Monday, December 29, 2014
     

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 23, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

"Lelo" is a neutered male domestic long hair tiger cat, available for adoption from the Carbon County Friends of Animals in Jim Thorpe. He is lovable, friendly and loves people. He is 3 years old and up to date on all his shots. For more information, call the CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

I was very disappointed when I read the article in Tuesday, March 29, TIMES NEWS, regarding the judging stand which stands in the Grove in Lehighton.

Several years ago I attended a borough council meeting with photos, asking why this historical structure was being neglected? I told them it would be a great project for an organization or a group of retired gentlemen. You know how that goes!

If this were in any other town, Jim Thorpe, Palmerton, to name a few, it would be standing in a place of prominence for all to enjoy.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am responding to the article published in your newspaper, on March 26, 2011, written by two Rush Township auditors, apparently, on behalf of two Rush Township supervisors.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

This is in regard to an article that I read in a paper on Monday, March 21. I agree with the writer on the matter but only partially. I agree the people of other ancestry have a right to fly a flag of a country of their ancestry, but only for certain reasons or occasions.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

The judges' stand in the Community Grove ought to be saved for historic, cultural, and esthetic reasons. Surely the borough of Lehighton has enough handymen and weekend carpenters who would be able to restore (or reconstruct) the stand at less cost than the received bid.

Here is a quick test on preservation. Name a preserved historic structure that people now wish had been torn down. It is difficult for me to think of one. Now name a destroyed historic structure that people wish had been saved. I can think of quite a few.

Sincerely,

Roy Christman,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

The article in the March 29th issue of the Times News on Coordinated Health was interesting, but its content provided by the business, deceptive.

Allow me to mention that I am a member of the board of directors for the Blue Mountain Health System. I write this letter as a concerned community member and my opinions should not be assumed to be that of the health system's board of directors, as individuals or as a group.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

The ability to deduct mortgage interest each year on federal taxes has been a powerful incentive for homeowners for nearly 100 years. Changing or eliminating the mortgage interest tax deduction (MID) could slow any progress currently being made in a still-fragile national housing market. Yet changing or eliminating the MID is one of the suggestions being discussed by the federal Deficit Reduction Commission as a way to improve the federal budget.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

The Board at Temple Israel of Lehighton will be communicating their heartfelt gratitude of thanks to you and your talented editorial staff who acted upon my request for an interview. The end results, a magnificent article, written by TN Correspondent, Michael A. Heery.

Heery's interest during the interview truly provoked the participating members to share joyful information, he took them back to a place and time that is now 'Lehighton History' which your publication captured with lasting beauty.

Thank you in all sincerity,

Helen Torok, Publicist

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor,

The column on Planned Parenthood published on March 23, 2011 by Star Parker was so misleading that I feel compelled to respond to this article.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

Lehighton Downtown Initiative Committee is currently planning for the 2011 Bike Night Event. This will be the 13th time the streets of Lehighton will be filled with the thunder of some beautiful motorcycles. On 8-13-2011 starting at noon and finishing up at 8 p.m., the day promises to be exciting; with a poker run, bike show, vendors, good food and live music.