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Re: “As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the 45th president, Ambridge isn’t waiting around for his help.

So moral of the story, there are two sides to every story. I am happy to see people who care out there trying to make a difference instead of just spouting comments about how the town has gone to shit while doing nothing to better the situation. I grew up in Ambridge and would love to see it bounce back!

Posted by Beaver County Native on 01/18/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the 45th president, Ambridge isn’t waiting around for his help.

I am sorry, but I disagree that Trump divided the people. Over the last eight years is when the people became more divided than ever.

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Posted by Sandra Marie on 01/18/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh area Congressman Mike Doyle not attending inauguration of Donald Trump

I fail to understand your thinking process on this. This is the 45th president if the united states. This is not Donald Trump H .Clinton or any other person that became our president. This is our new Commander in Chief,and I feel as my elected official you and every other elected person should be there to show the world that this is our new president,and this is what we do in the free world. There have been a lot of people elected president in my life time I have to admit there were some I did not like, but I still supported them from day one, and I expect the same from anyone I send to Washington,so I hope you do the right thing as an American, and go stand with your new president,and hope that the people that put you in Washington stand with you the next time your name is up for reelection

Posted by FRANK on 01/18/2017 at 4:52 PM

Re: “As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the 45th president, Ambridge isn’t waiting around for his help.

Hey SW PA native, thanks for the comment. The story actually mentions how Trump gained ground compared to Romney in Beaver County, and how there are clearly signs of significant Trump support in town. However, this story was inspired by the people of Ambridge reaching out to me, (not me going out of my way) wanting to tell a different story to what they are used to reading about in Ambridge.

The article is not about how Democrats are losing ground in Ambridge or how Beaver County is becoming more Republican. It is about a town and the people there that are working hard to try and improve Ambridge, regardless of national politics or the Democratic or Republican party.

As always, thanks for your readership and your input into the story.

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Posted by Ryan Deto on 01/18/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the 45th president, Ambridge isn’t waiting around for his help.

Ryan, it seems as though this story is devoted to "debunking" stories by "large out-of-town publications ... about how white working-class, Democratic voters were swayed by Trump and helped secure his victory in Pennsylvania and nationwide." Then, you cite Clinton's win by 12 points as though it's some exclamation point on a faulty narrative. Well, four years ago, Obama beat Romney in Ambridge by 26. (Add up the math from http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/Elections/Documents/20121106ERP.htm) Aren't the data clear that Trump narrowed margins in several communities and flipped others statewide? (See https://billypenn.com/2016/11/09/how-donald-trump-won-pennsylvania-then-the-white-house/ among many examples.)

The article also goes out of its way to quote people who speak highly of Ambridge and its possibilities, but offers no differing opinions -- other than repeating a guy's quote from The New York Times. Aren't you curious how support for the Democratic candidate declined by 14 percentage points in four years? Sure, Ambridge isn't a GOP stronghold, and maybe "outsiders" are wrong to give that impression, but what is the ultimate value of a story that gives superficial treatment to the borough's challenges? Western Pennsylvania is littered with towns like Ambridge, where some locals think a nice coffee shop or antique shop will spur inspiring, turn-back-the-clock downtown redevelopment. In other words, this feels too much like a defense of Ambridge as a reliably Democratic-voting town instead of a clear-eyed consideration and analysis of the region's voting habits. Beaver County has 18,448 more Ds than Rs (http://www.dos.pa.gov/VotingElections/OtherServicesEvents/VotingElectionStatistics/Documents/2016%20Election%20VR%20Stats.pdf), but Trump won by 6 points (http://www.beavercountypa.gov/Depts/Elections/Documents/2016_FINAL_ELECTION_RESULTS_BY_RACE.pdf). Westmoreland County long has had a -- declining -- Democratic registration edge, but Republicans, generally, win there now. If City Paper is going to venture to Beaver County to explain it to us, shouldn't it endeavor to tell a deeper, fuller story?

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Posted by SW PA native on 01/18/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh area Congressman Mike Doyle not attending inauguration of Donald Trump

I find this disgusting. President Trump was elected by the pepple to be our President and not to support him shows a lack of respect not only to him but to us from these so called Congressman who refuse to acknowledge that we elected him and he is their President too. This country stood against these types of politicians in this election and we will do so again when their time comes up to be relected. Congressman Lewis should be ashamed of himself as he is not about making this country stronger. If I didnt know any better any man who didnt recognize the President of his country could be considered a traitor. How sad at a time when we should be concerned with fighting terrorists we have to fight with our own people.

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Posted by Leslie Kulhawy on 01/18/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh area Congressman Mike Doyle not attending inauguration of Donald Trump

I have lived in Pittsburgh for 62 years and I am ashamed to see what I am witnessing. President Trump is our President. I will support him and to all those politicians who we have elected and will come up for relection and have decided to stand by Congressman Lewis and not acknowledge Mr. Trump as the elected President Shame on you. The people elected Mr. Trump because some of us believe he loves this country as much as we do and he will do the right thing for not only the country but, for the people. For those who choose not to attend and boycott his presidency will be remembered when election time comes around. Just remember a country that stands together is alot stronger than one that is divided.

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Posted by Leslie Kulhawy on 01/18/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the 45th president, Ambridge isn’t waiting around for his help.

