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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

This bothers me.

Why does the Salvation Army, a good organization,need to stand out, in the cold, instead of being in the lobby?

I noticed this at the Lehighton Walmart.

I don`t understand the rationale regarding this.

The gentleman said," at least it isn`t so cold today". What about future days?

I remain,

Joanne Shanosky

Mahoning Township

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

To Kevin Steigerwalt, Borough Manager

Mayor Chris Morrison

Micah Gursky, Tamaqua Council President

Michael S. Greek, Borough Solicitor

Robert Jones, Public Works Director

James Barron, Code Enforcement Inspector

Kevin Steigerwalt, Borough Manager

And all Members of the Tamaqua Borough Council;

Kate Crowley, PA Department of Environmental Protection

Governor Tom Corbett

Congressman Tim Holden

Tamaqua Sewer Department

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

The time is now to reassert one of the natural rights of humankind, the right to own property/ land. Property rights along with the rights to our life and freedom must always be protected by a government of the people, by the people and for the people. If the "of people" (the people we elect to lead our towns/cities, counties, states, and nations) part of our government do not believe in and adhere to these natural rights, it is long overdue to replace them as our leaders.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

Recently I picked up savings bond purchase forms from my bank in Kresgeville. I give bonds to family members for Christmas presents. It also makes me feel patriotic. I'm reasonably sure the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Public Debt, could use the money. That is the agency that issues government savings bonds.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dear Editor:

- You could hardly watch television for all the snow. Spread the rabbit ears as far as they can go to no benefit.

- My mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs, and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife but no one got food poisoning.

- Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in a cedar lake instead of a pristine pool.

- Women's flamboyant holiday sweaters that smell of moth balls.

- We took gym, not PE. Flunking gym was not an option.

- I can see my mom washing clothes with the wringer washer.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dear Editor:

All this talk about Joe Pa reminded me of an incident I had as police chief in East Penn Township many years ago.

I received a call to respond to the Bake Oven Campground along Rt. 895. The owner had stopped a pickup truck that came driving into the campground at a high rate of speed (speed limit is 15 mph) drove through the park scattering stones and terrifying the residents.

The owner blocked the exit in an effort to speak to the culprit; however, the culprit spun his tires and attempted to drive over the grass to go around the owner.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dear Editor:

As a voter and resident of Summit Hill I would like to thank Representative Heffley for spelling out what the PA Constitution states about redistricting. However I take issue with his intentional misrepresentation of the facts regarding reapportionment. Rep. Heffley stated in this newspaper, "It is my understanding that this (redistricting) was agreed to by both Republican and Democratic members serving on the Legislative Reapportionment Commission." I find your statement touting bipartisan support to be troubling.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dear Editor:

I wish to inform the public of a possible association between diabetes, Vitamin D and calcium. This important relationship has been developed using clinical trial studies.

Recently scientists have been providing evidence that Vitamin D and calcium balance in the blood may play an important role in the development of diabetes.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dear Editor:

How many of us ordinary citizens could get away with insider trading? We ordinary citizens would be in jail but it is legal for our representatives to do so. When are we going to make them live by the same rules we do? Lots of them are already worth millions and that is still not enough money for them. Notice should be sent to these "crooks" that when caught, they would have to walk around for the rest of their life with a sign saying "I am a dishonest person" then maybe they would think twice before doing such dishonest practices.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dear Editor:

Today on the news a woman went outside hearing her dog barking to find a mother bear along with its baby fussing with her dog. She immediately went after the bear - the bear! She ended up with stitches in her head and numerous scratches. She was only lucky she was not killed. The woman commented, "I know it could have been much worse but when I think about it I would have done the same thing again." She would have done the same thing again. She would have fought the bear to save her dog!