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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Why not set our legislators pay at minimum wage and have them fund their pensions with a 401K or IRA plan.

It's time they see what a lot of average Americans have to live on.

We, the people, are their employers and should be setting their pay. They should not be determining salary and pensions.

I, for one, would like to see this question put on the ballot when we vote at the federal and state levels.

Perhaps they would change their tone about the minimum wage issue.

George White

Towamensing Township

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am so glad to have the opportunity to respond to Letters from Readers, especially when my friend Joseph is still writing. Joseph, the Freethinker! Isn't it amazing how in spite of this man's denial, God is with him all the way. (Incidentally, Jesus' earthly fathers' name was Joseph).

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dear Editor:

I want to say thanks to Joe Nihen for special articles on the Civil War soldiers. Both my great grandfathers, Thomas S. Jones and John B. Watkins, were in the Civil War and mentioned in the articles.

Thanks Joe. You've been in touch with my cousin, Tom Watkins.

Megan Watkins

Summit Hill

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dear Editor:

Our Valentine's Day was exceptional this year, thanks to the Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall.

The hall was beautifully decorated, and the DJ played great dance music.

The was served buffet style. We started with salad and hot rolls. the buffet included three meats and a shrimp carbonara. Also served were vegetables and two desserts. Everything was first class.

I would like to thank the manager, Jim McHugh, his wife, Sherry and the efficient server for making this a wonderful experience.

My husband and I are looking forward to future events.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Editor,

I have a couple of questions.

First why don't some in Harrisburg put up a bill that all electric lines be underground. I know it will cost, however in the long run, it would stop power outages due to weather. People wouldn't be without heat or electric for their homes.

Also I think the powers-to-be should be replaced when it comes to bringing business to Carbon County. I think we should try making the Panther Valley a tax-free area for business that will build the area. All I see now is new business going to Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, and Palmerton.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

My father fought through the propaganda machine of World War II. He said, "If you feel you are being shown only one path, be very wary of the guy giving you directions." After hearing multiple EI Associate presentations on building options we felt it was time to verify the information.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

It's so troubling when a progressive speaks up against gun ownership. With a broad sweep of the broom, Terry Ahner would take away the right to own guns. That would include the avid hunter, both small and large game, those who believe in self-defense.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

Consideration for pedestrians and bicyclists in Jim Thorpe would lead one to believe that the old bridge should stay in place for them, barricaded and blocked off from automotive traffic.

Anita Stone Van Dine,

Jim Thorpe, M.Ed. (ret.)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor,

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank coach Pat Crampsie, his staff, and the boys who gave their all on the hardwoods for the Panther Valley Panthers this season. Nobody works harder than Coach Crampsie and his staff to put a quality product on the floor, year in, and year out. Like any school's sports teams, some years are better than others, and, while this season ended with a disappointing loss to arch-rival Tamaqua, and missing the district playoffs, I, for one, came away impressed and encouraged.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor

The last Lehighton School Board meeting went well. I spoke on taxes, millage, and tax increases. David Bradley spoke on school construction costs, the ESCO concept.

Repairs and upgrades without the high architect's fees makes sense.

We need to fix and use the existing elementary school buildings.

This Monday the school board will decide on using an ESCO Construction Bid for the middle school. It will be brought up at the Lehighton School Board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 for a vote.