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Terminology off

July 18, 2016 In the July 7 edition of the Altoona Mirror on Page 2, the caption on the Fresh Air child had homecoming from “Bronx Borough.” One says, “the Bronx” or “the Borough of the Bron. more »»

Help stop drug abuse

July 16, 2016 I moved to Altoona a little over a year ago to get help for addiction. I have found that there are a lot of opportunities in the area to assist me and my needs. more »»

Tax bill doubles

July 15, 2016 I only want to say thank you Blair County for doubling my taxes. I expected an increase but not double. Unbelievable. more »»

Doesn’t make sense

July 15, 2016 I would like to point out a reassessment irony. The county reassesses my house at X. Then more than doubles my taxes to Y, automatically devaluing my house to Z(ero). more »»

Philly archbishop’s rules ridiculous

July 15, 2016 After reading the Philadelphia archbishop’s pastoral guidelines, I can only say it left me in a state of disbelie. more »»

Bias clearly evident at Senate hearing

July 14, 2016 I am stunned by the events on June 13 in Harrisburg. I expected a fair hearing on House Bill 1947. What I witnessed was a comedy of errors and outright collusion. more »»

Service commended

July 14, 2016 I was privileged to attend another Blair Memorial Service honoring our fallen police officers on June 16. I appreciated each of them, but this was one of the best so far. more »»

Attitudes about gambling have changed

July 13, 2016 Maybe someone in Harrisburg can answer a question. Many years ago I used to work in a bar as a bartender. Back then the bars would sneak in so-called “poker machine. more »»

Don’t fall for IRS scam

July 13, 2016 Many people in our area may be receiving multiple automated calls, about the Internal Revenue Service putting law suits against them. They will give you a number to call; do not do this. more »»

Lifetime limits

July 12, 2016 After reading several articles about the grand jury report of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, I believe that the statute of limitations on sexual crimes against minors needs to be reforme. more »»

Bicyclists ignore law

July 12, 2016 In the July 3 edition of the Mirror was an article by bicyclist to remind drivers that the law requires them to give bicyclists a 4-foot clearance when passing. more »»

Concert shows ‘high standard of excellence’

July 11, 2016 I just got home from attending the 28th Infantry Division Band Concert at The Mishler Theatre sponsored by Blair County Arts Foundation. It was a very enjoyable evening titled, “A Night at the Movies. more »»

Reins need kept on government

July 11, 2016 It is said that “Freedom isn’t free.” Yet, we have all heard, “I will gladly give up some freedoms to feel safe. more »»

Remaining true to Catholic faith

July 9, 2016 As a Catholic in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, I, with so many others of my faith, have been scandalized and demoralized by the horrendous crimes perpetrated by the leaders of our church. more »»

Altoona school board leading wrong way

July 8, 2016 Is there a more inept group of people than those that serve or have recently served on the Altoona Area School Board? These people can’t throw a ball into the ocea. more »»

Fly flag from tree at Halleck Place

July 8, 2016 I read with dismay that Altoona City Council has been asked to chop down the majestic tree at Halleck Place and Morningside Avenue and replace it with a fla. more »»

Open lavatories affront to our rights

July 7, 2016 Open lavatories? What difference does this make? For a parent with young children in a decent neighborhood in a small city much like any other, a quick internet search of public records revealed ove... more »»

TV newscasters need to be more accurate

July 6, 2016 Almost every day when you watch the news, regardless of the channel, we are assaulted by a lack of professionalism. more »»

Carrying firearms would limit mass shootings

July 6, 2016 If more citizens carry firearms, the chance of a mass shooting would be greatly declined. According to Crime Research.org, from 1950 to 2016, 98. more »»

Motorcycle riders ‘still an afterthought’

July 5, 2016 It seems like no one read my letter to the editor (“Get off your phone; watch for cycles, bikes”) in the Mirror on April 15. more »»

 
 
 

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