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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Let me ask, remember when Catholic education was important? Can someone tell me when that idea changed?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Dear Editor,

It seems everyone who has a bird feeder has a vendetta against the squirrel. True, he's not much more than a rat with a fluffy tail, but he's a master at solving puzzles when the reward is a free meal. Like all animals, he's an opportunist. Why wander through the woods in search of food when some thoughtful person put a whole bucket of seeds in that feeder, and it's all mine!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Dear editor,

WE HAVE ARRIVED! America has taken the Bible out of schools, banned public prayer, torn down the Ten Commandments, eliminated the national day of prayer, and changed laws allowing children to use any restroom they choose if they feel they are "different." Yes, we have arrived at an important crossroad in history because of recent rulings allowing gay/lesbian marriage.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Dear Editor,

AGAIN- A FAVOR PLEASE?

When you're driving on a country road

And may be running late

Please remember it's a country road,

It's not an interstate.

As folks who live near country roads

Are working on the grass

Or trimming trees and raking up

They're praying as you pass.

When folks who live near country roads

(And you may be on one too)

Are driving they forget sometimes

A kind thing they might do.

So may all ask a favor

Though you have "The Right Of Way"

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Editor's note: We are reprinting this letter because some information was typed incorrectly in the Saturday, May 24, edition.

Dear Editor,

Mr. Argall and Mr. Knowles want to do away with the property tax. They want to replace it with a sales tax at a higher rate.

I am asking them to post in the local newspaper everything that is going to be taxed. I mean everything. Ninety to 95 percent of what you purchase under bill number 76 is going to be taxed.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Where are all the Catholic schools?

Oh that's right, they're closing.

After 128 years of providing a Catholic education, SS. Peter and Paul School in Lehighton is closing.

Parents and students learned of this in a letter sent home in the students' backpacks.

What a cowardly way to inform one of such an important decision. Questions have been asked with no answers provided by either the diocese or pastor.

No one seems to care about the students. If it's costing them (the diocese) money, close it down.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Dear Editor

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Are you right; will you be left? Are you left; will you be right?

My thought is there are two definitions of the right and the left. One has to do with nationalism; that is, the presence of it or the lack of it. The far right would be nationalism to the point of aggression. The right would be the patriots who hold their principles in the Constitution as it is written. The left would be those who prescribe to the "one world" global philosophy.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

To the commissioners:

I have spoken to you last year about this problem at 17 W. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill and it still continues to this date, unresolved.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear Editor:

Has anyone from the Pennsylvania Game Commission contacted Times News regarding the clear cutting of four acres in State Game Land 141 along Behrens Road in Penn Forest Township?

Many residents voiced their concerns to the Bear Creek Lakes Civic Association at the May 17 BCLCA board of directors meeting.

Rep. Doyle Heffley also attended the meeting and answered questions. Unfortunately, the game commission is an independent agency and doesn't answer to anyone when it comes to developing state game lands.