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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

On behalf of myself, my daughter Jess Kutza, and the American Cancer Society Telethon Committee, I extend deepest gratitude to everyone who supported our Annual ACS Chinese Auction held in the Lakeside Ballroom on Sunday, March 27th.

This year's total of over 500 donations, hundreds of attendees and amazing proceeds would have never been possible without YOU, our supportive friends and businesses. Because of YOU, we were able to present a check on the ACS Telethon this past weekend in the amount of $20,800!!! What an accomplishment!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

After reading the Times News story (4/19/2011) on the property tax archaic system it is no secret that is the worst tax to impose on people. State senator John Yudichak, State Representative Doyle Heffley and State senator Dave Argall have proposed that the school tax be eliminated. What a wonderful thing except they stopped short on the real property tax issue and that is to stop the county and the local taxing also by eliminating this tax totally.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

Thank you for running the article on Carbon County Friends of Animals and the national shelter challenge. CCFOA remains in fourth place and as of today has 4.26 percent of the state votes. That is the highest percentage of votes since this quarter's challenge was launched. This is quite impressive! CCFOA needs to gain at least 22 percent of the state votes to win any one of the grants.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

I recently attended representative Barletta's town hall meeting at the AmVets in Lansford. I was hoping to see and hear some intelligent answers from the congressman, but I was very disappointed. I was disappointed because the one person who actually questioned the congressman about the proposed budget that he supports was screamed at by tables full of Lehighton 9/12 group members.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am responding to an anonymous letter I received last week. Usually I file those letter in the waste basket because if, in my opinion, the author doesn't have the guts to sign it they don't deserve to have their opinions heard.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

Representatives Lou Barletta, Patrick Meehan and Paul Ryan (R-WI) are all under fire about the latest attempt by the Republicans to radically "reform" Medicare.

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law health care coverage for seniors in response to the unwillingness of the insurance industry to provide affordable health care to seniors. This program was called Medicare.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dear Editor:

To the First Lady Michele Obama,

Tonight, the Palmerton Area School Board has decided to get rid of a number of sports and extra curricular activities at our school. Budget cuts are affecting the health and well being of our students. We as parents are trying to keep our children fit, mentally and physically. We need to find ways to improve our educational system, not to take away our children's hopes and dreams of a brighter future.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dear Editor:

This is for all the churches in the Borough of Tamaqua. I wrote a letter to the editor some time ago about not hearing the bells ringing on a Sunday. I had many people agree with me on my article, even one of town's top lawyers.

I got a reply from one church, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. They told me they brought it up at a church committee meeting and that they agreed with me. Now what are all the other churches going to do about it?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Last week, I was honored to speak about John "Sonny" Kovatch on the Senate floor as my colleagues and I presented a Senate resolution honoring his memory. It was a humbling experience to speak about this Pennsylvania visionary in front of his family, honored guests and Senate members.

Sonny Kovatch's long and storied career began in March 1946 after returning from Army service in the Pacific. He used his entrepreneurial spirit and opened a small auto repair business in his father's one-car garage in his hometown of Nesquehoning, Carbon County.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Editor:

In light of the recent budget proposal by our Governor, I felt it was time to take action. Governor Corbett is proposing to balance our state budget on the back of our education system. Among other things, he's asking all Pennsylvania teachers to take a pay freeze.