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Letters to the Editor

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

I really wonder about the mindset of the weak links in the capital. And do they really understand the value of a dollar and what we are doing without to make ends meet in this time of financial crisis gripping our nation.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

Over the Christmas holidays I had the strangest dream. Just before drifting off to sleep, I was watching the holiday classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life." I try to view this every year to help me remember what is truly important in life, and to refresh my sense of gratitude.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

The regular meeting of the Jim Thorpe Borough Council was held at Memorial Park in Memorial Hall on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. I attended the meeting. One specific agenda item was of special interest for me. "Agreement to enter into an ordinance authorization participating in PLGIT" as mentioned by John McQuire, president of Borough Council.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

I would like to publicly thank the party or parties who not once but TWICE siphoned the fuel from my truck while it was parked in East Kline Ave in Lansford during the Month of December 2010.

Remember, what goes around comes around my friend.

Happy New Year.

-TJ Chinaski

Lansford

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

I have never seen a definition of the term "political correctness," so I will offer one.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

I was stunned to read in your Friday, Dec. 17, issued that the Carbon County Retirement Board voted to give county employees a 90 percent cost of living raise on pension checks based on the Consumer Price Index.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

I know you and I don't agree with one another on different things especially newspaper stories, but I just want to thank you for the article in today's TIMES NEWS about the traffic situation in Tamaqua's Five Point intersection.

I had written to our local authorities and also our local political people about it. It is a tragedy waiting to happen down there. I see cars going through red lights, see them speeding, see them making U-turns when they are not supposed to do so.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

To Mr. Tom Walter, Traffic Unit, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

I am writing to you concerning the Central Business District Traffic Improvement Plan for Tamaqua. I was disappointed, and rather astonished, to learn at a recent Borough Council meeting that your final draft of the plan does not include the addition of "left turning arrows" at the Five-Points intersection on Route 309 Southbound and Northbound.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Editor:

I have been following the ice problem on the Mansion house Hill and the recent meeting on what to do held on the location. The next meeting should be held about a half-mile south on 209, where it intersects 903.

That area had the same problem for years and was corrected about 45 years ago by PennDOT. Look at that job and copy it, save some money, no need for a study or engineering delays, start digging and order the grating. I'm pretty sure the late George B. Stewart was the engineer on that job.

Sound like a plan?

George O. Paton Sr.