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Letters to the Editor

Non-profit cemeteries need rescue plan aid

Here are several reasons why some of the funding from the American Rescue Plan should be directed to local not-for-profit cemeteries. We lost hours of volunteer time in 2020 and into 2021. Those hours had to be made up by paying for mowing that would have been done by volunteers. This ...

Proposed per-mile tax is beyond excessive

It is not enough that we get taxed on gas, have a state income tax and a sales tax, now PennDOT has come up with a plan to replace the gas tax and tax us by the mile. Did anyone at PennDOT stop to think of what kind of havoc this plan would create? The scenarios are limitless. Taxing by the ...

Wolf’s fee per mile proposal oppressive

Gov. Wolf’s Transportation Revenue Options Commission funding draft made front page news in the July 16 Altoona Mirror and rightly so. Proposals include increasing vehicle registration, rental fees, package delivery and Uber and Lyft rides. At first glance these may seem reasonable, ...

GOP shouldn’t fear voter ID process

Elizabeth Shade is a frequent contributor to the Opinion page. Her writings, most recently on July 16, all seem to generate around anti-Trump, anti-Republican rhetoric. Her latest rant is about the Republicans questioning the last election processes. How dare anyone let alone ...

2020 election should be audited

Philadelphia is historically known for voting shenanigans. Republicans are not allowed to count votes, windows are blocked and so forth. Our illustrious governor and attorney general state everything was proper and legal. Are you kidding me/us? Anyone with any common sense, knows the election ...

GOP efforts on election appalling

Why can’t the Biden administration put a stop to Republican lawmakers demanding cooperation from counties to launch investigations into the 2020 presidential election results? Republican Sen. Doug Mastriano of Franklin issued letters to three counties with a sweeping information request, ...