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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Dear Editor,

On Friday, Sept. 23, 1011, the residents of the Meadow Avenue section of Hometown, like many others in the area, suffered from the effects of a flash flood. Torrential rain flowed down the streets and pooled at four catch basins two on either side of Grant Street and two on either side of Sunset Street, both fronting SR309 in Hometown.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dear Ron Gower,

I read your opinions all the time in The Times News, and enjoy almost all. Your last one on Drug Testing at Panther Valley School was a little dissapointing.

I know it's your opinion and you are entitled to it, so maybe I have no place in saying anything. But since it's in the paper for everybody to read, maybe some opinions from us could shed light on things you may not have thought of.

First, for a school to have mandatory drug testing for sports or other activities is flat out ridiculous. That means everybody is presumed guilty until proven innocent.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am sure your readers are aware of the dress code that was recently implemented in the Palmerton Area School District, I would like to take this opportunity to inform your readers of an incident last week that involved my granddaughter.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dear Editor:

Last week as I rode by Center Street in E. Chunk, past the high school, I noticed something disturbing. The two light poles at the bottom of the steps were removed. They area was marked with yellow ribbon so no one would trip over what was left of them.

I know that entrance is no longer used as the main entrance, though it was during my tenure at school. Still it gave the place character. The old cast posts looked shay even when they were not lit. I realize one of the bulbs was broken, but that was an easy thing to fix, easily replaceable!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

To The Editor

I agree with Republicans government spending must be cut.

I also agree with Democrats.

Loop holes in taxes have to be closed and the wealthy must pay their share.

Plus Congress should start to do things for the country, and not worry about their re-election.

If they do good for the country they don't have to worry.

They will be re-elected.

If not, get rid of them; they don't belong there anyway.

We should really limit them to one term of 5 years.

Robert ( Ski ) Siesputowski,

Summit Hill veteran

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dear Editor:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dear Editor:

For several school terms, a dress code has been an issue at the Palmerton Area School District. News articles have reported on the view points of students, parents, teachers, administrators and school board members. Maybe it's time to hear from the people supplying the money - the taxpayers!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dear Editor:

Diabetes and its complications is one of the leading causes of death in the United States today. I suggest that there needs to be more awareness by the public and our political leaders about this disease and the effect it is having upon a large segment of the American population.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

To the Editor:

This letter is just a short note for the public.

Number one, I find it amazing that PennDOT keeps reminding everyone about safety on the highways. District 5 administrators either don't know what safety is or don't care about safety. It is now going on two weeks since the storm washed the gravel on the truck runoff ramp out. The ramp is now closed to trucks.

The dumb or stupid sign on the top says run off ramp closed, use truck pull of. My what intelligence. All trucks pull off and gear down.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this time to thank numerous Carbon County businesses that elected to sponsor the 1st Annual Carbon County Soccer Cup. This charitable tournament that will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2011 will help promote and bring awareness of childhood and adolescent mental health needs through a collaboration with the Bo Tkach Memorial Foundation.