

October 21, 2015 Although the presidential election is more than a year away, I am already filled with apprehension. If we conservatives lose the next election, we can kiss this country, as we know it, goodbye. more »»

Educated population can’t be overestimated

October 20, 2015 This letter is in response to Raymond Neil’s letter concerning how there is no “free lunch” to education by the government. more »»

Pacifico best choice

October 20, 2015 I am writing to urge support for Matt Pacifico in his bid for mayor of Altoona. Pacifico is an integral part of a long-standing and well-established family business in our community. more »»

Compassion lacking in Portage decisions

October 19, 2015 Recent events at St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parishes in Portage have prompted this letter. more »»

Supporting Pacifico

October 19, 2015 I am writing to show my support for Matt Pacifico for Altoona mayor. Pacifico has done a great job as mayor in his first two years, after inheriting a city that was in distressed status. more »»

Don’t overlook judges

October 19, 2015 This upcoming election will have low turnout for some of the most important offices in the Commonwealth: statewide judges. I urge you to join me in voting on No. more »»

Cove teacher commanded and earned respect

October 17, 2015 Cove teacher commanded and earned respect If we are lucky, really lucky, then once in our lifetime we are touched by a person so rock solid, so good, so down-to-earth, so warm, so kind, so human... more »»

Repko has C-K heart

October 16, 2015 It’s probably true that Repko is not a Claysburg name. Shelda Harella Repko taught at Claysburg-Kimmel for 33 years. She started teaching at the Queen School, and her name was Ms. Harella. more »»

Diocese leaves reader ‘deceived, belittled’

October 16, 2015 Like most parents present at the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese’s quadrant meeting last June, I feel deceived and belittled by the reorganization plan for Catholic elementary schools presented by the... more »»

Wolf doesn’t understand

October 15, 2015 Two Democratic governors, two delayed budgets. Anyone seeing a pattern? Anyone want their taxes raised? The majority of the state House represent the majority of Pennsylvania’s citizenry. more »»

Keep Pacifico as mayor

October 15, 2015 How many politicians would say that the pay for an elected office was too high? Pacifico said $75,000 a year for the mayor’s job was too much. more »»

Vaping has place in our society

October 15, 2015 I was very interested in reading the recent story “Vague on vaping, Sept. 27) that ran in the Mirror about vaping in school. more »»

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