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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dear Editor,

I'm an individual who has gone through four tough years of college to earn a degree in education. I understand the hard work that it takes to become exceptional in this field, especially if you work with a class of 10-year-olds in an RTI class.

I've been scolding teachers and belittling administrators and criticizing public education, but lately I became aware of one good teacher.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

I read Paul Willistein's movie review of "Heaven is For Real." The title was in "Heaven, there is no bier." I know without doubt that heaven is for real!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

To the Lehighton Area School Board,

I would like to thank the school board for finally making a decision to move forward and stop stalling and no more studies! We did enough of that which cost the district money! In the long run building a new elementary school will save the taxpayers money! Along with moving forward with the All Sport Complex, building a new elementary school maintaining one building will cost less money to maintain. Example: repairing roof over three buildings, heating, ground maintenance. Replacing one roof cost a lot less than three.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dear Editor,

Well, the elected officials to the Lehighton School Board did exactly as I thought they would. They went against the people who elected them and voted to spend more money to build new schools and sport fields. They got theirs and will force more people of this small community into homelessness. When elected officials no longer represent the people who elected them, they need to be removed from public service. If they don't resign, then they need to be voted out before they make more personal gains.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dear Editor,

Many thanks from our parish to Donald Serfass for his fine coverage of the rosaries that grew flowers. It is a conversation with many these days: Who remembers the many people coming to see them? How did we discover the story? Most especially, where are they now?

In her interview, Ann Marie Bitsko Williams clarified that the rosary had never left Lansford as early newspapers had reported. By her account, family members had had the rosary in a picture frame for years, then gave it to the church, as she discovered going to confession.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear editor:

As my year of being the Schuylkill County Dairy Princess draws to a close, I begin to think of how I felt exactly a year ago, before I began my reign. I was nervous, excited and did not know quite how I was going to successfully juggle full-time college and dairy princess activities.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

The Times News article on April 15 was a recitation of the risks and responsibilities but added no solutions.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

Recently the Lehighton School District released the results of a 10-question survey on a proposed building project. This type of poll, in which the respondents are self-selected, is known as a "straw poll." For a poll to have any kind of efficacy, any respondent in the "universe" (the group whose opinion you want) should have an equal chance of being selected.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

In response to the public frenzy regarding Richard Corkery, and specifically the interminable house arrest that he has been subject to for almost three full years, I say that you and the residents of Coaldale do not know Richard Corkery. If you did know him, you would advocate for a speedy resolution to his difficulties.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

I don't claim to be an expert on the subject, but I think the Game Commission needs to rethink the controlled burn. My suggestion is that the area should be harvested first.

Eighteen- to 22-inch diameter hardwoods are perfect for fireplaces and wood stoves. Soft woods will burn in outdoor furnaces to heat homes and garages. Some of the wood can be machined for lumber. If it is going to be burned anyway, why not utilize it for a purpose.