Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

A recent letter by former State Representative Tim Seip, who was defeated in the 2010 election, criticized us for voting in favor of the 2011-12 fiscal year state budget back in June but failed to mention some very important facts.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

Rep. Heffley's comments about respecting Veterans Day was welcome in Nov. 10 issue of the TIMES NEWS. However, in reading his short article the letter "I" was used seven times.

Now we realize that Doyle and his team were elected by us the folks in Carbon County. To my chagrin and disappointment Doyle, the word team, your team elected by us the citizens in our county does not include the letter "I". Please do not use Veterans Day as a campaign opportunity. It's not all about you but us not he "I" but the "we's."

From the pen of

Ken Treger,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

On Oct. 30th, two communities came together in the most positive of ways. My hometown of Tamaqua, and my adopted hometown of Palmerton and all their wonderful people held a fund-raising auction to defer my medical expenses secondary to my battle with breast cancer.

I would like to thank all the residents and local businesses that donated items or came to the auction and enjoyed a great afternoon.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

It's not hard to believe,that peace can happen.

It's just hidden behind America's warped actions.

They brainwash your minds, with images of who they want you to become.

And before to long,the same old song is still sung.

Freedoms dead and buried if you don't fit into a certain category.

And all your dreams are shot down, before you even have a chance to claim your glory.

America spells competition in every form, written or spoken.

That's how they want it to be,let down and your spirit broken.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

My definition of a veteran: When asked why they enlisted in the PA National Guard on the edge of our country going to war they respond "Because it's something I felt I had to do."; respond that the military gave them everything they promised and more days after returning from an 18 month deployment in Iraq getting occasionally shot at and always in fear of being blown up by and IED; giving a response of " I go where they tell me to."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

I hope your Veterans Day was a pleasant one. I feel very secure, not by anything I did but what has been sacrificed by our veterans and those serving today. THANK YOU SO MUCH VETERANS!!

I am sending a "thought" written by Joshua Pete, a young Navajo student who was attending Northern Arizona University, and had served several tours in Afghanistan. Joshua attended a breakfast that we had set up to start our "Veterans Appreciation" program at NAU on October 24, 2009. It was a great program lasting the whole day and it was great to see our young "warrior" there.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

Everyone knows that hospitals are always here for people - to help them and fix them when they are sick or injured.

But what happens when a hospital needs to be helped or fixed?

At St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, we found out first hand what happens and how a community will come together to help a member in need.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

First there were problems with the care at the Walter Reed Hospital.

Then problems at the Arlington National Cemetery.

New problems with the ashes of the Fallen Heros at Dover Morgue.

The Nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.

That also goes for those who dishonor them.

Let`s get people in the right positions.

We need people who care.

And now some of the largest banks are ripping off veterans.

What is going on in this country ?

I Remain,

Robert ( Ski ) Siesputowski

Summit Hill -

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor

The Tea Party movement and Wall Street protests of late have shown us that some Americans believe we are mishandling our budget, while others see a problem with our rising income inequality, respectively. They are anxious to participate in our democracy, and shouldn't be pitted against one another to determine which protest was more orderly, who had the better message, etc...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dear Editor:

To fellow Taxpayers:

How information is shown greatly influences the perception of the person hearing the information. My father and his fellow servicemen fought through the propaganda of World War II. He taught me an eye opening lesson I have used many times.

He said, "If you feel you are being shown only one path, be very wary of the guy giving you directions."

Let's take the new school project that is up for a School Board vote at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the high school.