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Letters to the Editor

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.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Editor:

I attended my first council meeting in Hometown a few weeks ago. I have never seen a meeting that was held so backwards in my life.

After the opening statement there was a question and answer period. May I say, that this period was more like a question, with no answer period, than informative! It appeared that it was more of an "I don't know that answer" or "stop by the township building someday and we will answer that for you" period.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Editor:

Now it is time to tell the real story, not the half story on biosolids. First, most legislation is proposed by lobbyists for special interest firms. They put a name on it to confuse the general public called biosolids. You will not find this word in Webster's Dictionary.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter as a response to the Saturday, April 24, Letter to the Editor entitled, "Why should jailbirds have so many rights?" I am a member of Yokefellowship Prison Ministry and am also the volunteer services coordinator for Carbon County Correctional Center which no matter what you may call it is still a jail. Webster's dictionary defines jail as "a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody. It also defines jailbird as "a person confined in jail." So all correctional centers are jails, and all prisoners are jailbirds.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Editor:

On February 20th, 2010, our lives changed forever for with that date is when our son died tragically. It was a parent's worst nightmare unfolding before us and had we not had such tremendous support from the small community of Jim Thorpe, I cannot even imagine how we could have made it through that time period.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dear Editor:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dear Editor,

At the April meeting of the Rush Township supervisors, the first thing on the agenda was to remove Mr. Shamonsky! Shamonsky was escorted from the building by two Rush Township Police Officers without him offering a single word.

We have a fine police force and it's a shame the taxpayers have to suffer the expense of an extra officer, following the orders of two supervisors that lack experience in answering questions or the so-called disruptive outbursts from the floor.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

By GORDON SMITH, Hamburg, PA

Special to the TIMES NEWS