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Letters to the Editor

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

I was stunned to read in your Friday, Dec. 17, issued that the Carbon County Retirement Board voted to give county employees a 90 percent cost of living raise on pension checks based on the Consumer Price Index.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

I know you and I don't agree with one another on different things especially newspaper stories, but I just want to thank you for the article in today's TIMES NEWS about the traffic situation in Tamaqua's Five Point intersection.

I had written to our local authorities and also our local political people about it. It is a tragedy waiting to happen down there. I see cars going through red lights, see them speeding, see them making U-turns when they are not supposed to do so.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

To Mr. Tom Walter, Traffic Unit, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

I am writing to you concerning the Central Business District Traffic Improvement Plan for Tamaqua. I was disappointed, and rather astonished, to learn at a recent Borough Council meeting that your final draft of the plan does not include the addition of "left turning arrows" at the Five-Points intersection on Route 309 Southbound and Northbound.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

I have been following the ice problem on the Mansion house Hill and the recent meeting on what to do held on the location. The next meeting should be held about a half-mile south on 209, where it intersects 903.

That area had the same problem for years and was corrected about 45 years ago by PennDOT. Look at that job and copy it, save some money, no need for a study or engineering delays, start digging and order the grating. I'm pretty sure the late George B. Stewart was the engineer on that job.

Sound like a plan?

George O. Paton Sr.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

I feel like I am living in a zombie movie. There have been an incredible number of recent threats to our lives and liberty yet people are still wondering around unaffected by it all acting as if none of it matters. It leaves me with a very disconcerting feeling.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

The Garden of Giving would like to express heartfelt thanks to volunteers throughout the community for the support provided to us this year. With your help we were able to provide over 7,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to the following food banks: Supplemental Food Resource Center (Effort); Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network (Saylorsburg), Pocono Mountain Hunger Ministry (Mount Pocono) and Follow Me Foundation's Food for Friends (East Stroudsburg). We also served the Soup Kitchens of St. Lukes Church (Stroudsburg) and Our Lady Queen of Peace (Brodheadsville)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

You trespassed on private property, crawled into my tree stand and stole my camo bucket with the swivel seat.

We have a good idea who you are and I will welcome any other information on this incident.

Do the ethical hunters of Pennsylvania a favor next year and don't buy a hunting license. We do not need outlaws like you in our ranks. The cost of the stolen item is not the problem, it is the principle, real hunters do not steal from brother hunters.

Charles E Schimpf,

New England Valley

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dear Editor:

The Mansion House Hill was a rough ride for many years. However this past summer it was redone and is now a pleasure to drive. I was happy to see smile installing the new drains that they also put a macadam curb on the mountain side of the road. Great idea!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dear Editor:

It is easy to joke now with my rendition of the words to the tune, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer!

There was Jennifer and Stacy and Nancy and Melissa, Margie and Mary Ann and Josh, and Lisa, but do you recall, the most famous helpers of all...the entire staff of the ICU, Intensive Care Unit at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital.

I want to also thank Dr. Bosi, Dr. Sahoo, Micah Gursky, and Kim Sargent this last week. In addition to the members of St. Luke's, Tracey Caroll offered to drive me to the hospital when I got the 'call' with the news.