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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dear Editor:

This is directed to the stupid, inconsiderate persons responsible for the loud, blasting fireworks set off in Summit Hill on Sunday, July 18.

There are people who must go to work early on Monday morning; a Friday or Saturday night would have been better. And perhaps not after 10 p.m.

I'm sure that if I made that loud, disruptive noise at that time of night, the police would've been involved. Some people are completely lacking in common sense and rational thinking.

Edward Nalesnik

Lansford

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dear Editor:

The $8,000 first-time homebuyers' tax credit for honest, hardworking people is a long ridiculous process with no end in sight. But if you are a scammer or a person with interest to the law, you have your undeserved money quickly.

The 1,600 inmates and 87 IRS workers who received checks without examination, you have all the luck on your side. We bought a home on Sept. 1, 2009, had our tax specialists do an amended return, the IRS received our paperwork on Sept. 21, 2009.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter in regard to the Saturday, July 17 edition of your paper. I am a TIMES NEWS reader and look forward to receiving the paper every day. Saturday's paper included "Do you read the comics in the newspaper?," and I couldn't believe that the five people interviewed didn't have a nice remark concerning the comics!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dear Editor:

On Sunday, July 18th, my son's backpack was stolen off our friends' front porch steps. This happened in the 500 block of Schuylkill Ave. in Tamaqua.

I know this doesn't sound like a big deal, but it is because my son is a type 1 diabetic and his insulin pump was in that bag because he had just come back from the pool! My three children and a few of their friends as well as my husband and I started a frantic search for the bag when we realized it was missing.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dear Editor:

We want to thank the American Hose Company #1, the Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Hometown Fire Company, Tamaqua Police Department, Rush Township Police Department, Medical Evacuation Team, the Fire Police and, especially, whoever made the 911 call the morning of July 3. The rapid response of those involved saved our son's life.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

By DAVE ARGALL

Special to The TIMES NEWS

On June 28, the Senate Government Management and Cost Study Commission, a bipartisan 10-member Commission representing a wide variety of interests in the public and private sectors, presented its final report to the General Assembly outlining over 40 recommendations to reduce or eliminate unnecessary government expenditures. These recommendations totaled $457 million in direct savings to the taxpayers.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dear Editor:

Please inform your reporting staff that CO2 is not the chemical formula or an abbreviation for carbon monoxide. The correct formula, or abbreviation, is CO. CO2 stand for carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide is a common component of our air, being exhaled by humans in every breath and by plants at night. It is deadly only when the atmosphere lacks enough oxygen to sustain life, thereby making it the primary gas in its composition.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dear Editor:

Have some people, perhaps not many, seen the magnificent crochet American Flags hanging in the front windows of some businesses on Delaware Avenue in Palmerton?

There is a particularly large one hanging at the Country Harvest Office.

I was priveleged to meet the woman who made these flags. Her name is Helen Snyder. She refuses to take any money for all the work she has done to remember the meaning and value of the American flag.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dear Editor:

This was a 4th of July weekend of infamy that will go down in history as a moment when American legislators trashed unemployed Americans. We cannot forget those politicians who deliberately left Washington for holiday, refusing to pass an extension of benefits for the unemployed.

For those who try to justify their actions as a budget or economic issue, I say it is a moral issue.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dear Editor:

Now that the preliminaries are over, I guess we can look forward to a lot of boring, disgusting, half-truth political commercials and loads of taxpayer-funded mail ads until November. I imagine we'll hear of the pro and con votes from each side and the record of each. Some will be true, but most will be untrue.