Long shot, but any insight who made the homemade 'Drumpf' sign in the cover photo? For the last 4 or so years I've seen homemade signs in that style planted all around the steel towns between Tarentum and Leechburg. Interesting to see it in Ambridge too. Dedicated USW member?

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Posted by Eric Shannon on 01/18/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh area Congressman Mike Doyle not attending inauguration of Donald Trump

Great, lets hope that Trump skips Doyle's district when considering grants and any sort of federal money!

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Posted by Victor Edwards on 01/18/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh area Congressman Mike Doyle not attending inauguration of Donald Trump

The Democrates want to keep this country racially divided. Because they KNOW when WE THE PEOPLE come together they will be useless to us!!!!!!

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Posted by Dzugan on 01/18/2017 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Three Pittsburgh psychics make predictions for 2016

So now we are in the new year 2017. No, Sanders did not become president. I feel it was the will of the people to elect him though. I did not see ALL of the corruption of the press and election process.

I am posting a detailed line up of the many predictions that were spot on and the few that were not for this article on my website intuitz.com.

I hope everyone is seeing the light, the process continues.

Suzanne
Intuit Now

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Posted by yintree on 01/15/2017 at 12:27 PM
Posted by Arthur Clarke Jr on 01/15/2017 at 12:43 AM
Posted by Mark on 01/14/2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh’s National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights draws a rally for local undocumented immigrant

Who were the government officials who started taking illegal immigrants in the first place....they have to get to apply now and complete documentation so the immigration can look at those illegals who had been following all lawsl in USA and may decide to retain them and those who had been a problem to deport them..ASAP....as we have an Immigration Law that has not been followed for along time. Who are supporting the illegal group activities to do all these chaos? Investigate !!!

Posted by Eloisa Lucas on 01/14/2017 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh’s National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights draws a rally for local undocumented immigrant

There needs to be a Class Action Lawsuit against both political parties. And the people, lobby groups and organizations aiding Illegals.
.Federal Immigration and Nationality Act
Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

"Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."

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Posted by Beldezar on 01/14/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Westmoreland County is the home of some of the Pittsburgh area’s greatest athletes — and Mrs. Partridge

Walt Corey, Derry, PA.

Walt Corey
No. 56
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: May 9, 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth: Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Career information
High school: Derry Area (PA)
College: Miami (FL)
Undrafted: 1960
Career history
As player:
Dallas Texans (19601962)
Kansas City Chiefs (19631966)
As coach:
Kansas City Chiefs (LB, 19721977)
Kansas City Chiefs (DL, 19781980, 19831985)
Kansas City Chiefs (DB, 19811982)
Kansas City Chiefs (DC/LB, 1986)
Buffalo Bills (DC/LB, 19871994)
New Orleans Saints (DL, 19971999)
Memphis Maniax (DC/LB, 2000)
Career highlights and awards
2x AFL Champion, (1962, 1966)
AFL All-Star, (1963)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 69
Interceptions: 4
Player stats at NFL.com
Walter Martin Corey (born May 9, 1938) is a former American football player and coach. He played college football for the University of Miami.

In 1960, Corey came to the American Football League's Dallas Texans as an undrafted linebacker. He went on to star for the Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs, with whom he was an AFL All-Star in 1963.

Corey later held assistant coaching positions with several teams, including the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1994 under head coach Marv Levy. Corey was Buffalo's defensive coordinator for Buffalo's four consecutive AFC Championship teams from 1990 to 1993. He was also the defensive line coach in New Orleans during the Mike Ditka era, from 1997 to 1999. He was defensive coordinator and linebackers coach of the Memphis Maniax of the XFL.[1][2]

Posted by David Marucco on 01/14/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh’s National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights draws a rally for local undocumented immigrant

You speak as though compassion should take a back seat to the law. Why do you you value the one so far above the other?

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Posted by DerekParfit on 01/14/2017 at 5:40 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh’s National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights draws a rally for local undocumented immigrant

Illegals must be deported. It's the law. As for DACA, that was an unlawful mandate by Obama, and the application process was fraud-ridden. I'm pretty sure Obama hasn't heard the last of that crime.

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Posted by Danny Francel on 01/13/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Tribute album honors the legacy and music of Pittsburgh’s Anne Feeney while also offsetting medical costs

Dear Ann and Amy

This is such an inspiring and uplifting story. I admire both artists and their contributions to this country. I saw Ann perform in Western Nebr. and Central Ill. She is a really an incredible talent and great lady. I remember speaking with her at both concerts--It was a great conversation. Thanks for all your great musical and social work over the years and Best wishes to you, Amy, and all your friends and family for 2017!

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Posted by Tim OConnor on 01/11/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh’s Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution deliver a new EP

Lyndsey Smith & Soul Distribution's strength is defined in their live performances. They have yet to disappoint me with what they bring to the live stage. The energy that they draw from is akin to what the R&B and Soul artist ,of the 60s and 70s, would serve to their audiences through their live shows. The tight driving melody from the band supporting harmonic soulful vocals is, in my case, just what the Soul Doctor prescribed. Pittsburgh R&B

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Posted by Pittsburgh Rn B on 01/11/2017 at 1:20 PM

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