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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

It seems to me that almost always any project that involves public monies ends up with either cost overruns, shoddy work or both.

Recently the problems with the Summit Hill Fire Station, in the past the Lehighton High School, the High School Track are just a few examples. Why is Summit Hill taking bids to fix the air conditioning problems? Is the contractor not responsible to fix the problems?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

After boring my friends over the last couple years with my rant in regard to avoiding self check out and E-Z pass because it eliminates jobs and future employment for our youth.

The recent act to increase turnpike tolls by 10 percent if paying cash or 3 percent if paid by E-Z pass compelled me to submit this letter.

I've endured long lines at Lowe's single check out lane, refusing self check out because it takes jobs away. One employee can monitor three self check out lines and big brother can save paying two salaries and employee benefits.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

This is in response to the July 12 and July 15 articles written by David Wargo about drainage issues in the area of the U.S. 209 improvement project in Mahoning Township, Carbon County.

The $1,710,782 improvement entails resurfacing nearly four miles of U.S. 209 between the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge and Susquehanna Street in Mahoning Township, Jim Thorpe, and Lehighton boroughs. It also includes installing new drainage features. The project is financed with federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dear Editor:

According to recovery.gov, the government website that provides data relative to last year's 787 billion dollar stimulus package, the fund had a balance of nearly 300 billion dollars as of July 16. No one would argue that one of the primary issues negatively affecting the U.S. economy is the high rate of unemployment. Our legislators need to get past the partisan bickering and mutually take up the challenge of facilitating the creation of jobs to replace those lost to technology and foreign labor.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dear Editor,

First, I want to extend my congratulations to Dr. Mary Lombardo from the Mahoning Valley Animal Hospital. She is being honored by her peers as the Pa. Veterinarian of the Year.

She is great and does all she can to help animals. What she has done regarding puppy mills is remarkable. She has saved so many animals. God bless her. Thank you Doctor.

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.