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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dear Editor:

First, I'd like to say that I thoroughly enjoy the Saturday edition and look forward each week to reading the opinion articles sent in by the residents of Schuylkill and surrounding counties. It is filled with a diverse selection of letters showing that people are engaged in what is going on through out the nation and here in Pennsylvania. It also reflects upon the facts of certain issues and the misinformation that is out there.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dear Editor:

I write to you today to express my disgust with the School Districts in general in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It pains me to see some of the employees of the school districts making upwards of $100,000 per year but not actually WORKING an entire year.

Most employed by school districts work a mere 180 days or so and yet demand, with their bullying via unions, to get paid for 365 days. UNACCEPTABLE. FIRE them. You do not do the job, you lose the job. End of discussion.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dear Editor:

Everyone has heard that there are approximately 70 homes apartments and businesses that are not hooked-up to the Tamaqua borough sewer lines. People have paid sewer bills for the past 50 years thinking they were.

Services were not received, sewage was not treated, it merely flowed through two natural waterways - the Panther Creek and the Wabash Creek until it reached the Schuylkill River.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

By Sen. John T. Yudichak

14th Senatorial District

As the Marcellus Shale industry continues to grow in this state, it is imperative that we take the proper steps to cushion the impact that this industry may have on Pennsylvania's infrastructure, forest lands, park lands, wildlife, drinking water and neighborhoods.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dear Editor:

House Bill (HB) 881 was introduced in March 2011. This bill would provide deer hunters a remarkable tool to aid in the recovery of their deer. HB 881 would allow the use of leashed tracking dogs for the recovery of wounded deer in Pa.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dear Editor:

You get what you pay for.

I can still remember my grandfather saying this all of the time, when I was a young boy growing up. Of course, back then most things bought in the United States were made here. Now days, most of the time when you are looking to buy something made in America, it can't be found anywhere. This is the reason big businesses like Wal-Mart have become so big all over America today. It seems like most people living, and shopping in America today look at the price of the item they are buying first and most importantly, rather than the quality.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

President Obama has proposed a manned space mission to an asteroid by 2025 and a manned mission to a Mars orbit by the mid-2030s. Congress has not acted and given the ideology of the current House of Representatives, prospects for action are bleak.

A TIMES NEWS editorial on July 22 stated that thanks to the "short-sighted Obama administration, the space program we grew up reaping so many benefits from, has ended." You might want to reconsider your editorial.

Sincerely,

Roy Christman

Towamensing Township

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

This letter is in response to the article in the Times News dated Wednesday July 20, 2011 regarding Tamaqua residents and their sudden mandate to connect to the Tamaqua Borough Inc.'s sewer line. A few thoughts came to mind while reading this article.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

Is there really a problem with Climate Change?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

Just when you think Congressman Holden couldn't be any further out of touch with people of Schuylkill County, he stuns us yet again. Holden's latest stunner is that he agrees with Barack Obama that Uncle Sam's credit card limit should be increased beyond $14.3 trillion, and that wasteful spending shouldn't be decreased as a condition for increasing the credit card limit!