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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, January 17, 2015

To Michael Vianello,

I do remember the Belsnickel when I was a child, and he was not a nice person. As the story goes he would whip you after giving you peanuts on the floor. He never gave us nice gifts afterward. I know Ruth Gougher, she got confirmed with me in St. Matthew UCC Church in Kunkletown.

I am Viola Hawk, was married to Emmett Gower. I was born on the outskirts of Monroe County, Kunkletown with my parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Hawk.

Yours Truly,

Viola Hawk

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dear Editor,

This cold spell we are having reminds me of when I was young. I lived in the 500 block of East Abbott Street in Lansford.

We used a big heatroller for heat (no radiators). It heated the whole house (burning coal). Downstairs was the kitchen with a coal stove for cooking and eating, no bathroom, we had a toilet in the room where there was a coal bin.

Boy was that seat cold! You didn't sit in there and read the paper.

My mom used to give the three of us a bath in a washtub. I think she used the same water for the three of us.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lehighton School District is planning on spending $32.5 million to build a single structure near the high school for all elementary students so they can close four elementary schools (Mahoning, East Penn, Franklin and Shull-David). I've been slow to weigh in on the Lehighton school board's plan to build a new elementary center, as I wanted to get the facts from several sources first. Let me explain concisely why we should all be against it.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dear Editor,

As we begin another year, I wish to extend my gratitude on behalf of the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center to everyone who has been so thoughtful toward the center these past few months. We have received so many donations from so many generous people, I am truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness and giving!

For all the monetary donations, items from our wish lists, items people simply knew we needed, and all the kind words and thoughts, I want to say thank you very much! I wish you all the best in the new year!

Denise Skrabak

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dear Editor,

Carbon County Judge Roger Nanovic used good judgment when he appointed Bill O'Gurek to a county commissioner seat.

If you follow media reports of the commissioners meetings, it's obvious O'Gurek's experience is extremely valuable to the board. His knowledge and his unselfish sharing of information with the majority members is refreshing and seems to be appreciated by them.

Bill has shown he has the county's and its residents' best interests as his priority.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dear Editor:

The third annual Socks for Seniors project wrapped up a few days before Christmas when over 600 presents and gift bags were distributed to area nursing and rehabilitation centers. Socks for Seniors is a project where we collected socks and a variety of items from 16 area business locations which were then sorted, grouped, wrapped and delivered. Since many of the residents at these facilities may have no family or visitors, this ensures that everyone receives something for Christmas and no one is forgotten.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dear Editor,

Thank you so much for the letter from Mr. Richard M. Gross, Times News, Dec. 27, and thank you, Mr. Gross. Finally! Someone tells it like it is about "those lights!"

I don't know all the different ones about which you wrote, but the lights on new cars are atrocious! They are terrible to see when they are coming at you, and they are terrible in your rearview mirror! I can't believe they are allowed on cars!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dear Editor,

On Dec. 7, a fire destroyed the home of our son, Jereme Denning and his family, as well as the home of their next-door neighbors, Pete and Ida Kutash.

The devastating loss for both families has been overwhelming, but despite all that, we can't help but feel blessed, for only by the grace of God did Jereme and his family, Jodi's grandmother Illomay Nelson and their neighbors escape without a scratch nothing short of a miracle!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dear Editor,

This is in regards to the vacant seat on the Lansford-Coaldale Joint Water Authority. I would like to know how come Lansford Borough has three members on the board. I could see having three members on the board when the borough had a population of 10,000 people at one time. Now the population of Lansford is under 5,000.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

To the Editor,

On Dec. 30, NBC "Naughty" News had a story about a public school in California that is teaching young children transcendental meditation.

This proves that the "separation of church and state" only applies to Christianity. Has the ACLU ever filed a lawsuit against public schools that teach TM?

Forty-four years ago, when I was 12 years old, I read a book about TM. It was written by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Hindu guru associated with the Beatles.