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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

The Times News article on April 15 was a recitation of the risks and responsibilities but added no solutions.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

Recently the Lehighton School District released the results of a 10-question survey on a proposed building project. This type of poll, in which the respondents are self-selected, is known as a "straw poll." For a poll to have any kind of efficacy, any respondent in the "universe" (the group whose opinion you want) should have an equal chance of being selected.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

In response to the public frenzy regarding Richard Corkery, and specifically the interminable house arrest that he has been subject to for almost three full years, I say that you and the residents of Coaldale do not know Richard Corkery. If you did know him, you would advocate for a speedy resolution to his difficulties.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

I don't claim to be an expert on the subject, but I think the Game Commission needs to rethink the controlled burn. My suggestion is that the area should be harvested first.

Eighteen- to 22-inch diameter hardwoods are perfect for fireplaces and wood stoves. Soft woods will burn in outdoor furnaces to heat homes and garages. Some of the wood can be machined for lumber. If it is going to be burned anyway, why not utilize it for a purpose.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

On May 7, 2013, a great man, Blaine House, passed away unexpectedly. On March 15, 2014, his life was remembered when the Raising the House 5K Walk/Run was held in Palmerton.

The Raising the House Committee would like to publicly thank our many monetary and otherwise supporters:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

Who benefits? The wind farm coming to the Broad Mountain I'm sure will be built with all kinds of taxpayer subsidies. Who benefits? Certainly not the people of Nesquehoning whose houses face the mountain and the lovely new views they will awake to every morning, and certainly not the local and migrating birds that will fly into the spinning blades and towers.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

As another election is upon us, we hear the same story again about property tax reform from the candidates running for office or re-election.

Time goes by, and nothing happens; all we get is higher and higher property tax bills.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

Every business is looking for ways to better manage costs while increasing productivity. One aspect of managing costs and productivity that many employers may overlook, however, is their employees' health.

Why is employee health so important?

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

I've never been one to say, "I told you so." But to all the DCNR personnel and state representatives who I spoke to in the past few years, here I go.

Glen Onoko Falls claims another victim. The falls and the Lehigh River have claimed at least six lives in the past two years. Stupidity not withstanding, there is a solution and a win-win situation lying underneath these tragedies.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dear Editor,

After reading the article on the Carbon County school's education meeting, I felt that some firsthand experience might shed light on the education issues that the school faces. My first concern is the PSSA testing results.