Friday, October 21, 2016


Saturday, August 6, 2016

I can appreciate the desire of the people of Jim Thorpe to save the old bridge. Every year my husband and I travel to western Massachusetts and stop in Shelburne Falls. They have a bridge of flowers, which attracts thousands of people every year. Shelburne Falls is a quaint little town in which the movie “The Judge” was filmed. It starred Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. Next to the bridge of flowers is a steel bridge on which they do some kind of dinner every year.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

I would like to know as a resident of the Slatington Borough, as a homeowner and a taxpayer, why the Slatington Police Department does not help me or my neighbors in any way.

They have profiled Walnut Street as a troublesome place. All we tried to do was get rid of the trouble to have a peaceful, quiet neighborhood like normal people would who work for a living. Our homes and garages are broken into and the police hang up the phone on us and won’t even respond or help us in.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Nine high ranking U.S. officials including our CIA and FBI directors all warned that ISIS can and will infiltrate the refugee population to carry out terrorism in the U.S.

Over 400 Islamic State trained fighters have been sent into Europe with the refugee wave. Six terror attacks by refugees have occurred in Germany alone and German women are getting raped by immigrants at an alarming rate.

Recently, more than 500 IS militants fleeing Fallujah left behind homes containing floors filled with freshly shaven beards to blend into the civilian population.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Dear Editor,

Friday, August 5, 2016

Out of sight, out of mind.

Most of us have used this well-worn phrase to explain our forgetfulness, but it also is one of the reasons some parents and caregivers give to explain why they had forgotten young children strapped into car seats and went on their way, sometimes with tragic results.

With scorching heat and high humidity gripping much of the country during the past two weeks, and with seven weeks of summer lying in front of us, out of sight, out of mind must never again be the reason a child dies from being left unattended in an automobile which becomes a bake oven.

Friday, August 5, 2016

I was very proud of officer Eric Schrantz when he was a member of the Jim Thorpe Police Department.

Now, I am proud to have him as our Carbon County magistrate.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that he is the best man for the job.

I believe he will make as fine a “G’squire” (in Pennsylvania Dutch) as one of his predecessors, Magistrate Harry Heydt.

May he have as lengthy and illustrious career.

Nat M. Lucas II

Jim Thorpe

Thursday, August 4, 2016

After World War II, when cheese and butter were still prized commodities and men would pawn their Sunday suits after wearing them to church, there was at least one commodity in Britain that was available cheaply and abundantly — cigarettes.

Breathing in some nicotine surely helped the British overcome the deprivations of daily life, and by 1949, 81 percent of men and 39 percent of women smoked.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Illegal immigration and homeland security are two issues that will continue to spark strong debate leading up to the November general election. Tensions between law enforcement and black protesters escalated last month, sparking a number of ambushes on police. The worst attack was in Dallas, where four Dallas police officers and one transit officer died from sniper fire.

There have been 11 ambushes of police officers so far this year across the country, and the number of officers killed in firearm deaths has risen to 32, compared with 18 at this point last year.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Police departments in big and small metropolitan communities have come under attack this year after several high-profile incidents where suspects were killed while being subdued or fleeing from police.

Our area has been largely immune from these traumatic incidents and the anti-police protests they have triggered.

In the small boroughs and townships of Carbon, Schuylkill, Monroe, Northampton and Lehigh counties, police departments are made up of men and women who are often our neighbors and our friends.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Since 1984, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica has been touring cities and towns, giving people a chance to visit, pause and remember.

The recent display at Palmerton Borough Park, made possible by the work of Vietnam War veteran Stephen Vlossak and local veterans organizations, was a deeply moving experience.

The wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and is managed by Vietnam Combat Veterans in Michigan.

It carries more than 58,000 names of those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.