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Courthouse in need of restoration

October 13, 2014 This is a letter of support for the much-needed restoration project at the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

Intelligent discussion lost in desecration case

October 11, 2014 Recently, protesters came to Bedford County in reaction to charges against a local teen, gathering in defense of his right to exercise free speech. Ms. Elizabeth K. more »»

Taxes are necessary

October 10, 2014 Taxes are a topic almost everyone complains about many times. Taxes are a necessity for many services that are taken for granted. more »»

Restrict travel for Ebola

October 10, 2014 I read the paper about Ebola, and I have questions: Why don’t the United States and the rest of the countries restrict travel to and from the areas of highest risk of Ebola? Send all the aid,... more »»

Prosecutor pays politics

October 10, 2014 Ms. Elizabeth Shade should understand that the (statue) fiasco in Bedford was all political. We have a county prosecutor who declared in 2007 at an open candidate forum that he is pro-life. more »»

Voters must learn what their party stands for

October 9, 2014 We read a lot about gridlock in the nation’s capital due to the profound ideological differences between the two partie. more »»

Over test of time, AWA has proven itself

October 8, 2014 As a chemist who grew up in and returned to this area on retirement, I have a perspective on the Altoona Water Authority that I have not seen discussed in recent printed opinions. more »»

Teen deserved to be punished

October 7, 2014 I am so tired of liberals shouting “Freedom of Speech.” The teenager who simulated a sexual act on a statue of Jesus definitely deserves to be punishe. more »»

Just say no to high cost of living

October 7, 2014 Have you had it with the high cost of living, the high cost of housing, food, fuel (gasoline), utilities, power, water, gas, insurance, healthcare? Just say no to the high cost of living. more »»

Desecration charges hard to comprehend

October 6, 2014 The situation in Bedford concerning the teenager facing charges of desecration is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. more »»

Intersection improved

October 6, 2014 I would like to express appreciation for the Zlupko Building, the new Sheetz and the Blair Garden Club for making one of the most depressed corners of Altoona (7th/8th St. and Chestnut Ave. more »»

Check for head lice

October 4, 2014 Head lice has always been a problem in elementary school. But the policy in the Altoona Area School District proves that the school district has lost the care for the children. more »»

Protect state waters

October 4, 2014 Juniata Valley Audubon urges our state legislators to oppose House Bill 1565, which eliminates the requirement to have forested buffers along streams designated as High Quality or Exceptional Val. more »»

Nuisance neighbor

October 3, 2014 I read Ms. Watson’s recent letter with great interest. We in the Llyswen area are having the same problem with a blighted property — with one neighbor in particula. more »»

Taking exception

October 3, 2014 This is in response to the letter written by Patrick Henderson, Energy Executive Office of Governor Tom Corbett as printed in the Mirror on Sept. 23. more »»

Lack of respect

October 3, 2014 I was saddened to see the deterioration of our society made public on the front page of the Sunday Mirror with the story about a teen desecrating a symbol of the faith and freedoms that built our... more »»

Teachers don’t need unions; it’s vice versa

October 2, 2014 Albert Shanker, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said: “When school children start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing them. more »»

Huntingdon AAUW still hopes to stage debate

October 1, 2014 This is in response to an article in the Sept. more »»

Feeling overly taxed

October 1, 2014 Property tax: If a person owns his home and has no mortgage or loans on it, then he or she should not have to pay property tax. If the property is a rental/business, then you should pay property ta. more »»

Stick with Corbett

September 30, 2014 The recent debate between Gov. Corbett and Tom Wolf showed a big difference in getting Pennsylvania to a better future. more »»

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