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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dear Editor:

I am appalled that taxpayer dollars are being wasted on the Route 54 S curve project.

I travelRoute 54 regularly and I find nothing dangerous about those curves so long as people stay within the posted speed limit. Often while driving at or slightly above the speed limit I am either tailgated or passed. Sometimes where it's legal, mostly where it is neither legal nor safe.

The road is fine. Speeding and careless driving cause the accidents. There are no bad roads, only bad drivers.

John Fosdick

Jim Thorpe

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dear Editor:

We have done it again!!

Together we have touched the lives of those who are sacrificing time away from their families, in harsh environments, during this holiday season in the name of our freedom.

Thanks to our community and a hard working group of volunteers, Operation Touch of Home packaged and shipped 11,627 pounds of essentials to 125 brave men and women during our 2010 Holiday Drive. Taking into consideration the current state of our economy, this drive was an overwhelming success.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dear Editor:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dear Editor:

The Jim Thorpe Borough Council held it's regular monthly meeting at Memorial Park on Thursday, Nov. 11. Justin Yaich, one council member, announced that Memorial Hall is being assessed for possibility of sale. Usually, borough halls, as a symbol of local government along with their distinctive architectural design are structures considered to have great historical and cultural significance. Given this recognition, in my opinion, projected sale of the hall is of concern and needs to be given appropriate consideration.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

Mega pharmaceutical manufacturers produce drugs for human consumption. These companies are self-automatons, very wealthy and very powerful. They control the pharmaceutical industry, and have the means to control clinical profiles to advantage. To do so is considered inappropriate action needing justifying.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

This isn't fair.

Senior citizens struggling to make ends meet. Taking a part time position to pay bills, food, medicine etc., when we should be enjoying retirement. There will be no cost of living raise, in social security, for two years in a row.

However, our legislators gave themselves a cost of living raise. They are having the good life.

We truly look forward to life getting better for us.

Sincerely,

Joanne Shanosky

Mahoning Township

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

My husband and I wish to extend our deepest gratitude for the support, donations and household contributions given to us as a result from the loss of our home at 42 Hartranft Lane, Lehighton.

The love and care given to us by friends and acquaintenances throughout the region have helped us through a very difficult time.

Darryl & Mary Herman

Lehighton

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

I recall when I was a young kid in the 5 to 6 years old range, we would always visit my grandmother Sophia for Sunday dinner. My grandfather, with his heavy mustache and stern look, always sat in a chair waiting for dinner and did not talk very much.

I was told he was a very gentile man but you couldn't prove that by me. Every once in a while Sophia would say to the family, John needs a high colonic and everyone would laugh. That only made him look ever sterner.

I did not, at the time, understand what that really meant, but everyone else did.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
 Members of Cub Pack 138 with food items destined for local food pantries.

Dear Editor:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dear Editor,

I just wanted to take the time to let the citizens of our community know how fortunate we are to have the dedicated volunteers that we have in our community.

I am always impressed by the care and concern that is displayed at accidents, fires and other emergencies that arise on a daily basis in our community. They often leave their jobs and families to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, not knowing for sure what they will encounter or when and if they will return.