Thursday, August 28, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dear Editor,

Firefighters from several companies, rescue personnel and medics gave it their all Wednesday afternoon Aug. 13 in a heroic effort to save the life of a toddler who was struck by a car along Mountain Road in Washington Township.

Volunteers in a rural setting have their backs against the wall as soon as the tones go off.

Most have to travel a distance just to reach the station, get the doors up and the equipment started.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

To the Editor,

1. You shoot a deer, the deer runs to me and I kill it, it's mine. I'm not talking about a deer that is flopping around on the ground, but one that is standing.

2. When you come in to the woods in the dark and you see a flashlight flashing, that means someone beat you to it. Turn around and retrace your steps.

3. When you come into the woods during the day and you see orange, I beat you to it. Turn around and retrace your steps.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Editor, Times News

On Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, the Lehighton School Board President Gloria Bowman and Superintendent Jonathan Cleaver used methods you would see in a communist state to silence Carbon County Independent Gazette contributor Dave Bradley and others who oppose their plan to take away our homes for nonpayment of school taxes.

Our school district is made up of 70 percent senior citizens who would lose their homes if this plan is approved to build a new elementary center instead of fixing up the schools we now have on a priority basis.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mr. Zbick:

The compensation of Administrator Sharon Helman tells you all you need to know about the VA. The only thing that matters is the high salary and the pension.

Doesn't matter how many bills you pass, who runs the VA, how much money you put into it, how many new doctors you hire, in 10 years it will be the same.

Only way to fix it is to privatize the VA.

They will never be capable of running or fixing it.

If you had a big-time medical problem, would you go to the VA?

I will take my chances at the Lehigh Valley hospital.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dear Editor,

Some advice to younger men: Do you want to meet nice young girls? Get a dog. You'd be surprised all the girls you meet walking their dogs.

I don't know why they have old-timers baseball games for charity. One year they had a soap box derby on Patterson street.

I built a soap box car. I used some sheet iron, and the wheels were from my old go cart. The steering was done by a rope on each wheel. Ja was my driver. On a test run he turned over and cracked a tooth. Those people from out of town all had fancy cars. The next time.

God Bless

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter to inform the residents of Penn Forest Township that heads need to roll for this act of incompetence, from the chairman, right down the line. What were they thinking? Putting our lives in jeopardy isn't a laughing matter at all with our fire stations closed due to an oversight.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dear Editor,

Last evening, July 10, I attended the "Concert Under the Stars" right here in our Lehighton Park. What a fine concert it was, with our Lehighton Band celebrating 150 years. 150 years of LOCAL musical talent.

We, the people of Lehighton, are truly blessed, for in addition to our great Lehighton Band, we have the Lehighton Boys & Girls Band and the Zion Opera Workshop.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dear Editor,

In regards to the speed limit being changed from 65 mph to 70 mph on parts of I-80, I-380 and parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, in my opinion I think 65 mph is fast enough on these roads.

I don't know if anyone else besides me has had a tire blow out at 55 mph. Nothing happened to me, and I regained control of the car. I lost the hubcap. I didn't find it either.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Editor's note: This letter is being reprinted to clarify the business.

Dear Editor,

On July 8, I called in two prescriptions to a chain pharmacy. The next day, I picked them up.

No, I did not check the individual bags before leaving the store.

At home, I found one prescription to be incorrect. It was a drug my husband no longer uses. I called the store, but was told I was liable for the $32 since I left the store without checking, and the drug I ordered was not ready yet. Had that refill been ready, I would have known something was wrong: three instead of two.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dear Weissport Mayor,

Regarding your "incense" over the procedures of emergency vehicles during a crisis, please get it in your head that police, ambulance and fire vehicles have always been equipped with loud sirens and flashing lights to warn other vehicles and pedestrians that the emergency vehicles need to get somewhere in a hurry even against traffic and through stop signs and stop lights.