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Editorials

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I am writing this letter to voice my opinion on revamping the Lansford Pool.

I personally think the town could spend $500,000 in a better way, like properly marking the streets in town for emergency personnel to respond.

The streets are in terrible condition with numerous potholes, especially in what they call the so-called Business District. I think it is time to show our town leaders this town is sick and tired of useless and wasteful spending.

Wednesday, March 15, 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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The borough of Lansford has a 2017 budget of roughly $1.5 million. The cost of fixing its 76-year-old swimming pool is pegged at one-third that amount ($500,000), but, some estimates indicate it could be more than half the amount of the budget ($800,000).

Monday, March 13, 2017

During his time as our 26th president, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was firmly committed to law and order, encouraged an individual’s civic duty and espoused self-responsibility.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Dear Editor:

In an editorial titled “Party politics at its worst,” Jim Zbick has either forgotten or ignored recent history. President Barack Obama reached out and tried to cooperate time and again with Republican Congress members. Unfortunately, the Republican leadership decided the week of Obama’s election that they would do everything in their power to stymie his agenda.

Friday, March 10, 2017

To the Editor:

To all the President Trump-bashing Hollywood “celebrities” and other uninformed, outspoken liberals, I have this to say:

Proverbs 17:28 (embellished) — “Better to be quiet and thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”

And lose any respect I had for them.

Sincerely,

Scotty Morrison

Lehighton

Friday, March 10, 2017

Dear editor:

I just wanted to thank you for the coal car article. Great article!

Kennedy Park is an ongoing revitalization project for us.

It took us a few years to get the coal car to Carbon Career & Technical Institute to get it done.

It was well worth the wait.

We thank CCTI staff and students for the awesome work they did on the coal car.

Also, we want to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity with donations for our revitalization of Kennedy Park. We could not have gotten the coal car done without their support.

Friday, March 10, 2017

All state spending justly is under heavy scrutiny due to the government’s $3 billion accumulated deficit and the Legislature’s reluctance to increase revenue through anything other than gambling.

But legislators must be aware, as budget negotiations begin, that spending is not the only issue. The already has fallen behind in some of its responsibilities to the public due to budget reductions. One of the most important areas is high-quality water, which is guaranteed to Pennsylvanians by the state constitution.

Thursday, March 9, 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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pennsylvania’s state university system is taking a one-two punch — declining enrollment and insufficient funding. This has prompted system chancellor Frank T. Brogan to sound the alarm and warned that there could be some closings or mergers at the state’s 14 universities.