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Editorials

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dear Editor,

All of us have heard the story of the big bad wolf and the three little pigs. Much to our amazement, this story is becoming popular again; not to the children, rather to the taxpayers. We as residents of Pennsylvania are taxpayer piglets to our government, which for the sake of this letter shall be referred to as the “Big Bad Wolf.” (By the way, I am in no way referring to our governor, whose name happens to be Wolf. Honestly!)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The primary election is April 26, and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through April 19. Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by April 22. 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 1, 2016

Dear Editor,

In response to the recent article by Donald R. Serfass in The Times News as well as reported by the media in other areas and as posted on Facebook, we, the Zimmerman family, would like to address a misunderstanding that has resulted. Members of the Zimmerman family are not involved in any manner with the reported reopening of Leiby’s Restaurant.

Monday, February 29, 2016

In a pluralistic society such as ours, should a board of education take a stance on prohibiting students from participating in sports on Sunday mornings when this might clash with attendance at church services?

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thank you commissioners and planning commission for remaining vigilant, for educating yourselves about the proposed PennEast/UGI pipeline and for paying attention to the details of the application process. The residents of Carbon County need you to protect our interests. This pipeline project poses a serious threat to our environment, tourist industry and property values.

Those who claim that opponents of the pipeline are not in favor of clean energy or that we don’t consider the “big picture” are sadly misinformed.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday he has treatable prostate cancer.

“Treatments will last the next several months, but they will present no impairment to my ability to perform my duties as governor,” said the 67-year-old Democrat.

“I am very thankful that my doctors caught this cancer quickly and have worked with me to plan a treatment schedule that will address my medical issues and allow me to serve the people of Pennsylvania.”

When Wolf divulged the presence of the illness, he cast a spotlight on one of the most common and treatable of cancers.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The primary election is April 26, and the Times News will accept candidate support letters through April 19. Letters will be published in our daily and Saturday opinion pages by April 22. 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.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A year after the tragic slaying of a state trooper and critical injuries to another at the Blooming Grove state police barracks, the case is still making headlines.

As the wheels of justice move toward resolution, people are talking about a few related developments.

In early January, Lt. Col. George Bivens was demoted.

Bivens was the high-profile Pennsylvania State Police media representative during the weekslong hunt for the shooter. He became the face of the tragedy with his regular updates on national television.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How many drinks does it take to become too drunk to drive?

That’s the wrong question to ask, because it assumes that there are a fixed number of drinks that are acceptable before you get behind the wheel. That’s not the case.

For example, if you are taking medication, one drink could put you into the “DUI” category. For some people, it often takes very little alcohol to become legally drunk and certain physical characteristics such as weight, gender and body fat percentage can all be factors in the equation.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Regarding to your Feb. 16 article about the Carbon County Court appointing the current Lehighton School Board vacancy, I would like to add clarity about the historical Weatherly Board Court appointments from 1999. I was on that board then and am still on it now.