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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

I can't help but notice getting stuck at the red lights on the 443 intersections between Aldi's and 209. The light turns red and we sit to no cross traffic, meanwhile large backups form.

The newer lighting controls with sensors and PLC's are the way to go like the ones that were put in at the new Wal-Mart intersection. It'd be great to get that system installed and get a much smoother traffic flow through that section of 443.

Daniel Smith

Mahoning Township

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

In a recent edition, there were two letters to the editor from our local legislators. One was from a local senator and the other was from a local representative. In the response from the senator, he stated the facts why he voted for the recent Marcellus Shale bill, a bill that strips power from local communities to protect themselves from drilling activities. The bill requires local governments to allow gas operations in all zones, including residential and agricultural areas with few restrictions.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

Every religion has its version of the Bible.

The burning of the Quran was said to be an accident. People have died over this. However, we have apologized and so has our president.

Let's face it folks, we're talking about people who treat their women like garbage. They have no problem with killing their own people. They take our training, our weapons, our money and our help when nature raises hell.

Then they treat us like garbage use our money against us. Use our weapons and training against us. Shoot or kill our servicemen and burn our flag.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dear Editor:

I would like to commend Barbara A. Conway, superintendent of Jim Thorpe Area School District for not closing the school system on Feb. 29. There are many single parents that have a very limited time for visitation with their children.

My visitation is only over holiday timeframes during the school year. One make-up day over Easter recess would have cost me four days of visitation. As it stands, I only get my daughter for about 14 days during the school year. (Christmas and Easter).

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dear editor:

Regarding last Friday's (March 2) Opinion on the 50th anniversary of the historic pro basketball game in Hershey, my twin brother, who lives in Mahanoy City, called me that day to ask if I knew what it was. I hesitated briefly, then surprised him as I got my memory recall and stated yes, we were in Hershey that evening to see Wilt score his 100 points. He chuckled and said we knew we would never forget this day.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dear Editor:

Jerry Knowles recently claimed he was for open, fair and honest campaigns for state representative. Yet, his first official campaign action was to retain a lawyer to have my son thrown off the ballot. I understand that is politics as usual but when it rises to the level of personal attacks regarding the petition I circulated for my son, that sinks to a new low.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dear Editor:

Here we go - heading towards $5 a gallon gas. We all know the big oil companies are ripping us off.

They show bigger profits every year. They pay their big guy millions. They keep finding new places to drill to feed their money lust.

They had such strong lobbies in Congress and they throw around perks like they're nothing. That's why Congress does nothing while Joe and Jenn Jerk sits and takes it.

Come on people. Get off your butts and open your mouth.

If you don't - can anyone spell BIKE

I remain,

Robert (Ski) Sieputowski

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Editor:

Gas prices are higher because President Obama wants gas prices higher!

In a pre-nomination interview in 2008, now-Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Wall Street Journal, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levals in Europe."

Also, there are an estimated 27 billion barrels in Alaska the EPA is blocking drilling. The drilling on federal land is down 44 percent and deep water permits for oil drilling are down 57 percent.

If the missiles fly in the Middle East, wait 'til you see gas prices then.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dear Editor:

Christians around the world are in the season of Lent during which all are asked to look closely and honestly at themselves in relationship to God and others. It can be said that searching within is not just for this season, but is an ongoing life-project.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dear Editor:

Thanks for the opportunity to respond to Carolyn Padora's letter and present the facts on this matter.

Shortly after the filing deadline, it was brought to my attention that 20 of the 21 Padora petitions were notarized on the same date by the same notary. I was also informed that at least one of the circulators did not appear before the notary as required by law.