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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Having been born in 1950, in the Allentown area, life was very different as compared to now. One of four brothers and a sister, my parents were very loving, they taught us right from wrong and good from bad. Life was simple and a lot easier than things are now. We grew up watching Ed Sullivan and Art Linkletter and when things were real big news Walter Cronkite would tell the world what was, as he did when John F. Kennedy was shot and killed on that sad day in Texas.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am taking a moment to acknowledge the hard work of many people involved with the recent Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Breakfast with Santa event held at the Lehighton Recreational Center.

Approximately 200 people attended the breakfast and enjoyed a breakfast of waffles and sausage. Children dropped off their letters to Mrs. Claus and then visited with Santa where they received early Christmas gifts.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Can you vote?

Maybe not. Although it is your right to vote as an American citizen, and you have been voting for many, many years, you may be prevented from doing so in the future unless you have a government issued photo I.D. Scary, isn't it?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am a Lansford borough councilperson and have been addressing the wrongful taking of benefits by the board members of the Lansford Coaldale Joint Water Authority.

The municipal authorities act is quite clear, to receive benefits, health care and pension you must work fulltime at the authority. The stipend is set by the boroughs, Lansford and Coaldale at $300 a year, they receive $2,250.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am writing so the people who have been writing and calling me about my son Joseph who was brutally beaten by five Coaldale firemen on Sept. 25, 2011, to let them know nothing has been done yet. D.A Goodman wants to read Joseph his Miranda Rights, which has never ever happened to a victim.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation for inviting me to speak at their recent annual meeting. The theme of "Building Economic Success Together" is one of the most important goals of all successful economic development organizations around the country.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

I have been watching with interest how the Republican candidates have been jockeying for position for the presidential race.

Their opinions change like the sleep number bed. If you don't like what I say today, just keep dialing a different number until you feel comfortable. To tell the truth, I am not sure if I want to get in bed with any of them. And the alternative is like sleeping on the floor.

From the pen of,

K. Treger

Lehighton

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Tamaqua Borough Council appears to be content on laying off a police officer because of lack of money. Is that what the residents of Tamaqua really need - less protection in the fight against crime?

I do not believe that is a responsible action to be taken. I am sure that there are other avenues that council may take. First, if Borough Council and the Mayor do not take their salary for one year, there will be a savings of $12,000-plus for the year. Since there is supposed to be shared sacrifice in all of this, they can do their part.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Have you ever set out to go shopping

Then parked in the lot at the mall?

You've carefully noted row numbers

And even some signs on the wall.

You're then feeling sure your location

Will be quite simple to find

Since you've certainly sent every landmark

And neighboring auto to mind.

Then why when I've finished my errand

And come out with my full shopping cart

Do I have to stop short quite bewildered

Since I'm just not sure which way to start?

Now my mall has no valet parking

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

Our state legislators recently bragged that they are not accepting an automatic cost-of-living raise. It's interesting that none of them has co-sponsored House Bill 1331 or Senate Bill 1074, which would repeal these raises.

If they are truly opposed to raises that none of us in the real world receives, why not put their money where their mouth is by co-sponsoring permanent repeal? Could it be because those raises beef up their pension?