Saturday, November 22, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Dear Editor,


When you're driving on a country road

And may be running late

Please remember it's a country road,

It's not an interstate.

As folks who live near country roads

Are working on the grass

Or trimming trees and raking up

They're praying as you pass.

When folks who live near country roads

(And you may be on one too)

Are driving they forget sometimes

A kind thing they might do.

So may all ask a favor

Though you have "The Right Of Way"

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Editor's note: We are reprinting this letter because some information was typed incorrectly in the Saturday, May 24, edition.

Dear Editor,

Mr. Argall and Mr. Knowles want to do away with the property tax. They want to replace it with a sales tax at a higher rate.

I am asking them to post in the local newspaper everything that is going to be taxed. I mean everything. Ninety to 95 percent of what you purchase under bill number 76 is going to be taxed.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Where are all the Catholic schools?

Oh that's right, they're closing.

After 128 years of providing a Catholic education, SS. Peter and Paul School in Lehighton is closing.

Parents and students learned of this in a letter sent home in the students' backpacks.

What a cowardly way to inform one of such an important decision. Questions have been asked with no answers provided by either the diocese or pastor.

No one seems to care about the students. If it's costing them (the diocese) money, close it down.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dear Editor

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Are you right; will you be left? Are you left; will you be right?

My thought is there are two definitions of the right and the left. One has to do with nationalism; that is, the presence of it or the lack of it. The far right would be nationalism to the point of aggression. The right would be the patriots who hold their principles in the Constitution as it is written. The left would be those who prescribe to the "one world" global philosophy.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

To the commissioners:

I have spoken to you last year about this problem at 17 W. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill and it still continues to this date, unresolved.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor:

Has anyone from the Pennsylvania Game Commission contacted Times News regarding the clear cutting of four acres in State Game Land 141 along Behrens Road in Penn Forest Township?

Many residents voiced their concerns to the Bear Creek Lakes Civic Association at the May 17 BCLCA board of directors meeting.

Rep. Doyle Heffley also attended the meeting and answered questions. Unfortunately, the game commission is an independent agency and doesn't answer to anyone when it comes to developing state game lands.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor:

Folks setting to break out their outdoor grill on Memorial Day face a deadly choice of inflicting food poisoning or cancer on their family and friends.

Food poisoning by E. coli and Salmonella bacteria, if they undercook their meat. Cancer if they heat their meat to the point of creating cancer-causing compounds.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor,

How blessed we are here in Jim Thorpe and Lehighton. We have musical talent beyond compare. We need not drive a great distance. It's all right here and on Saturday May 17, it was the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Mr. Randall Perry at the piano is superb.

The Bach and Handel Chorale is excellent.

Mr. Henry Long and The Perseverance Jazz Band couldn't be beat.

What a glorious way to spend a Saturday afternoon or evening, listening to all this fine musical talent right here in our own backyard.

I can't begin to tell you how much it meant to me.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor,

OK...another head scratcher...and I believe to each their own....but, and a big but...Pennsylvania is allowing and will acknowledge the gay marriage and no longer will acknowledge common-law marriage.


What's good for the goose should be good for the gander!

Darlene Hughes