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Letters to the Editor

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?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dear Editor,

First the Chinese poisoned our children with lead based paint. They are now poisoning our dogs with dog treats and dog food manufactured in China.

Go in to any supermarket and check out the dog treats, Product of China. NIce packages of sliced duck, sliced chicken, etc., produced in China under the inspection of who.

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.