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How to send your letter to the editor How to send your letter to the editor
11 weeks ago -
Letters to the editor may be submitted online, by email or by postal mail to Mike Petersen, editorial page editor. [Read More]

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Letter to the Editor: We do not need guns in schools Letter to the Editor: We do not need guns in schools
8 weeks ago -
Sen. Don White recently introduced SB 383 giving school boards authority to permit educators the right to carry firearms in schools. This bill is completely unnecessary and deeply troubling. Data are overwhelmingly convincing that a shooting at a school is incredibly rare. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: We need to solve out-of-control partying Letter to the Editor: We need to solve out-of-control partying
8 weeks ago -
Enough is enough. Our local community does not want to be a part of any more celebrations where the festivities center around complete drunken debauchery. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: 'Sanctuary' subverts rule of law Letter to the Editor: 'Sanctuary' subverts rule of law
8 weeks ago -
An impassioned letter in the Gazette(2/20/17) extols sanctuary for immigrants in Indiana. The term “sanctuary” has become a term of art which condones flouting of our federal immigration laws by selectively protecting illegals. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: What is offensive about the Ten Commandments? Letter to the Editor: What is offensive about the Ten Commandments?
8 weeks ago -
I agree that the Ten Commandments should be displayed, and that there is no reason it should offend anyone. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: IUPatty's participants should apologize Letter to the Editor: IUPatty's participants should apologize
8 weeks ago -
I am a resident of the Indiana Borough and have some recommendations to the organizers (yes, every event has organizers) of this past weekend’s IUPatty’s event. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Questions arise on medical marijuana Letter to the Editor: Questions arise on medical marijuana
8 weeks ago -
The March 23 Gazette article by reporters Chauncey Ross and Randy Wells on a potential medical marijuana dispensary for Indiana County was timely and informative. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Student seeks information about Pennsylvania Letter to the Editor: Student seeks information about Pennsylvania
9 weeks ago -
Hello! I am a fourth-grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports, and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Pennsylvania as I work on my report. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Taxpayers cannot afford mega-school Letter to the Editor: Taxpayers cannot afford mega-school
9 weeks ago -
“The District is revenue restricted and has to live within those restrictions and prioritize to avoid going into the red. We don’t make decisions and then see what happens. We plan for them. We will not spend more money than we have,” wrote Dale Kirsch, Indiana Area. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: How high will your tax bills go? Letter to the Editor: How high will your tax bills go?
9 weeks ago -
According to an IASD school board member, the amortization schedule on all of the Indiana Area School District bond debt including the new school and past debt will amount to about $75 million (or more depending on the total construction costs plus overruns) in total bond debt. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: IASD project presents teachable moment Letter to the Editor: IASD project presents teachable moment
9 weeks ago -
A smart person learns from the mistakes of others, especially regarding communication. The countywide reassessment provided many learning moments. However, the majority of the Indiana school board didn’t learn. They offer minimal reasons for building the mega-school. [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Columnist shows disregard for poor Letter to the Editor: Columnist shows disregard for poor
9 weeks ago -
Several years ago during a Republican Party debate, the moderator asked candidate Ron Paul that if a person was deathly ill and didn’t have health insurance, should we just let him die? Before Paul could answer, a loudmouth in the audience shouted “YES!” [Read More]
Letter to the Editor: Teaching, not building, means the most Letter to the Editor: Teaching, not building, means the most
10 weeks ago -
Glad to see today the Gazette print a second story reflecting viewpoints of others attending Monday’s school board meeting. A recent article made no mention of the number of citizens in attendance, eight who spoke during public comment all opposed to the school project and debt. [Read More]
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