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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I often wondered when I read the papers on why the expression is used to describe the use of the caption "the late" when describing the condition of a person who has died. And how long do you have to use it before the phase is dropped.

Do we say the Late President George Washington or Just President Washington when everyone knows he's dead.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I want to thank the TIMES NEWS for sponsoring the recent Sea Chanters concert at the Lehighton High School.

It was an uplifting patriotic and professional performance. I'm hoping that the TIMES NEWS will make it an annual event.

The Sea Chanters received an outstanding ovation!

Thanks again for a truly enjoyable evening and thanks to the Sea Chanters for their exceptionally wonderful program.

Sincerely,

Frances R. Lazzaro, Lansford

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

The board of directors, musicians, patrons, and friends of the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble (GCE), Schuylkill County's resident piano quartet, extend their heartfelt condolences on the untimely passing of Joe Plasko.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I have to agree with Robert "Ski" Sieputowski's recent comment about today's music.

Recently, as my husband and I sat down for a nice candlelit dinner, I asked him to put something nice on the stereo. To my surprise he put on a "Marilyn Manson" CD. Grrrrr!

Enough said.

Barb "Wink" Scott

Summit Hill

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

The recent and untimely passing of TIMES NEWS reporter, Joe Plasko, prompted the writing of this letter. Joe covered the high school basketball games I was fortunate enough to coach during my tenure in the TIMES NEWS coverage area at Tamaqua and Lehighton area high schools.

Throughout that long relationship we became friends.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

Today our school learned many necessary grants will be eliminated thanks to our new governor's proposed cuts. One grant would have paid for our successful After the Bell reading program, which assists young, struggling readers and has improved PSSA scores.

We need quality educators to help our students grow up with intelligence, confidence and heart – things they need to help enhance our communities and elsewhere. Gov. Corbett's cuts, however, are an embarrassment to our profession's future.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

My parents starved during the Great Depression. There was no welfare back then. No Americans are starving today. Things have improved.

Nobody will hire the disabled people who suffer in poverty on welfare. Animals are treated better than welfare victims. Nobody helps them.

The welfare people are really poor. It is just one step above homelessness. The welfare people don't want to be on welfare. They don't give them enough money. They give them benefits, not money. The welfare victims are powerless and voiceless. There aren't any lawyers for them.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

During the Borough Council meeting March 10, 2011, Memorial Hall, Jim Thorpe, I made comment on the Tax Aide preparation regarding a site change from Memorial Hall to Penn Forest Township. The problem surfaced when a resident questioned why Memorial Hall was not being used for tax preparation this year? The response given provided by the charge AARP Official when at Penn Forest Wednesday, March 2.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor

I ride around Pennsylvania doing what i have to do.

I also go to Parades and functions.

It puzzles me that guys and girls like myself put on our country's uniform and did what had to be done.

Whenever I go to a ceremony or a parade I see people who don't respect the flag or the National Anthem.

Some remain seated. Hats are not removed, Some are too busy eating, drinking or talking.

Or I see flags that should have been replaced long ago. Some are faded or even torn.

Don't these people know they are disrespecting our flag and country?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

I had read recently that approximately 75 percent of all major highway accidents involve large trucks, and the main cause of these accidents are from speeding, or going too fast for road conditions. This is a statistic that must be considered a top priority for safety concerns with the Department of Transportation throughout this country, right now. Whatever happened to the law for large, heavy load trucks to only be allowed to be traveling in the right lane, and with passing another vehicle only if necessary?