Thursday, August 25, 2016


Friday, June 17, 2016


I’ve owned a home on South First Street since October 2004. As I am now retired I have been trying to sell it and move to an apartment to cut down on living costs. It is a shame that I cannot get even what I paid for it nearly 12 years ago.

Friday, June 17, 2016

To the editor,

The government will spend billions of dollars on the Zika virus. The government will also spend billions of dollars on windmills and solar panels.

Windmills and solar panels have killed thousands of birds and bats. Birds and bats eat insects. The fewer birds and bats, the more insects there will be. The more insects there are, the more diseases they will transmit to humans.

The following is taken from an article written by Paul Driesser and Mark Duchamp:

Friday, June 17, 2016

Too many apathetic Americans are convinced that the deck is stacked against them, that they can’t take on a company, business, giant corporation, that they can’t fight city hall.

Well, I am here to tell you that this defeatist attitude needs to be shown the door. And may I present the effective ushers who are up to the task: The persistent people of Eldred Township, who took on the Nestle Waters, North America corporation and won their fight to prevent the company from extracting water from Chestnut Springs, a pristine body of water in western Monroe County.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Part of government’s cost of doing business is letting its constituents know which new laws are being considered for passage.

Many legislators would eliminate this advertising if they could and frequently introduce bills with this objective in mind. Officials treat this important public disclosure as an expensive and unnecessary part of doing the commonwealth’s or municipalities’ business.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Some of us awoke early Sunday to mow the lawn. Others wanted to clean the grill after the high school graduation party. Still others dressed and went to church services. Each of us had distinctly different items on the agenda. But all had one thing in common — we awoke to shocking news of the worst mass shooting in American history and worst terror attack since 9/11.

It was a slaughter of epic proportions, at least 50 killed and 53 injured when, police say, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old religious radical, invaded an Orlando nightclub, opened fire, killed scores and took hostages.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

To the editor:

Some groups from New York City and Washington, D.C., have been critical of Sen. John Yudichak’s work on environmental issues.

We don’t know much about these out-of-state groups, but we do know how helpful Yudichak has been to the Nesquehoning Conservation Club.

Yudichak helped us secure $50,000 in state funding to turn 6 acres of land donated by the Kovatch family into a Nature Park in Nesquehoning Borough.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dear Editor:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

With the expectation of possible record voter turnout for this year’s presidential election on Nov. 8, many parents across the United States whose polling places are at their local schools are expressing concern about lax security on Election Day.

On a typical school day, doors are locked to outsiders, who must go through an elaborate security process to be granted admittance. On Election Day, however, voters are free to come and go without encountering locked doors or tight security.

Monday, June 6, 2016

It always comes down to money.

Many believe 30 pieces of silver was the price for which Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, according to an account in the Gospel of Matthew.

Panther Valley faithful say they’re getting a very real dose of that betrayal-type feeling, coming from the very institution through which they pledge their faith.

In late April, they learned St. Francis of Assisi Church in Nesquehoning and St. Katharine Drexel in Lansford will be combined with St. Joseph Parish, Summit Hill.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

After reading about the trucks that crashed on Broad Mountain (Route 93), I will give my opinion, and they are the facts.

The old ramp was designed as a disaster. Piles of road chips as high as 8 feet are a suicide ramp designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. They didn’t need to spend over a hundred thousand dollars for a new ramp. All they had to do was remove the piles and put them at the end of the ramp for safety, instead of going over the cliff and getting killed. But no PennDOT engineer needs pocket money?