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Clemente bike lanes

By Tribune-Review
Before the ink had even dried on the press release announcing bike lanes to be added to the Roberto Clemente Bridge, reflexive cries of crippling traffic jams sure to be caused by taking the bridge from four lanes down to ...

Economy double talk

By Tribune-Review
It’s amusing to read the monthly unemployment reports released by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to economist John Williams, the real unemployment rate through March 2015 was closer to 23 percent, ...

Piling on Hempfield

By Tribune-Review
I was sorry to read the recent letters from outsiders about Hempfield not paying enough for the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library or having its own police. Hempfield is a municipality of approximately 77 square miles that envelops two cities and is ...

In depth: ‘Secret ambitions’ evidenced

By Tribune-Review
Alarmed by the push of the Federalists to submit a new constitution for ratification, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia complained, “It is natural for men who wish to hasten the adoption of a measure to tell us now is the ...

Bright lines: Hillary’s bid for president

By Tribune-Review
Trib readers respond to Hillary Clinton’s bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination: John W. Newhouse, Shaler — One day a fourth-grade teacher asked the ...

Coming clean in Leechburg

By Tribune-Review
It looks like spring finally has arrived. So there’s no need to stop by a car wash every other day to get the salt and grime off my vehicle. I live in Leechburg and we’re in desperate need of another ...

Stop fast-track treason

By Tribune-Review
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership could lead to “NAFTA on steroids” being passed quickly in the Senate, and it is truly a bad deal for working people and local businesses in all the countries under the treaty. What’s not widely known ...

Senate’s poor example

By Tribune-Review
I am trying to find a state senator who practices the U.S. Marine Corps mantra of “Follow me.” I thought of this after reading the news story “State Senate GOP moving forward on pension reform” regarding the Senate’s plan to ...

MRIs & back pain

By Tribune-Review
I was pleased to read Bob Pellegrino’s “Saturday essay: Anatomy of a backache” (March 28 and TribLIVE.com) regarding his successful outcome with physical therapy (PT) and treatment of his low back pain (LBP) issues. The medical literature strongly supports use ...

Stop the vandals

By Tribune-Review
I am writing about vandalism of Eagle Scout projects. The latest I know of is at Deer Lakes Park in Russellton. I know of three such projects that have been vandalized. In the past year, a picnic table was ...

Clean up after pets

By Tribune-Review
I’ve fielded complaints about people not cleaning up after their dogs on the Rails to Trails in Ford City. I am no longer physically able to use the trails myself, but when I did, I noticed the problem for myself, ...

Return to God needed

By Tribune-Review
“You get what you pay for.” That’s the thought that kept running through my mind as I read the article about misconduct within fraternities on college campuses. For decades, the boundaries of sexual morality have been pushed and broken. The ...

The Pennsylvania ‘experience’

By Tribune-Review
We left Pittsburgh for Ohio on March 11 and the price of gasoline was $2.60 per gallon. We paid $2.15 when we crossed the Ohio border, saving 45 cents a gallon. On our return trip, we paid $2.13, saving 47 ...

A Medicare disadvantage

By Tribune-Review
As a Pittsburgh resident and a UPMC Medicare Advantage subscriber, I am concerned about the recent threat by UPMC to cut off access to Highmark Medicare Advantage subscribers (180,000 residents). I go to the Hillman Cancer Center for treatments and I ...

Open the track

By Tribune-Review
I was shocked to see the entrance to Valley High School’s track chained up, blocking its use virtually all the time. A sign on the track states the track is not open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 ...

An asset refused

By Tribune-Review
Lower Burrell is going through some desperate times and, as a residents of this city, we are appalled that the zoning board would turn down a request to build a $2 million facility in our community. Nonprofit or not, Animal Protectors ...

Vetting driver’s licenses

By Tribune-Review
After reading the news story “Veteran designation on Pennsylvania driver’s licenses loosely audited,” I am disappointed with the commonwealth’s attempt to honor veterans. What is the point of Sen. Lisa Baker’s legislation if PennDOT has failed to administer Act 176 ...

Sense of security

By Tribune-Review
Considering the prevalence of hacking and social-media hoaxes, the NFL and MLB have a moral obligation to explicitly inform fans that legitimate emergency venue evacuation orders would never be delivered via their personal cellphones or wireless mobile devices. If a stadium ...

Not disabled

By Tribune-Review
I can’t believe the government is allowing non-English-speaking people to collect Social Security disability payments — just because they can’t speak English (article, “Language disability benefits challenged,” April 11). Anyone who is in this country and can’t speak English should go ...

Obama, Clinton 2 peas in a pod

By Tribune-Review
2 peas in a pod President Obama and Hillary Clinton! Two peas in a pod. Enough is enough. I have never in all my life seen so much inconsistency when it comes to our “leaders” and elected officials in power. We ...