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Editorials

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dear Editor,

Question. Republican-Democrat. When are you idiots going to stop? Let’s face it. Russia hacked the United States to get the parties fighting and show the world that our form of government isn’t working. The two main parties are taking the bait. Now no one is doing their job to work for the good of this country.

Friday, March 31, 2017

When someone is being harmed, and we have the power to stop it, do we step in?

Our conscience says yes, but our minds often say no.

Eighteen years ago, my husband and I were coming home from church one night and the car in front of us stopped. A man and woman got out of the car and he began hitting her.

My husband yelled and the man got in the car and took off. We took the woman back to our church and waited for police.

They asked him to testify. He missed work to do it.

But he questioned if that’s why people don’t get involved.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Remember the days when a trip to the mall was an event? Today, the retail landscape has changed drastically, and some malls are finding it difficult to attract customers.

It’s a classic Catch-22 situation: Fewer shoppers cause mall stores to close resulting in even fewer customers.

A stark example of this cycle playing out in our own backyard is the Schuylkill Mall near Frackville, today just a ghost of its former glory.

Thursday, March 30, 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 29, 2017

We say that it’s about time that smoking will be banned at Beltzville State Park starting on Memorial Day, opening day at the park. Beltzville is one of 16 additional beaches added to the state’s pilot program to ban smoking, and it will bring the total to 39 of the 54 swimming beaches within Pennsylvania’s state parks.

Although smoking will be banned on the beach itself, there will be a designated smoking area nearby.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A new round of gun debate ignited last week after a man thought to have been inspired by Islamist ideology slammed his vehicle into pedestrians and then launched a deadly attack outside of the Houses of Parliament in London.

After killing four and injured 29, Khalid Masood, the British-born attacker, was finally shot and killed. But many were wondering if much of the carnage could have been stopped had more British police officers been allowed to carry guns to protect themselves and the public.

Tuesday, March 28, 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, March 27, 2017

If Pennsylvania officials continue to get into trouble, it is likely that the commonwealth will move up the list of the most corrupt states in the nation.

The state was ranked number 5 in a 2014 joint Indiana University/Hong Kong University survey, and things have gone from bad to worse since then.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dear Editor,

I am an independent associate of Stream Energy.

Recently, Carbon County advertised for bids to supply electricity. I began the process of preparing a bid early February. I requested the most recent county PPL invoices so I could submit a bid.

Being referred to Ingram Engineering, I contacted them and received a response that asked me for more information on our company. Our commercial department tried on several occasions to contact Ingram with no success.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Now that President Trump submitted his budget, many folks are in an uproar. He wants to decrease federal spending on handouts! Well good for us.

Apparently after being breastfed and brainwashed for so many years, politicians, both local and state have succumbed to and come to depend on handouts. Well shame on you. It’s time the handouts were earned. Entitlements are earned. You pay in and get a return.

Handout recipients and the politicians bleeding the system or using handout as a way to balance their budgets may face a harsh reality. Earn it!