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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

People of Summit Hill it's time to let politicians know what you think.

There are some that want to put SummitHill in another county.

This is Gerry mandering so they can make their seat in government more secure.

If you agree with me to stay where we are, sign the petitions or let your representitives know.

Don't let them push us around for their own benefit.

I Remain,

Robert ( Ski ) Siesputowski

Summit Hill

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

In your coverage of the election results for country commissioner it state that Mr. Getz is quite upset - and sir I do not blame him.

Campaign literature in the name of Wayne Nothstein and Tom Gerhard was sent out to prospective voters in Carbon County. According to Mr. Getz these mailings raised falsehood in reference to Mr. William O'Gurek.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

To Commissioner O'Gurek:

I want to address you as COMMISSIONER O'Gurek as the uncle that I have known and immensely respected all my life I believe knows how I feel about you. THANK YOU!! Thank you for the countless years of public service to our community, to our town, and to our county that portrays a record of excellence that I believe speaks for itself over the years, despite what the perhaps misguided and often misinformed public may say.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

A recent letter by former State Representative Tim Seip, who was defeated in the 2010 election, criticized us for voting in favor of the 2011-12 fiscal year state budget back in June but failed to mention some very important facts.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

Rep. Heffley's comments about respecting Veterans Day was welcome in Nov. 10 issue of the TIMES NEWS. However, in reading his short article the letter "I" was used seven times.

Now we realize that Doyle and his team were elected by us the folks in Carbon County. To my chagrin and disappointment Doyle, the word team, your team elected by us the citizens in our county does not include the letter "I". Please do not use Veterans Day as a campaign opportunity. It's not all about you but us not he "I" but the "we's."

From the pen of

Ken Treger,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

On Oct. 30th, two communities came together in the most positive of ways. My hometown of Tamaqua, and my adopted hometown of Palmerton and all their wonderful people held a fund-raising auction to defer my medical expenses secondary to my battle with breast cancer.

I would like to thank all the residents and local businesses that donated items or came to the auction and enjoyed a great afternoon.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

It's not hard to believe,that peace can happen.

It's just hidden behind America's warped actions.

They brainwash your minds, with images of who they want you to become.

And before to long,the same old song is still sung.

Freedoms dead and buried if you don't fit into a certain category.

And all your dreams are shot down, before you even have a chance to claim your glory.

America spells competition in every form, written or spoken.

That's how they want it to be,let down and your spirit broken.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

My definition of a veteran: When asked why they enlisted in the PA National Guard on the edge of our country going to war they respond "Because it's something I felt I had to do."; respond that the military gave them everything they promised and more days after returning from an 18 month deployment in Iraq getting occasionally shot at and always in fear of being blown up by and IED; giving a response of " I go where they tell me to."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

I hope your Veterans Day was a pleasant one. I feel very secure, not by anything I did but what has been sacrificed by our veterans and those serving today. THANK YOU SO MUCH VETERANS!!

I am sending a "thought" written by Joshua Pete, a young Navajo student who was attending Northern Arizona University, and had served several tours in Afghanistan. Joshua attended a breakfast that we had set up to start our "Veterans Appreciation" program at NAU on October 24, 2009. It was a great program lasting the whole day and it was great to see our young "warrior" there.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dear Editor:

Everyone knows that hospitals are always here for people - to help them and fix them when they are sick or injured.

But what happens when a hospital needs to be helped or fixed?

At St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, we found out first hand what happens and how a community will come together to help a member in need.