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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dear Editor:

Over the past few years, we have all read about and experienced the budget crisis in Harrisburg. Every dollar from the state and local municipalities has been effected; even our local state park has suffered cut backs. At the same time, we have seen, especially this summer, a large influx of visitors to our park.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dear Editor:

As president of the Palmerton Concourse Club, I would like to express my gratitude toward the community of Palmerton. Once again, our community has come together to help in a unique way.

Saturday, August 14, 2010
Smedley and Chloe

Dear Mr. Gower,

My wife Sandy and I are the owner's of those two Black Labs that were found walking up Bugzie's in the middle of the road this past Friday.

Your article said it all for my wife and I; "Good deed".

First, we want to thank that nice women in the SUV and all the others who assisted her in rescuing our dogs. Secondly, thank you Mr. Gower for reminding us all here in the Panther Valley area that there are many thoughtful and caring people that are our neighbors.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dear Editor:

The gas drilling that is going on across Pennsylvania is now on a path to destroy not just a small portion of land, but the very way of life that the people of this area have enjoyed for generations.

There are many examples of places where the chemicals that the gas companies use in hydraulic fracturing have poisoned vast quantities of water. There are even instances of entire waterways being killed due to chemicals from this process. How much fishing can you do when there are no living fish?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dear Editor:

Like many of your fellow constituents, I remember a time when our local highways were a source of pride, opportunity and convenience. Our bridges were safe, our commutes were fast and convenient, and our highways connected us to economic opportunity. Sadly, that's changed, with traffic congestion costing our economy over $80 billion and wasting 2.8 billion gallons of fuel every year. Nearly half of our bridges are structurally unsound or functionally obsolete. Meanwhile, poor road conditions contribute to roughly half of the nation's highway fatalities.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blighted and abandoned buildings that have been neglected or left in a state of gross disrepair by property owners present a number of problems in our neighborhoods. These properties prove to be a "black eye" in our communities. Unfortunately, in many cases the taxpayers get stuck paying the cost to remediate these sites, as well as paying higher taxes to cover tax liens and unpaid utility bills.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dear Editor:

What is going on at Penn Forest Township?

Residents should make it their business; it's your local government at work.

Most of the workers at the Transfer Station have been dismissed for one reason or another. Two of the office Staffers has resigned, I wonder why. The Board has decided to audit Blue Ridge Cable and Pocono White Water, yet they fail to audit themselves.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dear Editor:

I attended the General Purpose Meeting of the Jim Thorpe Borough Council Wednesday, March 13. 2010. Kim Mazur of En-tech Engineering, Reading, Pa. was in attendance to address questions received from community members present about the in-home projectory backflow valve and meter replacement project. Most residents present were not in favor of the project. My opinion here is to offer information on the process of law in support of law so community residents remain protected and safe.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dear Editor:

June 28, 2010 started as a normal work day for me, but a short two hours later I was being life flighted to St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem.

My life could have ended that day if it weren't for my employees, Rich Greim and Robert Montesrin, as well as Steve Horst of Horst Excavating and EMT Mike Bright.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dear Editor:

It's time for term limits in Penn Forest Township. Six years is too long.

I suggest that a two year term be established with a two term limit. I will gladly start a petition, just need some encouragement.

Tom Cross

Penn Forest Township, Pleasant Valley West