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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dear Editor:

To The Residents of West Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

I would like you to know that High Street is not your dogs' toilet.

There is an ordinance that says you are not allowed to let your pets defecate on other's property or public property. You are supposed to clean it up if they do.

It seems that some people believe that they are too good to shovel up their dog's poop.

We are tired of seeing it, walking in it and smelling it!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dear Editor,

In October 2010, Palmerton borough officials were presented with a $906,000 grant. I had always assumed that the grant money was to be used for new advantages with the already existing firemen and fire company in mind. It appears that may not be accurate. When in fact we should be thinking of these brave men who go out in the middle of the night, leaving their families behind and risking their own lives to help those in need.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear editor:

Maybe I'm mistaken but don't the Arab League have around 20 or so countries in membership? If so, why don't they take care of their problems? We shouldn't have to be the policemen for the world. I think they, not us, should take care of their problem in Syria. I think we could back up those who do the right thing. But stay out of their problems unless asked to step in.

It seems like we give weapons and training to countries and sooner or later, they go back to their old ways and turn all that on us.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

Our dairy farm is home to many cats. A few our own, most, unfortunate strays abandoned all too frequently by their owners.

It is a crime in PA to abandon any domestic animals. You are not doing these cats a favor, but maybe it makes you feel better. Please take responsibility for your animals and find them a home or take them to a shelter where they'll have a chance to be adopted.

Paula Hahn

Palmerton

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

This letter is in response to the Feb. 15 story "Coaldale cuts 3 fulltime officers."

Congratulations to the members of Coaldale Borough Council for taking a giant step backward in the effort to protect the residents of this storied community.

When I left Coaldale in 1995, it was a progressive community and in one fell swoop, my family and friends who are still there will see a town where people are put at risk because of inadequate police protection.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

Imagine being a parent needing day care for your children. You apply for subsidized child care, only to be told no funds are available. You are a working parent who needs to work. You have rent , food and utilities to pay. You have no family to help, as they all are working as well.

What do you do? Quitting your job is not an option. With Governor Corbett's proposed 24 million dollar budget cut to the Child Care Works supplement, this scenario will become a reality for the working poor.

Monday, February 20, 2012

To the Editor:

I would like to personally take the time to first thank everyone who is deeply concerned about my life's choices and decisions, your concern is appreciated and I am sure it is sincere.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

As I read your opinion piece (February 13: Concert Tickets - Legitimate Buyers Get the Worst Seats) on the concert business, it reaffirmed for me why the experience of visiting a smaller venue like the Mauch Chunk Opera House is so enjoyable: the performers themselves tour nationally, are of high quality, and deeply professional and dedicated. Typically, they differ very little from the big-name acts in terms of talent, and are often superior.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Editor: