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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Congratulations to the Altoona Water Authority and the DEP for their plans to reforest 80 acres of bare ground upstream of Horseshoe Curve in the area known as Big Murph. The planned 61,000 trees will result in decreased stormwater runoff and erosion at this degraded site, benefitting not ...

Letter to the Editor

Local elections are the most important, and that’s no exception when it comes to this year’s Altoona City Council race. I’m supporting Bruce Kelley, Dave Butterbaugh, Dave Ellis and Ron Beatty. Kelley continues to be a leader on tough challenges we face on council and has a record of ...

State should reject negotiated Medicare

The past several years have brought me a slew of serious medical issues. In addition to receiving treatment for a serious concussion and depression, I also contracted COVID-19. Managing the symptoms and long-term impacts of all these illnesses has been incredibly trying and ...

Letter to the Editor

Recently, it was reported that COVID-19 cases were on the rise in our local school districts. Then, it was reported that Blair and surrounding counties were in the high transmission stage of COVID-19. Now, in the paper we read that the UPMC emergency room is under stress caring for ...

Race theory further taxes today’s teachers

Parents of all races across the nation are outraged about critical race theory being taught in our schools, and they should be. Can you imagine teaching children as young as kindergarten that they are racist? Children are more loving and accepting of others than any of us. Children are ...

Letter to the Editor

The citizens of the city of Altoona possess a city council that speaks for you. A local citizen with a stellar background of accomplishment in law enforcement with 29 years as the chief of criminal investigations for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, former Altoona police officer ...