Thursday, July 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Mahoning Township has decided to pull a government shut down and refuse to pay their part to support the Carbon County Animal Shelter for the second year in a row.

Shame on them!!

Where will it stop? Now the shelter can not do their job in their township and who suffers? Yes, the animals. Why do they refuse to pay their share this year? Because they claim the shelter did not provide service well enough for them.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dear Editor,

For more than 30 years, our state legislators have tried and failed to give real property tax reform to homeowners. It finally looks like Senate Bill 76 may provide the relief so many homeowners are looking for and we urge both legislators and tax payers to support this bill.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


NSA (National Security Agency)has become an international spying agency. Affordable Care Act will prove to be unaffordable, and Obama really don't care.

While Fukashima keeps spewing out radioactivity waste into the Pacific Ocean, the USA keeps raising its radioactive exposure safety standards to allow more exposure on its citizens.

The middle class is disappearing while the poor are having benefits cut, and the rich can't be bothered.

The US Constitution is under attack by those who have sworn an oath to protect it.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Letter to the Editor:

First, I would like to welcome the new editor, Marta Gouger, back to the TIMES NEWS. I hope you can have as good a working relationship with her as I have had with Bob Urban. (Kudos, Bob, have a great retirement).

I have written a few letters over the years, and most of them went to press. Some edited, some rejected.

So, in keeping with your policy, I shall try to keep writing "politically correct!"

Without further adieu, I will set my lebanon sandwich aside and get to the point.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Letter to the editor:

I would like the people of Lansford to know that the Borough Council voted last week to remove the reserved parking spaces from in front of the Fire Chiefs' houses because of a personal vendetta, thus putting the residents at risk.

This has been a "perk" of being a Fire Chief in the Borough of Lansford for over 30 years, and I admit it has been a huge convenience to our families, but these men have earned it.

When making this decision they didn't think about the safety issue this could cause.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Concerning Senator Pileggi's Bill 299 to freeze seniors' school property taxes, nice try but not good enough for seniors in counties recently reassessed.

It allows for the county and local municipalities to continue to increase taxes.

Most of the seniors I know have a substantial retirement income much more than minimum wage workers who own a home, or a disabled homeowners income.

Is any senator, including mine, willing to amend this bill accordingly?

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Incentive to keep working.

The Constitution Article 27.

No law varying the compensation for the service of the Senators and Representatives shall take effect until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

Time to Revise Article 27.

To reat that if said representatives in either Senate or House votes to close the government, their pay shall be forfeited for said amount of time that the government is closed.

Also, please be advised on Article 2.

All, and I repeat, all government officers are liable to impeachment.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Dear Editor,

I would like to share with the readers and many others what I experienced upon returning home from work Thursday evening and it is something that is very disturbing and found to be a "BIG SCAM"!

Coming in from work, I find my husband with his laptop open while waiting on hold with the phone, and at the same time in a bustle.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Now that our elected officials have changed how they voted for property tax relief and house bill 76 was voted down to eliminate property taxes.

We should demand to know from whom the received financial "gifts" and what they agreed to do in exchange for the money they were given.

In any other business but politics this would be call bribery.

Allen Heil


Saturday, October 5, 2013


I attended (the Sept. 30) Lehighton School Board meeting.

I feel like you think sports, athletes, and athletics are more important than teaching and students learning.

I would like to know:

Where the new school building is to be built and why it is necessary?

Why sell the Shull-David building?

and why have you allowed prayer taken away from your meetings?