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More trains equal more ridership

May 11, 2015 Despite the inconvenience of the infrequent once-a-day train between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, more than half a million riders get on or off the train in Harrisburg, and a quarter million use one o... more »»

Support Tomassetti

May 11, 2015 In the opening of “The Music Man,” a traveling salesman remarks “you got to know the territory,” advice that also applies to effective leadership in government. more »»

Re-elect Pacifico

May 11, 2015 Mayor Matthew Pacifico has not only been born and raised, has worshipped here and attended our local schools, but has been raised in his great-grandfather’s, grandfather’s, father’s and now, his... more »»

Starr capable

May 11, 2015 Looking at a candidate for mayor, there are certain distinct attributes necessary when our families, elderly and community are strugglin. more »»

Kelley qualified

May 11, 2015 I feel that Bruce Kelley is the most-qualified person to be the mayor of Altoona. more »»

Metzgar worthy

May 11, 2015 Joe Metzgar is honest and not afraid to work. more »»

Claycomb for C-K

May 11, 2015 We are writing this letter in support of the Claysburg-Kimmel incumbent board members running for re-election and Tammy Claycomb. more »»

Kaneshiki an asset

May 11, 2015 Knowing Lois Kaneshiki for many years, there is no doubt she would be an asset to the Hollidaysburg Area School Board. more »»

Vote for Fulare

May 11, 2015 I am writing this letter in support of my friend and neighbor, Jerry Fulare, in his quest to be elected to the Board of Supervisors for Logan Township. more »»

McGinnis view on wrong track

May 9, 2015 As Rep. John McGinnis (Local Voices, April 23) chastises passenger rail supporters for “claiming the opposite of what the facts say,” he conveniently ignored a number of details himself. more »»

Erb vision needed

May 9, 2015 Blair County is facing a crippling underfunded pension liability. Also, the county’s future revenue is in the process of overhaul through countywide reassessment. more »»

Fulare respected

May 9, 2015 The purpose of this letter is to provide a character reference for Jerry Fulare, whom I met when I moved back to Altoona eight years ago. more »»

Tomassetti worthy

May 9, 2015 Terry Tomassetti possesses both the experience and character that Blair County needs in its leadership. more »»

Vote for Metzgar

May 9, 2015 Joe Metzgar is honest and not afraid to work. more »»

Trust Kaneshiki

May 9, 2015 If you want a candidate for the Hollidaysburg Area School Board who is a long-serving community leader, who desires a strong education system, who has a common sense approach to public policy, who... more »»

McGinnis lacks civility

May 8, 2015 Regardless of one’s stance on passenger rail, Rep. John McGinnis’ Local Voice (“Don’t tax us with rail service,” April 23) was a bombastic exhibition of sarcasm laced with condescending arrogance. more »»

Starr in the making

May 8, 2015 In addition to the two political insiders running for mayor, we have a third choice, a true leader, former city Police Chief Pete Starr. more »»

Kelley committed

May 8, 2015 Having served on city council with Bruce Kelley for eight years, I am proud to support him in his quest for mayor because he is the most qualified candidate. more »»

In favor of Pacifico

May 8, 2015 I am writing on behalf of Matt Pacifico, a candidate for the mayor of Altoona. Pacifico has the experience of being a mayor. more »»

Keep Tomassetti

May 8, 2015 Have you noticed that whenever conversations turn to politics, some people insist that all politicians are corrupt? I firmly disagree. more »»

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