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String music camp great experience

August 29, 2015 We would like to publicly acknowledge the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Maestra Teresa Cheung, ASO Executive Director Pamela Etters, the ASO Board of Directors, the Hollidaysburg Area and Altoona Area... more »»

New Iran deal fuels lack of trust in Obama

August 28, 2015 Watching this foreign policy debacle unfold is unsettling at best. more »»

Diocese announcement 'just a clever spin’

August 27, 2015 We’ve received the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese governing board’s final decision regarding the closing of St. John the Evangelist school, Lakemont and St. more »»

Untreated depression can become lethal

August 26, 2015 Depression is a serious public mental health challenge for our nation. Depression goes unrecognized in half of the general populatio. more »»

America’s foundation broken beyond repair

August 25, 2015 Family is the foundation of society. Marriage is inherently part of the family. Changing marriage shakes society. more »»

America, sleeping giant, must be awakened

August 24, 2015 America is falling faster than a 100-pound weight dropped from the top of the Empire State Building. more »»

Siding with Dodson over Eichelberger

August 22, 2015 As I have been following the situation between John Eichelberger and Kirk Dodson, I was filled with mixed emotions. I have known the Dodson family for years. more »»

Diocese decision squeezes Portage

August 22, 2015 I am writing to voice my opinion concerning the Catholic church merger in Portage. I am a life-long resident of Portage and its Catholic community. The diocese and our current priest have chosen S. more »»

Pennsylvania Energy flexing muscles unfairly

August 21, 2015 This is about the Grant case of Aug. 8, 201. more »»

Our military forces need to be bolstered

August 20, 2015 I would like to take this time to explain why I believe that our military is so low on manpower. As you will read, I am not blaming my fellow Democrats, the military or anyone in particular. more »»

Editorial on mark

August 20, 2015 Thanks for the July 25 editorial “Review housing ordinance,” which was well-balanced and thoughtful. more »»

Americans don’t support Iran deal

August 20, 2015 People who write letters to the editor are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. more »»

Supreme Court has too much power

August 19, 2015 This country is being ruled by nine people who were not elected. more »»

School employees receive enough perks

August 19, 2015 I do not believe that the pensions of Pennsylvania school district employees should be touched. However, sick days, personal days and vacation days should be taken away. more »»

Blair OKs update of aerial photos

August 19, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County plans to spend $101,325 to update aerial photographs used by the 911 Center’s staff when dispatching emergency response crews. Pictometry International Cor. more »»

Constituent sets record straight on Eichelberger

August 18, 2015 On July 10, a story appeared in this newspaper in which some things were said about me that just were not true, and I wish to set the record straight with the fact. more »»

Republican objection to Iran deal troubling

August 15, 2015 Shortly after Iran and the world community signed their historic agreement limiting that country’s nuclear program, a Washington Post/ABC poll showed a respectable 56 percent of Americans supported... more »»

Motorcycle drivers prefer smooth surfaces

August 14, 2015 I am a motorcycle owner. I am always trying to figure out why highway repair companies and city, and county road crews do not raise manhole covers to the same level of the road surface when paving. more »»

Downtown should emphasize green space

August 14, 2015 Because the city can borrow state money, it is planning to construct an office building in the midst of a downtown long declared dead, taking state tenants from other local buildings whose owners... more »»

SSD comparison wrong, offensive

August 13, 2015 In last Saturday’s Mirror, a letter writer lumped SSI and SSD into the same category as welfare and food stamps. more »»

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