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Opinion

Irwin Adams works to aid students, staff

Letters to the Editor

As an attorney and former solicitor for local school districts, I strongly encourage all Altoona residents to cast their vote for Kelly Irwin Adams for Altoona Area School Board. Irwin Adams and I served on the comprehensive plan committee for AASD as community partners, and without ...

A ‘no’ vote on PRO Act favors free enterprise

Editorials

Among other things, President Joe Biden called for passage of the “PRO Act” on Wednesday during his first address before a joint session of Congress. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which the U.S. House passed by a narrow margin of 224-194 in March, is part of Biden’s ...

Beatty experienced to help City Council

Letters to the Editor

I am expressing my strong support for Ron Beatty for Altoona City Council. As a lifelong resident of Altoona, I recognize and value what our wonderful city has to offer. I also recognize the challenges and continued opportunities that exist. In order to continue the lifestyle Altoona has to ...

Frontino will provide voice for taxpayers

Letters to the Editor

Ed Frontino has always done what a supervisor should do with each item presented to the Logan Board of Supervisors: He listens, asks appropriate questions and conducts the appropriate research prior to voting. In my opinion, Frontino has never had an agenda, but he does have the taxpayers’ ...

Grier anxious to serve Hollidaysburg

Letters to the Editor

I met Dr. Jonathan Grier when my mother was admitted with a medical emergency. My mother was anxious but Grier treated her quickly and compassionately. He literally saved my mother’s life. Grier has been serving our community for 26 years. He taught gastroenterology on the faculty of ...

Kelley right choice for City Council

Letters to the Editor

I’m writing in support of Bruce Kelley for Altoona City Council. I have known Kelley for many years and watched him grow up in the church where he developed his values. He is a man who loves his children and is actively involved with them. Kelley has served on Altoona City Council and ...

Patton deserving of another term

Letters to the Editor

As a former deputy register of wills & recorder of deeds, I worked closely with the prothonotary’s office for five years and understand how important it is to have competent, professional leadership in that office. The county’s “row” offices are non-political by nature and ...

Butterbaugh keeps residents at heart

Letters to the Editor

Several years ago, my aunt bought a home on Eighth Street in Altoona, after the passing of her husband. She lived there without any problems until Altoona City Code Enforcement sent her a letter, saying she had to remove a tree from the sidewalk adjacent to her property or be evicted from her ...

Joyce hasn’t proved voter fraud in state

Letters to the Editor

Out in Oklahoma, the state legislature has put a $2 million bounty on Bigfoot. He must be captured and brought in alive and unharmed. Perhaps John Joyce and his fellow seditionists in the Pennsylvania Legislature could do the same here. They could propose a $2 million bounty for ...

Dodson committed to Hollidaysburg

Letters to the Editor

It is my distinct honor to recommend the re-election of Joe Dodson for mayor of Hollidaysburg. I have known Dodson for over 20 years and watched his dedicated service to his community in and out of office. I have met often with him, the chief of police and city manager over the years to ...

DA Weeks worthy of retention

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to ask for your vote for Republican Pete Weeks for district attorney of Blair County. I worked with Pete for 12 years and never saw anyone as dedicated to law enforcement. He worked many long hours both in the courthouse and countless times outside the courthouse with staff, ...

Patton a leader as county prothonotary

Letters to the Editor

As a Navy veteran, former police officer, chief of police and now mayor of Martinsburg I believe that I know what leadership looks like. For me leadership within the prothonotary’s race this year is clearly Robin Patton. To be a true leader you have to know how an office operates and ...

Kelley committed to keeping taxes low

Letters to the Editor

Throughout his time on City Council, Bruce Kelley has always been a leader for the citizens of Altoona. That is why I am supporting him for his bid for re-election. His concern for keeping taxes low while providing excellent services to the citizens of Altoona is unmatched. Kelley is ...

Kreuz has shown his conservative values

Letters to the Editor

Edward Charles Kreuz Jr. is a fiscal conservative and a financial conservative. He is a fantastic and a very professional business owner and is a current very conscientious and active member of the Altoona Area School Board. Kreuz will be an asset as Logan Township supervisor. You will make ...

Country must address fiscal responsibility

Editorials

If a new report dealing with unpaid federal taxes is accurate — and doubt has not been cast regarding the correctness of the information — it is time for the government to assemble a major strategy built upon the old adage “you have to spend money to make money.” Beyond that, the ...

It should be easy to vote, hard to cheat

Editorials

State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, has been holding hearings in the Legislature since November, focusing on the general election of 2020 and the issues that cropped up during that election. Pennsylvania’s election law, originally passed in 1937, was updated during the ...

Movie sheds light on vets’ struggles

Letters to the Editor

When I would go to a parade on holidays, I would see the veterans marching with their heads held high. As they would pass the crowd, you could hear the clapping of hands and the people would thank them for their service. When I returned home, the part of the parade I remembered most was ...

Kelley stood up when city needed it

Letters to the Editor

This past year has been very difficult for Altoona and its citizens. When Gov. Wolf’s shutdowns took place, Altoona City Council worked to protect small businesses by passing a resolution to not fine or cite businesses that defied the governor’s orders and allowed for businesses to open ...

Patton has displayed experience, flexibility

Letters to the Editor

Robin Patton has brought experience, dedication, efficiency and reform to the Blair County prothonotary’s office during a time of great crisis. With her 20-plus years of experience in the office, Patton helped develop the office webpage, and during the COVID lockdown,she developed a program ...

Frontino has proven himself in Logan Twp.

Letters to the Editor

As a resident and former township supervisor, I strongly support the re-election of Ed Frontino as Logan Township supervisor. The role of a township supervisor requires an individual who has skills in leadership, communication, problem solving, time management and is able to work as a member ...