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Letters to the Editor

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

I've noticed on page 21 of the February 8th Edition of the TIMES NEWS online newspaper that there was an article stating, "the road crew was doing a good job keeping up with the weather." Evidently, the person who said this should take a little venture out my way.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

I attended the regular monthly meeting of Borough Council held in Memorial Hall, Jim Thorpe on Jan. 13, 2011. Comment concerning procedural order of an agenda item was made by a borough resident also attending the meeting. He advised council that agenda item for public comment should have preceded agenda item for decisions for approval, not follow it. The procedural order would then be in compliance with sunshine law.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear Editor:

This has to do with the church bell ringing. I hardly hear any church bells ringing for quite some time. The only time I hear one is when I am down around the Five Points or on Pine or Mauch Chunk streets in Tamaqua.

Then they hardly sound loud enough. Even when the churches that have chiming bells, I can hardly hear them.

Years ago they all rang loudly on a Sunday when it was time for the Sunday services. What has happened in this town? Do you people in the churches know who caused this or what caused it to be this way?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

In a recent article in the TIMES NEWS, Ron Gower wrote a great article on the financial crisis facing our commonwealth. In that article, in case you missed it, Ron challenged our new lawmakers in Harrisburg to consider charging a modest fee at state parks. This charge could and will make such recreational areas financially self-sufficient.

Currently there are no entrance fees for the use of the park. It was noted in this article that fees are charged for community swimming pools and at county owned parks - so why not Beltzville Park and others.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

As a Pennsylvania voter, I am ashamed that the leadership of the State Senate chose to put a divisive political attack on abortion as its first order of business in the new legislative session.

This attack on women's rights is unconscionable, not to mention unconstitutional. I was under the impression that the Republican party was against government intruding on the rights of the people.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to provide some information to the citizens of Tamaqua concerning an upcoming meeting about establishing a regional police force. At the Feb. 1 meeting of Tamaqua Borough Council, Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison noted there will be a meeting of the regionalization study force on Feb. 10. I want the public to be aware that the regionalization meeting is part of a long term study that began last year, not a response to recent criminal activity.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

I am writing about your story on the Post Office. While I agree with some of your ideas for saving the post office, let's not forget why the Post Office is failing; Technology.

Email and online bill pay, combined with the ability to send an e-card or print a bank or credit card statement from home are simply more convenient. Using technology also saves loads of money.

Have you noticed how we get fewer and fewer pieces of junk mail from the post office? When advertisers abandon direct mail, this also puts a dent in the Post Office bank account.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

There really are good caring people around here.

We recently stopped at the Wine and Spirits store in Lehighton, and our car got stuck in the snow.

An older man came upon the scene, and tried to help. To no avail. I proceeded to go in the store, and told the young clerk about it, out he went with shovel in hand, and the two of them pushed the car, and success at last.

I want to thank these two wonderful, caring gentlemen. We really appreciated the help.

Sincerely,

Joanne and Bill Shanosky

Mahoning Township

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dear Editor,

This is a long overdue thank you to Dr. Lori Milot, a veterinarian from Brodheadsville, who saved our pet cat, Toby. Last year, Toby had a urinary problem, one you don't know about when you have more than one cat. When we noticed he was in pain, it was the weekend and no vets were open locally. We heard about Dr. Milot.

When he arrived, she and her group were working at a spay/neuter clinic that they have in their off time. Dr. Milot helped Toby and he is now as good as ever. Again, we want to thank her for her caring and help.

Josephine Keip

Tamaqua

Saturday, February 5, 2011

By: SENATOR DAVID G. ARGALL

Special to The TIMES NEWS