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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

My parents starved during the Great Depression. There was no welfare back then. No Americans are starving today. Things have improved.

Nobody will hire the disabled people who suffer in poverty on welfare. Animals are treated better than welfare victims. Nobody helps them.

The welfare people are really poor. It is just one step above homelessness. The welfare people don't want to be on welfare. They don't give them enough money. They give them benefits, not money. The welfare victims are powerless and voiceless. There aren't any lawyers for them.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor:

During the Borough Council meeting March 10, 2011, Memorial Hall, Jim Thorpe, I made comment on the Tax Aide preparation regarding a site change from Memorial Hall to Penn Forest Township. The problem surfaced when a resident questioned why Memorial Hall was not being used for tax preparation this year? The response given provided by the charge AARP Official when at Penn Forest Wednesday, March 2.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dear Editor

I ride around Pennsylvania doing what i have to do.

I also go to Parades and functions.

It puzzles me that guys and girls like myself put on our country's uniform and did what had to be done.

Whenever I go to a ceremony or a parade I see people who don't respect the flag or the National Anthem.

Some remain seated. Hats are not removed, Some are too busy eating, drinking or talking.

Or I see flags that should have been replaced long ago. Some are faded or even torn.

Don't these people know they are disrespecting our flag and country?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

I had read recently that approximately 75 percent of all major highway accidents involve large trucks, and the main cause of these accidents are from speeding, or going too fast for road conditions. This is a statistic that must be considered a top priority for safety concerns with the Department of Transportation throughout this country, right now. Whatever happened to the law for large, heavy load trucks to only be allowed to be traveling in the right lane, and with passing another vehicle only if necessary?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

Sen. Argall has taken positions on dozens of issues in his 27-year career. Oftentimes we agree, sometimes we disagree. When the disagreement centers on the very foundation of our representative democracy, I am obliged to speak up.

Specifically, Sen. Argall advocates reducing the number of senators and representatives in the General Assembly. Yes, Pennsylvania's Legislature is one of the most expensive and corrupt in the country.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

As the Director of Veteran Affairs in Carbon County, part of my job is to make sure the graves of our deceased Veterans are marked with a flag and flag holder. Every year our office replaces those that have broken for whatever reason and those that are stolen.

To that end, it was recently brought to my attention by veteran Ted Dacey, the caretaker of St. Mary's Byzantine cemetery in Nesquehoning, that 61 holders had been stolen from both St. Mary's and St. Johns Russian Orthodox cemeteries.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

As the night follows the day, whenever elections come around, there is always a group of people who come out of the woodwork to start various rumors about the Rush Township supervisors. They do this for no apparent reason other than to stir up a pot of trouble. They have no constructive agenda in mind but rather are intent upon the politics of destruction.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

What an revealing article about Louann Leon and her family, neighbors and friends during the earthquake!

An astute reader would see many lessons!

First, Japan has many "we are used to these" prepareness things in place: public address systems heard all over, vending machines that open when this happens, manuals published to help one pack- especially a whistle!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

A reminder to the people who are homeowners over age 65, widows from age 50 to 64, as of Dec. 31, 2010 or disabled persons receiving Social Security: you may qualify for the refund under the PA Property Tax Rebate Program, paid for through the PA Lottery Program.

The deadline to file for the 2010 Property Tax Refund is June 30, 2011, and the refund checks are mailed out to qualified residents during the first two weeks of July. The maximum refund under this program is $650.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dear Editor:

Just a quick note of thanks for sponsoring the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters.

The show was outstanding. The Chanters are clearly professional, know how to choose their repertory and keep the audience engaged.

Kudos to The Times News from bringing such high caliber entertainment to Lehighton.

Edwin Belon

belon@verizon.net