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Letters to the 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:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

This letter was sent to Sen. David Argall,

I was shocked to learn that you supported House Bill 1950, giving gas drillers unfettered access to huge regions of Pennsylvania and limiting local communities control over gas drilling in their backyards.

I consider you an enemy now, selling Pennsylvania's COMMONWEALTH to gas drillers. What part of COMMONWEALTH and FUTURE GENERATIONS RIGHTS TO PURE WATER DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Editor:

PENNDOT recently installed handicap sidewalks and signal installations in the Borough of Tamaqua. From my viewpoint, it would appear that the projects are not complete. The timing sequence is way out of bounds. Motorists who drive East and West on the side streets know about the long time it takes for the signal to change, even in off-peak hours. Something should be done to rectify this horrible condition immediately.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dear Editor:

Abraham Lincoln would not have been elected president in 2012.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Kidder Township Board of Supervisors, the Kidder Township Community, and all our emergency services units (the police department, three fire companies and ambulance rescue squad), I want to publicly thank Carbon Commissioners Nothstein, O'Gurek and Getz (now retired) and Gerhard for their efforts.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dear Editor:

I recently read a Letter to the Editor from Mr. Schickram about Joe Paterno. I still wear all my Penn State garb - hats - caps - sweaters - jackets - whatever and wear them with pride.

If you watched the recent show on TV about Joe Paterno and listened to his former and present players and sponsors you would have learned a lesson you apparently did not know. Probably, I think because you hate Penn State! So who needs you? You called Joe Paterno a hypocrite and didn't even know him. How dare you?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dear Editor:

It seems like the big thing these days is the inequality all over the world and in this country/

Some of it could be cured if congress took pay cuts plus get rid of ear marks for all lobbyists.

Then maybe some of them could see what its like to be in the middle class.

They should pass the president's plan to put veterans to work. Also I was at the V.A.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dear Editor:

After reading Steve Schickram's wonderful account of what a hero is, I have come to the conclusion that he should have played football for PSU so that he could have learned some of life's basic lessons from Joseph Vincent Paterno.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dear Editor:

As a freshman student at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett's proposed budget sends chills down my spine at the thought of it.

A proposed 20 percent cut on top of the 20 percent cut as part of last year's budget to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) schools sends the wrong message to young adults across the state, that message being that education is not a priority of this administration in Harrisburg.