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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Last week, I was honored to speak about John "Sonny" Kovatch on the Senate floor as my colleagues and I presented a Senate resolution honoring his memory. It was a humbling experience to speak about this Pennsylvania visionary in front of his family, honored guests and Senate members.

Sonny Kovatch's long and storied career began in March 1946 after returning from Army service in the Pacific. He used his entrepreneurial spirit and opened a small auto repair business in his father's one-car garage in his hometown of Nesquehoning, Carbon County.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

In light of the recent budget proposal by our Governor, I felt it was time to take action. Governor Corbett is proposing to balance our state budget on the back of our education system. Among other things, he's asking all Pennsylvania teachers to take a pay freeze.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that its 2010 Annual Report is now available on our website at www.bcnepa.com/ceBRFoundation.aspx.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania established its private, nonprofit Blue Ribbon Foundation in 2002 to invest in health and wellness initiatives throughout northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. In 2010 alone, our foundation awarded grants to 36 nonprofits for health and wellness projects that will serve thousands of regional residents.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

I have been covering meetings in Mahoning Township for the TIMES NEWS the last six years and previously Summit Hill Borough's meetings as well as having been a councilman in Summit Hill for two years. I have often questioned what exactly the role of the County K-9 Officer was as well as local police in dealing with nuisance animals in our municipalities.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am writing to stress the importance of having your pets spayed or neutered and that there is financial assistance available through our spay neuter program.

There are many benefits in having your pet spayed or neutered. First in females it stops heat cycles in both males and females it creates a less desire to roam, reduces unwanted puppies and kittens, and most importantly it helps your pet live a long and healthier life.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

In response to the letter to the editor "Welfare People Suffer." I would like to outline what many working people "suffer."

I am not on welfare. When I need something I save money or I go without. I work 40 hours a week. My wife also does cleaning homes. We make it. We do not get to go out as much as we would like but our bills are paid. Sure, there are things we would like to do but there are choices to be made.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

In the past several weeks we have been presented with two very different opinions of what the future of this nation can and should be.

Representative Ryan's version is one of hard times, sacrifice and dismay.