Monday, September 22, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dear Editor,

A letter certainly can't contain all of one's sentiments, but as the restoration of the damage done to our church is now close to completion, I wanted to share with you some feelings and thoughts as I look back to that day…Overwhelmed!

It was the first of many emotions experienced as I made my way through the church that Wednesday morning, witnessing what had been done to it.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Subject: HB 1608 & SB1121

The proposed HB1608, by Rep. Warren Kampf, would eliminate traditional telephone service. Sadly legislators who propose these bills do not listen to what people have to say on how they would be affected.

There were many seniors like me calling and expressing concerns with examples of how they would be affected. [The bill would allow phone companies to eliminate land line service.]

Somehow when things like this happen it's not for the well-being of people but for the well-being of companies and legislators.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Has your medical insurance company invited themselves into your house yet?

From seniors on Medicare to those insured by other means, strangers want entry into your home to evaluate your health.

Isn'tthat the reason we go to our primary physician 2-4 times a year? Is there some nefarious reasoning behind this practice, or does this fall under Obamacare?

Why hasn't the media reported on this yet?

We do have Meals on Wheels, Hospice, house cleaners, etc; all by our invitation.

Monday, December 23, 2013

He once had a job - went to work every day

but now unemployed, he's here to stay.

He lost his job through no fault of his own

his wife and kids - his car and his home.

Some people in China are happy today

for they got his job when the plant moved away.

Out on the street - the unemployed man

looking for work as best he can.

Small businesses hire mostly family and friend,

large companies have waiting lists with no end.

Sometimes he's too young or often too old

they want him to work in extreme heat or cold.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Letter to the Editor:

Doctors - fibromyalgia.

Although most doctors are well educated and aware of fibromyalgia, its problems, and treatment, some still have not gotten the word yet.

I hope those who say "you're faking or just looking for a way out of work, or you're lazy," could feel that pain that people feel.

This is a true disease. The pain is real.

I am not saying there are not people that may be faking the disease, but I, myself, and my friends who have it are not. You can tell.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dear Editor,

For years, the taxpayers have watched the Carbon County Commissioners try to bully the Mahoning Township Supervisors into approving the proposed Packerton Yards Industrial Site; wasting taxpayer money by appealing the Township's decision not to grant waivers to local land use regulations.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dear Times News,

As a Jim Thorpe Area School Board director, I write to thank you for coverage of our reorganization meeting in the TIMES NEWS Dec. 4 edition.

Further, I would like to complement Dr. Clement McGinley for his continuing leadership as president of Jim Thorpe's board.

His high professional standards and calm demeanor speak volumes for educational leadership in our community.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dear Editor:

I am very pleased to inform the citizens of Coaldale that at their December regular meeting, the town council voted unanimously to adopt the 2014 budget.

This budget will not necessitate any tax increase whatsoever. I informed the citizens who were present - which included all the newly elected council members, as well as our next mayor - that the new council will take office with our borough having no outstanding bills or loans that need to be paid off.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Letter to the Editor,

I am writing this letter in regards to a matter brought up at a recent Schuylkill Township meeting in which Matt Hope is upset over another local tow provider receiving opportunities for business.

His claim that 'cause he didn't charge for towing of township vehicles is his main reason of being upset.

His complaint of it not being fair to himself, business, or his employees is absurd. What about the lack of fairness to another towing business?

There is no policy therefore his complaint seems personal.

Monday, December 9, 2013

To the Editor:

First, I would like to respond to Pattie Mihalik's column on Saturday's 30 November, 2013 edition of the TIMES NEWS titled "Last of the lucky generation?"

I do not believe so much that our parents' generation was so much "lucky" as RESPONSIBLE. They grew up during the Great Depression and war, and learned to work hard and appreciate and care for what they had.