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Letters to the Editor

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Editor:

Some Pennsylvania legislators are attempting to enact a voter suppression bill, House Bill 934, which will disenfranchise as many as 11 percent of eligible voters from voting. You may be one of them if you don't have a current government issued photo I.D.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sir,

Your article about the Republican committee meeting and chairman election at the New Ringgold Fire Company didn't tell the real story. I have never seen an adult act as unprofessionally as Dave Argall did that night.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dear Editor,

I am very grateful to the stranger who was shopping at the Lehighton Wal-Mart and had the integrity that is so often missing in today's world. They turned in my purse, with the cash, cell phone and credit cards still intact, to the courtesy desk. In today's world, there is so much bad news. This was good news. Thank you so very much!

Sincerely,

Lois M. Walton

Tamaqua

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Dear Editor,

Every time I see on TV police officers getting killed, my heart goes out to his and her family. A 22-year New York officer was gunned down while making an arrest. Pictured his three daughters crying their eyes out. Picture a mother hearing gunshots and wrapping her arms around her children who she had picked up from school. While doing so, took a bullet to her head and died. This is only two incidents of so many.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Editor,

Once again it's that time of the year when Publisher's Clearing House is going to make someone a millionaire!

Judging by their advertising, that means "hurry and get your entry in or you may forfeit your winnings!"

For many years I entered the contest, mainly because the product I requested was something I could use or needed, not hoping or thinking I would be chosen for the "big one."

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sir:

The Towamensing Soccer Club would like to thank the Horsehead Community Development Fund for their generous philanthropic and altruistic monetary grant that will benefit our nonprofit and volunteer driven club.

In October, the TSC Soccer Board applied for a monetary grant to help offset the costs of running an expanding and growing soccer club. The Horsehead

Development Fund provided TSC with a matching challenge grant. If we could raise $2,500 dollars, they would match it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dear Editor:

I just got done listening to Rick Santorum's address following the Iowa Republican caucus.

I gotta admit, the guy can give a speech. If you didn't know who he was, you might think of him as one of those salt-of-the-earth, grass-root, regular guys that you could identify with. He speaks with a sincerity that differs from the usual canned, game show host swill that guys like Mitt Romney dish out by the metric ton.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dear Editor:

One thing you almost have to respect about the Republicans: They have no shame about using their power to bludgeon opponents into submission. Using their right-wing radio and TV attack henchmen to broadcast their positions, they have been extraordinarily effective in creating a united bloc.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Editor:

It was nice to hear that Lehighton Fire Department was awarded $1.75 million dollars from the state of Pennsylvania. But what many do not know, this was funds taken from other programs. Although our taxes were not raised to compensate, other much needed programs were cut. One program, in particular; the HEMAP or PHFA, has not received any funds for the year 2012 by the Mr. Corbett.

What this means is families that run into hardships and have problems raising funds to make their mortgage payments, will go homeless.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dear Editor:

In reference to the appointment of Mr. William O'Gurek to the commissioner vacancy when "crybaby" Mr. Charles Getz resigned was a miscarriage of justice to the voters of Carbon County.

The voters made it clear they didn't want Mr. O'Gurek and their wishes should be upheld. If Mr. Getz didn't wish to remain a commissioner whey did he seek re-election? Something seems a little strange about that.

Seems like the good ole boys had a backup plan. If people can't see what was done here they better jump up and down because their eyes are stuck.