Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dear Editor,

For a long time now people have talked about their kids growing up and moving away.

Now people are asking for higher wages.

While looking at a map I noticed that there are a lot of states where they increased the rate of pay.

How come we aren't one of them?

We can blame ourselves for people going to other states. I can't blame anyone for wanting to make a better life for themselves and their families.

When salaries increase, business expands, people spend more and people settle in the state so their family can prosper.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

I am a citizen who has lived more than three quarters of a century. I'm concerned about the direction and the lack of respect for the rule of law and police.

Forty years ago when residents looted and burned cities to the ground, it was called a riot. I am told now the term is demonstration, which is divided into peaceful and violent. I express my sympathy to the parents of the young man in Ferguson, Missouri, but we are a nation of laws.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dear Editor,

The staff at Family Promise of Carbon County would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people and businesses that have given so generously throughout the past year. Whether it be financially or through material donations, please know that each and every item or dollar went directly to help a homeless child and their family this year.

Here is a list of some of our generous supporters:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dear Editor,

Regarding the recent front page headline of the appeal potentially costing school districts $600,000, this is exactly why bill 76 in both the Pennsylvania House and Senate, the Property Tax Independence Act, should be passed!

School districts should wake up and abandon the archaic property tax system of raising revenue, which wrongfully evicts people from their homes and is forever subject to these appeals by overburdened, overtaxed citizens.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A few days ago while picking my grandson up from school at Panther Valley Elementary, he commented that his teacher told him that he "should stop drinking so much water."

His mother and I had just started encouraging him to drink water, and sent him two 16-ounce bottles in his backpack every day. Now he's being told not to drink so much! What's going on here? I don't get it.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dear Times News,

Maybe somebody in downtown Lehighton can trap and neuter one of the too many homeless cats roaming its alleys. I was able to neuter one and learned that neutered homeless cats get an ear clipped to show they were neutered.

It's debatable if any "no kill" shelter saves feral cats, since such cats aren't adoptable; the only thing to do is trap and neuter such cats, and hope they can survive on some cat food left outside for them.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dear Editor,

Here I go again complaining about something that bothers me and many people, but they tell ME to write you about it.

We're talking about lights. Not just any light or lights, but those that create problems! First, the new emergency vehicles, i.e. police cars, firetrucks, ambulances and fire police.

They are all now equipped with strobe lights that flash at you like a bolt of lightning! We approach an incident from either direction and immediately slow down because you can't see squat!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dear Panther Valley area residents,

The LA Events Committee would like to thank everyone who attended "Christmas in Kennedy Park" tree lighting program. This program truly helped to ring in the joyous Christmas season!

Special thanks to the following for performing traditional Christmas songs: The Panther Valley Band, under the direction of Mark Christ, St. Katharine Drexel Church Contemporary Choir and the Grace Community Church Youth Group.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dear Editor,

Christmas is approaching, do we really know what it is all about? You know nothing is accidental with God, the timing of Christ birth was perfect.

So this year I am looking at Mary, the mother of Jesus, and there are a lot of misconceptions about her. I have searched the Bible over and over again and I cannot find anywhere that it says I am to worship her.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dear Lord,

While we race about shopping

For that one gift that thrills

Please let us remember

That Santa sends bills.

There is only one person

From who gifts are free

And those won't be found

Stacked under our tree.

With all of our blessings

What more could we need

Except learning the difference

Between need and greed.

So we pray for those gifts

Where from you we may find

Kind Friends Good Health

And complete Peace of Mind.

Thank you Lord

Amen and happy Christmas!