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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

Did the voters speak loud enough in the general election in November 2010 to send a message to Harrisburg?

Remember the big midnight pay raise that happened in our House of Representatives a few years ago and the involvement of our local politicians? The voters were upset and expressed their feelings by going to the polls and voting.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

The real estate market was hard hit during the recent financial crisis, but home ownership is still considered a good investment by many. As you file your 2010 tax return, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants notes that this may be your last chance to take advantage of a valuable tax credit if you purchased a home early last year. This letter answers five common questions about the credit.

How Does the Homebuyer Credit Work?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

More than two years ago I wrote a letter to the Jim Thorpe Area School District Board (JTASD) to suggest a means of resolving the ongoing school district budget crises. For some reason the board either chose not to read the letter or to ignore it. I believe the citizens in the communities composing of the JTASD have a right to know the contents of that letter as it gave a unique solution to the budget crises.

Monday, February 14, 2011

By SEN. JOHN YUDICHAK

Special to The TIMES NEWS

There is a movement sweeping the nation, a move to tap into alternative energy sources in an effort to boost the economy, grow solid jobs, improve the environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

As a concerned citizen and legislator, I believe that investing in clean energy is an innovative and safe way to provide energy to homes and businesses while creating opportunities for economic growth in Pennsylvania. It is imperative that clean energy be a top priority.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

I've noticed on page 21 of the February 8th Edition of the TIMES NEWS online newspaper that there was an article stating, "the road crew was doing a good job keeping up with the weather." Evidently, the person who said this should take a little venture out my way.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

I attended the regular monthly meeting of Borough Council held in Memorial Hall, Jim Thorpe on Jan. 13, 2011. Comment concerning procedural order of an agenda item was made by a borough resident also attending the meeting. He advised council that agenda item for public comment should have preceded agenda item for decisions for approval, not follow it. The procedural order would then be in compliance with sunshine law.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

This has to do with the church bell ringing. I hardly hear any church bells ringing for quite some time. The only time I hear one is when I am down around the Five Points or on Pine or Mauch Chunk streets in Tamaqua.

Then they hardly sound loud enough. Even when the churches that have chiming bells, I can hardly hear them.

Years ago they all rang loudly on a Sunday when it was time for the Sunday services. What has happened in this town? Do you people in the churches know who caused this or what caused it to be this way?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

In a recent article in the TIMES NEWS, Ron Gower wrote a great article on the financial crisis facing our commonwealth. In that article, in case you missed it, Ron challenged our new lawmakers in Harrisburg to consider charging a modest fee at state parks. This charge could and will make such recreational areas financially self-sufficient.

Currently there are no entrance fees for the use of the park. It was noted in this article that fees are charged for community swimming pools and at county owned parks - so why not Beltzville Park and others.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

As a Pennsylvania voter, I am ashamed that the leadership of the State Senate chose to put a divisive political attack on abortion as its first order of business in the new legislative session.

This attack on women's rights is unconscionable, not to mention unconstitutional. I was under the impression that the Republican party was against government intruding on the rights of the people.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to provide some information to the citizens of Tamaqua concerning an upcoming meeting about establishing a regional police force. At the Feb. 1 meeting of Tamaqua Borough Council, Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison noted there will be a meeting of the regionalization study force on Feb. 10. I want the public to be aware that the regionalization meeting is part of a long term study that began last year, not a response to recent criminal activity.