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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, September 3, 2011
Voters must have a voice in property tax debate

By SEN DAVID G. ARGALL

Special to The TIMES NEWS

During dozens of town hall meetings throughout the six counties which I represent, including a well-attended session in Lehighton on August 11, the unfair property tax burden is one of the biggest concerns expressed by my constituents.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dear Editor:

Read it and weep: Jobs - Jobs - Jobs - gone forever. What right to work? I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand, that the world owes no man a living, but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.

We frequently see the respectful attentions of the world more strongly toward the rich and the great, than toward the wise and the virtuous. We see frequently the vices and the follies of the powerful much less than the poverty and weakness of the innocent.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

Tamaqua's Dilemma – Wildcats! We read about them. It's a "hot topic" in Tamaqua neighborhoods. Who are they and how did they occur?

The descriptive term wildcat (illegal sewage discharge) became known to us in the Alfred Benesch Engineering report submitted to the Tamaqua Borough on May 9, 2011, after the firm was contracted to inspect sewage discharges into the Wabash and Panther Creeks within the Borough of Tamaqua. The inspection revealed 56 active or once active "wildcat" sewer connections on residential, commercial and public properties.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Have you noticed as we get older some of the following?

The steps are getting steeper. The groceries are getting heavier and the clerk puts all the cans in one bag along with the detergent that leaks on the rug. Everyone I talk to has had a knee replacement surgery. Including me!

It's like buying a green car and now everyone has one of that color.

Yesterday I walked from one end of Giant to the other and was dumb founded how long the trip was. Yes, only to find out that I was in Walmart.

Not only that I cannot reach the top or bottom shelf.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

As a Luzerne County native, I have been an unwilling participant and active critic of the Luzerne County Judicial System for over 30 years. I believe with all of my being that this scandal is "NOT" a Juvenile Judicial System issue at all. I believe this is a Judicial "Oversight issue" that just happened to raise its ugly head in Juvenile Court.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

Monroe County's judges and sheriff have sworn to uphold the U. S. Constitution. Why then are camera cell phones confiscated upon entering the courthouse in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment? What threat do camera cellphones pose to courthouse officials and staff?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

This letter has to do with the travel back up in Tamaqua, especially Center and Railroad streets. I was down on Center Street at Burger King and I could not believe the back up of the traffic. One of the drivers coming up told me if backed up about two miles or more south. Another driver when I got up on Railroad Street told me it was backed up all the way up the hill to Hometown.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

There were three incidents of pit bull attacks in Pottsville at the end of June. After the second incident, the Pottsville paper published advice for dealing with dog attacks. The first two suggestions were, when approached stay still, and if attacked, roll up into a ball. A day or two later, an 80 year old man with a walker was attacked. He certainly stood still. Why was he bitten?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dear Editor:

Perhaps one of the reasons we have gridlock in Washington is that Congress tries to cover too much in a single monstrous piece of legislation. Many bills contain worthwhile provisions on which bipartisan agreement could easily be reached, but the final bill often also includes many very partisan and "pork barrel" add-ons which are then traded behind closed doors. The end result is a bill that few legislators understand or have even read, or a bill that fails passage or is vetoed because one item in an otherwise positive piece of legislation is deemed unacceptable.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dear Editor:

Supporters of Republican State Rep. Doyle Heffley and Governor Tom Corbett are lauding the fact that the state budget was passed on-time for the first time in nine years. However, this "on-time" budget is crippling the middle class in Carbon County.