Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to know.

Considering the industry that has moved in this area, Long John Silver, Arbys, Giant, Aldi,Wal-Mart, and Lowe's soon-to-be, why are our property taxes sooooo high?

We walked past one of the Lehighton schools, one summer day, the windows were open, and the air conditioner was running.

This is a waste of money.

Nobody seems to care about the taxpayers' wallet.


Joanne Shanosky

Mahoning Township

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

A native son of Lehighton passed away this month. He is someone we should be proud to call a son of Lehighton. Maybe some who are reading this actually knew him. His passing was reported in The New York Times on Monday, June 13 and they gave him a good size obituary.

His name was Maynard L. Hill, born in Lehighton Feb. 21, 1926. His father, Claude, was a blacksmith and his mother, Esther, worked in a mill.

Why should we remember him?

He had a remarkable life full of achievements in a field that not many could match.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am writing to you to voice my opinion on school boards across the state cutting school music and sporting programs.

School boards cut these programs because the money is needed for other educational expenses, since the state cut the schools' funding. I oppose these actions because parts of people's lives are made up of these two extra-curricular activities.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dear Editor,

Though I've never been shy about voicing my opinions, I can understand why someone might be. Which is why I must take exception to your opinion piece of June 21 regarding the 'Website Woes' of an internet website in Slatington.

I know nothing about this website, only what I've read in your piece and the details of that issue are not my subject.

My issue is with several comments you made within the piece, beginning with your concern over the site developer refusing to reveal their sources.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I was disappointed to see your choice of front page articles about the arrest of Garth Lakitsky.

I don't know this boy and yet my heart went out to him and his family. He sees like a good person who reacted inappropriately.

We have all been a teenager and in similar situations. Why don't you do something more beneficial with your paper and go after the bad guys in our communities?

Carol Sparks


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

Most people do not understand the damage that has been caused by the teaching of evolution. Communism/socialism and evolution go hand in hand; there is no higher form of life to answer to.

Dr. Alan Bloom published a book entitled, "The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students." According to Dr. Bloom, the educational system of the U.S. teaches nothing but socialism and nihilism.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

Even though it seems clarity is still a problem for some people, let's look to President...errrr I mean former Vice-President Richard Cheney, for some lucidity as to how our federal government finds itself in an enormous debt quagmire today.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor

My grandparents, Winnie & Joseph S Webb Jr. lived in East Mauch Chunk, and every Sunday we would venture from our Weissport home to visit with them.

Almost like a ritual, my dad, Loren Bisbing, and I would take frequent hikes to the Glen. We would walk from the alley at 723 North Street, out through Coal Port, down across the railroad tracks, which were all there at that time and active, across the bridge to Glen Onoko.

Sometimes we hiked up through the falls and come back down the outside pathways and other times we would hike in the opposite direction.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

I received a note from a friend of mine last week that I would like to share.

Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and helps you sleep. It's invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects.

Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug. Hugging is all-natural. It is organic, naturally sweet, no artificial ingredients, non-pollutants environmentally friendly and 100 percent wholesome.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dear Editor:

Education is what happens in the classroom! Obviously, the tax rate has not kept up with the increase in the cost of education. Education is not cheap, ignorance is even more expensive. I hate to see all the big cuts coming from the classroom teachers. Maybe some of them are justified even under normal conditions. To cut so severely that an entire program that is very essential to the enrichment of a sizable portion of the student body is not educationally sound.