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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

We want to thank everyone who made this year's Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival & Walk to End Alzheimer's (formerly Memory Walk) a success. Between donations from businesses, organizations and individuals and 235 walkers across 30 teams that walked in Jim Thorpe – we raised over $27,100 to work for a cure to end Alzheimer's Disease.

Many of those who participated understand first-hand the devastation of this deadly disease, a significant motivator to work for a cure. My father, Frank E. Ruff, was one of its many victims.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

It's no secret that Dave Argall and his crony Micah Gursky have been the puppet masters in control of Tamaqua's Council for as long as anyone can remember. But the Argall and Gursky machine's latest move is appalling even by their standards.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce I wish to thank the Palmerton businesses for their cooperation in our first Scarecrow Display. The creativity and ingenuity shown was very impressive, as was the high level of participation.

Hopefully we can continue this project next year with even more scarecrows gracing our streets.

I also wish to thank the Times News and Terry Ahner for their coverage of the event, allowing visitors from our neighboring towns to view our display after having seen the write-ups in the paper.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

Last week I read in the TIMES NEWS that the Panther Valley School District was applying for a $1 million grant to install solar heating. The project was estimated to cost $3.5 million and projected to save the school district $630,000 over 20 years.

If that is correct, doesn't that mean that in reality it's not going to save the tax payers anything at all and in fact it will cost about $370,000 more over 20 years.

If they are only saving $620,000 after the million dollar grant, they seem to forget that grants from the state cost tax payers too.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank the management of Lowe's for the expeditious and well planned opening of the store in Lehighton. The transition was effective with no congestion of the intersection of the entrance. A new broom always sweeps clean so do not let your enthusiasm falter as time progresses.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

Why should anyone desire to have a championship pro team in any sport in their city?

When the team wins a championship, there is nothing but destruction in their city that runs into millions of dollars, looting, fires, vehicles overturned and police trying to keep down the street gangs and stupid violence.

I'm glad the Phillies lost to St. Louis. It saved the city from immense debt.

Bob Kistler

Palmerton

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dear Editor;

To Tamaqua Borough Council. In August of 2011 we were shocked to receive a 'Notice to Connect' letter from the Borough of Tamaqua stating that the building we own on West Broad Street was illegally discharging wastewater into the Wabash Creek. Further, it stated that we had 60 days to connect to the City Sewer system, entirely at our own expense, otherwise risking "Legal Action" by the Borough.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dear Editor:

I do not consider myself to be a conservative or a liberal, because I use my own better judgment when deciding on how certain political issues should be handled. I guess you could call me somewhat of a moderate, if you wanted to label me on how I view an important subject of interest involving our political agenda. Sometimes, I agree or disagree with certain conservative points of view, and sometimes I agree or disagree with some more liberal view points.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dear Editor:

The story in the TIMES NEWS on Friday, was a really great one. It was about Rep. Doyle Heffley had to say about the illegals in our state of Pennsylvania. I hope a lot of people have seen it and read it. He told the truth about them how they are stealing our money in one way or another with those false cards they are using.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dear Editor: