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Enforce speed limits no matter town’s size

July 22, 2014 In the July 5 Altoona Mirror, Tony Febbo of Altoona expressed opposition to the use of radar speed detection in “every little speed trap township,” and he cited Duncansville Borough as an exampl. more »»

Shift taking place

July 22, 2014 The technological advancements in renewable energy has made solar and wind power more efficient and cheaper than ever imagined. more »»

Don’t sell teachers short

July 19, 2014 I am writing this in response to the letter written by David Gallagher in the July 11 edition of the Mirror. more »»

Shuster should release aviation safety bill

July 18, 2014 In 2013, HB 1775, also known as the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013, was introduced into the House of Representatives and sent to committe. more »»

Hollidaysburg residents deserve more answers

July 17, 2014 Having been a resident of Hollidaysburg for 68 years, it is a special place to me as are the people who take care of our fine borough. more »»

Ongoing war putting too much stress on VA

July 16, 2014 Up until the Bush-Obama years of Middle East conflicts, and with many more to come, the VA only had to deal with the few World War II vets still alive, as well as a small number of Korean vet. more »»

Troubling trend

July 16, 2014 I see more and more stories about animals getting abused and neglected every day. I bet that when you scroll down any social media site, you would see a picture or a video of an animal getting abused. more »»

Headline not supreme

July 16, 2014 Your July 1 front-page headline read “Supreme Court sides with religion.” It should have read: “Supreme Court sides with freedom,” in my humble opinion. more »»

Liberals are getting what they voted for

July 15, 2014 This is in response to Joe Hill’s letter (June 26) about divisions within our country. Yes, I agree. more »»

Future brightening for CTE programs

July 14, 2014 Conventional wisdom states that the attainment of a college degree is a necessary step in a path to a successful and fulfilling career. more »»

Maintain police numbers

July 13, 2014 The Pennsylvania State Police are responsible for the primary law enforcement duties for more than 85 percent of the commonwealt. more »»

Don’t text and drive

July 13, 2014 Is it worth it to put your life in danger just to respond to one text message? Texting and driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents and deaths in the United States. more »»

Perspective needed on reassessment

July 12, 2014 The last Blair County tax assessment was completed in 1958. Blair County Commissioners Tomassetti and Beam were old enough to be in first grade and Commissioner Meling probably wasn’t born yet. more »»

Taking Postal money ‘a terrible idea’

July 12, 2014 The House leadership plan to take money from the Postal Service budget and give it to the Highway Trust Fund is a shell game that relies on illusory savings and accounting gimmick. more »»

Leasing Altoona water could solve money woes

July 12, 2014 The city of Altoona is bankrupt. The Altoona Water Authority is quite profitable. more »»

Evelyn T. Eck

July 11, 2014 Evelyn T. “Lynn” Eck, 86, Altoona, went to her eternal rest on Tuesday. Formerly of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Westwood, N.J., she was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late George E. more »»

Unions’ mission: serve their own agendas

July 11, 2014 There is a myth that the teachers’ unions have been nursing, developing and depending on for decades — that their labor goals incorporate the needs of students, and that they are the guardians of... more »»

County’s ‘partners’ should pay their share

July 10, 2014 Quoting from the county handout on “Understanding Reassessment”: After reassessment is achieved, each property owner will be paying his or her “fair share” of the tax burden. more »»

Catherine ‘Kay’ Tobin Faulds

July 10, 2014 Catherine Tobin Faulds, 94, Altoona, died Monday evening, July 7, 2014, at her home after a rich and rewarding life. She was born in Bryn Mawr, daughter of Anthony J. and Rose (Mullan) Tobin. more »»

Catherine A. Klisiewicz

July 10, 2014 Catherine A. Klisiewicz, 90, Altoona, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter in Juniata. more »»

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