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Letters to the Editor

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

The Board at Temple Israel of Lehighton will be communicating their heartfelt gratitude of thanks to you and your talented editorial staff who acted upon my request for an interview. The end results, a magnificent article, written by TN Correspondent, Michael A. Heery.

Heery's interest during the interview truly provoked the participating members to share joyful information, he took them back to a place and time that is now 'Lehighton History' which your publication captured with lasting beauty.

Thank you in all sincerity,

Helen Torok, Publicist

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor,

The column on Planned Parenthood published on March 23, 2011 by Star Parker was so misleading that I feel compelled to respond to this article.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

Lehighton Downtown Initiative Committee is currently planning for the 2011 Bike Night Event. This will be the 13th time the streets of Lehighton will be filled with the thunder of some beautiful motorcycles. On 8-13-2011 starting at noon and finishing up at 8 p.m., the day promises to be exciting; with a poker run, bike show, vendors, good food and live music.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I often wondered when I read the papers on why the expression is used to describe the use of the caption "the late" when describing the condition of a person who has died. And how long do you have to use it before the phase is dropped.

Do we say the Late President George Washington or Just President Washington when everyone knows he's dead.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I want to thank the TIMES NEWS for sponsoring the recent Sea Chanters concert at the Lehighton High School.

It was an uplifting patriotic and professional performance. I'm hoping that the TIMES NEWS will make it an annual event.

The Sea Chanters received an outstanding ovation!

Thanks again for a truly enjoyable evening and thanks to the Sea Chanters for their exceptionally wonderful program.

Sincerely,

Frances R. Lazzaro, Lansford

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

The board of directors, musicians, patrons, and friends of the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble (GCE), Schuylkill County's resident piano quartet, extend their heartfelt condolences on the untimely passing of Joe Plasko.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I have to agree with Robert "Ski" Sieputowski's recent comment about today's music.

Recently, as my husband and I sat down for a nice candlelit dinner, I asked him to put something nice on the stereo. To my surprise he put on a "Marilyn Manson" CD. Grrrrr!

Enough said.

Barb "Wink" Scott

Summit Hill

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

The recent and untimely passing of TIMES NEWS reporter, Joe Plasko, prompted the writing of this letter. Joe covered the high school basketball games I was fortunate enough to coach during my tenure in the TIMES NEWS coverage area at Tamaqua and Lehighton area high schools.

Throughout that long relationship we became friends.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

Today our school learned many necessary grants will be eliminated thanks to our new governor's proposed cuts. One grant would have paid for our successful After the Bell reading program, which assists young, struggling readers and has improved PSSA scores.

We need quality educators to help our students grow up with intelligence, confidence and heart – things they need to help enhance our communities and elsewhere. Gov. Corbett's cuts, however, are an embarrassment to our profession's future.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

My parents starved during the Great Depression. There was no welfare back then. No Americans are starving today. Things have improved.

Nobody will hire the disabled people who suffer in poverty on welfare. Animals are treated better than welfare victims. Nobody helps them.

The welfare people are really poor. It is just one step above homelessness. The welfare people don't want to be on welfare. They don't give them enough money. They give them benefits, not money. The welfare victims are powerless and voiceless. There aren't any lawyers for them.