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Letters to the Editor

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.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Editor:

2011 has been an important reminder to all of us that disasters strike any time, any place. Regionally, we have felt those devastating effects first hand.

As we recovery from 2011's disasters we prepare to continually protect our communities for future emergency events in 2012. Our goal is to empower all residents to become their own emergency manager through simple steps such as getting a kit, making a plan and staying informed.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

On November 8, 2011, voters in Carbon County came out and voted for change and put fiscal responsibility and taxpayers first in our courthouse. I was proud to have supported Wayne Nothstein and Tom Gerhard as not only Republican candidates but as fine members of the community. Wayne and Tom did the hard work to visit our neighbors and talk about their positive vision of what Carbon County would be with change in our courthouse.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dear Editor:

Let's face it - the President is a figure head.

We have him as a show piece. Congress lets him sign a few bills once in a while. If he wants to veto one Congress can override it. They let him give a party once in a while for foreigners so he can get a photo op.

It's Congress that really runs this country.

So tell me why are there still American kids who don't know if they'll have another meal?

Why are some American kids homeless?

Why is the number of poverty and below poverty families growing?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dear Editor:

There are those who have dismissed global warming as a hoax seized on the weather as validation of their point while prophets of climate change said it was yet more evident of a planet in peril. Indeed, our planet is being besieged by that lady of reckless and devastating storm venues, Mother Nature herself. She's on a recurring rampage, belting-out the worst weather she can conjure up to make our lives hell; destroying towns as tornadoes whip ultra-violently throughout many areas of the United States.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Dear editor:

The following is my opinion on all the stories about Joe Paterno. My God, he was a fantastic coach. What his assistant coach did, those writers should blame everything on him, not Coach Paterno.

All this on telelvision, radio, and in the newspapers should stop. Put the blame on the right person.

I worked in the newspaper trade for 46 years and now days I am sick and tired of all this going on about a great coach.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Dear Editor,

To the Panther Valley Football Association:

Yesterday, I picked up the paper and after reading the sports section I could not believe it.

The Scholar Athlete Award was given to the WATER BOY/equipment helper! He never even played!

ARE YOU KIDDING? What a Joke!

What a way to slap the face of the players who played their hearts out, with sprains, sore muscles, broken bones and dedication to the sport.

Is it any wonder why the enrollment in PV sports is declining?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Imagine my surprise Sunday morning discovering that my car was a victim of a hit and run driver. I can only surmise that the driver was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The damage to my car and the incovenience and monetery loss is typical of an impaired driver. The insurance copany declared this accident a total loss.

Friday, December 30, 2011

This Christmas morning is my first without my mom, Mae Tout. Last year she was home for two days from the hospital to spend her last Christmas with us. My mom had been suffering from renal failure for three years and her body could not take the dialysis anymore, so the doctors made the decision to stop everything, and call Hospice.