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Opinion

Erb, Beam have shown they can work together

Letters to the Editor

A county commissioner has a great impact on the lives of Blair County residents. Oversight of county operations, including protecting vulnerable children and public safety issues affecting communities are vital. In this time of polarized politics, county commissioners must transcend the ...

Kaneshiki strives for accountability

Letters to the Editor

I will be voting for Lois Kaneshiki for re-election to the Hollidaysburg Area School Board on Nov. 5 because of her spirit of service. She understands we need accountability for spending $14,000 per student every year in our district. She understands there is more to accountability than test ...

Erb deserving of another term

Letters to the Editor

On election day, Blair County residents will elect county commissioners and voters will have the opportunity to vote for two candidates. I am asking you to join me in voting for Bruce Erb as one of your selections and elect him for another term. Erb graduated from the CCAP Academy for ...

‘Liver and onions never tasted better’

Letters to the Editor

I had lunch at King’s Restaurant on Oct. 6, about 2:30 p.m. I asked for my bill and my waitress said someone paid for my lunch. What a blessing and a great surprise. I just want to say thank you and I will pay it forward. Generosity is alive and well in Altoona. My liver and onions ...

Syria left Trump no real choice

Editorials

Members of Congress who want to “overturn” President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria are engaging in an absurd performance of political theater. Many lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, have been critical of Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish separatists in ...

AASD traffic flow must be addressed

Letters to the Editor

It is time to rework traffic patterns permanently around the expanding Altoona Area High School complex, the senior and junior high, to create a safer and more secure campus for students and school personnel, and to improve traffic flow. The school buildings are already sprawled across ...

Erb has proven he’s leader, problem solver

Letters to the Editor

I have known Bruce Erb for over 30 years and have always found him to be man of integrity, a visionary and a problem solver. Additionally, and most importantly to me, Erb is a listener and a person who looks to be a person who unites. In a world where people scream to get their points ...

Fair districts should not be partisan issue

Letters to the Editor

As a recent letter writer pointed out, this year’s election of two Superior Court judges is an important one. The writer’s reasoning for supporting the candidates she endorses is flawed. The letter implies that by declaring the 2011 map unconstitutional, the Superior Court was in ...

Burke will provide ‘breath of fresh air’

Letters to the Editor

What a breath of fresh air that a new breed of younger, energetic candidates is stepping up across the state and nation. Laura Burke is a prime example. She is involved in our community (WISE Women Board, Blair Regional YMCA, Family Services Inc.) while raising four children. She has ...

Beam, Erb can build on their expertise

Letters to the Editor

County-level government leaders and officials are charged with a very important responsibility — providing vital services and programs — to protect the health, safety and welfare of their residents. In this day and age of escalating cost and belt-tightening budgets, our county ...

Black boxes in cars must be priority

Editorials

Most Pennsylvania motorists, at least the owners or leasers of many newer models, probably are unaware that their personal vehicles might be equipped with a data-collection “black box.” Most people generally think of such devices only regarding large commercial aircraft. Whenever ...

Editorial presented as fact and it wasn’t

Letters to the Editor

I was deeply disturbed by the editorial in the Sept. 26 issue titled “Dems expose Biden.” The editorial states as fact that the only reason for a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “smells blood in the water” for Biden and ...

Don’t overlook municipal elections

Letters to the Editor

The average American won’t vote in the 2019 election. We are busy, and it’s not a presidential or congressional year. Off-year elections often draw only 15-20 percent of voters. Let me try to change your mind. Local elections impact your everyday life. County commissioners oversee ...

Deterioration: Do we care?

Letters to the Editor

When something of magnitude is built to be strong and useful becomes neglected and left to surrounding forces, it begins to crumble and slowly disappear from its original purpose or fulfillment. This appears to be the way our great foundational beginning with the United States of America, ...

No time for politics in Hollidaysburg

Letters to the Editor

A community’s reputation is determined in large part by the reputation of its schools. People want to live where they know their children will receive a quality education, be kept safe and be treated with respect. They want their kids prepared for the future. In Hollidaysburg, we are ...

Time to move on from ’16 election

Opinion

Nearly three years ago, more than 6 million Pennsylvanians went to the polls to exercise their right to have a voice in our American government. The people of our commonwealth, for the first time since 1988, duly elected a Republican to serve as president of the United States. ...

Ruskin speed dilemma: Please put safety first

Letters to the Editor

Ruskin Drive-California Avenue is basically a country road with many perils. Three very bad accidents occurred recently along the curved section of road: Four teenagers crashing into a large tree carried there by inertia; a motorcycle crossing the road and skidding over 100 feet out of ...

The election you’re not thinking about

Letters to the Editor

There’s an important election on Nov. 5 that you’re probably not thinking about. Pennsylvania will elect two Superior Court judges who will rule over the laws of our land and have wide latitude to use their own judgment on extremely important matters. While we elect legislators for ...

Country needs help from a higher power

Letters to the Editor

My letter is one to address the apparent scourge of socialism, liberalism and communism that is permeating our United States of America. Here we are, witnessing the upheaval and disruption of our Judeo-Christian values and ideals that our founding fathers formulated in the Bill of Rights ...

Nichols would be asset to Hollidaysburg board

Letters to the Editor

I want to express the endorsement and support for Manny Nichols of Duncansville, who will to be on the ballot in Allegheny Township for Hollidaysburg Area School Board. Nichols is a good neighbor, a friend and general contractor who has only the best of interest in seeing that our township ...