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Letters to the Editor

Sharing of grief could help others

I would personally like to recorgnize the family of Danielle Mock-McCaulley for sharing their daughter’s story of drug addiction. I felt it commendable that they shared their hardships so that others could read and be aware of the pain that her family suffered. Their unselfishness, by ...

Setting record straight, for both sides of US

I am loathe to even write this letter, as few to any are open minded or persuadable people in the political climate of America these days. However, it has become abundantly clear that many of our fellow citizens remain woefully ignorant to both facts and reality. Be it Facebook, Fox News ...

Trump has delivered on what he promised

Now that the convention is over, let’s take a look at the items that were addressed and exactly how they will be implemented. No specifics mentioned. No timetable mentioned. No costs mentioned. Political parties have long promised Americans everything and delivered nothing. Sure, they ...

For ‘loser,’ president should look in mirror

My great-grandmother’s brother, John, was killed at the Battle of the Argonne Forest in World War I. Was he a “loser?” My grandmother’s cousin, Maurice, was killed at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Was he a “loser?” My grandmother’s brother, Tom, was killed at the ...

Say no to legalization of recreational pot

I was dismayed to read that Gov. Tom Wolf is considering the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Thankfully, the response by Scott Bohn, executive director of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and former member of the Pennsylania Department of Health Medical ...

Electoral College no longer useful

The voting crisis is not being caused by President Donald Trump. Our founding fathers are to blame. The 1787 Constitutional Convention totally rejected the idea, to allow the majority of people to elect a President. The Electoral College started in 1804 and ensured forever, a person could ...

Wolf’s idea on pot needs weeded out

I read with horror Gov. Tom Wolf’s desire to legalize recreational marijuana. I have visited Caribbean islands and witnessed first-hand men waving “goncha” in the air for sale. Marijuana does affect one’s mind, and society has an ongoing problem with obesity due largely to ...

Countering argument against legalizing pot

This is a response to Scott Bohn’s comments on legalizing recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania. Bohn is the director of the Pennsylvania Chief of Police Association and has served on a state advisory board regarding medical marijuana. His concerns are honest, logical and accurate and ...

Don’t mess around with right to vote

I used mail-in voting as laid out in Act 77 of 2019 to vote in the primary this year and was pleased at the ease and efficiency of my local Bedford County Board of Elections in administering this new legislation. Rep. John Joyce and his cohorts were obviously upset that so many people could ...

County’s renewable resources are vital

Blair County is blessed with a variety of trash hauling and recycling companies, but it is imperative that residents respect these services so their benefits continue. Carelessness, coupled with the tendency of some to use these sites as free garbage disposals, drives up costs and endangers ...

Hybrid life needs local institutions

Last summer, I took an educational methodology class. The instructor opened the class by asking the following question: “Why aren’t there dinosaurs roaming the earth today?” He received the typical answers: A meteor hit the earth, there was a great ice age, climate change and ...

‘Capitalism tends to be heartless’

As a former Republican (50 years), I was disappointed to read in the Aug. 25 Mirror of Rep. John Joyce’s assessment of socialism. Echoing comments from official GOP spokespeople, our congressman shed ignorance and rancor in an effort to derogate Joe Biden. With the help of Google, I ...

Joyce, Thompson should back mail-ins

I enjoyed reading Helen M. Sheehy’s letter in which she stated that our local representatives should protect the Postal Service. I did not enjoy reading that Glenn Thompson and John Joyce joined the lawsuit to restrict our options for mail in voting. I was shocked when I saw Joyce’s ...

No substitute for family structure

The following quote is from the Black Lives Matter website, under “What We Believe.” “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, ...

Bill Clinton is not ‘star of the night’

The Democratic National Convention should have aired on the Cartoon Network. One night was an infomercial for the corruption and moral degeneracy that permeates the D.C. swamp and former President Bill Clinton being the Democratic party’s “Star of the Night.” It was only a few weeks ...

Finding comfort in difficult times

In 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln; “To ease the burden of a suffering nation,” asked that “the last Thursday of November be observed and set aside as a day of thanks-giving, and praise to our beneficent father, who dwells in heaven.” (Lincoln’s Words). ...

‘Unconscionable’ for Senate to adjourn

As our country faces historic challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic meltdown, and now a threat to the November elections due to the Trump administration’s attack on the U.S. Postal Service, we desperately need our elected officials to step up and ...

Trump being blamed for way too much

To be clear, I will be voting for President Donald Trump. Also, I am sick of listening to Trump being blamed for everything. During the past month, the only two occurrences that he escaped blame were Hurricane Esaias and the magnitude 5.1 earthquake in North Carolina. I may be clueless, ...

After damage done, Wolf (finally) gets it

I am writing in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to allow school openings to be a local decision. For what appears to be a first for this administration, he has decided those closest to the situation may be able to decide the best course of action. Local school boards and directors ...

Keeping priorities straight during virus

Somewhere or some time in conversation the words, “They want to push for the activity, but won’t be around when it’s over” surfaced. Those words came to mind while reading the Aug. 22-23 Mirror, “PIAA OKs start of fall sports season.” Like all things involving the selling of ...