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Letters to the Editor

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

The judges' stand in the Community Grove ought to be saved for historic, cultural, and esthetic reasons. Surely the borough of Lehighton has enough handymen and weekend carpenters who would be able to restore (or reconstruct) the stand at less cost than the received bid.

Here is a quick test on preservation. Name a preserved historic structure that people now wish had been torn down. It is difficult for me to think of one. Now name a destroyed historic structure that people wish had been saved. I can think of quite a few.

Sincerely,

Roy Christman,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

The article in the March 29th issue of the Times News on Coordinated Health was interesting, but its content provided by the business, deceptive.

Allow me to mention that I am a member of the board of directors for the Blue Mountain Health System. I write this letter as a concerned community member and my opinions should not be assumed to be that of the health system's board of directors, as individuals or as a group.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

The ability to deduct mortgage interest each year on federal taxes has been a powerful incentive for homeowners for nearly 100 years. Changing or eliminating the mortgage interest tax deduction (MID) could slow any progress currently being made in a still-fragile national housing market. Yet changing or eliminating the MID is one of the suggestions being discussed by the federal Deficit Reduction Commission as a way to improve the federal budget.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor:

The Board at Temple Israel of Lehighton will be communicating their heartfelt gratitude of thanks to you and your talented editorial staff who acted upon my request for an interview. The end results, a magnificent article, written by TN Correspondent, Michael A. Heery.

Heery's interest during the interview truly provoked the participating members to share joyful information, he took them back to a place and time that is now 'Lehighton History' which your publication captured with lasting beauty.

Thank you in all sincerity,

Helen Torok, Publicist

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor,

The column on Planned Parenthood published on March 23, 2011 by Star Parker was so misleading that I feel compelled to respond to this article.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

Lehighton Downtown Initiative Committee is currently planning for the 2011 Bike Night Event. This will be the 13th time the streets of Lehighton will be filled with the thunder of some beautiful motorcycles. On 8-13-2011 starting at noon and finishing up at 8 p.m., the day promises to be exciting; with a poker run, bike show, vendors, good food and live music.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I often wondered when I read the papers on why the expression is used to describe the use of the caption "the late" when describing the condition of a person who has died. And how long do you have to use it before the phase is dropped.

Do we say the Late President George Washington or Just President Washington when everyone knows he's dead.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I want to thank the TIMES NEWS for sponsoring the recent Sea Chanters concert at the Lehighton High School.

It was an uplifting patriotic and professional performance. I'm hoping that the TIMES NEWS will make it an annual event.

The Sea Chanters received an outstanding ovation!

Thanks again for a truly enjoyable evening and thanks to the Sea Chanters for their exceptionally wonderful program.

Sincerely,

Frances R. Lazzaro, Lansford

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

The board of directors, musicians, patrons, and friends of the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble (GCE), Schuylkill County's resident piano quartet, extend their heartfelt condolences on the untimely passing of Joe Plasko.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

I have to agree with Robert "Ski" Sieputowski's recent comment about today's music.

Recently, as my husband and I sat down for a nice candlelit dinner, I asked him to put something nice on the stereo. To my surprise he put on a "Marilyn Manson" CD. Grrrrr!

Enough said.

Barb "Wink" Scott

Summit Hill