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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

We expect our government legislative leaders to provide the best possible solutions to problems that private industry can not nor desire not to provide. Roads and bridges are two of these types of problems in Carbon County.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dear Editor:

McAdoo officials are raising questions about a low impact natural gas pipeline that is under construction to provide the Altadis U.S.A. plant with a clean source of energy. Unfortunately McAdoo borough officials are trying to stop the project simply because two water lines had been accidentally struck.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The best gift you can give to someone is yourself.

I have always enjoyed gatherings of every kind; weddings, reunions, picnics, or even a cup of coffee between two friends. I love the opportunity to sit and connect with that person to share our lives, some laughter, and if I am lucky, some great food too.

Growing up, we routinely shared meals at the homes of friends and family. I always felt special and loved in the various homes we visited, and our hosts were very gifted in the art of hospitality. An art that I feel is being lost.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

I see where Sarah Palin is visiting South Korea.

She should do everyone a favor and move there.

She then can see North Korea from her porch.

I Remain,

Robert ( Ski ) Siesputowski

SummitHill

(Veteran)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

While I am as much against drugs as the next parent, I find it disconcerting that Panther Valley School District is still looking to enforce a mandatory random drug screening policy, spending thousands of dollars, yet they cannot afford books for every student in 6th grade (I am not sure about other grades).

I understand that there is still an ACLU action being taken against the school district, so I ask, how much more money is this going to cost the taxpayers?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

So few of you attend the Jim Thorpe School Board meetings that Board members who try to keep taxes low have no backup against those members who endorse "raising taxes."

Several months ago the Superintendent and Business Manager took a pay increase freeze voluntarily for this coming year. Then a few weeks later they put in for an extension to their contracts. I said NO. A volunteer does not get paid in any way.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

Senator Toomey's recent open house at Penn's Peak.

I was there. I noticed that there were both supporters and non-supporters in attendance. Mostly supporters of Sen. Toomey.

During his opening comments he related to his family's recent outing on the beautiful Lehigh River.

Unfortunately Sen. Toomey was too young to remember the river when it was loaded with Acid mine water, coal dirt and sewage. I do. As a kid growing up in Lehighton we were never allowed to go into the water for our safety sake.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dear Editor:

On Behalf of Brady Yurista and the entire Yurista and Smith Families, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude to Father Francis P. Shoenauer, St Fancis of Assisi Parish, and surrounding churches, and the entire Panther Valley Community. The time and effort put into the Benefit for Brady Fund Raiser held at St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, was truly amazing and will always be remembered and appreciated.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dear Editor,

On the night of Dec. 9, 2009, my home burned to the ground and I lost everything I ever owned in my life. God held me in His hands that night while a bright light circled my therapy dog (Molly) and me. God does exist. I wanted to die but realized God was in control. It was His will and provisions of strength and endurance for me to survive this near death experience.

Heroes come in many shapes and forms. To me a hero is someone who attempts to help someone or something get out of harms way. There were many heroes the night of the fire.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am a resident of Lansford and a member of borough council. I pointed out last year about the problems with the finances with this borough.

It seems to me that a park bench is more important to the other members of council than the financial problems. The park bench is being utilized now, how many times do you see people filling the benches in the park?