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Writer is right

December 27, 2013 I’d like to thank Sharon Cook for her wonderful commentary on “Smile, it’s Christmas.” I have often wondered what happened to civility and politeness. more »»

Corbett has contributed to state budget mess

December 26, 2013 Have you seen the ludicrous ways the Corbett administration is considering balancing the 2014 budget? Even the Mirror has had a few uncomplimentary things to say. more »»

Military deserves better

December 26, 2013 What a shame that we have to take from our military after all they have done for us, losing arms, legs and even minds. more »»

Donate your old TV

December 24, 2013 There are few things in these times to bring to our community’s attention that a lot of people aren’t already aware of, but here is one that I have discovered that needs mentioning agai. more »»

Appreciative grandma

December 24, 2013 Anonymous Elf or Secret Santa? God bless either one. On Saturday, my granddaughter left a shopping bag full of my grandson’s new Christmas clothes in J.C. Penney’s. more »»

‘Smile, it’s Christmas’

December 22, 2013 For the first time in years, we went to a nearby tree farm and rode on the wagon and cut our own Christmas tree. It was a cold day, and the trees and ground were covered with snow. more »»

Allow Sunday hunting

December 21, 2013 Over the last year or two, I have read numerous articles and opinions on the topic of Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania. more »»

Altoona’s Act 47 exit planning is flawed

December 20, 2013 In an article that appeared in the Mirror in October, in the Government Study Commission members’ view, they appeared to be in favor of the city of Altoona changing its form of government to that of... more »»

Stricter gun laws no help

December 20, 2013 I think more gun control will not lower crime rates, but make them worse than ever before. Studies show that cities with stricter gun laws have higher crime rates than those that don’t. more »»

Philipsburg committed to building unity

December 19, 2013 “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. more »»

Music to our ears

December 19, 2013 I cannot believe that some people are actually complaining about the ringing of the Salvation Army bells in front of the stores, saying the sound is nerve-wracking. more »»

Education fund lacking

December 18, 2013 In an Altoona Mirror front-page article on Nov. 3 (“Susan Corbett addresses education”), Gov. Tom Corbett’s wife expressed her concern about educational dropout rates. more »»

Protect eagles, birds

December 18, 2013 The Mirror’s Dec. 12 editorial titled “President’s wind power allegiance hypocritical” was right on the mark regarding the new U.S. more »»

Small gov’t effective

December 18, 2013 Your view on municipal consolidation (”Pennsylvania must consider consolidation”) in the Dec. 8 edition failed to mention one rather important point. Our small, local forms of government (i.e. more »»

Package appreciated

December 18, 2013 I want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone at the Borough of Hollidaysburg, Blair County 911 and NOSC Ebensburg and a special thank you to the Blair County Tax Assessment Office fo... more »»

Crack down on DUI

December 18, 2013 The Dec. more »»

Beautiful fireworks

December 18, 2013 On Black Friday evening, my family and I were watching “Polar Express” on television when we started to hear loud booms. more »»

Objection to Obamacare not all about Obama

December 17, 2013 The recent letter “Objection to ACA is only about Obama” requires a response. more »»

Cities need choices

December 17, 2013 State House Bill 1807, known as the Leave Policy Act, would remove the sovereignty and right of democratic choice from the hands of Pennsylvania municipalities and the citizens of our towns. more »»

Good manners help separate people

December 16, 2013 Manners for the 21st century: We all have manners, either good or bad, providing others with a first impression and ideas about the kind of person you are — polite or rude. more »»

 
 

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