Thursday, July 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

Last week's elections will usher in a new Congress, who will be expected to consider the recommendations of the Deficit Reduction Commission.

I implore both the Commission and our incoming Congress to have the courage to make real cuts to our military budget instead of sacrificing crucial spending on human needs.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

On Sunday, Nov. 7 I took part in the Carbon County Veterans Day Parade.

It was cold and the people watching were few.

But I heard a lot of people saying thank you to the veterans.

When the colors passed some people took off their hats and put them over their heart.

Some veterans that were not marching came to attention and saluted.

This alone made my day for me, I'd like to say Thank You!

I Remain

Robert (ski) Siesputowski


Summit Hill

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

After reading Donald Serfass's commentary on "The Fix", I was equally disheartened and angry. Let me count the ways:

First, $40 trillion to "buy down" 40 million jobs could not be financed by taxes, since the GDP of this country is less than $ 40 trillion, and even a confiscatory tax of 100 percent would leave you short. $40 trillion could not be financed by the Treasury, since even now countries such as China are balking at buying US notes. So., first off the US could not raise $ 40 trillion to enact thius hair-brained idea.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

The people of Carbon County missed a great parade.

The weather was sunny but chilly. It may have been cooler for the almost 1,300 parade marchers that waited to parade down Delaware Avenue in Palmerton than it was for the 600-700 people waiting to see the parade.

Being the organizer of this year's parade I was ashamed and embarrassed to have these 1,300 parade marchers, from all over Carbon County, march through this almost ghost town. Countless hours and thousands of dollars went in to organizing this parade to support our veterans both past and present.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

Saturday, November 13, 2010



This year, as we commemorate the 56th anniversary of Veterans Day, it is important for all Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of our service members past and present and to remember that this day of commemoration and rededication was conceived through the agony of war and birthed by the joy of peace.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Meea" is a male, domestic short hair tiger cat available for adoption at the Carbon County Friends of Animals in Jim Thorpe. He is neutered and up-to-date on his shots. He is very affectionate, but does not like other cats. He has been at the shelter since May 23, 2009. For more information about "Meea," or any of the many adoptable cats at the shelter, call the CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dear Editor:

The 16th Annual Jim Thorpe Halloween parade held Sunday, Oct. 31 was a big success thanks to the generosity and support of the following people and businesses:

American Legion Post 304

Frank Bradley

Bill Diehm, Jim Thorpe Fire Chief

Mr. & Mrs. John Drury

Flights of Fancy

Charles Getz

The Inn at Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe Borough Council

Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce

Jim Thorpe National Bank

Jim Thorpe Police Department

Bernard and Alyssa Krebs

M&D Awards and Signs

Tracy Malaska

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dear Editor:

On behalf of Joyce and Richard "Digger" Bloom, we want to thank all those who generously donated their time and efforts in making our fundraiser a success. We, especially, want to thank those who donated baskets for the raffle, tickets, food and supplies for the dinner, all who made monetary donations to the cause and the Jim Thorpe Area School District and L.B. Morris staff without whom this could not have been possible.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dear Editor:

It is a pleasure to be able to highly compliment the article "Residents protest proposed layoff of 3 police officers" written by Rick Grant regarding our 2011 budget difficulties. The article is totally factual, accurate and complete, showing no bias toward township citizens or Board members.

Your reporter put in the time and effort needed to get the story right and township staff and the board of supervisors sincerely appreciate that effort.