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Closing St. Patrick would be mistake

July 21, 2015 Take my hand. Let’s walk through the facilities and grounds of St. Patrick GradeSchool, Newry. more »»

Cemetery condition poor

July 21, 2015 Every time I go to Oak Ridge Cemetery to pay my respects, my first reaction is shock, then disgust, then sadness. more »»

Chief should be graduate

July 20, 2015 This letter is about the article in the June 4 Mirror regarding the confirmation hearings regarding the “outsider” Marcus Brown as our state police commissioner. more »»

SSI, welfare overused

July 20, 2015 I made one mistake when I was young — I went to work. more »»

Drivers beware

July 20, 2015 I walk my dog on Brush Mountain Road almost every day. To those of you who think it is “good fun” to travel up and down Brush Mountain Road well over the speed limit — beware. more »»

Primaries healthy

July 18, 2015 It is time for Democrats to get their heads out of the sand. I am referring to the predetermined notion that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president. more »»

Push clean energy

July 18, 2015 With all eyes looking to Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., to create more jobs, there are few better options than clean energy jobs. more »»

Police, vets thanked

July 16, 2015 As I get ready to leave for work every morning, I am grateful for all that our veterans and those in law enforcement give us: our freedoms and this great country in which we were raised. more »»

Who is represented?

July 16, 2015 State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, does not represent the people of his district. He is a special interest group representative. more »»

Proactive policing is best way to fight crime

July 15, 2015 Recently I read a comment by the Altoona police chief in which she stated that she believed placing more officers on the street resulted in a reduction on crime. more »»

Reconsider voting for Sen. Eichelberger

July 15, 2015 Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, is an elected official, placed in office to represent Blair County and its taxpayers, which he obviously is not doing very well. more »»

Congressman’s trade comment misleading

July 14, 2015 U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s comments on Trade Promotion Authority are completely misleadin. more »»

Policies wrong

July 14, 2015 What is wrong with our federal government? Why are we trying to engage Russia in a war? We are aiding the illegal government installed in the Ukraine by George Soros after he overthrew the duly... more »»

Allow differing views

July 11, 2015 I agree that it is not as important as other things going on around us, but I under­stand where those whose families fought for the Confederate flag are coming from. Think of i. more »»

Court was dead wrong

July 7, 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court and many more people have condemned themselves to the “Lake of Fire” forever by their stand on gay marriage. more »»

Heat a distraction

July 7, 2015 I attended the Dance Academy recital on June 20 at the Jaffa Shrine Center. It was a beautiful show of talent and lots of hard work. more »»

Distinction between civil, religious marriage

July 6, 2015 In the wake of the Supreme Court allowing gays and lesbians marriage to each other, I have no problem with thi. more »»

Uniformed officer has greater responsibility

July 6, 2015 As a response to a recent editorial, the uniformed police officer is unique as a public servant. more »»

Education can help solve myths of mental illness

July 3, 2015 There are numerous myths about mental illness. more »»

Eich vs. the teachers: Who is real bully?

July 2, 2015 I agree with the teachers and union who have been writing in against Senator John Eichelberger bullying the poor teachers. more »»

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