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Legislature threatening education’s future

December 29, 2015 Despite Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate approaching half a year, at least one local politician continues to focus his energies instead on attacking teachers, public schools and the pensions of stat... more »»

Combat bad gov’t at the ballot box

December 28, 2015 In the Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 editions of the Mirror, there were more opinions regarding the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment, like any historical document, is subject to interpretatio. more »»

Gesture appreciated

December 28, 2015 On Dec. 17, I was at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center for appointments. more »»

Second Amendment cannot be denied

December 26, 2015 This is in support of a letter by Jeffrey McNelis (Nov. 19 Mirror) in response to a previous letter regarding interpretation of the Second Amendment. more »»

Representation, not unions, failing

December 26, 2015 It seems that every week the taxpayers read in our daily newspaper the bad news of our taxes going up even before the politicians impose the increases due to reassessment taxes, which our... more »»

‘God bless,’ you too

December 24, 2015 Back on Oct. 23 at about 7 p.m., after a procedure at Tyrone Hospital, my husband and I stopped at our favorite Sheetz store. more »»

Warming the heart

December 24, 2015 On Saturday, Dec. 19, my 10-year-old granddaughter, Emma, and I were at Kmart ringing the Salvation Army bell from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. more »»

Obama not helping those on fixed incomes

December 23, 2015 This has been the third time we did not receive a cost of living increase for people who are on Social Security and SSI since Barack Obama took the office of president of the United States. more »»

State Legislature providing bad example

December 23, 2015 What is wrong with the state Legislature? It seems increasingly clear that its agenda is this and only this — to prove that Republicans hate Democrats and Democrats hate Republicans. more »»

’Tis the season for Christmas spirit

December 22, 2015 Christmas spirit is alive and well in Hollidaysburg. more »»

Kane probe ‘tip of iceberg’

December 22, 2015 An appeal has been made to the U.S. more »»

Security eludes gov’t officials

December 21, 2015 Those of us who lived through World War II can see the parallel of today’s invasion of our country by ISIS with Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. more »»

At holiday time, fond memories of yesteryear

December 20, 2015 Happy holidays, everyone. I often sit and remember the good, old days. Let’s go back in time and see if any of you remember ... more »»

Congress sends right message

December 19, 2015 It took years of debate, but educators and parents can cheer Congress’ passage of the “Every Student Succeeds Act.” This represents a breakthrough for school districts. more »»

ISIS extension of Islamic basics

December 19, 2015 Adnan Ahmed of Pittsburgh recently wrote a letter quoting “the prophet of Islam” and stating that “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.” It was published on this page in the Mirror on Nov. 28. more »»

Vaccinations can help reduce effects of flu

December 18, 2015 The holiday season has arrived, but so, too, has a less welcome time of year: flu season. more »»

Government failing to defend ‘real property’

December 17, 2015 Three years ago the Mirror ran an article on property taxes in Monroe County reaching levels of $10,000 to $11,000 on homes valued at $150,000. These were average-priced homes, not mansions. more »»

Holiday performance like ‘watching the Rockettes’

December 16, 2015 Many think that the symphony is a stuffy event where uppity people go, in lavish clothing, to discuss the details of Beethoven sonatas during intermissio. more »»

Trump not worthy

December 15, 2015 We have no right to ask anybody who enters this country what religion they are. It goes against the constitution that was created over 250 years ago when this country began. more »»

We deserve better from our politicians

December 15, 2015 Well, here we go again. more »»

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