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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dear Editor,

Why can't we have two fire companies? West Penn Township is one of the largest, if not the largest townships in the state. We need two fire companies! God wants us to help each other and live in peace with each other. I think both West Penn and Andreas fire companies should work together for our township! One company cannot be everywehere.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dear Editor,

The Christopher Columbus Society, also known as the Tamaqua Italian Club, wants to extend a sincere thank you from its members and staff to the generous anonymous benefactor who supplied the money to relace the lighting on our new sign for our building in Tamaqua.

We had raised money to pay for the new sign, but were advised by the zoning board that we could not display the type of sign that was made for us. We did not have additional funds to spend on modifying the lighting on the exiting sign.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dear Editor:

The Plain Truth – A letter to the good, the bad, the greedy, the ignorant and both the Republican and Democrats.

DRILL, BABY, DRILL; you have caused a catastrophe with "OFFSHORE" drilling that will have consequences around the world.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dear Editor:

The traffic in the borough alleys has become horrendous especially the alley in between the 500 block of Delaware and Lehigh Avenue. What is borough council thinking? A person having a garage or off street parking behind their home is taking their life in their hands trying to get in and out of their garage or parking space.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dear Editor:

I am also a Summit Hill resident who is sick and tired of lazy people who do not throw their trash into containers.

I am on the East side of town and the Mini market in front of the house does not have any trash cans, I am (at least once a week ) outside picking up ice tea jugs , lotto tickets, candy papers,soda cans , debit card reciets, etc.

In the summer when the Jim Thorpe bikers drop off the tourists , it gets worse...

I would like to see more trash cans placed around town and in front of businesses...with no exceptions....!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dear Editor:

I hesitated in writing this letter for many many months because people and politicians do not like to hear the facts, especially when something is terribly wrong. But here I go.

When Governor Ed Rendell started his tenure nearly eight years ago, the budget was at $20 billion. His last budget that he proposed is $29 billion. Someone must have informed him that All Pennsylvanians must be millionaires and would like for our taxes to go up.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Editor:

Over the past several months, especially during the first quarter of 2010, it became increasingly apparent to the Carbon County Chamber Board, that changes in the economy and other factors were placing a significant financial burden on the Carbon County Chamber.

If we were to continue without change, it would have affected our ability to effectively serve our members and the citizens of Carbon.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Editor:

This is an e-mail that I sent to Kanjorski, Casey and Spector.

I can't believe what I am reading; our own government is now going to include the cost of my medical benefits in my retirement compensation? Is this for real? Have you lost your mind? This will reflect in my pension benefits?

I am being taxed out of existence. You and your colleagues need to control Federal Spending that appears to be the no one problem, if you don't have the available funds you can't have it, that's how this household operates.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Editor:

The April 27th edition of the paper, in the Entertainment section, has an article describing a visit by executives from the country of COLOMBIA to the Jim Thorpe Rotary Club. The article spells the name of the country as "COLUMBIA" which is the spelling for the university in New York City. I just wanted to make sure that you knew that the spelling for the country in South America is "COLOMBIA" and that a resident of that country is a COLOMBIAN not a COLUMBIAN.

Thank you.

Edwin Belon

belon@verizon.net

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Editor:

This letter is twofold. I would first like to address the problems concerning the Panther Valley School Board. I do not know Mr. Aungst, so what am I about to say is my opinion.