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School property taxes cannot be eliminated

April 29, 2016 Once again there are rumblings in Harrisburg about pushing legislation some lawmakers and their allies say will eliminate all school property taxes. more »»

DAV transportation needs new vehicle

April 28, 2016 Most people are probably unaware of the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network. The DAV provides transportation for veterans who require treatment at VA facilities. more »»

Don’t stereotype need for pain meds

April 27, 2016 I am concerned about all the negativity being associated with prescription pain medication. I have chronic pain with an inoperable condition, which totally limits my quality of life. more »»

We need to care, rather than destroy

April 26, 2016 The performance by the Blair Concert Chorale on Saturday was enriching, enlightening and at the same time depressing. more »»

Succusion splash needs clarification

April 26, 2016 I typically find the health column by Dr. Keith Roach accurate, helpful and written in an understandable style. The column in the April 12 edition, I feel, may benefit from minor clarification. more »»

‘Hairspray’ shows Altoona’s talent

April 25, 2016 If anyone missed the presentation of “Hairspray,” performed by the students of the Altoona Area High School, I’m so sorry for your loss. The entire show was awesom. more »»

Congress abused social security fund

April 25, 2016 I hear during the campaigns of the Congress and Senate candidates who are running that they are going to protect Social Security. more »»

Check Curve’s profit-loss chart

April 25, 2016 The Altoona ballpark, Peoples Natural Gas Field, is a great asset to our area. more »»

Leave parking spaces for physically disabled

April 23, 2016 If you have ever parked at the Station Mall, you know that outside of the “Fresenius Dialysis Center,” there are seven spaces reserved for handicap. more »»

Logan supervisor needs math lesson

April 23, 2016 I would first like to preface my opinion by stating that I believe Logan Township is one of the most livable townships in America and it did not happen by chance. more »»

Make playgrounds free of obscenities

April 22, 2016 This evening I had what I deemed at the time the pleasure of taking my 6-year-old child to play at Memorial Park in the Juniata section of Altoona. more »»

Curve players show their compassion

April 22, 2016 One of our clients came to us recently and asked if we knew of a good bankruptcy attorney. The client recently suffered severe health problems and because of this, his business suffered. more »»

Shuster hasn’t voted for trade agreement

April 21, 2016 A letter ran in the Mirror on Wednesday that contained factual errors about Rep. Bill Shuster’s position on an issue. more »»

Kopriva should recuse herself

April 21, 2016 I am reading with great interest about the upcoming retrial of Aaron Ross. We all make mistakes. With that being said, I believe that Judge Jolene G. Kopriva should recuse herself from the retri. more »»

House Bill 1947 needs retroactive window

April 20, 2016 Rep. Ron Marsico’s proposed House Bill (HB) 1947 is an outrageous “call to action” by legislators who think it placates the public’s demand for statute of limitations (SOL) reform. more »»

Attention, motorists: Keep farmers in mind

April 20, 2016 The Cambria County Farm Bureau, and all of Pa. Farm Bureau, is celebrating Rural Roads Safety Week April 17-23 by encouraging county residents to travel safely on the roads this spring and all ye. more »»

Halvorson camp sets record straight

April 20, 2016 The letter by Bill Shuster’s manager regarding the congressman’s record on trade is typical of the Clinton-like deception Shuster is known fo. more »»

Vote for Halvorson

April 19, 2016 Here we go again: Bill Shuster is running for reelection with the same old slogan, “Bill Shuster works.” The question that remains unanswered is just who does Shuster work for. more »»

Pennsylvania needs to raise minimum wage

April 19, 2016 I’m happy to pay more than Pennsylvania’s minimum to the person who helps me keep my home clean and healthy. more »»

‘Our church will survive’ sex abuse scandal

April 18, 2016 I am the sister of a deceased Franciscan priest who lived his priestly life according to God’s plan for us and according to his gospels. more »»

Show compassion for animal lover

April 18, 2016 I was so saddened to read the front page article on March 23, “Animal Caretaker.” Here is a woman, Deborah O’Shell, helping needy animals with love and compassio. more »»


Old House Fair April 29, 2016

The Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association (BHCA) is pleased to host the “Old House Fair” program in partnership with the American Philatelic Society and the Centre County Historical Society on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Match Factory in Bellefonte, P. more »

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  1. It did for the Springsteen concert and I thought it was OK.
  2. I saw too many drunk people at the Springsteen concert.
  3. It depends on the band and the age of the audience
  4. Yes for certain bands but not at PSU games or matches.
  5. I favor it for all BJC events.

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Mayfest, Brian Collins and Green Jelly!

April 29, 2016 An annual springtime festival and two national names visiting area stages highlight area live music activities for this weekend. more »

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