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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 26, 2011

By SEN. JOHN YUDICHAK

Recently, my colleagues and I, as well as citizens from all across Pennsylvania, watched as Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his budget proposal. The $27.3 billion budget calls for a shared sacrifice from all Pennsylvanians.

I applaud the governor for his attempt to balance a budget in such times of fiscal distress, but if sacrifices are to be made, they must be shared across the board. We cannot hope to control the cost of government unless we all take part in making that happen.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

So this is how this works the Governor has a budget that doesn't raise taxes. But it cuts what the state gives to the school districts. Now the schools don't have that money for their budgets so they raise property taxes.

Then the home owners foot the bill but the Governor doesn't raise taxes. Anyone ever hear of taking from Peter to pay Paul? When will someone in this state learn that the property owners do not have a endless supply of money?

Paul Lupcho

Bowmanstown

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

This is in response to an article in the Times News on Thursday March 3, 2011 in the Nation/World section, as reported by an Associated Press journalist Andrew Taylor on the Continuing Resolution that has been extended for another two weeks to avoid a government shutdown.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

An organization cannot grow if it remains stagnant.

In order to grow it needs new ideas and young ideas.

The Sea Borne Services NAVYMARINESCOAST GUARD and MERCHANT MARINES are always recruiting and they have age limits.

We believe that`s what keeps the organizations going. We don`t understand why the younger men and ladies on active duty or discharged find it so hard to join Veteran organizations. Most of those organizations are manned by older Vets, and they are losing members every day.

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."