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Letters to the Editor

More education needed to boost area vax rate

The Mirror’s front page recently carried a Philadelphia Inquirer report about hospitals overflowing during this omicron infestation. Few legitimate medical experts, regardless of political orientation, doubt that COVID vaccination is key to taming the pandemic. Yet the vaccination rate in ...

Reducing plastic trash would help our world

I am a grandmother living in State College, and here’s why I am happy to refuse plastic bags and straws: I know that I am not responsible for the beached whale that died with its stomach full of plastic trash. I know that the pain of the sea turtle with a plastic straw caught in its ...

County security needs addressing

I carefully read the Jan. 15 article in the Mirror about the security at our magisterial district courts. I will comment with first-hand knowledge relative to my visit to the district court (Central Court) location on Dec. 15. I walked into the building. People lined up wall to wall in ...

Letter to the editor

As we are buffeted toward the upcoming midterm and statewide elections of 2022, expect to hear ad nauseum that our democracy is under attack or there is an imminent threat to democracy. Hyperbole aside, let’s examine this hypothesis. Democracy by definition is a system of government by ...

Gesture of kindness brightens the day

This past week, I was eating lunch at Dairy Queen in Logan Town Centre. As I was paying my bill, a man and woman in line spoke up and said they wanted to pay my bill. I did not know either of them and tried to tell them, I could pay my own bill. This kind gesture certainly brightened my ...

Federal government should be under DOJ

The congressional committee hearings on the events of Jan. 6, 2021, bring to mind a situation where a police officer is chasing a crook. The crook gets out of the officer’s sight, so he asks a bystander, “which way did he go?” The bystander points in the opposite direction the crook ...