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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dear Editor:

The true home for the fairgrounds judging stand would be at the Lehighton High School grounds (possibly, the original location).

If not there, then maybe along the Mahoning Street entrance and with it, pictures and history for all to see. The richness of Carbon County must be preserved. Its past in the making of our nation is not only notable but essential. Local history, the Constitution and the Spirit of Freedom should be taught in all area schools.

Glenn Claypoole

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dear Editor:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dear Editor:

Recently there appeared an editorial by Mr. Zbick concerning the lack of knowledge displayed by our school children when it comes to the history of our nation. I would venture to say that many adults are unaware of the history of this nation, and in particular, local history.

I get the impression, from reading your newspaper, that history didn't occur here in the Carbon County area prior to 1843. Indeed, there is much Colonial era history here, as a part of Northampton County at the time.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dear Editor:

When laws need to be passed immediately concerning critical health and safety issues of extreme importance regarding public liability, there should be no prolonged process hindering a specific law to be enacted. Consider this most recent health hazard brought on by the producers of "bath salts" with this extremely dangerous drug being sold legally in stores throughout the State of Pennsylvania to anyone crazy enough to buy and use them.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to know.

Considering the industry that has moved in this area, Long John Silver, Arbys, Giant, Aldi,Wal-Mart, and Lowe's soon-to-be, why are our property taxes sooooo high?

We walked past one of the Lehighton schools, one summer day, the windows were open, and the air conditioner was running.

This is a waste of money.

Nobody seems to care about the taxpayers' wallet.

Sincerely,

Joanne Shanosky

Mahoning Township

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

A native son of Lehighton passed away this month. He is someone we should be proud to call a son of Lehighton. Maybe some who are reading this actually knew him. His passing was reported in The New York Times on Monday, June 13 and they gave him a good size obituary.

His name was Maynard L. Hill, born in Lehighton Feb. 21, 1926. His father, Claude, was a blacksmith and his mother, Esther, worked in a mill.

Why should we remember him?

He had a remarkable life full of achievements in a field that not many could match.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am writing to you to voice my opinion on school boards across the state cutting school music and sporting programs.

School boards cut these programs because the money is needed for other educational expenses, since the state cut the schools' funding. I oppose these actions because parts of people's lives are made up of these two extra-curricular activities.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dear Editor,

Though I've never been shy about voicing my opinions, I can understand why someone might be. Which is why I must take exception to your opinion piece of June 21 regarding the 'Website Woes' of an internet website in Slatington.

I know nothing about this website, only what I've read in your piece and the details of that issue are not my subject.

My issue is with several comments you made within the piece, beginning with your concern over the site developer refusing to reveal their sources.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I was disappointed to see your choice of front page articles about the arrest of Garth Lakitsky.

I don't know this boy and yet my heart went out to him and his family. He sees like a good person who reacted inappropriately.

We have all been a teenager and in similar situations. Why don't you do something more beneficial with your paper and go after the bad guys in our communities?

Carol Sparks

Slatington

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

Most people do not understand the damage that has been caused by the teaching of evolution. Communism/socialism and evolution go hand in hand; there is no higher form of life to answer to.

Dr. Alan Bloom published a book entitled, "The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students." According to Dr. Bloom, the educational system of the U.S. teaches nothing but socialism and nihilism.