Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the Jim Thorpe Construction article.

I live right on the corner of Center Street right where all the construction is taking place by the bridge. Forget sleeping in the morning, they are out there bright and early banging away right outside my window. Can't really complain about that though; it is expected and they are just doing their job.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

For me, June the 14th started like any other day. My son-in-law was visiting from Arizona and he is asleep in the loft. It's 7 a.m. and I roll out of bed and into the bathroom. Brush my teeth and wash my face.

On the way to the kitchen I greeted my great-grandson and proceeded to take my morning pills. You know, the older you get the more pills they put you on.

I sat in the chair, took my meds and within 10 minutes had a crushing pain in my chest, the likes of which I never experienced in my life.

I broke out into a sweat and knew the sign exactly. HEART ATTACK!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dear Editor,

On several occasions I called your paper and on two occasions I visited your office in person, looking for help in preventing a great American tragedy and the worst criminal activity against mankind.

My feelings and complaints were justified in an article in your paper on Saturday, July 11, 2015, on Page 15: "Doctor sentenced to 45 years" by Ed White of the Associated Press.

The article reports on Dr. Farid Fata and his deadly abuse of over 500 patients, for which he benefited by $17 millions in a short period of time.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dear Editor,

I would like to know after the Mahoning Township Supervisors put a stop to the development of the Packerton Yards project, why don't the Carbon County Commissioners develop the Green Acre Industrial Park in Nesquehoning? Since the county sold their building in the park there has been nothing going on over there.

The former building that the county owned over there is vacant at this time and the present building is up for rent.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dear Editor,

The spraying of chemical pesticides across our region to control mosquitoes, gypsy moths and a growing list of other "pests" poses risks to the environment and to public health. As spraying programs continue to escalate, pet owners should monitor their animals closely for signs of pesticide poisoning.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Dear Editor,

I really have to hand it to the Palmerton School Board. They sure are smart. They announce, less than 24 hours before their feedback meeting on their $21 million spending plans, that they are having the meeting. They hold it at supper time on a work day, and neglect to mention where it will be held.

I will give you my feedback now. Don't borrow money for a wish list. Wish list means it is not a necessity.

Yes, interest rates are low, but the economy is stumbling along like a drunken sailor. No offense to sailors or drunks.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Dear Editor,

Have you ever gone "serious shopping,"

When you're desperate for something to wear,

And you're worn out from all the "Mall Hopping"

Plus that "Trying on Stuff Wear & Tear?"

You just can't put it off any longer

For that special day draws very near

You can't shop in your full attic closet;

Those fashions have changed, so I hear.

Have you finally loaded an armful

Then head for the nearest change room

Where you're happy to make some selections

Which fend off that feeling of doom.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Dear Editor,

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to the little boy and little girl who stood at the bus stop at I believe it's Jamestown Road (near the buy here/pay here) car dealership, and waved to the passing cars every morning.

I always waved back, and I must say it always brightened up my morning. Now that the summer is here, I just wanted to let them know they were appreciated.

Thank you,

Ann Royer

Jim Thorpe

Friday, July 3, 2015

The right to bear arms has been regulated into a privilege granted by government by political scrutiny and attack.

As a believer in the rule of law, I find the language of the laws that govern my right encumbering. If I have a right to life, then I have the right to protect my life.

When I am confronted by someone or something that threatens my life, I am the first responder. The police and government agencies are, at best, second responders to violent crime.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dear Editor,

I do not understand why it is taking so long to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina's state capitol. The flag represents one thing only: slavery.

This is not what I think or believe, it's a fact. If there was no slavery, no Civil War, which means no Confederate flag. Pretty simple, right?

Some southerners claim it is their heritage. Really? Your heritage is to enslave, beat and hang black people from trees?

What scares me is what are these southerners who claim the Confederate flag is their heritage teaching their children?