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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

The Boy Scouts of America have been a wonderful organization for molding young boys into men of character with the skills they need to be self-reliant and helpful to others in need. A Scout in full uniform, proudly displaying the merit badges he has earned and perhaps the Order of the Arrow sash across his chest, is not the image I would hope to see standing on a street corner in Jim Thorpe, or in the Shop Rite in Brodheadsville, holding a can like a common beggar asking for money from passers-by so they can to "go to scout camp."

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

I am tired and getting attacking mailings in my mailbox from cowardly candidates. Neither one of our candidates for state representative (Heffley and Yaich) has bothered to answer any of the important questions.

Ask either one of them what they propose to do to address the looming pension disaster and they say something like, "we'll have to look at that". That is just one of the many important issues that will directly impact each and every homeowner in the state, but yet neither of these candidates have anything resembling a coherent answer to the question.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Recently, I attended the Schuylkill Township meeting about the dumping of Harrisburg sewage sludge on a surface mining site between Mary-D and Tuscarora. It was reported that the supervisors received a fax just before the meeting advising them that the sludge dumpers would not be pursing the project.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

As a former resident of the Boston area, I am well acquainted with the original "Boston Tea Party" and I take exception to the current use of the phrase for the following reasons.

1. The original participants of the event in 1773 refused to purchase the tea, told the ships to return to England with the tea and when the parties refused, broke onto the ships, seized the tea and threw it into Boston harbor, for which all of Boston was punished.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

This is in response to the letter to the editor a few months back regarding the future of Palmerton sports.

I just wanted to say thank you to Mr. Mike Ballard (school board member) and Mrs. Carol Boyce (school superintendent) for their help with my request on the use of the Palmerton track for the upcoming track season 2011. Our CYO team will be looking forward to running on the track and not having to run around the Palmerton park. Keeping on top of things really helps get results.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

I hope that you don't stop the newspaper. I can't afford a computer. I get most of the news from your newspaper. I watch very little television news. Must must be sensational to be on television. The newspaper has warnings and alerts from the police, the IRS and other government agencies. Television has very little of this. Your newspaper goes into detail about local events. Television makes a very brief statement and then moves on.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dear Editor:

The late President John F. Kennedy said in his inauguration speech, "Ask not what your Country can do for you, ask what you can do for your Country." With these words, he called a generation of Americans to public service. Some of us heard the call and decided to serve our Country and our community as Pennsylvania State Constables.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dear Editor:

It is difficult to see so many hardworking neighbors and friends having so much trouble finding a good job, no matter how hard they look and how qualified they are. Unemployment in Carbon County is just over 11 percent - almost 2.5 percentage points higher than the Pennsylvania average. Long-term economic stability feels out of reach for many in Carbon County.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dear Editor:

As reported by The Daily Pennsylvanian, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced they are placing a wine vending machine for use by students over the age of 21 in the Fresh Grocer supermarket that serves the University of Pennsylvania community. Published on the same day in the school newspaper is an article noting that Penn is the 16th most dangerous campus in the country. Are we to assume the alcohol beverage industry represented by the PLCB will make the campus safer with the addition of a wine vending machine?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dear Editor:

I read somewhere that a veteran is someone who signed a blank check to his government. The amount payable could be an arm, a leg or a life. The man upstairs determines that.

I wore my country's uniform with pride as many others did and still do.

There is a Veterans Day Parade coming up the beginning of November.

I wonder how many Americans will go out and watch it.