Letter to the editor

Letters to the Editor

On 9/11, terrorists took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. In the months that followed, then President Bush signed into law the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. These measures were put into effect to prevent future terrorist attacks and hijackings on airplanes. During this ...

Time to rein in culture of Harrisburg


The culture of Harrisburg would be best described as “clubby.” After legislative sessions at the State Capitol on Third Street, lawmakers and their staffs often head toward the wide selection of establishments on Second Street and elsewhere to socialize and strategize — and to attend ...

Let’s count ways we’re ruining our country

Letters to the Editor

1. Forget about energy independence. Stop fracking for clean natural gas and eliminate pipelines that could provide gasoline for travel, agriculture, recreation, etc. (We do not yet have electric cars, boats or farm equipment). And we could stop mining coal while we’re at it. Soon we will all ...

AASD security question worth more thought


The Altoona Area School District’s security staff is a well-functioning component of the school system. The appropriate question now before district officials is whether the size of that staff remains adequate for its current level of responsibilities. Altoona officials will be making ...

PSERS need to accept transparency


It only came after an FBI investigation, subpoenas from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and sustained criticism about a lack of transparency from some of its own board members, but the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) has finally agreed to change ...

State should embrace use of solar energy

Letters to the Editor

Solar energy is one of the underused energy sources in Pennsylvania. I am proud to say that I’ve added a little more energy to the grid by placing solar panels on my roof. However, Pennsylvania needs to do more. Pennsylvania used to be an energy leader, but we are quickly falling behind ...