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Preserve right to bear arms

March 5, 2016 I am deeply worried about the attempts to take the Second Amendment right out of the U.S. Constitution (the right to bear arms). Not only am I a member of the National Rifle Association, I am a U.. more »»

Vatican should reconsider finances

March 5, 2016 The current controversy over closing a number of local Catholic schools is interesting to me since part of the reason is monetary. My question is three-fold: 1. more »»

Big insurance integrity lacking

March 4, 2016 Recently our medical emergency companies have been having difficulties with insurance companies short-paying their bills. On a good day, they pay 80 percent of their bill. more »»

Strangling future with regulation

March 4, 2016 Government pretends it’s the cause of progress. Then it strangles innovation. We know government understands that new technologies are important. more »»

Clinton waging war on whites

March 4, 2016 Hillary Clinton is sweeping the Democratic primaries across the South by capturing nearly all of the black votes — a staggering 86 percent in South Carolina. more »»

Volunteerism thriving in Hollidaysburg

March 3, 2016 I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to two very important organizations in Hollidaysburg: Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Library (FHAL) and the Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club (HAWC). more »»

Lee would be proud of local performance

March 3, 2016 Recently, I attended the ACT premiere of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the stage play adapted from Harper Lee’s beloved Pulitzer Prize winning novel. more »»

Letters to the Editor

March 2, 2016 Results of Shuster work ‘are all around us’ While the familiar politics of a busy and divisive presidential campaign take center-stage, it is easy to overlook the work of our trusted... more »»

Blair Sewer Authority rates ‘too aggressive’

March 1, 2016 After dealing with an internal error by the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority that it has since apologized for, I have come to the realization how aggressive the township is when it comes to... more »»

‘Hypocritical’ GOP wants only its choice

March 1, 2016 It is the constitutional duty of the president to nominate someone to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. more »»

Sadly, terror has no age limit

February 27, 2016 A monster is a monster if he or she is 17 or 75. Once again, the Supreme Court has proven that they are the most liberal of American. more »»

Halvorson is ‘beacon of light’

February 27, 2016 America has been a beacon of light to the rest of the world for more than two centuries. more »»

Divorce rules would cut infidelity

February 27, 2016 Referring to a letter written by Michael Gennarino (“Financial consideration shouldn’t guide divorce,” Feb. 17), I agree with his statement. Every case should go by the circumstances of the divorc. more »»

Lower gas prices help fuel volunteerism

February 25, 2016 I wish to respond to the letter written by Nicole Kiser of Altoona which appeared in the Feb. 10 edition of the Altoona Mirror. Ms. more »»

Reade residents deserve reduction

February 24, 2016 While the reduction in the base rate for Reade customers may be classified as a “gamble,” so was the decision to raise both the base rate and water usage rate two years ago. more »»

Trust in Halvorson has been all inclusive

February 24, 2016 I have seen Art Halvorson demonstrate commitment, wisdom, honesty and the ability to give guidance to those under his trust: his wife, his children, Coast Guardsmen under his command. more »»

Area needs change; support Pete Starr

February 23, 2016 Neither I nor Professionals Auto Body has ever been involved in politics. more »»

Valentine ‘angel’ makes woman’s day

February 23, 2016 My 86-year-old mother went to the Family Dollar Store on East 25th Avenue during the afternoon of Feb. 11. When going through the check-out line, she could not find her money in her purse. more »»

Beyond frustrated with Legislature

February 22, 2016 I am addressing this letter to the Legislature (both Houses), both sides of the aisle, and our governor. more »»

Sowell makes his point well

February 22, 2016 Award-winning syndicated columnist Tom Sowell’s column on “racial representation” is a must read. more »»

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