Friday, August 29, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Monday, December 9, 2013


A family member died recently in Tamaqua. My husband and I could not attend the funeral but wanted to honor the deceased by sending flowers.

The flowers were ordered online from Avas Flowers, a company I came to find out was simply taking orders and farming them out to local Tamaqua florists. The entire process was a total disaster and I will never again order from this company.

Monday, December 9, 2013


The fire department takes a weekend away and it is acceptable?

Leaving the neighboring town covering their first due area causing extended response time and it is ok?

Unacceptable but I guess a life is not as important as a trophey.

Be happy with a shiney fire truck parading around in New Jersey instead of getting the people stuck inside of the house on fire ....

Frank Slymock

Deputy fire chief

Edwardsville Fire Dept.

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Concerning the sadistic"knockout game," only an insecure punk would partake of such cowardice action. They think they're cool, and a real tuffie, but the opposite is true.

Wait until one of them morons cold cock an armed second amendment advocate, we'll see who gets up off the ground.

Is the knockout game a hate crime? I'd say 'yes.' Only God haters would do such mischief. Let the tv babysit the youth, and have violent games teach them, and the streets empower them, and this kind of evil hybrid will continue to replicate.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

For over 30 years, Pennsylvanians have been calling for real property tax reform. Skyrocketing property taxes have paralyzed our state. Our neighbors have been losing their homes. The elderly have to determine whether they pay their taxes or visit the doctor. Young families need to decide if they want to stay in Pennsylvania or leave.

Saturday, November 30, 2013


I had the opportunity to take a driving tour of Game Lands 141 on the Broad Mountain. Very nice and very informative. Since the tour however, a lot of questions are stirring in my head.

The bridges they put in are great. Their construction is suitable for Patton to cross with an army of tanks.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dear Editor:

With another election process behind us, I hope those that were elected into office will put their political differences behind them and focus on those, us, who put them into office.

In my opinion, there is only one way to build a successful, dynamic, achieving community.

It is to: Create an environment that allows people to maximize their potential, give them the tools to do their job, and get the heck out of the way and let them (us) to achieve our goals.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


I attended another school board meeting Monday, November 4, 2013. I must say, I was impressed. Several fine ideas have been presented by some of the board members and the citizens.

As everyone was able to read in the TIMES NEWS, there is a 'fund balance' of 13 million dollars!

Now, this 'fund balance' has been mentioned before and Monday evening it was mentioned that the balance is 'way up there'...however, it took quite some time before the amount was finally given and we weren't told, but I guess it must be investments growing for us.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dear Editor,

Have you heard the news today?

Pennsylvania's public schools are among the best in the nation. This week is American Education Week, a great time to take special pride in our public schools. But we don't need a report or standardized test scores to tell us that.

We're teachers. We see it every day.

Pennsylvania's public schools are among the most important institutions in our state, educating students to lead productive lives in their jobs, their communities and their families.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dear Editor,

They say there is power in numbers. Well in this case, that isn't true.

I'm talking about the 1 percent of people out there that are complaining about prayer in schools. And that 1 percent is winning over the 99 percent of us that would like to see prayer remain in schools like it always has.

The Supreme Court has sided with the 1 percent that that's not right. It's a shame that a chaplain can't go into a school and say a prayer to celebrate Veteran's Day.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

To the editor,

Recently, Bill HR2730 was introduced into Congress by U.S. Rep. Matthew Cartwright D-Pa. to raise the insurance liability requirements for trucks from $750,000 to $4.42 Million.

This bill caught my attention because less than 1 percent of truck accidents go above $750,000, and for car, truck accidents, 93 percent of the time it is the car driver's fault.

So why would a Congressman from a trucking rich district introduce this bill.