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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor,

I just wanted to take the time to let the citizens of our community know how fortunate we are to have the dedicated volunteers that we have in our community.

I am always impressed by the care and concern that is displayed at accidents, fires and other emergencies that arise on a daily basis in our community. They often leave their jobs and families to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, not knowing for sure what they will encounter or when and if they will return.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

In his victory address on Nov. 2, Lou Barletta stated that one issue the incoming Congress should look into is "term limits."

Mr. Barletta, we already have "term limit." They are called "elections."

Sincerely,

Richard Carrigan

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

I was told by another Vietnam vet that Subway stores were providing free sandwiches on Nov. 11 to all veterans.

When I went to the Palmerton Subway store they were unaware of the offer. They made a phone call and were told that Subway stores in this area were not participating in the offer but said they would be glad to honor a vet and make me a sandwich.

I think it made them feel good to do something for an individual who served his country. I know it made me feel good that they went out of their way to honor a grateful vet.

Bill Gallagher

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

After being bombarded by telephone calls and tons of political fliers can't believe these idiots and their tactics.

I actually got two calls that started, "Hello James. This is Pat Boone.

Do their political hacks think that some over the hill singer is going to change my mind to vote for their candidates?

At least my eyes, ears and mind will get a rest for a while.

Independently yours,

Jim Butler

Mauch Chunk

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

If you're a teen in grades 9-12, we are looking for you to come help battle cancer and participate in our first A Battle for the Battle. McCann School of Business & Technology Hazleton and Pottsville Campus are teaming up with T102 Radio to host this teen event on Friday, December 3rd from 6-11 p.m. at Lakeside Ballroom. It will consist of a Battle of the Bands, as well as a Dance Off (think So You Think You Can Dance meets America's Best Dance Crew).

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

Veteran

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.