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Letters to the Editor

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

Since before my last cup of coffee was served ... as my family and I greeted customers at 7:30 a.m., the day after Christmas to tell them my mother had died and the store was closed. I wanted to write a book honoring my parents, Tommie and Helen of Tommie's.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

I must admit that while reading Janet Anderson's commentary about the Wisconsin government's attack on the middle class, I had to duct tape my skull in order to keep it intact. Wow, was it difficult to get through the whole piece. Let me offer a little logic:

First, unions may be fighting for decent living, benefits and so on, but don't call them rights. Rights are granted under the Constitution and no where in that document have I read about the "Right to a decent wage."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

Recently, I recieved notification that UGI Central Penn gas plans to increase service rates by as much as 18 percent. They are seeking an additional $16.5 million in profilts.

I feel as though the community needs to be made aware of this. UGI sent a small, index card sized, document with my last bill explaining their intentions. Many consumers cannot afford any more price increases.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

It is Monday morning February 28th and I am waiting for the borough guy to come see me. Last time I had to make a donkey of them and myself here up on the 300 block of Spruce street in Tamaqua, but this time I will do it right.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

I was wondering why our elected officials are letting the oil companies and oil traders rip us off again. They are saying that the trouble in Libya is the reason gas prices are going up but the truth is Libya isn't even one of the top 15 countries that we import oil from.

How can a country that sends us so little oil have this effect on gas prices. Just wait until the quarterly oil company profits come out they will blow your mind.

Paul Lupcho

Bowmanstown

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

Over the last several weeks I have been reading and watching the events in Wisconsin as they unfold.

One thing is perfectly obvious. The unions are being made out to be the enemy when in fact they are the biggest ally that the working class citizen can have. They fight against big business and big government for your rights to:

1. A decent, living wage..not just a surviving wage.

2. Decent benefits..ie.. health insurance, prescription and eye coverage

3. Decent working conditions, guarding against unsafe conditions in the factory, office etc.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

In addition to any other powers granted under law, a constable of a borough shall:

"WITHOUT WARRANT AND UPON VIEW, ARREST AND COMMIT FOR HEARING ANY AND ALL PERSONS GUILTY OF A BREACH OF THE PEACE, VAGRANCY, RIOTOUS OR DISORDERLY CONDUCT OR DRUNKENNESS, OR MAY BE ENGAGED IN THE COMMISSION OF ANY UNLAWFUL ACT TENDING TO IMPERIL THE PERSONAL SECURITY OR ENDANGER THE PROPERTRY OF THE CITIZENS, OR VIOLATING ANY ORDINANCES OF SAID BOROUGH, FOR THE VIOLATION OF WHICH A FINE OR PENALTY IS IMPOSED."

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

I seem to be a Democratic Liberal-Progressive's Worst Nightmare. I'm a White, Conservative, Tax-Paying, Constitution loving, Gun Owning Biker.

- I work at a Culm (waste coal) fired power plant. You know its one of those nasty earth killing plants that produces electricity in which you need to run your lap top, electric car, cell phone's, ipods, lights, heats your home etc.

- I believe in God and the freedom of religion, but I don't push it on others.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

While busy in another room of my house, I overheard a reference on television about former President Eisenhower's famous statement concerning the Military Industrial complex. I heard references to that famous comment many times in the past; however this time, in light of a growing distrust of government leaders of both parties and an administration which patronizingly states of our growing national debt.; "everything is on the table!" That is of course, everything except the defense budget! And for that reason I decided to research his entire farewell address.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

This is about the three stories in the TIMES NEWS about Guy Bowe, Nicholas Mantz and Amanda Walck. It is also about your editorial on the three youths.

That was something worth writing about. Those kids deserved that kind of appreciation for what they did. Especially Guy Bowe. He and friends did an outstanding job. Everybody should be proud of all three of these fine young people. And again thank you for honoring them with your editorial on them.

Mr. Edward R. Rummel

World War II Veteran,

Tamaqua