Letters to the Editor

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Last night, I watched "Escape from Alcatraz" starring Clint Eastwood. Several scenes showed Eastwood in his cell, the size of which gave me the shivers. I do not think I could retain my sanity in such close quarters, given that I am somewhat claustrophobic. I am glad old "Dirty Harry" escape…

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Honestly, I don't think there is a a more stark way to tell reasonably intelligent people to stay away from Fayette County than passing a useless manifesto of support for gun violence.

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Many residents of the Mon Valley have perceived for years, that the Pennsylvania Governmental body has neglected the needs of its citizens in favor of directing the effort of its work to the large cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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This letter is in response to the letter "Clearing up the BVA nepotism policy" by Joe Grata, president of the Belle Vernon Area School Board which appeared on Sunday, Feb. 9 edition of the Herald-Standard. 

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In the year 2020, one thing that certainly can’t be taken for granted is the safety of our children. This is especially true when they step into a classroom. Students need a safe learning environment to truly thrive.

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Well, the Senate trial looking at the articles of impeachment (with blindfolds, but no witnesses) is over. Let the retributions from the president begin.

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The Christmas holidays just passed us by. Even as adults, we found our thoughts drifting in anticipation of all the tangible goods of the season: presents, cookies, stockings, a decorated tree. We seek answers to questions. What gifts will I get? What time is company coming? When do we eat? …

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News articles and social media postings have caused some misunderstanding over a proposal to update our nepotism policy and eliminate questionable practices in the Belle Vernon Area School District.

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As a Uniontown mayoral candidate, Bill Gerke routinely claimed that his opponent, incumbent Mayor Ed Fike, was a “self-appointed” mayor. Gerke’s outrageous accusation was, of course, blatantly false. Fike could not have appointed himself mayor any more than Gerke could appoint himself mayor.…

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I'm sure some of you realize I really like "words." Why? Because words are the tools we use to communicate. These tools can be a means to share information, toys that we play with, comforts that we use to soothe and, of course, weapons we use to hurt. I've used them for all the above-mention…

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There are political entities in Fayette and Washington County who want the power of their own, regardless of the success of the present 49th District Legislator, Bud Cook. Out of +/- 253 Pennsylvania Lawmakers, Representative Cook was among a select group of 17 who received a 100% rating for…

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I first met Bud Cook several years ago at a legislative luncheon at the Presbyterian Home. I was struck by his genuineness and integrity. He was clearly the newest representative as he spoke last. Even then, he spoke about being “hired.” He was clearly intent on working for the people.

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Last Sunday’s edition of the Herald-Standard, carried a story regarding a police officer in Baltimore who was attacked by a mob as he tried to make an arrest. In that article, Sgt. Mike Mancuso, the president of the Baltimore Police union, angrily asserted that the city of “Baltimore was ess…

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Have you been listening to debates between Democrats and Republicans? Three topics arc currently conspicuous: the killing of an Iranian general, President Trump's impeachment, and the Democrat primary. If you have been listening, you surely have a myriad of questions. I suggest that clarity …