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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dear Editor,

On Feb. 14 Chris Parker reported a story in the Times News (online) concerning the recent DPW findings concerning the violations at a local senior facility called Victorian Manor, which is located in Lehighton. While I appreciate Ms. Parker's reporting, I believe the story does not give a full portrait of the incredible work being done at the Manor.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dear Editor:

This Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus' 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

But meat-free Lent is much more than a symbol of religious devotion to Christ.

It helps reduce the risk of chronic disease, environmental degradation and animal abuse.

Dozens of medical reports have linked consumption of animal products with elevated risk of heart failure, stroke, cancer, and other killer diseases.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Editor,

As a Palmerton resident of over 40 years and a former member of borough council, I have long been a "cheerleader" for our odd/even snow plowing program and how well it works. I have therefore been interested in following the program Lehighton is considering.

Palmerton's program includes a convenient time of 7 to 8 p.m. to move cars from one side of the street to the opposite side. For snowplowing purposes, at 7 p.m. the date becomes the next day's date for odd/even parking. That means that for one hour a day, our plows are not plowing residential streets.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Editor,

The other day while enjoying a cup of tea at the lunchroom, a stranger sat next to me and asked where the Lehighton Hospital was.

"Funny you should ask," I replied.

He looked at me rather quizzically and said, "What's so funny about that?"

I continued, "There is no more Lehighton hospital. There is a building there that the locals built many years ago with blood, sweat and tears, but no "Lehighton Hospital."

He said, "You act sort of irritated about this subject!"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Dear Editor,

Recently there has been talk about the Lehighton Legion selling the Mr. (Franz) Kline painting.

As a dues-paying legionnaire since 1978, I have never been asked what I think. Something of this importance should be brought to a special vote by all members.

Some questions I have are:

Who will audit moneys like an outside auditor?

Will the bid process include special help for vets?

Let's lay all the cards on table and see what happens.

Stewart Alboucq

Lehighton

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dear Editor,

Last week late at night, my car stopped dead near the top of the mountain, just below The Summit Restaurant.

I had all my lights on, including the red flashing ones. Until two women stopped to help me, cars were racing past me; I was terrified.

One lady stood behind my car, trying to get people to move over and slow down. The other lady started my car, and then drove me to the restaurant up further.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dear Editor,

Is it me, or are we becoming a number? Just the other day I was on the telephone (that's that black thing in the kitchen with a dial … oh, never mind) in an effort to learn if I could transfer my Internet service from a cable company to the telephone company to save money. You see, I already have my cellphone and my landline with one company, and I just thought … oh, never mind.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dear Editor,

The members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 294 would like to thank you for your generous donation.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dear Editor,

I read in the paper where Carbon County received a large amount of money.

It's going to feeding senior citizens.

My thing is I believe it's a good thing. However, why is it only Lehighton, Palmerton and Jim Thorpe that it is helping?

Are you trying to say Lansford, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill don't deserve help?

Just like everything else, it seems to me that Panther Valley gets the short end, even when it comes to getting business to move here.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dear Editor,

Recently on a Sunday news summary I was amazed at the number of school bus fatalities that occur in a year. At least 70,000 children were injured and/or killed by motorists trying to beat the red flashing lights that a school bus exhibits while children are departing the bus.