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Editorials

Friday, April 28, 2017

As the bell at the Pike County courthouse mournfully tolled the news that convicted state police killer Eric Frein had been sentenced to death, onlookers cheered and applauded.

The human and financial toll that Frein’s lone-wolf actions have caused are staggering. Three families directly involved will never be the same. Scores more have been indirectly affected by Frein’s misguided, otherworldly political philosophy and his callous disregard for the consequences of his actions.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The primary election is May 16, and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through May 9. Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by May 13. Letters should focus on the qualifications of the candidate, rather than tear down the opponent. Letters should be no more than 300 words and be signed by the author. The writer’s name, address and phone number should be included for our files. Submit your letters via email on our website at http://www.tnonline.com/contact/submit-a-letter or mail to Times News, 594 Blakeslee Blvd.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The primary election is May 16, and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through May 9. Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by May 13. Letters should focus on the qualifications of the candidate, rather than tear down the opponent.

Letters should be no more than 300 words and be signed by the author. The writer’s name, address and phone number should be included for our files.

Monday, April 24, 2017

With commencement season, we can expect to see an overwhelming number of left-wing speakers addressing graduates at our American colleges and universities.

That is not surprising, nor does it shock us when we see a nationally known conservative speaker such as Ann Coulter engaged in a faceoff with the University of California, Berkeley, which, ironically gave birth to the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hugh Reiley, chairman of the Schuylkill County Party, announces that at its regular monthly meeting of Feb. 16,the Schuylkill County Democratic Executive Committee endorsed the candidates for Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The people endorsed are as follows:

For the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania:

Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff, who is currently a judge on the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas, having served in the NFL as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For the Superior Court of Pennsylvania:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Imagine this: You have been a loyal employee of a company for 15 years. Then, suddenly, your boss calls you into her office to tell you that the company is cutting back and must let you go.

You’re shocked and devastated, but you know that at least you will have unemployment compensation to give you a temporary safety net until you can regroup and, hopefully, find something else.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We think the time has come for Pennsylvania to ban completely the use of hand-held telephones while driving. In fact, it is long overdue.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently passed a new regulation that makes it illegal for drivers of commercial motor vehicles to make a call or dial by pressing more than a single button. Commercial motor vehicle drivers who use a mobile phone while driving can only use a hands-free phone that is located nearby the driver, according to the regulation. There are no such regulations for drivers of passenger vehicles.

Monday, April 17, 2017

A news story from our archives in 2008 reported that Monroe County police were investigating graffiti left at more than a dozen locations in Mount Pocono.

Messages at a bank location referenced the violent street gang known as MS-13 and contained derogatory statements to police. More messages were painted on 15 locations at an apartment complex in Mount Pocono.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dear Editor,

In regards to one Coaldale Borough Council member not attending council meetings, it was not stated if this one council member attended committee meetings. If he doesn’t, he should be asked by the borough council to resign his seat on council. I would also like to know if this one council member is being paid for not attending council meetings or committee meetings. If he is, he is having a free ride on the taxpayers. That is why he is paid to be on council. Put someone on council that will do the job.

Just my thoughts.

Robert Benek

Lansford

Friday, April 14, 2017

Past president of Slatington Borough Council needs to know the definition of unethical: lacking moral principals, unwilling to adhere to proper rules of conduct not in accord with the standards of a profession.