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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

Are you a swinger? Well I have become one. I'm referring to the price of gas changing every other day.

What exactly is that all about? Are they trying to swing themselves silly while making us dizzy, or are they trying to keep copper pennies flowing, or is it a way to lose them?

I no longer put $10, $15, or $20 of gas in my car. I'll put in $11.68. Why not!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

Health care. I am one of 40 plus million that does not have insurance.

If you took away the health insurance from every politician, insurance THAT WE PAY FOR!!! not one dime comes out of their pocket. You would see how fast they would put a plan together.

They don't care about us. They are in office for one reason only. Easy street. Everything paid for by us and they make big money.

Keith McCall is retiring at 52 and $90,000 a year plus health care. Not bad.

David Kozak

Albrightsville

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

Let me get this straight. Please be patient with me. I'm one of the tax paying homeowners. Our school taxes are going up so we can pour more money into the defunct state pension plan.

Well golly! If the bright lights from Panther Valley School District to Harrisburg say it's right, then who am I to argue. Just look what the bright lights have done for us the past 30 years.

Up the revolution!

Thank you

Carl Scott,

Summit Hill

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

Yesterday's paper reported that the City of Allentown is banning the use of cell phones while driving.

They have followed the cities of Philadelphia, Erie and Harrisburg to ban cell phone use while driving.

When will Gov. Rendell join other adjoining states to pass a law concerning this as a driving hazard.

Is he going to wait until there are more accidents resulting in injury or death?

People, please let your voice be heard. Notify your local Representative that you are concerned now about this.

Janet Lerow

Palmer House

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It could be referred to as the first major crippling snowstorms of the 21st century, as the snowflakes continued to cover the east coast. The current winter of 2010 will long be remembered by its natives as one of the worst snowfalls to hit the Keystone State in more than a decade. Whatever happened to Global Warming? Perhaps we need to consult ex-Vice President, Al Gore, for further consultation on his theory of the subject matter. His movie documentary was well-received, earning him an Academy Award nomination a few years ago.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

Kudos and thanks to Terry Ahner and the Times News for the article about the upcoming Carbon County Band Festival, our 50th annual event, on March 18.

We at Palmerton High School are thrilled to host this milestone event and to have a guest soloist of Denny Seiwell's stature. It truly will be a memorable event for all participating and attending. We also hope that many former county band participants will attend, especially since we expect a number of former directors to be there. It would be great to play host to reunions of many former students and teachers.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

The stimulus package has arrived in Rush Township. Well, almost, that is if you live outside the township. Our new road foreman, from Carbon County, received a $2 per hour raise, while a long time township worker received 25 cents per hour. The township had a great secretary who did an excellent job. She was replaced with a new secretary who resides in West Penn Township, with quite a substantial increase in salary to the previous secretary.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dear Editor:

Didn't you swear an oath to uphold the Constitution for the people, by the people? Last I checked it did NOT read for the corporations by the corporations.

I think you know the only way to save this economy is to open Medicare for all, charge the necessary premiums, which will be or less of what people are paying now, and allow people who can afford more to buy private insurance on top of that.

Saturday, March 6, 2010
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

"Kingston" is a young adult, neutered male cat available for adoption at the Carbon County Friends of Animals in Jim Thorpe. He is white with black markings and is very playful. For more information call the CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dear Editor:

While watching the news again the only thing you hear is Republican and Democrats this or that.

What I want to know is why are they out trying to campaign all the time.

I'm not a Dem or a Repub, I'm an American and I say if its good for the people and the country then get it done and stop playing politics.

I don't care who you are. You were elected by the people to do a job. You work for the people, not a party. Do what you were elected to do and stop the bull.

Robert (Ski) Siesputowski

Summit Hill