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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

I read with much interest on the letter to the editor dated Feb. 8, 2014, where free thinker claimed to be an Atheist while giving praise and accolades to St. Luke's Hospital for his care. And justly deserved to those dedicated health care professionals. But I question his comments about his lack in the belief of God. He said his family visited him on Christmas Day, a religious holiday, but he failed to use the day marked by December the 25 in his article. Duh!!! A Bible proclaimed holiday by the entire Christian world that believe in God.

From the pen of

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor,

I believe a word of thanks and commendation is in order for the unsung heroes who reported the fire on Flagstaff mountain to the proper authorities (Feb. 1). Your vigilance, concern for the safety of others, and stewardship of the land ultimately resulted in the discovery of the remains of Angela Steigerwalt. This in turn allowed a serious investigation to begin much sooner than it may have had the fire not been reported.

Thank you. Our community is much better for having people like you residing among us.

Joan Morykin

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dear Editor:

It's perfectly legal for anybody to abandon a cat they allegedly owned for years.

If there's no paper trail, of where you got the cat, or no trips to the vet for paperwork, you can move, and allegedly, leave a cat outside, to freeze and starve legally!

Dogs are different, but cats left outside are regarded as strays, with any alleged owner assumed to be a total stranger who was nice enough to let the cat inside now and then.

I learned this just a few hours ago, when I tried helping a cat that has some scary, bloody, wounds.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

To the Editor,

Last November, I read an article about porn and sex trafficking written by Chuck Norris.

Dr. Mary Anne Layden is a psychotherapist at the University of Pennsylvania. In 20 years of experience treating sexual violence victims and perpetrators, she did not have one case of sexual violence that did not involve porn.

The dramatic increase in child sexual predators is a direct result and proportionate to the increase in internet porn.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Praise for Carbon Comm Center

Greetings!

I'm writing this letter to thank all the people involved in running our Comm Center, 911 Emergency in Carbon County, in the borough of Nesquehoning.

I think that we all take the thought of just calling 911 for granted, because we know that there will always be someone there to take our call and send help.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dear Editor:

This is an open letter (if you have the guts to print it).

First: There are at least 28 Americans being held by other countries. It's time to bring them home, our government has waited too long already. It's time for President Obama and this Congress to do something. It's time Americans stopped being stepped on.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Editor,

The borough council of Tamaqua, in their great wisdom, has raised the price of parking in the 200 block of East Main from $200 a year to $1,000 a year.

The 200 block of East Broad is the most populated block in the entire borough. Most of the people living in the 200 block are on fixed income, retired, and disabled; also people who are on Section 8 housing.

With this in mind, why don't we put parking meters throughout the whole community, that way we can make lots of money in the borough.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pennsylvania's massive public pension crisis must be a top priority for the General Assembly this spring.

It will not be an easy debate, but the need to deal with escalating costs related to rising pension costs for state and school employees is critical. If not addressed, the pension crisis will have a crippling effect on the state's economy and a devastating impact on local school district budgets, as well programs and services for our students.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Dear Editor,

As Nancy Pelosi said, "We must pass the Bill to find out what is in it." This could backfire on them in my book.

On the news Sunday, they said employers may not give executives a better health care plan than the other employees.

Now let us examine this. Since our tax dollars pay the salary of all our elected officials, that makes us their employer and them the employee. So shouldn't they have the health care they are forcing on us instead of the generous plan they have given themselves?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

To whom it may concern:

In reply to the TIMES NEWS article concerning the Franklin Lions Festival of Lights the Franklin Lions would like to enlighten the public on a few items.

First of all the lights are an asset of the Franklin Township Lions Club. The Board of Directors along with its members decides what it should do or not do with those assets or any other assets it is in control of. Just as the various PTO's or any other nonprofit control their assets we control ours.