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Letters to the Editor

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The heroin epidemic in Carbon County is killing our children.

I am the parent of a recovering heroin addict, and believe me I am scared every day that I'm going to get the call that my child, too, is dead.

PEOPLE OF CARBON COUNTY WAKE UP!!!!

These are no long our safe little towns, Lehighton, Lansford, Nesquehoning, Palmerton and Summit Hill are all plagued with this disease. And it is just that a "disease" that turns people into liars, thieves, and people into someone their own family and friends don't even recognize.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Here in the Keystone State, it's no secret that our highways and bridges are vital to our existence and play a key role in all our lives. From a school bus driver picking up school children, to a doctor heading to work at a hospital, to the farmer delivering milk, Pennsylvania's highway and bridge system consists of thousands of miles of roadway, much of which faces a serious crisis.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Late on the snowy afternoon of January 25, 2001 in Somerset County, while driving through the park at Somerset Lake and rounding a corner, there appeared in the twilight beams of my van, two bright, sharply lit eyes peering above a high pile of snow.

The temperature was Arctic, the conditions were severe, and here was an animal, crouched behind a wall of snow. When I stopped to investigate, the terrified Beagle peered higher and retreated in fear. The dog was obviously in distress.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

October 3, 2006 will stand out in the minds of Jim and Jan Everett. Their beloved store, some 20 years in the making, was burning before them. Some five million dollars in inventory was lost as well as their store.

It was then and there that Jim Everett vowed to rebuild, and after 3 long years, on February 13, to the delight of everyone of their customers, the store has finally re-opened.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

I would like to weigh in on the recent talk of a new school to be built in the Jim Thorpe district. I would like to point out there are online charter schools that local folks are currently succesfully teaching children at home.

I say Bravo! to those who are enrolled. These brave and resourseful parent/teachers deserve praise they are helping alleviate burdens to taxpayers while performing a valuable service.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

It's clear you (the administration) are not doing the will of the American people and throwing another bone to the fat cat insurance companies.

This White House is as shameful as the last one. You are obviously all bought and paid for.

History will record your (mis)deeds and we will remember on election day.

Phil Forchielli

859 S. Cottonwood Road

Walnutport

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

President Obama is promoting a new $300 billion economic stimulus program.

When he took office in January 2009 he said the $787 billion stimulus program will create 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010 and unemployment will remain below 8.0 percent. Unemployment is hovering around 10.0 percent, and the jobs promised by Obama might hit 1.5 million by the end of 2010, but during the last 13 months we lost 5 million jobs.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

I am very dismayed at Carbon Counties Tax Assessment System.

It is quite apparent that if you built in the 2000's you are taxed at a significant higher rate. As I have become more familiar with the area and the Carbon Counties web site, I have observed that homes that are larger and perhaps more elegant than mine are assessed much lower.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

The U.S. economy shed another 85,000 jobs in December, when most analysts had expected no change or even slight job creation. Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues to push for healthcare reform and other measures that will require higher taxes. Ironically, it is the federal government's policy activism itself that is largely to blame for the prolonged economic slump.