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Letters to the Editor

Webster deserves to be county chair

Like most voters in Blair County, we voted for Amy Webster to become a county commissioner. Seeing that she got far and away the most votes, we expected that she would be named the chairman of the commissioners. We were shocked to hear that holdover Bruce Erb, and newly elected Democrat ...

GOP needs to take its lead from Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is Feb. 12 but it will be celebrated on Feb. 17 as part of Presidents Day. Lincoln, whose nickname is “Honest Abe,” can claim the title of “Father of the Republican Party.” Lincoln was celebrated for his political skills and personal qualities of ...

Colonial property tax no different than ours

Going on this year, my wife and I will have paid a property tax on the same home for 46 years. After securing our mortgage from the bank, we obtained clear deed and title. However, if we failed to pay the property taxes, the county could sell it out from under us, regardless of clear deed and ...

Understand, accept growing climate change

The debate over climate change and global warming is growing more heated every day. Is there global warming? Is there a climate crisis? Is there a climate apocalypse? Is there a climate emergency? Is there a climate catastrophe? Is climate change a hoax? If there is global warming, is it ...

Greek engagement or estrangement?

By Kelly Lewis Surrounding the nearly $2 trillion university industrial complex is the $250 billion alcohol industry with alcohol marketing budgets in the billions openly celebrating the consumption of alcohol across college football, March Madness, spring breaks and in movies and ...

Most Republicans are afraid of Trump

After listening almost all day to the Republicans defending President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, it would seem that these people think Joe and Hunter Biden are the ones on trial. They went on and on about their corrupt dealings in Ukraine — and I mean on and on. What they are ...