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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

As a former resident of the Boston area, I am well acquainted with the original "Boston Tea Party" and I take exception to the current use of the phrase for the following reasons.

1. The original participants of the event in 1773 refused to purchase the tea, told the ships to return to England with the tea and when the parties refused, broke onto the ships, seized the tea and threw it into Boston harbor, for which all of Boston was punished.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

This is in response to the letter to the editor a few months back regarding the future of Palmerton sports.

I just wanted to say thank you to Mr. Mike Ballard (school board member) and Mrs. Carol Boyce (school superintendent) for their help with my request on the use of the Palmerton track for the upcoming track season 2011. Our CYO team will be looking forward to running on the track and not having to run around the Palmerton park. Keeping on top of things really helps get results.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

I hope that you don't stop the newspaper. I can't afford a computer. I get most of the news from your newspaper. I watch very little television news. Must must be sensational to be on television. The newspaper has warnings and alerts from the police, the IRS and other government agencies. Television has very little of this. Your newspaper goes into detail about local events. Television makes a very brief statement and then moves on.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dear Editor:

The late President John F. Kennedy said in his inauguration speech, "Ask not what your Country can do for you, ask what you can do for your Country." With these words, he called a generation of Americans to public service. Some of us heard the call and decided to serve our Country and our community as Pennsylvania State Constables.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dear Editor:

It is difficult to see so many hardworking neighbors and friends having so much trouble finding a good job, no matter how hard they look and how qualified they are. Unemployment in Carbon County is just over 11 percent - almost 2.5 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania average. Long-term economic stability feels out of reach for many in Carbon County.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dear Editor:

As reported by The Daily Pennsylvanian, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced they are placing a wine vending machine for use by students over the age of 21 in the Fresh Grocer supermarket that serves the University of Pennsylvania community. Published on the same day in the school newspaper is an article noting that Penn is the 16th most dangerous campus in the country. Are we to assume the alcohol beverage industry represented by the PLCB will make the campus safer with the addition of a wine vending machine?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dear Editor:

I read somewhere that a veteran is someone who signed a blank check to his government. The amount payable could be an arm, a leg or a life. The man upstairs determines that.

I wore my country's uniform with pride as many others did and still do.

There is a Veterans Day Parade coming up the beginning of November.

I wonder how many Americans will go out and watch it.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The clouds are dark and black, filled with vapor

The vapor transforms into drops as the particles collide

The drops turn to rain, falling to earth in a new storm of life

The rain forms a stream, rushing onward,

over the rocks and trees that often block the way

The stream joins with other streams to become a river

A baton falls into the river and flows with it

As the banks widen, the river slows as often happens in life

It lazes for a while as it has lost the joy of youth

but then the river is joined by a younger river

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dear Editor:

In trying economic times, job-seekers and businesses need a kick start. They need something that will get the economy moving in the right direction. While our local economy continues to bleed jobs, there is something right here and right now that can help kick start many opportunities. That "something" is Marcellus Shale gas production.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What do we deserve?

Answer - NOTHING.

When we're born you breath, that's free.

Although some may say not any longer.

Food - I guess we all like to eat.

What you eat you must pay for, it's not free.

In order to pay for it, you must have a job.

How well you perform your job depends on your skill.

In order to get skill, you must be educated - The better the education. the better the job - The better the pay - The better you eat.

Now, we all want a nice house, a car, a family and to live comfortably.

It all goes back to education.