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Use computer for oldies

November 6, 2014 I am responding to the Oct. 31 letter by Joseph Mangiacarne (“Need more oldies.”) If you own and operate a computer or have someone in the family who does, your problems are ove. more »»

Courthouses should be built more modestly

November 4, 2014 Why do we pay property taxes? To make sure those huge, outdated, taxpayer money pits — stone courthouses, domed buildings in Harrisburg, other government relics — stay up. more »»

Memorable evening

November 4, 2014 I enjoyed the Navy Band, Commodores Jazz Ensemble on Oct. 28 at the Hollidaysburg Senior High. What a wonderful support from our area for this awesome concert. more »»

Turn up the heat on our politicians

November 1, 2014 Grilling at high temperatures tends to burn off the fat and leave the meat. more »»

Need more oldies

October 31, 2014 I am writing this letter in reference to the radio broadcasters in the Altoona area, FM and AM. I wish they would get on the stick. more »»

Voter ID necessary

October 30, 2014 What country does Mark Stephens live in? Voter ID — a scheme, really? You need ID to write a check, to open a bank account, apply for food stamps/welfare that this Democratic president is so fond... more »»

Property owners punished by state

October 29, 2014 I think the article in the Mirror (Oct. 1) was a good one and it needs implemented, not ignored. more »»

PSU needed FBI to take over investigation

October 29, 2014 I would like to know why taxpayers are still having to pay the wages of some political figures after they have been caught doing something wrong or obscen. more »»

Study commission favors home rule; vote no

October 28, 2014 If a citizen wants to know the real reason why the commission members are favoring the passage of the home rule charter, they only have to look at the last sentence in the second paragraph of the... more »»

Grateful for response

October 28, 2014 I would like to publicly acknowledge the Altoona Police Department and emergency personnel for the great job they all did on the night of Oct. 17. more »»

Feathers’ raw deal

October 24, 2014 I have had a lot of respect for Randy Feathers and the good he has done for this area. more »»

Rice cares about vets

October 24, 2014 I am a combat veteran who served for 30 years as a pilot in the United States Air Force. I’m writing to voice my support for Phil Rice. more »»

Irvin the right choice

October 22, 2014 A vote for Mike Fleck for state Representative of the 81st District ensures his remaining two years of service needed for a state benefit package that includes lifetime retirement income and health... more »»

Vote yes for home rule

October 22, 2014 Yes is a vote to free our city from the mandates imposed by Harrisburg through the antiquated and inflexible third class city code. more »»

Corbett legacy suspect

October 22, 2014 Recently, the Mirror related reasons why it felt Gov. Corbett has done an acceptable job in his first ter. more »»

Voter ID important

October 22, 2014 We are nearing another Election Day, and we are now hearing it again that voter ID is wrong and unconstitutional. more »»

Say yes to home rule

October 21, 2014 The proposal for the adoption of home rule for the city of Altoona is one that deserves your attention. more »»

Construction upsetting

October 21, 2014 I am writing in response to an article in the paper on Oct. more »»

Mudslinging a turnoff

October 21, 2014 Why does there have to be so much mudslinging and badmouthing between politicians? Why can’t they just discuss their issues and how they plan to change or improve them? There is too much downgrading... more »»

Common sense lacking

October 20, 2014 Here we go again with all those wild promises. The feds have pumped millions into education over many years, and we still complain that we are somewhat sub-standard here in Pennsylvania. more »»

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