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Letters to the Editor

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

I attended the monthly meeting of Jim Thorpe Borough Council held a Memorial Hall on Feb. 10, 2011. At the previous meeting held Jan. 13, an agenda item was voiced by a borough resident advising council that an agenda item for public comment was out of order.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

The article entitle, "How to Prosper in the Marcellus Shale Boom," missed the best way of all to prosper. Buy a franchise for bottled water. All of those people whose wells have become polluted by drilling and fracking will be lining up at your door to purchase your product.

Sincerely,

Roy Christman

Towamensing Township

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

Since before my last cup of coffee was served ... as my family and I greeted customers at 7:30 a.m., the day after Christmas to tell them my mother had died and the store was closed. I wanted to write a book honoring my parents, Tommie and Helen of Tommie's.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

I must admit that while reading Janet Anderson's commentary about the Wisconsin government's attack on the middle class, I had to duct tape my skull in order to keep it intact. Wow, was it difficult to get through the whole piece. Let me offer a little logic:

First, unions may be fighting for decent living, benefits and so on, but don't call them rights. Rights are granted under the Constitution and no where in that document have I read about the "Right to a decent wage."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

Recently, I recieved notification that UGI Central Penn gas plans to increase service rates by as much as 18 percent. They are seeking an additional $16.5 million in profilts.

I feel as though the community needs to be made aware of this. UGI sent a small, index card sized, document with my last bill explaining their intentions. Many consumers cannot afford any more price increases.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

It is Monday morning February 28th and I am waiting for the borough guy to come see me. Last time I had to make a donkey of them and myself here up on the 300 block of Spruce street in Tamaqua, but this time I will do it right.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

I was wondering why our elected officials are letting the oil companies and oil traders rip us off again. They are saying that the trouble in Libya is the reason gas prices are going up but the truth is Libya isn't even one of the top 15 countries that we import oil from.

How can a country that sends us so little oil have this effect on gas prices. Just wait until the quarterly oil company profits come out they will blow your mind.

Paul Lupcho

Bowmanstown

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

Over the last several weeks I have been reading and watching the events in Wisconsin as they unfold.

One thing is perfectly obvious. The unions are being made out to be the enemy when in fact they are the biggest ally that the working class citizen can have. They fight against big business and big government for your rights to:

1. A decent, living wage..not just a surviving wage.

2. Decent benefits..ie.. health insurance, prescription and eye coverage

3. Decent working conditions, guarding against unsafe conditions in the factory, office etc.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

In addition to any other powers granted under law, a constable of a borough shall:

"WITHOUT WARRANT AND UPON VIEW, ARREST AND COMMIT FOR HEARING ANY AND ALL PERSONS GUILTY OF A BREACH OF THE PEACE, VAGRANCY, RIOTOUS OR DISORDERLY CONDUCT OR DRUNKENNESS, OR MAY BE ENGAGED IN THE COMMISSION OF ANY UNLAWFUL ACT TENDING TO IMPERIL THE PERSONAL SECURITY OR ENDANGER THE PROPERTRY OF THE CITIZENS, OR VIOLATING ANY ORDINANCES OF SAID BOROUGH, FOR THE VIOLATION OF WHICH A FINE OR PENALTY IS IMPOSED."