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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dear Editor:

I could never understand how everyday hard working people, especially from the coal regions of Pennsylvania, could possibly be against organized labor unions. Pennsylvania coal miners of the 1800's fought, and sacrificed their lives for better working conditions, and for higher wages, and if it wasn't for courageous people like them, we would all be working for peanuts today. The standard of living in America has only gotten better for the average middle class working person, because of the fighting force behind the Unions.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am including four definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Tenth Edition (1) Evolution is defined as a theory. (2) Creationism is defined as a theory. (3) Theory itself is defined as an analysis of facts. (4) Faith is defined as a firm belief in something for which there is no proof.

There is no absolute empirical proof for either evolution or creationism. It really comes down to faith - faith in evolution or faith in creationism. So pick your faith. My faith is in creationism.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dear Editor:

Just want to let everyone know about the great volunteers we have here in Carbon County. As the Carbon County coordinator of RSVP (PA Senior Corps Retired Volunteer Program).

I see the wonderful jobs they do every day. Volunteer hours are being given at non profit thrift stores, food pantries, hospitals, libraries, senior home delivered meals, nursing homes, blood collection sites and museums.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dear Editor:

During the Presidential election the President made his birth certificate available.

Where was Mr. Trump then?

The President is trying to get gas prices down. Mr. Trump you are not doing anything now!

Mr. Trump calls people stupid or not too bright.

Sir please look in the mirror before you speak !

We all know you like to TRUM-PET your own horn.

We all know you need to be in the spot light.

Sir, your 15 minutes are up !

GO AWAY !!!

I Remain,

Robert ( Ski ) Siesputowski

Summit Hill

Saturday, May 7, 2011

By REP DOYLE HEFFLEY (R-Carbon)

Several major anti-drug initiatives have advanced in the state House in recent weeks which will help protect our children and our communities from the scourge of drugs and violence.

The House passed a bill to make drug delivery resulting in death a first-degree felony. The intent is to give law enforcement and prosecutors a stronger tool to punish drug dealers whose illegal products kill.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

On behalf of myself, my daughter Jess Kutza, and the American Cancer Society Telethon Committee, I extend deepest gratitude to everyone who supported our Annual ACS Chinese Auction held in the Lakeside Ballroom on Sunday, March 27th.

This year's total of over 500 donations, hundreds of attendees and amazing proceeds would have never been possible without YOU, our supportive friends and businesses. Because of YOU, we were able to present a check on the ACS Telethon this past weekend in the amount of $20,800!!! What an accomplishment!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

After reading the Times News story (4/19/2011) on the property tax archaic system it is no secret that is the worst tax to impose on people. State senator John Yudichak, State Representative Doyle Heffley and State senator Dave Argall have proposed that the school tax be eliminated. What a wonderful thing except they stopped short on the real property tax issue and that is to stop the county and the local taxing also by eliminating this tax totally.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

Thank you for running the article on Carbon County Friends of Animals and the national shelter challenge. CCFOA remains in fourth place and as of today has 4.26 percent of the state votes. That is the highest percentage of votes since this quarter's challenge was launched. This is quite impressive! CCFOA needs to gain at least 22 percent of the state votes to win any one of the grants.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

I recently attended representative Barletta's town hall meeting at the AmVets in Lansford. I was hoping to see and hear some intelligent answers from the congressman, but I was very disappointed. I was disappointed because the one person who actually questioned the congressman about the proposed budget that he supports was screamed at by tables full of Lehighton 9/12 group members.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am responding to an anonymous letter I received last week. Usually I file those letter in the waste basket because if, in my opinion, the author doesn't have the guts to sign it they don't deserve to have their opinions heard.